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


Jennie Ellwanger

Director of Philanthropy


Eranga Fernando

Manager, Donor Experience

Emily Schlaegel

Manager, Annual and Planned Giving


Tinashe Chigede

Director of Finance and Administration


Scott Peterson

Development Coordinator

Jenessa Bryan

Director of Partnerships

Lindsay Harrington

Senior Program Manager

Laura Martínez Pachón

Business Development Manager

Rachel Taschenberger

Director of Branding, Content, and Sponsorship


Adekunle Onadipe

Senior Manager, Sponsorship

Sammifay Hunter

Sponsorship Experience Coordinator

Laura Friesen

Social Media Engagement Manager

Jason Peralta

Senior Manager of Digital Advertising

Laxmi Oli

Senior Manager, Business Systems & Processes

Lucy Rowing

Development Operations Coordinator

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.