Lisa Barnes Lampman, Advisory Board Chairman
Lisa Barnes Lampman serves as a consultant and advisor to ACN. She currently directs Leadership Foundation’s U.S. Mentoring Network, working with at-risk youth in 30 cities across the U.S. Lisa has served as president of Neighbors Who Care, a national crime victim assistance ministry, and as vice president of Prison Fellowship Ministries. Lisa and her husband, Scott, live in Falls Church, Virginia, are parents of two young adults, and try to keep up with their Labrador Retriever.
Zelalem Ashiny, MD, Advisory Board Deputy Chairman
Zelalem Ashiny, MD, is an internal medicine physician working in the neuroscience department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. As a native of Ethiopia, he has been involved in charitable organizations and involved in committees to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Having adopted two boys from Ethiopia, has led to Zelalem’s passionate care and interest in the orphan crisis. He has served by going on medical mission trips through McLean Bible Church to Ethiopia and other countries. Now living in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Naomi and four children, Zee enjoys outdoor running, spending time with family and traveling.
E.C. Bell, Advisory Board
E.C., short for Eugene Constantine, has a BA in History from Covenant College and Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He has planted churches in Colorado and Oregon in his twenty years of ministry. Along with his entrepreneurial pastoral work he committed in each community to work with existing nonprofits and local government agencies to, “seek the welfare of the city.” (Jerimiah 29:7) He enjoys serving at every level from cleaning up a Habitat for Humanity job site to serving on their boards. He looks for opportunities to build organizations to address needs by mobilizing existing, but underutilized resources. He reads, writes, pastors and wanders the mountains around his home in Newberg, Oregon.
He and his wife Ardis have four children spread across the country and sometime around the world. They enjoy getting away to the coast of Oregon and the wide open spaces of Wyoming when she is not teaching elementary school.
Ginger Schmidt, Advisory Board
Ginger Schmidt is a member of McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia, where she is part of a community group, serves on the Capital Fellows Program Steering committee, and serves as chair of its Host Family Placement Committee. She has served on the Romanian Christian Enterprises board, as treasurer, for over 20 years, and serves on the Design2Connect board. Ms. Schmidt is a senior consultant at Intellisource Financial Services. She and her husband, Phil, have two daughters.
Joseph White, MD, Advisory Board
Joseph White, MD, is presently retired from Orthopedic Spine surgery. He was in private practice in Northern Virginia for over thirty years. During that time he made several trips to different regions in Haiti. After retirement he volunteered at Cure International Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. He is married and has three adult children and four grandchildren. He is a member of McLean Presbyterian Church.
Marti Carroll, Advisory Board
Marti Carroll, PT DPT MS NCS, has been a physical therapist for more than thirty years. Marti specializes in the care of the neurologically impaired adult and child having spent her career at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MNRH) in Washington, DC where she continues to practice. In addition to working at MNRH, Marti serves as a faculty member in Marymount University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Marti has also spent more than twenty years as a physical therapy consultant for Romanian Christian Enterprises in Arad, Romania, where she has played an integral role in the rehabilitation, education and re-integration of disabled orphan children.
W. Scott Brown, Advisory Board
W. Scott Brown is vice president for Christian Leadership Alliance. The Alliance equips Christians to lead nonprofit ministries with excellence. Scott also serves on the board of Romanian Christian Enterprises. It was in Romania that Scott first sensed God’s call to help youth aging out of care. Today, he leads the Aging Out Initiative for Christian Alliance for Orphans, which shares solutions to empower orphans/foster youth aging out of care. He also leads the Orphan and Foster Care Ministry for Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia. Scott holds degrees (M.A.) from St. John’s College and American University, and (B.S.) from Liberty University. He and his wife Kristin live in McLean, VA. They enjoy hiking, music, gardens and reading, plus blessing their 13 nieces/nephews and goddaughter.