Teri serves as our volunteer Executive Director, bringing over 20 years of experience in retail executive management to our team. She recently left the corporate world to lead Pharaoh’s Daughters full time. She also serves on the board of Both Hands Foundation, as an Orphan Sunday coordinator, for Hope 1:17 orphan ministry at her church and with Operation Christmas Child. God broke Teri’s heart for the orphan during the adoption journey to Russia for her son Maxim. She is now committed to God’s calling on her life to ensure all children’s voices are heard and all families are equipped to provide loving homes to God’s children. Teri is a native of Texas and now makes her home with her husband Ryan in Tennessee.
Jodi Jackson Tucker
Jodi is our board President. She loves being a wife to Jerry and mom to her large family of world-changers. In 2009, during a season of great brokenness, God revealed to her the idea for Pharaoh’s Daughters after she heard Exodus 2 preached by Sarah Sebyala. It was then that the dream was born to unite the women who love and serve the orphan. Since then she has quit her corporate job and now works full-time as the International Director of Orphan Sunday for the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). She is author of the book “Fasten Your Sweet Belt: 10 Things You Need to Know About Older Child Adoption.”
Board Vice President Jen founded a global orphan organization and is now a consultant to nonprofits, as well as shopkeeper for her antique boutique, Gathered Goods. She loves opportunities to help people realize who God has created them to be, and to help nonprofits be effective in their governance and mission. When she isn’t brainstorming around a table with people, she’s probably at a flea market looking for a table for her antique shop! Jen lives in Nashville with her black lab, Chinch, who is happiest when she takes him for long country drives on the weekends.
Tara is a wife, mother, and seasoned non-profit professional who serves as our General Counsel. She is a licensed attorney who has spent the last fifteen years in senior executive management, so she keeps us out of the weeds (get it?). She currently serves as the President and CEO of NC Community Development Initiative. Tara is also the Co-Founder of Radah Consulting Group, an organization dedicated to assisting faith-based organizations and an ordained minister who focuses on ministering to women and families.
DeAnna, our board secretary, is a cherished daughter of the Most High King, wife to the most amazing man and mama to three preciously feisty boys through the bountiful process of adoption. She loves good food, coffee, traveling, & all things chocolate. Her mission in life is to pursue the Lord with reckless abandon, love fearlessly and stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. She is constantly humbled to be standing with her sisters around the world in this amazing adventure we know as Pharaoh’s Daughters!
As a board member, Jan brings us her decades of experience as a social worker and ministry leader. She’s an adoptive mother and has served on the International board of Bethany Christian Services for several years. She has had experience working in Michigan, Africa, and Ukraine and volunteer mission work for Heart for Africa, South African Medical Expeditions (SAME), and AIRO Ministries in Kenya and Ukraine. Jan has also held leadership positions at HOSPICE of Little Traverse Bay, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlevoix County, and Christian Alliance for Orphans.
Board member Anita and her husband Peter Deyneka are known throughout Russia and Europe for their years of leading the ministry that is now known as Mission Eurasia. She currently serves as Director Emeritus of that board, as well as providing oversight to Home for Every Orphan and World Without Orphans, both global networks advocating for children without families. She is the author of six books and numerous publications about Christianity and the orphan crisis. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois, USA, and has two married children who were adopted from Colombia, and five grandchildren.