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 2024 board members are as follows:

Shelton Taguma, Ex-Officio
Executive Director, Forgotten Voices International

Shelton serves as Executive Director of Forgotten Voices. 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.

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Steve Proctor, INTERIM CHAIR

Before his retirement in 2019, Stephen Proctor was employed by Presbyterian Senior Living for 47 years, 24 years as CEO. Under his leadership PSL grew to 3000 staff members serving more than 6000 persons daily in 32 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and southeastern Ohio.
In addition to his work at PSL, he served as chair of state, national, and international organizations focused on serving older adults, and also served on the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church, USA, a pension and health plan with over 8 billion dollars in assets. As founding Chair of the Board of Forgotten Voices International, he continued to lead the organization for the first 15 years of the organization’s existence. Steve is a Registered Nurse with a B.S. from Elizabethtown College in Business Administration, and a M.S. in Studies in Aging from the University of North Texas.

“From the very beginning I have been inspired by the mission of Forgotten Voices. The partnership between FVI and local churches in Africa has proven to be the most effective way to fulfill the Biblical command to care for orphans and widows in their adversity (James 1:27 ESV).”

Ryan Keith, VICE CHAIR
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. 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 and Haven, their puppy.

“What I love most about Forgotten Voices is how its model beautifully and effectively demonstrates the love of Christ to children and helps re-posture local churches and families to see they are God’s plan A for children. The ministry quietly comes alongside local churches and families who faithfully help children know they are loved by God and them, with eternal and temporal worth beyond comprehension.”

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Amanda Thompson, TREASURER
Consultant on Data and Financial Management

Amanda is a mother to 3 young children and loves how this informs her perspective on the work of Forgotten Voices. She also works as a bookkeeper helping small businesses 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. God has made Amanda passionate about hospitality, discipleship and justice…all an extension of the Gospel and all for God’s glory.

“I love that Forgotten Voices works through the local church to meet the needs of vulnerable children. I believe this approach is profound because of how it recognizes the Imago Dei of those closest to the crisis and not only hears their voices but elevates their voices and wisdom. Forgotten Voices pairs this wisdom with evidence-based research to provide effective and sustainable care for orphaned & vulnerable children.”

Dr. Beverly J. Nyberg, DIRECTOR
Consultant on Vulnerable Children

Dr. Beverly J. Nyberg has over 50 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. Recently, Beverly served as Senior Technical Advisor for Orphaned 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 also served as adjunct professor. Dr. Nyberg is currently an independent consultant and has worked with organizations such as World Vision, Save the Children, the World Health Organization (WHO) and others. Bev has also served on the executive team of World Without Orphans, and currently serves on the boards of Faith to Action, Forgotten Voices International and the local branch of American Association of University Women. Bev is active in her church and with her family.

“Having worked with, visited, or reviewed probably hundreds of nonprofits or NGOs throughout my career, I believe that the Forgotten Voices model is one of the strongest. Having the church as the base of service makes the program truly integrated into and in touch with the actual needs of the community. This is so much better than having an external organization come into the community to try to determine what to do. The church also has the power and insight of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide its ministry. Our goal is to, through the church, strengthen vulnerable families so that children can remain in their homes and there receive the needed love and care. I am a part of the Forgotten Voices board because I believe in this model and want to see it spread.”

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Dr. Michael Dolislager, DIRECTOR
Associate Professor, Messiah University

In Michael’s role as a professor, he loves to inspire students to apply what they learn in classroom in ways that directly participate in God’s redemptive work. Michael’s research often focuses on household patterns of food consumption and labor in Sub-Saharan Africa, and he consults for organizations including the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Along with his wife and two children, Michael is a member of Liberti Church Harrisburg. Michael is excited to work with Forgotten Voices to support local churches’ care of the orphaned and vulnerable children in their communities.

“I am drawn to the work of Forgotten Voices International because its efforts are focused on capitalizing on the strengths of the local churches in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. The actions of FVI do not and should not cause people to say, ‘Look at how great Forgotten Voices is,’ but the hope is that by God’s grace people will say, ‘Look at how God is working through the church to care for vulnerable children and to bring many into a right relationship with Him.’ The work of Forgotten Voices is both God honoring and dignity enhancing, and that is the type of work that I want to support.”

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Kathy Goss, DIRECTOR
Senior Director, Compassion International

Kathy currently serves as the Senior Director of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning team at Compassion International, a $1 billion faith-based organization serving more than 2.3 million children around the world. The team provides support and advising on MERL activities to staff in 29 countries. Kathy helped co-create Compassion’s first M&E team and has helped it grow to more than 70 global staff. Prior to joining Compassion, Kathy held the position of Vice President of Programs and Impact at Forgotten Voices International. In addition, Kathy brings a background of 14 years as a network, firewall and cybersecurity specialist through her service with the US Navy. Kathy holds a M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Kathy, and her husband David have two children, Michael and Sophia, in addition to two dogs. They reside in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

“Forgotten Voices International has been near and dear to my heart for many years. I have served as a volunteer, staff member, and now a member of the Board. I love the organization’s commitment to partnering with local churches, the intentional focus on family strengthening, and partner sustainability.”

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Dr. Jeffrey Moshier, DIRECTOR

Jeff spent the first twenty-three years of his career in medical research studying gene regulation and cancer biology at Johns Hopkins University and Wayne State University School of Medicine. He then responded to God’s call to serve Christian higher education for the next twenty-three years. He was founding Dean of Health and Natural Sciences at Messiah University, then the Dean of Graduate Studies and Vice Provost at Wheaton College (IL), and then Provost at Taylor University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Houghton College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology (Molecular) from Johns Hopkins University. He has a life-long interest Christian missions. He and his wife, Peggy founded an outreach to international students while in graduate school. Jeff has also served as a mission’s elder in two churches and on the U.S. Council for SEND International. He was a member of the original Board of Directors for Forgotten Voices International. Jeff and his wife Peggy have been married 47 years. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

“The Bible reveals God’s passion for orphans. Among other things, He is their father (Psalm 68:5), their helper (Psalm 10:14), their defender (Psalm 10:14), and their justice executor (Deuteronomy 10:18). He instructs those who love Him to provide and care for orphans and other vulnerable people just as He does (Deuteronomy 14:29, James 1:27). I have always appreciated that Forgotten Voices International mobilizes the Church in the U.S. and abroad to communicate the love of Christ for orphans in tangible ways by addressing both their physical and spiritual needs. In this way the Church also serves as a witness to God’s love to all the world.”

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