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  • MEDA - Yvonne Sieber
    Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Yvonne Sieber Yvonne Sieber Board Member Mid West Yvonne Sieber is the new Chief Philanthropy Officer of Bluestem Communities a growing corporation of retirement communities in South Central Kansas effective July 2014 For the past seven years she was VP of Advancement at Hesston College and had previously served on their Board With an MBA and undergraduate business degrees from Hesston College and Bethel College most of her career has been in health care undertaking various management and executive roles in the areas of human resources finance and philanthropy She notes that MEDA s business approach to poverty solutions as well as the quality of leadership and membership was impressive I m pleased to join the Board of a growing organization that is diligently measuring results and outcomes Yvonne has attended the last six MEDA conventions in her role at Hesston College and has encouraged the college s business students to get involved with MEDA I value the engagement of MEDA s clients staff members and Board I also value MEDA s innovation flexibility and results oriented approach Yvonne looks forward to learning more about MEDA and visiting a project in the field during her first term on the Board She hopes to help spread the word about MEDA s impact on improving lives a quality Yvonne appreciates I support MEDA because I see it making a difference to many Married to Gerry Sieber a cross country coach at Hesston College they live together on an eight acre farm along a peaceful creek The couple has two adult daughters one married

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/executive-staff-board-of-directors/1160-yvonne-sieber (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Peter Dueck
    Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Peter Dueck Peter Dueck Midwest Canada Regional Director Arborg Manitoba Peter Dueck is co president of Vidir Machine Inc which specializes in storage and handling solutions for big box stores such as display and storage mechanisms for carpets vinyl flooring tires and bicycles They sell widely to the U S Canada Mexico Chile and Australia A former pastor Peter sees a great deal of skills transference between church ministry and business Seminary prepares you to be an ethical moral businessman he says and business teaches you how to behave act and interact with people which you need in the church While some agencies seem like big black holes that you just pour money into MEDA aims to create durable business solutions to poverty When Peter speaks to others about MEDA they always want to know more and would like to become involved It s a charity that kind of sells itself In 2009 Peter joined a MEDA tour to the Mennonite World Conference assembly in Paraguay and enjoyed visiting early MEDA sites there as well as touring current projects in Peru He also climbed to the top of Machu Pichu with MEDA president Allan Sauder It was an absolutely exhilarating experience Peter and Trudy parents of two adult children enjoy summer visits to their Hecla Island cabin on the shore of Lake Winnipeg In winter Peter enjoys downhill skiing and snowmobiling About

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  • MEDA - Abe Fehr
    Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Abe Fehr Abe Fehr Eastern Canada Regional Director Leamington Ontario Abe Fehr and his brother are co owners of Uni Fab a metal fabricating company they founded in 1991 With 102 employees Uni Fab specializes in custom metal fabrication of machine enclosures that they ship across North America as well as globally Abe and his wife Lisa became acquainted with MEDA in 2005 when their friends Roger and Laura Tiessen invited them to join a MEDA tour to Egypt They liked what they saw and in 2008 went on a MEDA tour to Romania In 2009 Abe also visited MEDA s Ukraine Horticultural Development Project UHDP He particularly appreciates MEDA s emphasis on sustainability and its long history of providing affordable credit to small business operators who might otherwise be unable to access loans Being in business I know how important it is to secure financing he says It s hard to grow without it Abe and Lisa married 28 years have three grown children Helen a teacher in Kitchener Waterloo David an architectural design student in Calgary and Mary who is studying marketing on a hockey scholarship in Dudley MA Besides being an avid golfer Abe owns the Leamington Flyers a Junior B hockey team ages 16 20 He counts several National Hockey League players as his alums including Steve Ott of the Dallas Stars and Tim Gleason of the Carolina Hurricanes

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/executive-staff-board-of-directors/95-meda-general/board-of-directors-profiles/745-abe-fehr (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Janelle Unrau
    Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Janelle Unrau Janelle Unrau Western Canada Regional Director Saskatoon Saskatchewan Janelle Unrau might be considered lucky she has two day jobs For one 30 of her time she and husband Grant own and operate Stun Collective a strategy marketing and design company It has no outside staff but calls on a roster of specialists across North America depending on the job at hand She is also the executive director of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects 70 which looks after licensing of all architects practicing in Saskatchewan working with other provinces to negotiate policy and ensure labour mobility for architects across Canada The job is more fun than it looks she says as there are all kinds of interesting things going on in the profession right now With MEDA Janelle is also a key part of the Board s Resource Development Advisory Council and the Marketing Think Tank an advisory sounding board to broaden MEDA s practical marketing perspectives Janelle was initially drawn to her first MEDA convention for the business networking Typically unless you re networking in your field there s just not a place for that she says In addition MEDA fulfills convictions she formed in the 90s when reading Jimmy Carter s book Talking Peace He wrote about meeting people s basic needs for food shelter and healthcare and said that until we re able to meet those needs there can t be peace in the world MEDA really helps me put that belief forward and in a way that rings with my faith background It s a really nice

