Who we are
Julie Clark, M.Ed., J.D. has been caring for vulnerable women and children since her first visit to a Russian orphanage in 1993. With eyes open to injustices around the world, her entire life has been centered around breaking the orphan cycle. Formal studies in Special Education, International & Comparative Education, School Administration, and International Human Rights, prepared her for some of the complexities of working in cross cultural contexts. As founder and former director of Doma, her entire family has been pulled into this engaging and rewarding life. With 3 amazing children, they divide their time between Columbus, Russia, and Africa, fighting the orphan cycle and Human Trafficking wherever they go! Julie currently serves as the Director of Advocacy and Development for the Childhood League as well as President of the Board of Doma.
Daniel Clark has degrees in Music, Business, and Theology from Valparaiso University and Fuller Theological Seminary. He has worked as a campus minister, church planter, worship leader, charity outreach and development manager, and currently as one of the pastors at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church leading the Mill Run Xalt community. Having traveled to and served in Ukraine, Russia, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Honduras, and El Salvador, he loves to bring hope to the poor and is overwhelmed by the joy and the peace that the poor give in return.
Philip Washburn brings fifteen years of progressive management and leadership in both the non-profit and for profit sectors, specializing in operations and team development. Prior to being named the Interim Executive Director, Phil served one year as Doma’s Director of Operations. Before coming to Doma, Phil served 10 years with Cru as well as five years as a Pastor of Crossroads Church of Las Cruces. Phil began his career as a restaurant general manager. He has been married ten years to his beautiful wife, Liz and has two amazing daughters.
Chef Deborah Quinci
Growing up in Italy, I was surrounded by beautiful and delicious food. This gave me a unique perspective and instilled in me a passion for food which continues today. I spend much of my time researching new products and techniques and developing new recipes to better myself and to inform and excite people about new flavors. Since 1994, I have owned a catering, event planning, food styling and cooking instruction business, specializing in small gatherings and in-home parties featuring gourmet Italian cuisine. I believe food is about culture. And culture is about food.
I believe what we eat, and how we eat, says so much about who we are, that tastes evolve and tradition form all because of bites we consume.
I joined freedom a la cart because I feel the need to serve, be connected and share with my community.
Keturah Lee Schroeder
Keturah Lee Schroeder, Director of Development and Communications. Keturah was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and has just returned after a three year stint in Northern California with international anti-trafficking agency Not For Sale. Her MA is in International Studies with a focus on intentional economic empowerment to break cycles of poverty and exploitation. Keturah’s versatile professional background and multi-faceted personal experiences include teaching English at a University in Ethiopia, living on a humanitarian ship in Fiji, studying Spanish in Mexico, coordinating special events, volunteer management, education, advocacy, community outreach.
Tabitha Woodruff, Director of Freedom a la Cart. Tabitha is an attorney who has fought slavery with the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC) since 2009. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and Business from Wright State University and a J.D. from the Ohio State University. She coordinated lobbying efforts that led to the passage of Ohio’s first human trafficking bill in 2010 and received the CORRC 2011 Promoter of Justice Award in recognition of her work. She spent a year as the Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist for the Salvation Army, managing volunteers, leading public awareness efforts, and providing victim services. As Director of Freedom a la Cart, she manages customer service, development, marketing, and workforce programming.
Vivian is on staff with Doma as the lead mentor for the CATCH ladies. She is a proud teammate, and LOVES to encourage the ladies we love so unconditionally. She coordinates transportation, donations for the ladies, and enjoys driving them to and from places, appointments, and wherever they need or want to go!
Amber Kaufman, MSN, NP-C, is the Ethiopia Project Director and Medical Coordinator for Doma. She is a nurse practitioner and is working on her second Master’s Degree in Global Public Health. She has experience in health care, research, and management. She leads medical service trips twice per year to Ethiopia. She is also the director of Doma’s Ethiopia project – the constructing and operating a maternal and child health and wellness center in rural southern Ethiopia. She is passionately committed to bringing health, wellness, and hope to families around the world.
Israel is doma’s Project Director in Ethiopia. He tirelessly works to host teams, and to run the clinics. Not to mention all the work he has been doing to prepare for the launch of Hidota, doma’s Health Center! He loves his job with doma– and in his spare time, he tutors orphaned children, and has been known to use his musical talents to serve street children and advocate for doma in LA (most recently, giving Bono his doma business card!)
Board of Directors
Julie Clark, MEd JD- Founder and President
Jerry Kaufman- MEd Vice President –Doctoral candidate at Chicago University
Philip Washburn- BS- COO and Interim CEO
Tom Cooper- Board Member- Founder and CEO of Salvair, LLC.
Jay Hawthorne- MA- Board Member- Vice President of IT and Marketing at Pressure Connections, LLC
Caris Post- JD- Board Member
John Rush- MBA- Board member- President and CEO of CleanTurn
Megan Lindsey- JD- Board Member- Attorney for National Council for Adoption
Kelly Budros- MC- Board Member
Audri Humphrey- Board Member