Board of Directors

  Kelsey Schreiber    President   Kelsey is a graduate student studying Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a background in Systems Engineering. She is currently exploring the implications of defining failure from various stakeholder perspectives in international development projects and how that influences project management. She has worked on water projects in both East Africa and Central America. 

Kelsey Schreiber

President

Kelsey is a graduate student studying Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a background in Systems Engineering. She is currently exploring the implications of defining failure from various stakeholder perspectives in international development projects and how that influences project management. She has worked on water projects in both East Africa and Central America. 

  Godfrey Angara    Vice President   Godfrey’s interests in international relations and civic engagement introduced him to opportunities in the field of international development. From his career in government service, he has seen how clearly defined goals, stakeholder engagement, and community support have resulted in sustainable and measurable project success. He hopes to apply best practices in project management and community engagement, that he experienced in domestic and international roles, to Akelos’ holistic development projects.

Godfrey Angara

Vice President

Godfrey’s interests in international relations and civic engagement introduced him to opportunities in the field of international development. From his career in government service, he has seen how clearly defined goals, stakeholder engagement, and community support have resulted in sustainable and measurable project success. He hopes to apply best practices in project management and community engagement, that he experienced in domestic and international roles, to Akelos’ holistic development projects.

 
  Adam Brakhane    Treasurer   Adam graduated from the University of Illinois in 2014 with a degree in Computer Engineering. He was drawn into the water world by realizing the need for modern electronic and software tools for use by non-profits. Many NGOs/non-profits are limited by their ability to record and report data accurately. More and more potential donors are evaluating non-profits based not on heartwarming videos, but on the effectiveness of the organization. Adam wants to help these organizations gather data and tell their stories based on fact.

Adam Brakhane

Treasurer

Adam graduated from the University of Illinois in 2014 with a degree in Computer Engineering. He was drawn into the water world by realizing the need for modern electronic and software tools for use by non-profits. Many NGOs/non-profits are limited by their ability to record and report data accurately. More and more potential donors are evaluating non-profits based not on heartwarming videos, but on the effectiveness of the organization. Adam wants to help these organizations gather data and tell their stories based on fact.

  Keilin Jahnke    Secretary   Keilin is passionate about designing engineering solutions that people both want and need. She has taught international engineering courses and has traveled numerous times on site assessment trips to communities in West Africa, Honduras, and Ecuador. Keilin has degrees in Systems Engineering and is now pursuing a PhD in Agricultural and Biological Engineering where she studies effective ways to design products and approach infrastructure projects in rural communities to ensure successful adoption. 

Keilin Jahnke

Secretary

Keilin is passionate about designing engineering solutions that people both want and need. She has taught international engineering courses and has traveled numerous times on site assessment trips to communities in West Africa, Honduras, and Ecuador. Keilin has degrees in Systems Engineering and is now pursuing a PhD in Agricultural and Biological Engineering where she studies effective ways to design products and approach infrastructure projects in rural communities to ensure successful adoption. 

 
  Nick Perozzi    Board Member   Nick is an undergraduate at the University of Illinois. While studying music in college, he discovered his passion for helping other people in the form of international development. He now studies Civil and Environmental Engineering, specializing in Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability with a minor in Music. Nick has worked in Honduras in context of source and water quality, and intends to work with international development projects throughout his life.

Nick Perozzi

Board Member

Nick is an undergraduate at the University of Illinois. While studying music in college, he discovered his passion for helping other people in the form of international development. He now studies Civil and Environmental Engineering, specializing in Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability with a minor in Music. Nick has worked in Honduras in context of source and water quality, and intends to work with international development projects throughout his life.

  Matthew Tan    Board Member   Matthew's passion for developmental projects was ignited through a volunteering trip in high school when he travelled to the Phillippines to help build houses. Since then, he has volunteered with groups in Indonesia and Kenya as well. His desire to make a difference led him to the University of Illinois where he graduated with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering with a minor in International Development Economics. His interest lies within providing safe, reliable water infrastructure for underdeveloped regions in the world. He is currently working as a Design Engineer with Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in Wisconsin.

Matthew Tan

Board Member

Matthew's passion for developmental projects was ignited through a volunteering trip in high school when he travelled to the Phillippines to help build houses. Since then, he has volunteered with groups in Indonesia and Kenya as well. His desire to make a difference led him to the University of Illinois where he graduated with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering with a minor in International Development Economics. His interest lies within providing safe, reliable water infrastructure for underdeveloped regions in the world. He is currently working as a Design Engineer with Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in Wisconsin.

 
  Ann-Perry Witmer    Ex-officio Board Member   Ann knows the Akelos folks well, having taught all of them at one time or another through the Honduras Water Project course at the University of Illinois. Before becoming a full-time instructor, she worked more than a decade as a licensed professional engineer in the drinking water industry. Her first career was as a newspaper reporter, and she holds degrees in journalism and art history, as well as civil engineering.

Ann-Perry Witmer

Ex-officio Board Member

Ann knows the Akelos folks well, having taught all of them at one time or another through the Honduras Water Project course at the University of Illinois. Before becoming a full-time instructor, she worked more than a decade as a licensed professional engineer in the drinking water industry. Her first career was as a newspaper reporter, and she holds degrees in journalism and art history, as well as civil engineering.