Board of Trustees

Barbara Reese, Chairman
Ms. Reese has worked as an educator and social anthropologist for over twenty years in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA and overseas. She received a National Science Foundation grant to train as a science teacher early in her career as an educator.She has lived and worked in Indonesia for eight years. In addition, she worked on several USAID funded Girls’ Education projections, including the Ambassador’s Scholarship Program, which coordinated with NGOs in Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.

Ms. Reese has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Masters degree in International Development Education from University of Pittsburgh, and is presently a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology.

She has exposure to several languages, including German, Spanish, Indonesian, and Arabic.


Stephen Manasseh
Mr. Manasseh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Accounting from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (1983), a Masters of Science in Accounting from North Texas State University, Denton, TX (1987). He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Maryland.

Mr. Manasseh has twenty years of experience working for Department of Defense, Defense Contract Audit Agency as an Auditor for the first 15 years and a Financial Advisor for the last five years. Currently Mr. Manasseh is working for the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as a Cost and Price Analyst.


Erland Heginbotham
Mr. Heginbotham is a retiree from U.S. Diplomatic service, now he is a chorister in a number of musical organizations.

After serving in many different countries including Indonesia, during his many years diplomatic service, Mr. Heginbotham was serving in the National Planning Association, and as director of the China Agriculture Strategy Project at the University of Maryland, followed by teaching stints at the Foreign Service Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. His country specialties include Korea, Liberia, China and Japan.

He was born and raised in Salt Lake City and now living in Bethesda, MD with his wife, Ellie. They have two children with three grandchildren.



Agus Wong
Mr. Wong is an IT Associate Director for a major healthcare organization in the US. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and has served in many different ministries since he was in high school. He received his Electronics Engineering Degree from Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia. Throughout his high school and college years he came to appreciate the opportunity to receive a good education.

Prior to living in the US, he worked in Singapore and Jakara. He was born and grew up in Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia and he went to Yogyakarta to attend high school.

Outside of work, he finds joy in volunteering and finds time to exercise, hike, and bike. He currently live in Bethesda, MD.