Board of Directors
Forgotten Voices board members play an important role, including providing oversight for the organization’s strategic focus and monitoring its financial integrity.
The 2022 board members are as follows:
Shelton Taguma, Ex-Officio
Executive Director, Forgotten Voices International
Shelton joins Forgotten Voices as its first Executive Director, succeeding the organization’s founder, Ryan Keith. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Shelton saw first-hand the plight of the poor, especially children and youth. For the last two decades, he has worked with local and international organizations, churches, and communities across sub-Saharan Africa and Central America to create healthy environments and hope-filled opportunities for vulnerable young people. He has developed life skills and leadership curricula for young adults, trained youth workers, managed a large-scale national feeding program, and implemented church-based programming to help orphans and vulnerable children. He holds a MA in International Development from Eastern University (USA) and degrees in Youth and Community Development from the University of South Africa. His passion is to see the church in Africa equipped and committed to responding to the needs of those who are most vulnerable. Shelton is currently based near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and their two daughters.
Dr. Beverly J. Nyberg, BOARD CHAIR
Consultant on Vulnerable Children
Dr. Beverly J. Nyberg has over 40 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and their caregivers in multicultural settings both in the United States and abroad, including 10 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo and directing an international volunteer organization. Most recently, Beverly served as Senior Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at The State Dept/PEPFAR (2005-2011) and Peace Corps/PEPFAR (2011-2016). She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a doctorate from The George Washington University, where Dr. Nyberg has also served as adjunct professor. Dr. Nyberg is currently an independent consultant, working with World Vision, Save the Children, WHO on the INSPIRE project and others. Bev is also serving on the executive team of World Without Orphans, and on the boards of Faith to Action and Forgotten Voices International.
Elizabeth Stevko, VICE CHAIR
Vice President, Brandywine Global Investment Management
Elizabeth Stevko works with institutional clients and consultants on bond and equity strategies for Brandywine Global, and investment management firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. She has previously worked with clients in Europe and Asia in their global bond strategies. She has held positions in trading and product development in her previous experience in finance. She is a board member of her local church preschool and global outreach committee and regularly supports the arts in the city. She is a CFA® charterholder and earned her B.A. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 2006.
Amanda Thompson, DIRECTOR
Consultant on Data and Financial Management
Amanda Thompson has spent the past decade+ doing the hardest and most important work of her life…being a mother. She also serves as a consultant and bookkeeper, helping small businesses and individuals create efficiencies in streamlining their data and financial management. In 2006, while working as a financial analyst, Amanda felt called to ministry and found the Lord answering that call when she met her husband, Trent, who was already in full-time ministry. She and Trent now serve and attend West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Central
Pennsylvania where they live with their three children. God has made Amanda passionate about hospitality, discipleship and justice…all an extension of the Gospel and all for God’s glory.
Terry Harris, TREASURER
CPA, Former Managing Partner at McKonly & Asbury
Terry Harris has served many organizations as a CPA during his 40 year tenure in public accounting. Terry retired from public accounting and serves as an advisor as well as serving on various Boards of Directors. Terry is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who enjoys traveling the world and has a passion for helping children at risk.
Ryan Keith, DIRECTOR
Strategy Director, Family Foundation
Ryan serves as Strategy Director for a new philanthropic family foundation, with his focus being on leading strategy for alleviating risks to children. Previously, Ryan was a pastor at West Shore Free Church and was the founder and President of Forgotten Voices. It’s a joy for him to continue championing the important mission of Forgotten Voices in a new way. Before Forgotten Voices, Ryan led job-creating economic development programs in Central Pennsylvania. Ryan is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School with a master’s degree in public policy. He holds a BA in politics from Messiah University. Ryan and his wife, Katie, live near Atlanta, GA, with their three children.
Oscar Zebron, DIRECTOR
Banker, Wells Fargo
Oscar was born and raised in Lilongwe, Malawi. He has extensive experience working with children and vulnerable youth through Onesimus Ministries which focused on the vulnerable children and youth in the streets of Lilongwe. During his first year in college, he was introduced to the work of YouthCare ministry which focused on providing housing and all basic needs to the vulnerable youth and orphaned. After college, Oscar was selected by Urban Promise International (UPI) based in Camden, New Jersey to be an intern working with inner-city youth of Camden as part of his training in organization and entrepreneurial leadership program. He was later hired to work as a Development Director for UPI under YouthCare Ministry in Malawi to spearhead self-sustaining programs helping local NGO’s take a step towards self-funding projects. One of his remarkable projects was mobilizing the local community members in building a girl’s safe home at YouthCare which is still in operation to this day. As an entrepreneur, he also co-runs a Malawian digital media company among other enterprises. Oscar holds a BA in Communications from the African Bible College and A Masters of Arts in International Development from Eastern University in Pennsylvania.