Staff and Board

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Dr. Robert Gamble, Executive Director                                                       1514 N Grandview Ave, Daytona Beach,FL  32118

+380 63 822 9070  when I am in Ukraine

Robert Gamble is a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, and served five years as an officer. He is a graduate of Columbia Seminary in Atlanta, GA and Princeton Seminary, Princeton NJ. He has served churches in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, Western Maryland and Tennessee.  He has been at work in Ukraine with This Child Here since 2006

Alla Soroka, Project Manager

Alla Soroka has a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  She has worked with the Odessa Regional Mediation Group in the program “Restorative Justice,” working with young people in jail and  served as the Ukraine co-ordinator for the Quaker international program “Alternatives to violence” which also began work with youth in prison. Since 2007, she has worked for This Child Here with children on the streets, in shelters and orphanages, and training foster families. Since the conflict began in Ukraine she her work with This Child Here has expanded to peacemaking and the skills of nonviolent communication among teens, adults and refugees from eastern Ukraine. In 2017 she will serve as one of twelve International Peacemakers for the Presbyterian Church USA.

Nataliya Slusarenko, Social Worker

Natalia has a degree in Psychology and training as a social worker. Since 2011, she has been a facilitator of the international project “Alternatives to Violence”. She conducts trainings aimed at creating non-violent communication skills with children and adults. She has been working for This Child Here since 2015. She works with children living in the shelters and orphanages. She engages children in their daily lives by assisting in the educational sphere: homework, school material consolidation; by organizing children’s activities: conducting educational games, activities; and by training aimed at the development of children, as well as the consolidation and development of skills of conflict resolution, and interaction with each other without the use of violence. In addition, she provides individual assistance and support to children in solving problems in their lives.


Nancy Gard, Paralegal
Vice President, Secretary
245 Seaview Ave.
Daytona Beach Fl 32118

Nancy Gard has served as a Paralegal for Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law for many years. She has also been an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, FL. Nancy has traveled to Ukraine and has served as the Vice President of This Child Here since 2006.

Susan Coleman, Retired CPA
735 North Halifax Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Susan H. Coleman, retired CPA, is a long-time resident of Daytona Beach, Florida. She is a member and ruling Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, where she came to know Dr. Gamble. Present during the formation of This Child Here, she has served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 2006.

Board of Directors

Diane Spence
8475 Drury Lane
Germantown, TN 38139
Diane Spence has an Ed.D. In Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. She is a lifelong educator with 30+ years experience in public, private and informal PK-adult educational settings. She is a member of Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis where she has served on the Outreach Committee and has taught Sunday School. She also serves on the Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee.
Tina Pacheco-White
409 McDonald Road
Farmington, NM  87401 
Tina Pacheco-White is employed as the Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator at the hospital in Farmington, NM. She serves on the mission committee at First Presbyterian Church in Farmington as well as several local boards where she works to develop marketing, public relations, and donor cultivation programs.

Pat Albee                                                                                                                               2954 Mistwood Cove                                                                                                        Collierville, TN  38017

Pat Albee is a graduate of The University of Memphis and recently retired from teaching English Literature at Collierville High School. She serves and volunteers for the local literacy council. Robert has known Pat Albee since 1982 when she was serving as an elder and a member of the Pastor Nominating Committee for Collierville Presbyterian Church.

Joe Froeber
PO Box 3620
Chapel Hill NC 27515
Joe Froeber lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He and his wife traveled to Chelyabinsk, Russia in 1998 where they adopted two children. Soon thereafter, Joe joined a team in Chapel Hill that started Beyond Our Borders, a ministry that helps children in Brazil and in Nicaragua. He has been to Odessa where he fondly appreciated the work of Robert Gamble and This Child Here.
Scott Noyes
17  Village Rd.
New Vernon, NJ  07976
Scott Noyes has over 30 years of experience in the securities industry. He has served Aubrey G. Lanston & Co., as Chief Operating Officer and then President of the firm. In 2003, Scott started Noyes Capital Management, LLC with the goal of providing financial planning and investment management services. He is a member and elder at the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, NJ.
Kathy Wilhelm
PO Box 224
Corriganville, MD 21524-224
Kathy Wilhelm is employed by the Community Trust Foundation, Inc., serving Western Maryland and parts of West Virginia. She is a member, an ordained elder and former administrator/office manager of First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland, MD.