Kittelson Charitable Foundation is made up entirely of dedicated volunteers. Our Board of Directors consists of four members who administer the charity and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Dawna Brosius works for a premier independent insurance agency in Portland, Oregon. She has been an active member of Kittelson Charitable Foundation since December 2008 when she and her co-workers hosted a job-shadow opportunity for one of the first students to visit the United States. Dawna continues to support the students, both individually and collectively, in their educational efforts. Dawna has been a Board Member since 2011.

Heward Jue is an award-winning art director, designer, and photographer living in San Francisco. He has worked for some of the most creative ad agencies in the country, elevating some of the world’s most visible brands. Through his personal penchant for world travel, Heward developed a passion for photographing children and villagers in humble parts of the world. “They don’t have much materially, but they always give so generously of their spirits and smiles”. Heward’s affinity and concern for people in developing parts of the world led him on a trip to Rwanda with Kittelson Charitable Foundation in 2010, where he volunteered is photography and design talents. Through his involvement, he was moved by the organization’s cause, determination, and effective approach, and he became a Board member shortly after. Heward’s work can be viewed at

Ed Myers is a Senior Principal Engineer with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. and serves as its Baltimore, Md. Office Manager. Ed has been a Board Member of the Kittelson Charitable Foundation since 2007. He has a degree in civil engineering from Penn State. Additional community activities include service as a past member of the New Freedom (PA) Borough Council, a past member of the New Freedom Planning Commission, and a member of New Freedom Heritage. Ed and his family also hosted Steven Afazari when Steven visited the United States in April 2009.

Craig Reynolds is Chief of Staff to a California State Senator and has nearly 30 years of experience as a legislative and political consultant. He joined the Kittelson Charitable Foundation Board of Directors in 2012. He and his wife Cass Syliva live in Davis, California where they have served three years as the host family to one of Kittelson Charitable Foundation’s Rwanda Rising Scholars, Ephrem Rukundo. Craig’s brother Eric lives in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Craig attended Phillips Academy Andover and Stanford University, where he majored in creative writing and captained the wrestling team. Craig and Cass are Rotarians and active volunteers in many community organizations.