SOS Children's Villages is led by a diverse international team of top executives. Whether developing SOS Children's Villages policy, providing financial support, managing a global staff or advancing SOS Children's Villages’ strategic plan, each member of the team is dedicated to helping our supporters connect and take action to create sustainable change.

Our team at SOS Children's Villages exemplify all of the qualities that make our members extraordinary: integrity, expertise and a commitment to service.


Jill Nosach

Chief Executive Officer and National Director


Jenessa Bryan

Director of Partnerships

Tinashe Chigede

Director of Finance and Administration


Jennie Ellwanger

Director of Philanthropy


Eranga Fernando

Manager, Donor Experience

Laura Friesen

Social Media Engagement Manager

Lindsay Harrington

Senior Program Manager

Sammifay Hunter

Sponsorship Experience Coordinator

Laura Martínez Pachón

Business Development Manager

Laxmi Oli

Senior Manager, Business Systems & Processes

Adekunle Onadipe

Senior Manager, Sponsorship

Jason Peralta

Senior Manager of Digital Advertising

Scott Peterson

Development Coordinator

Lucy Rowing

Development Operations Coordinator

Emily Schlaegel

Manager, Annual and Planned Giving


Rachel Taschenberger

Director of Branding, Content, and Sponsorship


We strengthen families to prevent child abandonment, provide loving homes for children who lack parental care, educate and empower children to reach their full potential and advocate for children’s rights so their voices can be heard.