Though our organization is young, the professional backgrounds and passions our board and staff create a depth of experience normally afforded only after years of growth and large budgets.  Meet the people who make 4TGP happen below.

Kayce Anderson Executive Director Dr. Kayce Anderson is a humanitarian, ecologist, mom, explorer, and eternal student. She feels strongly that education is a right and the key to alleviating many of the world’s ails. She completed a bachelor degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a PhD at the University of California, Davis. She applies her training as an ecologist to our work, combining evidence based methods and community input to improve education outcomes for girls. Kayce loves to see people set big goals and succeed in reaching them. She is passionate about helping people help themselves. There is not much distinction between Kayce's work and personal lives. In all cases, she tries to stay outside more than in, surround herself with people she respects, and learn about what life has to offer.

Kayce Anderson
Executive Director

Dr. Kayce Anderson is a humanitarian, ecologist, mom, explorer, and eternal student. She feels strongly that education is a right and the key to alleviating many of the world’s ails. She completed a bachelor degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a PhD at the University of California, Davis. She applies her training as an ecologist to our work, combining evidence based methods and community input to improve education outcomes for girls.

Kayce loves to see people set big goals and succeed in reaching them. She is passionate about helping people help themselves. There is not much distinction between Kayce's work and personal lives. In all cases, she tries to stay outside more than in, surround herself with people she respects, and learn about what life has to offer.

Molly Secor-Turner. Programs Director, Board of Directors Dr. Molly Secor-Turner holds a joint appointment in the Department of Nursing and the Master of Public Health program at North Dakota State University. Her research examines the influence of social context on adolescent health. Molly uses this research to advocate for the health and well-being of adolescents from a human rights perspective, whether they live in rural North Dakota, rural Kenya or among high-risk populations in Fargo. Molly enjoys changing topography and outdoor pursuits of the Pacific Northwest and Montana. While not at NDSU, Molly spends her time looking for awesome in the world, most often found in the voices of her children, the love of her family, or the wonder of nature. 

Molly Secor-Turner. Programs Director,
Board of Directors

Dr. Molly Secor-Turner holds a joint appointment
in the Department of Nursing and the Master of Public Health program at North Dakota State University. Her research examines the influence of social context on adolescent health. Molly uses this research to advocate for the health and well-being of adolescents from a human rights perspective, whether they live in rural North Dakota, rural Kenya or among high-risk populations in Fargo.

Molly enjoys changing topography and outdoor pursuits of the Pacific Northwest and Montana. While not at NDSU, Molly spends her time looking for awesome in the world, most often found in the voices of her children, the love of her family, or the wonder of nature. 

Millicent Garama, Kenyan Programs Director A nurse with a masters degree in International Health from Queen Margaret University inEdinburgh, Millicent has over 30 years of experience in community development and health education work in Kenya. She has worked as a nurse and mid-wife, as the Deputy Matron and Deputy Director of Community Health at the PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya and as the Health Coordinator for Plan International in Kenya for many years. Millicent's extensive community health work with Kenyan families and communities offers a depth of cultural fluency and capacity for ongoing engagement with 4TGP's partner communities that is critical to our work in Kenya. Her warm spirit, deep compassion and committed passion to increasing opportunities for vulnerable children, girls and families in Kenya keeps our compass pointing true north..

Millicent Garama,
Kenyan Programs Director

A nurse with a masters degree in International Health from Queen Margaret University inEdinburgh, Millicent has over 30 years of experience in community development and health education work in Kenya. She has worked as a nurse and mid-wife, as the Deputy Matron and Deputy Director of Community Health at the PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya and as the Health Coordinator for Plan International in Kenya for many years. Millicent's extensive community health work with Kenyan families and communities offers a depth of cultural fluency and capacity for ongoing engagement with 4TGP's partner communities that is critical to our work in Kenya. Her warm spirit, deep compassion and committed passion to increasing opportunities for vulnerable children, girls and families in Kenya keeps our compass pointing true north..

 
Kate Lapides, Communications & Outreach Kate Lapides earned a bachelor's degree in Art, English and Sociology. After completing advanced photography studies at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, she began putting her cameras to work documenting the stories of refugees, immigrants, burn survivors and the rural poor around the world for NGO's including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, and Interplast. Passionate about running, mountains, community, human rights, and dog-friendly spaces, she’s a profound believer in the capacity of thoughtful photography to humanize complex humanitarian issues. She also writes about people doing good in the world as a contributing writer for Breckenridge magazine.

Kate Lapides, Communications & Outreach

Kate Lapides earned a bachelor's degree in Art, English and Sociology. After completing advanced photography studies at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, she began putting her cameras to work documenting the stories of refugees, immigrants, burn survivors and the rural poor around the world for NGO's including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, and Interplast. Passionate about running, mountains, community, human rights, and dog-friendly spaces, she’s a profound believer in the capacity of thoughtful photography to humanize complex humanitarian issues. She also writes about people doing good in the world as a contributing writer for Breckenridge magazine.

