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 2020 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 and the vulnerable in Southern Africa, especially children and youth.

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As a young man, he began volunteering as a peer educator at Scripture Union. He has worked with vulnerable children and youth ever since – developing life skills and leadership curricula for young adults, training youth workers across sub-Saharan Africa, and helping a small church in Zimbabwe care for 18,000 vulnerable children with local volunteers.

He is passionate about equipping the local church to care for ‘the least of these’ and was drawn to Forgotten Voices’ remarkable approach to orphan care because it represents the best of what it means to do that.

He holds an MA in International Development from Eastern University and a diploma in Youth Development and BA in Community Development from the University of South Africa.

Shelton has lived in Africa, Nicaragua and the U.S. He currently resides near Philadelphia with his wife, Rebecca, and their two precocious daughters. In their spare time, they can be found having dance parties and singing competitions in their living room.

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.

Maureen Mathews, DIRECTOR
Practice Manager, Child & Adolescent Health Specialists

Maureen Mathews is the Practice Manager for Child & Adolescent Health Specialists in Cohasset, MA. She has extensive experience service in nursing, pediatric medical practice, human resources, child health & development, emotional/behavioral health care, and church missions. Maureen joined the Board of Forgotten Voices in 2012. She has always had a heart for missions and has served on many mission trips to provide orphan care. Her younger brother and sister were adopted from a Russian orphanage in the mid-90s.

Terry Harris, Treasurer
Principal, McKonly & Asbury LLP

Terry Harris has served many organizations as a CPA during his 40 year tenure in public accounting at Central Pennsylvania’s McKonly & Asbury. Terry recently retired from public accounting and serves on various Boards of Directors including Bridgeford Trust Company, Capital Blue Cross and Forgotten Voices International. Terry is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who enjoys traveling the world and has a passion for helping children at risk.

Dan Davis, SECRETARY
Senior Vice President and COO, Presbyterian Senior Living

Dan is a Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) Extended and Continuing Care Communities in PA, MD, and DE. Dan is the most recent addition to the Forgotten Voices Board and he brings to the table his depth of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, entrepreneurial leadership, organizational development, business development and operation and capital budget development.

 

Ryan Keith, DIRECTOR
Pastor of Strategic Initiatives, West Shore Free Church

Ryan serves as the Strategic Initiatives Pastor at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. Previously, Ryan was the founder and President of Forgotten Voices. Ryan founded Forgotten Voices after listening to local pastors who knew what to do about the crisis facing vulnerable children, but the ideas of the pastors were not being heard. Their stories compelled him to take action to address the orphan crisis. Before starting Forgotten Voices, Ryan led innovative, 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, where he was named a Pforzheimer Fellow. He holds a BA in politics from Messiah University. Ryan and his wife, Katie, live near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with their three children.

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 and the vulnerable in Southern Africa, especially children and youth.

Read More

As a young man, he began volunteering as a peer educator at Scripture Union. He has worked with vulnerable children and youth ever since – developing life skills and leadership curricula for young adults, training youth workers across sub-Saharan Africa, and helping a small church in Zimbabwe care for 18,000 vulnerable children with local volunteers.

He is passionate about equipping the local church to care for ‘the least of these’ and was drawn to Forgotten Voices’ remarkable approach to orphan care because it represents the best of what it means to do that.

He holds an MA in International Development from Eastern University and a diploma in Youth Development and BA in Community Development from the University of South Africa.

Shelton has lived in Africa, Nicaragua and the U.S. He currently resides near Philadelphia with his wife, Rebecca, and their two precocious daughters. In their spare time, they can be found having dance parties and singing competitions in their living room.

Bev Nyberg, Board Chair
Consultant on Vulnerable Children

Beverly 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.

Maureen Mathews, DIRECTOR
Practice Manager, Child & Adolescent Health Specialists

Maureen Mathews is the Practice Manager for Child & Adolescent Health Specialists in Cohasset, MA. She has extensive experience service in nursing, pediatric medical practice, human resources, child health & development, emotional/behavioral health care, and church missions. Maureen joined the Board of Forgotten Voices in 2012. She has always had a heart for missions and has served on many mission trips to provide orphan care. Her younger brother and sister were adopted from a Russian orphanage in the mid-90s.

Terry Harris, Treasurer
Principal, McKonly & Asbury LLP

Terry Harris has served many organizations as a CPA during his 40 year tenure in public accounting at Central Pennsylvania’s McKonly & Asbury. Terry recently retired from public accounting and serves on various Boards of Directors including Bridgeford Trust Company, Capital Blue Cross and Forgotten Voices International. Terry is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who enjoys traveling the world and has a passion for helping children at risk.

Dan Davis, Director
Senior Vice President and COO, Presbyterian Senior Living

Dan is a Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) Extended and Continuing Care Communities in PA, MD, and DE. Dan is the most recent addition to the Forgotten Voices Board and he brings to the table his depth of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, entrepreneurial leadership, organizational development, business development and operation and capital budget development.

Ryan Keith, DIRECTOR
Pastor of Strategic Initiatives, West Shore Free Church

Ryan serves as the Strategic Initiatives Pastor at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. Previously, Ryan was the founder and President of Forgotten Voices. Ryan founded Forgotten Voices after listening to local pastors who knew what to do about the crisis facing vulnerable children, but the ideas of the pastors were not being heard. Their stories compelled him to take action to address the orphan crisis. Before starting Forgotten Voices, Ryan led innovative, 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, where he was named a Pforzheimer Fellow. He holds a BA in politics from Messiah University. Ryan and his wife, Katie, live near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with their three children.

If you are interested in learning more about board membership, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to direct your inquiry to the appropriate staff or board member.