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 serves over 31,000 individuals in Nepal. dZi's growth is a direct result of his knowledge, passion, and compassion for those the dZi serves.
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 Executive MBA 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.
Michelle joined the dZi team in May of 2015. She moved to Telluride, Colorado in 1986 from Buffalo, New York. She holds an AAS in Accounting and a BA in Education. Michelle is an accomplished ceramic artist and has a diverse skill set that comes with living and working in a small mountain town. Her nonprofit experience includes working for many years with The Ah Haa School for the Arts and Telluride Mountainfilm.
Elizabeth has lived in the mountains of Colorado for almost 30 years. A former office manager, school teacher and librarian, she brings her dynamic and capable experience to the dZi team. She is honored to work with an organization of such integrity and deep desire to empower others long term.