Advisory Board

Advisory Review Board Member Chair

United States Advisory Review Board Member

Alan E. Baldwin, Founder and President, Global Resource Connections, Lafayette, IN.

 

Alan E. Baldwin is Founder and President of Global Resource Connections. During the years when Alan was owner and manager of several small businesses, he eventually spent time overseas involved with mission efforts. Over the years after listening to the needs of those serving in the area of missions they felt God called them to, God gave Alan a vision to create and grow a sustainable organization structured to provide, encourage, equip, and connect resources in global partnerships that build sustainable solutions to end poverty and improve health conditions, transforming the lives of all involved.

 

Alan's Background

  • 16 years in Engineering and Engineering Management
  • 17 years in Sales and Sales Management
  • 12 Years in Senior Management of Sales and Profitability
  • 12 Years of Business Ownership in the areas of Real Estate, Healthcare, Consulting, and Engineering.  Experience in Business Start-Ups, Acquisitions, And Turnarounds.
  • Master of Science in Interdisplinary Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Intergrated Engineering (CIM) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1991.

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering/Management from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1983.

Ghana Advisory Review Board Member

Glenn Meiser, Ghana Missions Lead, Lafayette, IN

 

Glenn Meiser currently serves as a project manager, facilitator, consultant, and trainer for a broad range of missions initiative for Ghana.   Glenn's unique blend of quanitative and hands on approaches embodied throughout the scientific, engineering, cross-cultural, project management, and business experience possessed, enables Glenn to contribute across the full spectrum of GRC’s project base. 

 

Glenn's Background

  • 7 years field service engineering, electrical and mechanical fields
  • 16 years computer systems engineering LAN, WAN and SAN
  • 9 years Manager Information Systems and Engineering Management
  • 7 years experience missions work in the US and around the globe
  • 5 years leading construction projects in third world countries
  • 4 years leading mission teams to Ghana, West Africa, for church planting, medical clinics, church building projects and children’s ministry.  
  • 33 years experience in US based architectural design and construction management projects.
  • Electrical Engineering - Purdue University, Bachelor of Science - Ball State University

India Advisory Review Board Member

Keith Love, Executive Ambassador Member, Hope For Today, Lafayette, IN.

 

Keith Love currently serves as a project manager, facilitator, consultant, and trainer for a broad range of missions initiative for India.   Keith's unique blend of quanitative and hands on approaches embodied throughout the cross-cultural, project management, and business experience possessed, enables Keith to contribute across the full spectrum of GRC’s project base. 

 

Keith's Background:

  • 4 years in designing, leading, and facilitating mission trips to India.
  • Over 5 years working with non-profit as Executive consultant with fund raising experience.
  • Currently in an Executive advisory position with Hope For Today.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) With Distinction in Management and Operations from Columbia University-2003
  • 20 years of conducting Leadership, Management, Sales and Marketing training seminars in various markets.

Cameroon Advisory Review Board Member

Dr. Isaac Zama, Co-Founder and U.S. Representative, ACREST, Fairfax, VA.

 

Dr. Zama is a Co-Founder of the African Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (ACREST) based in Bangang, Cameroon. He currently serves as the resident representative of ACREST in the United States. In this capacity, he is involved in the research of appropriate technologies for development and implementation in Cameroon and the recruitment of American Engineering Universities interested in partnering with ACREST to send engineering students to assist ACREST technicians build low cost technologies.

 

Isaac's Background:

  • 10 years of extensive research and practical experience drafting project proposals for funding; appropriate technologies for developing countries; designing technical and cooperative partnership and capstone project agreements between American Universities and NGO’s for appropriate technological transfers including Purdue University, Brown University, Georgia Tech and ACREST.
  • 10 years of additional experience that includes the areas of international and rural development, education and research in law, conflicts & natural resources management, community forestry, community participation and economic development; policy analysis; appropriate technology transfer; capacity building and community-based resource management; participatory approaches; rural development; land tenure rights & conflict management, institutional analysis; public-private partnerships; small & medium-scale rural industries, stakeholder analysis, environmental impact assessments in developing countries. 
  • Dr. Zama is fluent in English and French with developing country experience.