 
Kaitlin Schmitz Board of Directors Kaitlin Schmitz earned a master’s degree in public health from North Dakota State University under the mentorship of Dr. Molly Secor-Turner. Kaitlin has been learning from Kenya since 2013 where she first visited as a student nurse, worked in the community at the local Chogoria hospital, was a part of the first pad fundraising and distribution and teamed up to conduct an adolescent focused community assessment in Tharaka-Nithi county. Kaitlin is now a PhD Nursing student at the University of Colorado, studying biobehavioral science focused on adolescent health, sexuality, and human rights. In her free time, Kaitlin cherishes time spent with family and friends. When her nose isn't in the books, she spends her time planning Pints & Pads fundraising events for 4TGP and exploring her new home in Colorado.

Kaitlin Schmitz
Board of Directors

Kaitlin Schmitz earned a master’s degree in public health from North Dakota State University under the mentorship of Dr. Molly Secor-Turner. Kaitlin has been learning from Kenya since 2013 where she first visited as a student nurse, worked in the community at the local Chogoria hospital, was a part of the first pad fundraising and distribution and teamed up to conduct an adolescent focused community assessment in Tharaka-Nithi county.

Kaitlin is now a PhD Nursing student at the University of Colorado, studying biobehavioral science focused on adolescent health, sexuality, and human rights. In her free time, Kaitlin cherishes time spent with family and friends. When her nose isn't in the books, she spends her time planning Pints & Pads fundraising events for 4TGP and exploring her new home in Colorado.

Sharon Secor, Kenya Travel Coordinator, Board of Directors Sharon Secor has been traveling to Kenya to support schools and hospitals in the Tharaka-Nithi County region for over twenty years.  Her experience and connections to community health professionals, schools, and government administrators in the region where our work is focused is critical to the success of our Kenyan programs. Sharon introduced her daughter Molly, our Director of Programs, to the beauty of Kenya and its people twenty years ago. Sharon is always game for a little adventure, a character trait that comes in handy during her many travels abroad.

Sharon Secor, Kenya Travel Coordinator,
Board of Directors

Sharon Secor has been traveling to Kenya to support schools and hospitals in the Tharaka-Nithi County region for over twenty years.  Her experience and connections to community health professionals, schools, and government administrators in the region where our work is focused is critical to the success of our Kenyan programs.

Sharon introduced her daughter Molly, our Director of Programs, to the beauty of Kenya and its people twenty years ago. Sharon is always game for a little adventure, a character trait that comes in handy during her many travels abroad.

 
Shelly Sheppick Board of Directors Shelly began her career in publishing and soon found herself developing sales strategy and training programs for emerging technology companies spawned by IdeaLab in California. After moving to Colorado, she turned her sights to the nonprofit sector, establishing and co-chairing a major capital campaign while serving as the president of the school board for a public Montessori charter school, serving on the board of directors on numerous non-profits, and working as the program director for a youth agency serving families in six Colorado communities. Shelly believes strongly that the path to a more peaceful world is through the education of our planet’s girls and women.  Her passion is connecting with others who share this belief and want to support this effort around the world. She is an avid yoga practitioner and loves to play and adventure, most often with her husband and two children.  She loves traveling anywhere new, and escapes to the beach to surf whenever possible.  Her favorite evening is a kitchen full of close friends and family cooking and laughing together. 

Shelly Sheppick
Board of Directors

Shelly began her career in publishing and soon found herself developing sales strategy and training programs for emerging technology companies spawned by IdeaLab in California. After moving to Colorado, she turned her sights to the nonprofit sector, establishing and co-chairing a major capital campaign while serving as the president of the school board for a public Montessori charter school, serving on the board of directors on numerous non-profits, and working as the program director for a youth agency serving families in six Colorado communities.

Shelly believes strongly that the path to a more peaceful world is through the education of our planet’s girls and women.  Her passion is connecting with others who share this belief and want to support this effort around the world. She is an avid yoga practitioner and loves to play and adventure, most often with her husband and two children.  She loves traveling anywhere new, and escapes to the beach to surf whenever possible.  Her favorite evening is a kitchen full of close friends and family cooking and laughing together. 

Jordan Schultz Board of Directors Jordan Schultz is the Development Director for the Summit Community Care Clinic, an exceptional, integrative, patient-centered care clinic that provides medical care for thousands of Colorado families with limited access to healthcare. She taught health education to at risk girls for three years and is passionate about improving access to health care and health literacy & education. Jordan holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and is now an adjunct faculty in the program. In her spare time, Jordan loves to raft down rivers, ride sweet singletrack and carve turns in Colorado's fresh powder, preferably in the company of her husband Matt and their wonderfully unique four-legged friends Boone and Hannah. 

Jordan Schultz
Board of Directors

Jordan Schultz is the Development Director for the Summit Community Care Clinic, an exceptional, integrative, patient-centered care clinic that provides medical care for thousands of Colorado families with limited access to healthcare. She taught health education to at risk girls for three years and is passionate about improving access to health care and health literacy & education. Jordan holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and is now an adjunct faculty in the program.

In her spare time, Jordan loves to raft down rivers, ride sweet singletrack and carve turns in Colorado's fresh powder, preferably in the company of her husband Matt and their wonderfully unique four-legged friends Boone and Hannah.