MEET THE LEADERSHIP

Barton Chelf

President

Beyond90 Co-Founder and Residential Mortgage Loan Officer at Carrington Mortgage Services

 

Barton is a mortgage loan officer and management professional.  He has over 25 years of experience in training, management and sales.  As a young boy growing up in Colorado, he developed a love for golf.  He followed his dream of working in the golf industry becoming golf professional at several different Tournament Players Clubs, golf professional at Sawgrass Country Club and General Manager at Oak Bridge Club at Sawgrass.  During his time in golf management, Barton developed multi-million dollar budgets and oversaw a multi-million dollar golf course renovation project. Upon leaving the golf industry to prioritize family, Barton began working in the mortgage industry.  In 2014 he was introduced to refugees through his church’s giving program.  He and his wife, Lori, became volunteer Friendship Partners with World Relief Jacksonville.  It was at the 90 day point, when the refugee agency case files were closed and they experienced the insecurity and struggle that refugees face trying to do things on their own that Barton and Lori knew they needed to do more.  Beyond90 was founded based on their experiences working with refugees.  Barton has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Colorado, Boulder and is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Program.

Lori Chelf

Vice President

Beyond90 Co-Founder and Volunteer Director of Operations

 

Lori was a marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in the development and execution of marketing programs.  Her areas of focus were brand management, cultivation of business relationships and project/event management.  Lori had predominantly worked 8 years at Winn-Dixie and 3 years at Stein Mart until 2014, when she became a volunteer at World Relief Jacksonville.  Lori quickly became enthusiastic about helping newly arriving refugees become acclimated and self-sufficient.  So much so that in 2015, Lori quit her job and she and Barton sold their condo and moved into an apartment complex where refugees were living.  They have served the refugee community ever since.  Beyond90 was founded to help alleviate the challenges refugees face as they work to become self-sufficient.  Lori has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University.

Pierre Uwimana

Treasurer

Finance, Accounting, and Leadership Professional

Pierrre Uwimana was originally born and raised in Rwanda. His various skills in accounting, finance and program management allowed him to work in numerous roles within leadership in the Rwandan government and international non profit organizations in Rwanda, Haiti and United States of America. These roles include Program Expert in Rwanda's Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning,  Deputy Managing Director of Rwanda Development Board, Manager of Kigali City and Director of Programs for World Relief Rwanda. Pierre later moved to Port-au-Prince Haiti to become the Country Director for World Concern. In January  of 2014, Pierre and his family moved to Jacksonville so he could be the Finance Director and Case Manager at World Relief. Pierre is a happily married man with three children and has an MBA in finance. In addition to his continued service in the refugee community, he has also obtained his Realtor’s license.  

Marjorie Phillips

Secretary

Retired; Volunteer Social Justice Advocate

 

In 2006, Marjorie launched a “Good Neighbor Team” with World Relief Jacksonville at her church and has since continued to work closely with refugees, supporting families and teens.  Marjorie leads a social justice ministry at Orange Park Presbyterian Church to more formally address issues of poverty, homelessness, human trafficking and similar local and global injustices.  She has served on the Executive Committee of North East Florida Human Trafficking Coalition.  Marjorie has 26+ years of management and internal consulting roles in Public Relations, Operations, Marketing, IT and Human Resources at Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida).  Her areas of expertise include change management, leadership coaching, strategic communication and strategy development and execution. 

John Rutherford

Director

Principal Owner 904 Consulting

 

John is a commercial real estate entrepreneur actively working in the commercial real estate sector for the better part of a decade.  Over the last 10 years, John has worked in varying roles from co-leading a property management investment firm to an operations and financial analyst, to a regional sales and marketing specialist for industry-leading, national property management companies.  John is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.  He is a licensed Real Estate Associate in the state of Florida with a focus towards multi-family and student housing investment, and an active participant in North Florida philanthropic missions.  John also volunteered with World Relief Jacksonville and mentored young refugee men as they learned about American culture.

Deborah Maize

Director

Cru Missionary

 

Debbie has been a full-time missionary under Cru (formally Campus Crusade for Christ International) for the past 38 years. As staff, she spent 14 years with the Cru Music Ministry traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad living 4 years in Jos Nigeria and traveling the continent of Africa. Upon her return to America, she directed a branch of another ministry under Cru (Cru Inner City) that works in partnership for the mobilization of urban churches to live out God’s heart for the poor by meeting physical needs and facilitating spiritual growth and development. She now serves on the senior staff for Cru Inner City – Jacksonville and has been here for the past 4 years. Upon arriving in Jacksonville, Debbie initially moved into an apartment complex where refugees lived and this rekindled her fire for the refugee populace.  Debbie is a graduate of Carson-Newman University.  In 2010, she was granted an Honorary Doctorate for Christian Ministry by the Carver Bible College in Fulton County, GA. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Irene Emi

Tsion Berhe Gebregziabher

 

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  Registration # CH51711.

 

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