China Advisory Review Board Member

Dr. Allan Witkowski, President, LCI, Louisville, KY.

 

Dr. Allan Witkowski currently serves as a consultant and trainer for a broad range of business as missions initiatives around the world. His unique blend of scientific, cross-cultural, and business experience enables Allan to contribute across the full spectrum of GRC’s project base.  Although currently living in the United States, Dr. Witkowski has resided in both Europe and Asia, with most of his current work focusing on Asia (China, India, S.E. Asia, and the Middle East).  In addition to his leadership development and consulting services, Allan is an experienced scientist, adventure education specialist, curriculum developer, trainer, and coach for business professionals and their families.

 

Allan's Background:

  • 15 years+ of corporate management, marketing, recruiting, and process improvement practice.
  • Assisted with the merger/acquisition of four companies.
  • Familiar with requirements of highly regulated industries, such as the US Food & Drug Administration mandates for pharmaceutical products.
  • 6 years - Director of a training and consulting company in Mainland China.
  • 20 years+ of scientific research, development, technology transfer and application experience in the biosensor, biotechnology, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical arenas. 
  • Director of Bioanalytical Chemistry for an American contract research laboratory department management, business development, and technical troubleshooting.
  • Specific expertise in bioanalytical method development for drugs and their metabolites in biological matrices, as well as laboratory instrumentation and automation.  Also served as internal leader of an FDA audit team.

Tanzania Advisory Review Board Member

Mary Schott, Founder and Project Director, Trees for Tanzania, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

 

Mary Schott currently serves as Founder and Project Director for Trees for Tanzania for a broad range of missions initiative for Tanzania.   Having traveled at the age of 9 with her father, Art Clawson, who many would say "had the skill set of an engineer and the heart of a missionary" and who had performed work in Zaire and in Tanzania, Mary has been raised in an environment that allowed her to develop a heart of a missionary with more of a blend toward the horticultural science and engineering area rather than the mechanical as Art had focused.  Mary's unique blend of quanitative and hands on approaches embodied throughout the cross-cultural, horticultural scientific knowlege, project management, and business experience possessed, enables Mary to contribute across the full spectrum of GRC’s project base. 

 

Mary's Background:

  • 10 years experience in plantation forestry.    
  • Mary is a founding partner of Maximum Yield Associates, LLC, a company that prospects globally for highly productive sites for intensive tree plantation and tree crop establishment and management.
  • B.Sc. in Horticulture from Purdue University
  • Mary is currently enrolled in the Graduate School at Purdue University.
  • For her master’s research she is developing propagation protocols for Pterocarpus angolensis, an endangered indigenous tree species of Tanzania.

Medical Advisory and Kenya Advisory Review Board Member

Dr. Cameron Gongwer, M.D. - Medical Doctor, The Mission Society, globally available for health mission expansion
 
Skills Emphasis:  Medical, Health Training, Medical Camp Developer
 
Current Location: In-Country Ghana
  • 3 years of designing, leading, training, and serving in medical camps.
  • 13 years in Ghana building new hospital, developing medical staff, and providing medical services to patients in Ghanaian hospitals.
  • 15 years as Medical Physician in Elkhart, Indiana.
  • Masters in Science from University of Accra in Global Health Policy
  • Doctorate in Medicine from Indiana University’s Medical school, Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Medical Advisory Review Board Member

Dr. Chris Brandenburg, M.D. - E.R. Medical Doctor, USA, globally available for health mission expansion
 
Skills Emphasis:  Medical, Health Training, Medical Camp Developer
 
Current Location: USA but will travel to serve globally
  • 15  years as an Emergency Room Physician.
  • 12 years as medical director for ambulances and air medical transport teams
  • Doctorate in Medicine from University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Lead and completed Mission Trip to India for Medical Services and (4) Mission trips to Ghana to work in various Ghanaian Hospitals and Camps.