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/executive-staff-board-of-directors/95-meda-general/board-of-directors-profiles/752-janelle-unrau (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - John Schroeder
    for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print John Schroeder John Schroeder Pacific Canada Regional Director Abbotsford British Columbia John and his wife Kelly own Valleybrook Gardens a leading North American producer of containerized perennials for independent garden centers They established the company right after John graduated from university in 1980 and today grow 1 500 varieties of herbs creepers groundcovers ferns and ornamental grasses John and Kelly have four married daughters with seven grandchildren and multiple more on the way John has been involved with MEDA since his university days more than 30 years ago MEDA s work with small scale producers in developing countries resonates with his own entrepreneurial spirit I love to see opportunity get something started get in there and be hands on he says He likes MEDA s efforts to create business solutions to poverty I ve always been a great fan of using good business principles to solve problems he says Last year John signed up for a tour to Ethiopia to see firsthand MEDA s work with weavers and farmers It was really cool to sit in a farmer s mud hut and hear how his life has been transformed thanks to better crops and more income You can read about it and you can watch videos but to actually be face to face and see it allows you to personalize it in a dramatic way John says John is an avid reader especially history and photographer his library contains 30 000 photos I love to travel he says

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/executive-staff-board-of-directors/95-meda-general/board-of-directors-profiles/753-john-schroeder (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Dallas Steiner
    Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Dallas Steiner Dallas Steiner Member at Large Orrville Ohio Dallas Steiner is President CEO and Director of International Sales for VENTRAC A company that originates in the Steiner family VENTRAC designs and manufactures compact tractors and equipment for slope mowing golf courses landscape and snow contractors and municipalities VENTRAC was recently awarded the President s E Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington D C the highest recognition any U S entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U S exports Steiner describes himself as passionate about MEDA s mission vision and values His own acquaintance with the organization goes back to the late 1970s when he served with Mennonite Central Committee in Bolivia and worked collaboratively with MEDA s agricultural team there MEDA provides that spark hope in a person s life that can ignite into a flame Steiner says When that flame ignites it makes such an impact and changes their own personal life their families schools churches communities and countries I am honored to be a part of this type of activity Since Steiner spends half his time on international sales to keep up with the volume of VENTRAC products exported he is on the road a fair bit With his frequent travels Steiner admits I just love to come home I have such a wonderful family and enjoy them so much I have five grandkids and enjoy spending time

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  • MEDA - Donovan Nickel
    shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Donovan Nickel Donovan Nickel Member at Large Windsor Colorado I started in digital electronics when the computer industry was in its infancy says new MEDA board member Donovan Nickel of his long career with Hewlett Packard where he ended up as a vice president leading two global divisions When he retired in his early 50s he wasn t ready to sit on the porch and sip lemonade Today he keeps busy with business and investment management consulting a house construction project a farm operation of wheat milo and beans in Kansas and involvement with non profits Donovan appreciates MEDA s track record of effectiveness based on strong leadership and solid management processes as well as its congruence and alignment between who we say we are and what we say we do and who we actually are and what we actually do He also likes MEDA s focus on sustainable economic and opportunity development through market based principles and investments Not only does it work he says but it also fits well with his own values and beliefs on how to accomplish positive outcomes in areas of need Donovan and his wife Jewel who have three daughters in various stages of advanced education travel for fun when possible such as MEDA s recent board tour to Ethiopia in the photo above he s getting a quick course in weaving He enjoys scuba diving in island locations and exploring Colorado s back country on his mountain bike Donovan also maintains a well equipped woodwork shop where

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  • MEDA - Joyce Bontrager Lehman
    in international economic development for the past 15 years first with the MEDA Consulting Group and most recently as a Program Officer with the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation where she managed a 100 million grant and contract portfolio that funded projects throughout the developing world From 2003 through 2007 Joyce spent most of her time in Afghanistan working with the World Bank USAID and other bi lateral donors to establish and support a microfinance sector Currently she is working as an independent advisor with a focus on financial inclusion While she admits to having been invited to join other boards she acknowledges MEDA s is the one I felt was most closely aligned with my own work and passion I also like the way MEDA staff involves the board in the field projects or MEDA investments as appropriate She is now on the board of MiCredito a microfinance institution in Nicaragua that s partially owned by MEDA and MEDA members The business approach to poverty encourages even demands innovation and flexibility in project design Things change quickly in the industry and MEDA has been good at responding to new priorities if I didn t love and believe in what the organization is doing I wouldn t be able to support it While hard to pick a favorite memory Joyce shares that she ll never forget the first microcredit client she visited in Managua in 1998 She recalls being so impressed at how an illiterate woman knew both the CHISPA a MEDA supported microcredit program loan terms and how much additional daily income she was able to make by using the 75 loan to purchase four months of firewood for her tortilla stand in bulk instead of every day The increase in income

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/executive-staff-board-of-directors/95-meda-general/board-of-directors-profiles/1044-joyce-bontrager-lehman (2016-02-17)
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