Jim Nowak | Co-Founder & President
Since 1998, Jim's leadership has taken the dZi Foundation from a grassroots organization — formed to save girls at risk — to a thriving non-profit that will be serving over 21,000 individuals in 2011 in Nepal and Sikkim, India. The dZi's growth is a direct result of his knowledge, passion, and compassion for those the dZi serves.
Mark Rikkers | Executive Director
Mark joined the dZi team as the new Executive Director in June, 2011. His background is in independent high school teaching, administration and consulting. Mark received his EMBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Business Management in 2011. He now brings his breadth of experience to the dZi Foundation to help the organization grow and serve more people in the remote regions of the Himalaya. He lives in Ophir, CO, with his wife, Corinne, and daughter, Sonja.
Kara Mueller | Comptroller
Kara joined the dZi in June, 2007. Kara has lived in Ridgway, CO since 1995 with her husband, Andy and their two daughters. She is fluent in Quickbooks and her past work includes teaching English and working as an independent bookkeeper. She is also a school board member for the Ridgway School District. Kara has been a longtime admirer and supporter of dZi and is thrilled to be a part of the dZi team.
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