Board & Advisors
Michele L. Stumpe is the Co-founder and Chair of Children of Conservation. Ms. Stumpe is also a Board Member and past Chair of the Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (an alliance of 22 sanctuaries throughout Africa) and a founding Board Member of The Giving Kitchen Initiative. Stumpe is a partner at the law firm of Taylor English Duma, specializing in litigation & hospitality including alcohol licensing/compliance. She has served on multiple non-profit boards involving children & animals for the past 20 years.
Kerry L. Stumpe is the Co-founder and Vice Chair of Children of Conservation. Stumpe practiced architecture in Atlanta, GA for 10 years when he and his wife decided to start their own business in order to facilitate their passion to support the wildlife & people of Africa. Stumpe has a long history as a volunteer football coach & gravitates to projects that help kids advance their stations in life. In addition, Stumpe is a Senior Licensing & Permits Consultant and graphic designer with the law firm of Taylor English Duma.
Myrna Antar is one of the original Board Members of Children of Conservation. Antar began her career in event management in 1992 at The Georgian Terrace. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the Special Events Industry and is the current Owner and President of Novare Events, managers of Atlanta’s premier special events facilities.
Dennis Dean is considered one of the most elite caterers in Atlanta. He started his catering company Dennis Dean Catering in 2001 and is on the preferred catering list at Atlanta’s top venues and boasts a client list of Atlanta’s top corporate, retail, social and non-profit entities.
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David Boyer, Executive Director – Europe. Boyer comes to Children of Conservation after a long career in environment and sustainable development. Prior to joining CofC, Boyer served as the Sr. Director of the Prince Sadriddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment of the Aga Khan Foundation in Geneva. The Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment is the center for environmental activities within the Aga Khan Development Network(AKDN). The Fund engages at the intersection of the fields of environment and development with special reference to Central and South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The Fund works in concert with other agencies of the AKDN including the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, Aga Khan Health Services, Aga Khan Trust for Culture and AKFED. It collaborates with the Aga Khan University and the University of Central Asia. Through his work with Aga Khan, David established extensive community development and sustainability projects that also benefitted the environment. Boyer joined Children of Conservation as its Executive Director, Europe with a focus on the conservation aspects of the organization in early 2017.
Hans Hageman, Executive Director – North America. Hageman graduated with honors from Collegiate School for Boys, received a B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Hageman has a passion for helping underprivileged kids gain opportunities for a future through education. In 1992, he co-founded and served as Executive Director for The East Harlem School at Exodus House located in East Harlem, New York City. In 2002, Hans founded the Sulaxmi School for Girls in Lucknow, India. In 2005, he founded the Emily N. Carey Harbor School in East Harlem, New York City. He has also held positions as a Manhattan assistant district attorney in the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecution, as chief counsel for the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and as minority chief counsel and staff director of the U.S. Senate’s Constitution subcommittee. Hans joined Children of Conservation as its Executive Director for North America with a focus on the education aspects of the organization in early 2017.
John Burrafato, Advisor. Burrafato stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend: Cloud Services for Human Resources, Learning and People Development. He’s spent the past fifteen years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to the cloud while emphasizing the value of developing people to deliver unprecedented results. Burrafato has championed strategic learning and development initiatives at many fortune 500 companies including: IBM, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Sitel, Mohawk Industries, Yum Brands, International Hotels Group, and Honeywell. He has helped these organizations to align, develop, measure and reward their global workforces to achieve optimal business results. In addition to his professional endeavors, Burrafato has a personal passion for helping underprivileged children reach their full potential through education and personal development.
C.E. Steuart Dewar, Advisor. Dewar was recognized in a News Inc. Magazine article as one of the four founding fathers of the electronic publishing systems industry. In 1975, Dewar founded Dewar Information Systems Corporation which, in 1988, was ranked #115 on the Inc-500 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Dewar later received the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, the Illinois High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was elected to the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In 1994, his DewarView product received the Seybold Award for Excellence. In 1995, he sold Dewar Information Systems and built a world class AZA certified wildlife sanctuary for gorillas in North Georgia. In the wake of the Chimp Act amendment which created a vast need for sanctuaries to house former research lab chimpanzees, and the declining need for a sanctuary for gorillas, Dewar donated the facility to a Chimpanzee rescue organization in 2015. He now spends most of his time writing shareware software under the name of Pimlico Software, Inc. where his Pimlical Calendar for Android – was the #1 Top new paid productivity application on Google Play in within 2 weeks.
Kimberly McDonald, Advisor. McDonald is a designer whose love of all things natural and passion for sustainability inspired a brand where every one-of-a-kind piece carries a story and invites connection. Since McDonald launched in 2007 in New York City, her ability to create a unique connection between the owner and a piece, between herself and trusted suppliers, and between the company and the planet has resulted in a collection that has received overwhelming support and recognition from editors, stylists and celebrities like First Lady Michelle Obama, Joan Burstein, Cindy Crawford and Cameron Diaz.
Evelyn Mims, Advisor. Mims combines the passion of a trailblazer with the experience of an industry insider in her role as President and CEO of Mims Media Group. Her experience covers four decades on both sides of the camera at WXIA NBC Atlanta. As Community Relations Specialist she connected philanthropists, entertainers, entrepreneurs and celebrities using a variety of traditional and digital media. Mims helps coordinate big television events including the Emmy award winning 11Alive Community Service Awards. She launched the first ever live coverage of Atlanta’s Pride Parade. As a producer for “Atlanta & Company,” Mims organized the chaos of daily live television. She’s served as a public speaker and panelist at countless functions. Mims is a mentor and innovator who has shaped the vision of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as the first African American President of the Southeast Chapter.
Kim Segal, Advisor. Kim comes to Children of Conservation after having worked in Accounting, Finance and Operations in Corporate and Non-Profit sectors since 1993. She began her career at Ernst & Young and joined our team in 2015.
Tim DiCarlo, Advisor. Tim founded The DiCarlo Group in 1995, leading it to becoming one of the most successful independent media sales firms in the country. Representing partners such as Food & Wine, Outside, WIRED, and Travel + Leisure the firm was recognized for its success in developing cross-platform, strategic partnerships for clients such as Delta Air Lines, AT&T, FedEx, and Viking Range. In 2016 Tim took a sabbatical to thru-hike the 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Upon his return he made the decision to focus the remainder of his career on work that allows him to give back to his local communities and to society.