WWO Welcomes New Board And Staff Members

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NEW YORK - Arizonar -- Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to their Board of Directors. Meg Bode is the founder and president of Talking Hedge Events and Coco Sellman serves as Founder & Managing Member of Allumé Home Care and Co-Owner of All Pointe Home Care.

"We are thrilled to invite Meg Bode back onto the WWO Board of Directors. Her long-term dedication to the children and our mission is illustrated in her nearly 15 years of supporting us with her talent, her time, and her financial support: Meg is a treasure. It is an honor to welcome her back," said Claudia Fleming, WWO's Executive Director.

"We feel incredibly lucky to also welcome Coco Sellman onto the WWO Board of Directors. Her "all-in" approach to life, whether she is applying her business skills to a healthcare venture, or raising her children, or committing to causes that are close to her heart, Coco does not do anything halfway. We cannot wait to have her apply her passion, experience, and commitment to the growth of WWO," added Fleming.

In addition, WWO also welcomes two new staff hires to their US Headquarters team. In her role as Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager (MEAL), Kayla Cody-Lushozi, MSW, will be responsible for providing support to our Country Directors to ensure that high quality systems are developed and consistently used to monitor and evaluate all WWO country programs. "Kayla will be an excellent addition to the team. She brings a depth of experience and a fresh perspective in quantifying our work. She will strengthen the systems that allow us to build on excellence, adapt our programs as needed and share meaningful impact with all of our stakeholders," said Melissa Middaugh, WWO's Chief Program Officer.

As Director of Development, Amy Tobias, CFRE, will lead all the organization's fundraising and marketing communications initiatives. "Amy is both a successful development executive and a strategic thinker. However, her background in marketing and public relations coupled with her development skills, make her a perfect fit for WWO. Her creative thinking and her ability to work as a member of the team, are already apparent as she enters her third week as our Director of Development, said Fleming."

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About Meg Bode
Meg Bode is a marketing communications professional with 25 years of experience serving the alternative investment industry. She has produced conferences and events over her entire career and excels at convening institutional investors and fund managers for networking and education. For 20 years, Meg was a consultant to Managed Funds Association providing media relations, member communications, and conference production. As President of the PR agency, Bode & Associates, she has worked with numerous firms to plan and execute their marketing plans, communications materials, media relations, website development, and advertising. Notably, she helped to launch National Discount Brokers (Ameritrade), the Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, the BRI Indexes, and the Parker FX Index. Meg is a former member and "Angel" of 100 Women in Finance.

About Coco Sellman
Coco Sellman is the Founder & CEO of Allumé Home Care and Co-Owner of All Pointe Home Care. Allumé merged with All Pointe in 2021 and consolidated under the All Pointe brand. The merged company is a Connecticut licensed- and Medicare-accredited home health provider serving medically fragile children and adults with around-the-clock nursing care at home. Coco also serves as the Chair-Elect of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home and is the Chair of the Government Relations Committee. Prior to moving into healthcare, Coco served as a Trustee and as the Executive Director of Standing Tall, a special education school for non-verbal students with neuromotor disorders In New York City. Before that she founded and led World Changing Business, boutique consultancy providing strategic planning and operations development to mission-focused, scaling companies. She began her career with Arthur Andersen, Akibia, SPL WorldGroup providing strategic customer management and technology consulting. Coco is the author of the forthcoming book, A Force For Good, aimed at supporting mission-based entrepreneurs in elevating impact and profits. She is also the past Chair and a current Trustee for Washington Montessori School.

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About Kayla Cody-Lushozi, MSW
Kayla Cody-Lushozi most recently served as the inaugural Global Health Program Officer for I-TECH'S Global Health Leadership Development Program. Kayla is a dedicated domestic (U.S). and global health project manager, researcher, and social worker with strong commitment to intersectional, justice-oriented, and anti-oppressive health practice. She has diverse experiences in technical assistance project/program management and research related to pediatric and adult HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention; health systems strengthening; workforce development; QI in clinical programming; health informatics software; and integrative mental health and HIV care and treatment in Sub-Saharan Afrika, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Kayla also has qualitative community-based research experience related to Black community mental health in Brazil, South Afrika, Ghana, England, and Jamaica, as well as SDOH and food justice research in the United States.

About Amy Tobias, CFRE
Amy Tobias has nearly 25 years' experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing in various roles, including serving as the Chief Development Officer for IndyHumane and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, as well as development positions at Junior Achievement and Mental Health America. She has also served on several board of directors including the Peace Learning Center and Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program. Tobias received her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation in 2017 and holds her Masters in Nonprofit Management and BS in Journalism.

About WWO
WWO helps transform the lives of vulnerable children, families, and communities through trauma-informed, evidence-based programming. We work to address the unique needs and strengths of children, families and communities in each country, adapting our early childhood education, skills development, and camp programs, to meet their identified needs.  In 2021, WWO served more than 12,000 children and caregivers in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, the United States, and Vietnam. Our innovative programs break down social stigma and build critical life skills for children to thrive. When children learn to overcome challenges, they make tremendous progress in becoming strong, successful adults. Learn more at:  https://www.wwo.org/about

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