Leadership Team

Many hands make light work.  What makes FMF unique is our boots-on-the-ground approach.  This gives us a more accurate perspective of how to best empower the families and communities we serve.  We are committed to generational impact through education.  We are very grateful for your support and donations that make our programs possible.

Becky Rogers

Becky Rogers is a wife and mother of 10 who is passionate about families and education.  She is the Founder of Families Mentoring Families, as well as her own personal development company, LIFEstory Transformation. In 2014, she received a call of the heart to become involved with humanitarian work in Africa.  Though it was completely impossible at the time, she followed that inspiration and FMF was born.  She is continually in awe of the miracles that show up to move FMF forward, and she is deeply grateful for the love and support of her family & friends who are the backbone of this work.

Tom Rogers
Managing Director
Tom Rogers is a business owner and fitness professional.  He has extensive experience in management and, as such, is a fantastic father of 10 children and 4 grands (so far).  In 2017, Tom and Becky moved to Ghana with their 5 youngest children so they could better assess needs and implement the FMF programs on the ground.  Tom is an incredible example of sacrifice and commitment to the vision and purpose of FMF!  His hobbies include movies and basketball.
LaReita Berky
Vice President of Operations

LaReita Berky is a wife of an entrepreneur, and mother of 6 sons.  She graduated 22 years ago from San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance.  She had a private studio, performed as principal cellist with the Utah Valley Symphony, Utah Baroque Ensemble, and was the chair for the Utah Valley String Festival for 17 years.  All of that changed when in 2016 she started talking with Becky Rogers about Africa and humanitarian work. LaReita has been to Ghana 9 times (as of 2023), each time taking some family members with her.  She recently sustained an irreversible ear injury which altered her life course.

LaReita now has a Masters of Social Work. She is credentialed as a CSW and works in a clinical setting as a counselor/therapist to help clients embrace their strengths. Then utilizing various research-based methods, including EMDR, LaReita assists clients in moving through their trauma or other difficult life experiences. Her social work education, training, and hands-on experience bring a unique perspective to Families Mentoring Families to achieve their goals.

Jerilyn Brown
Vice President of Marketing
Jerilyn Brown teaches people with disabilities, runs a skincare/makeup business and is the owner of Your Kind Mind.  When she isn’t busy working with FMF, you can find her in her classroom or in her studio where she sews, plays with makeup, teaches women the process of becoming their own best friend and promotes being kinder than necessary to yourself so you can be kinder than necessary to others.
Shirley Cunningham
Literacy Center Committee Chair

Shirley is an assistant principal in a Las Vegas middle school. She was previously a special education teacher and has extensive experience working with students of varying abilities. Mentoring teachers to be the best they can be is the most rewarding aspect of her current position. She has also been a part-time instructor at the university level teaching Intro to Special Education. Personally, Shirley is the mother to two amazing young women. Shirley is an avid reader and life-long learner, and she enjoys sharing this passion with others. Combining this passion with her background in education has been the driving force behind her desire to help FMF build literacy centers and help women and children learn to read.

Timothy Krakani
Project Manager, Ghana
Timothy has been with FMF since its inception.  He is one of our most valuable assets as he manages all construction and community projects in Kumasi, Ghana.  He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of 6.  We are so grateful for their kindness and generosity in stewarding the Rogers family.  Timothy is the reason all the balls stay in the air!
Adeola Gbadegesin
Literacy Center Manager, Africa

Adeola and his wife Jemima are the parents of 4 incredible readers!  They have established a true love of learning in their home and now spread the value of education throughout Africa as our FLC coordinators.  They are also the brains behind a future FMF project, Valiant Ensign, in Kasoa, Ghana.

George Ouma Owuor
In-country director, Kenya

George Owuor is a community development professional with vast experience in community capacity building and mobilization. He has trained locally and abroad. He is a creative, innovative, and a strategic thinker and is passionate about literacy and empowerment programs, especially for women. Currently, he oversees all literacy centers and FMF organizations in Kenya. 

Jackie Obanda
In-Country Director, Uganda

Jackie Obanda is responsible for managing all literacy centers in Uganda. She also oversees our agri/permiculture students in their training with Uwepo, as well as our Uganda aftercare program. She is a certified LIFEstory coach and is full of enthusiasm and passion to give back to her community. 

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