Our team at Samaritan’s Feet have devoted themselves to serving those in need and helping others around the world to do the same. Each of our ambassadors brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to a diverse and unique organization that is changing the lives of people around the world.
Co-Founder, CEO, & President
Manny is the co-founder of Samaritan’s Feet and the chief foot washer and visionary. He loves watching lives transform right before his eyes and seeing people walk in their purpose. One of his most impactful memories with the ministry is when he witness the President of Burundi wash the feet of the poor and pygmies in his country. And another is when he witnessed one the orphans we served finish college, launch their own ministry, and have their own family. Manny enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and investing in people.
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Tracie is the co-founder of Samaritan’s Feet and the guardian of our culture and chief encourager. She loves seeing our team as well as those we serve with reach their potential and utilize their platform to make a difference. Developing our Women Ambassador program and seeing computer learning centers being built in Africa and the success of their Barefoot Gala has been so meaningful for her. She loves serving her children, traveling with her husband, and of course, shoe shopping!
Angela handles all things finance as our controller. She loves the camaraderie of the team she gets to work with. One of the most impactful moments was understanding the needs in regard to the shoes and then grasping the impact that the World Shoe can have. Angela enjoys anything outdoors, church related activities, and reading.
Video & Digital Marketing Coordinator
Bryan produces videos, photographs, and designs pieces to document the domestic and international initiatives and impact of Samaritan’s Feet. He enjoys being able to tell the stories of those we serve. While serving thousands of refugees in Uganda, he realized he was ready to be a part of this global movement. Bryan enjoys munching on Haribo gummy bears, spending time outdoors, and getting tattoos.
Executive Assistant & Special Events Coordinator
Candy is the executive assistant to the co-founders of Samaritan’s Feet along with being the Special Events coordinator, assisting with daily schedules, tasks, and arrangements, creating Samaritan’s Feet events from annual golf tournaments to Galas. She enjoys being part of a team that is truly making a difference. One of the most impactful moments she had with Samaritan’s Feet was serving over 2,000 homeless adults in Atlanta, GA and seeing a physical need being met, along with encouraging them. Candy enjoys being with her family, shopping, and traveling.
Cedric inspires our volunteers on the importance of service in our warehouse. He loves working with the volunteers and seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive the shoes. One of his most impactful memories was watching the shoes he brought to a local school on the feet of so many children throughout the hallways. Cedric enjoys coaching basketball, playing video games, and spending time with his wife.
Associate Director of Donor Relations & Grants
Davida builds relationships with our donors and researches and writes grants. She loves hearing stories from volunteers about the impact Samaritan’s Feet is making in the lives of others. One of her favorite memories is meeting a young girl at a distribution who was so proud to show off the Samaritan’s Feet shoes she was wearing that she had received at a prior distribution. Davida enjoys walking, cooking, and being with family and friends.
Communications & Website Design Coordinator
Deni develops content to keep Samaritan’s Feet supporters and the media informed and inspired about our initiatives and supports the Samaritan’s Feet staff with their marketing needs. She loves hearing stories of impact and sharing those with our supporters. While at a distribution, she recalls a young boy’s proud smile as he posed wearing his new shoes that properly fit over the braces on his feet. Deni loves black coffee, listening to music, and spending time at the beach with friends and family.
Regional Director of Operations
Denise plans domestic distribution events with our partners in the Midwest and Western US, and helps with development and donor cultivation. She enjoys seeing the smiles, laughter, and hugs that occur during our distributions. One of her favorite days is when Sioux Falls, SD hosts 3 different events at the same time, inspired by the thoughts that over 300 volunteers and 2,000 kids are being served at one time. Denise enjoys meeting new people as she travels and learns about new cultures.
Devine, or affectionately known as PawPaw in the office, is one of our warehouse associates and he prepares the shoes for distributions throughout the United States and around the worl. He loves getting up and coming to work every morning. One of his most impactful moments was working with the volunteers and helping them serve. PawPaw enjoys playing chess, taking walks, and eating good food.
Director of Warehousing & Global Logistics
Eddie oversees and manages our global logistics and operations. He enjoys being a part of a team that is having an impact on changing people’s lives around the world. Developing and cultivating change with Samaritan’s Feet is really meaningful to him. Eddie enjoys coaching, playing sports, and watching movies.
Executive Director of Global Projects & Operations
Graham leads our operations in the US, our global projects, and a team that helps distribute thousands of pairs of shoes each year. He loves having the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus while serving others humbly and lovingly. He recalls seeing a young girl who was volunteering leading a child that was being served to Christ and how impactful that was to him. Graham enjoys playing sports, traveling, and cheering on the Razorbacks.
Development Project Coordinator
Katie serves on our development team as the liaison between our corporate partners and the operation team. She enjoys interacting with all areas of the organization as she helps get an event from inspiration to execution. She is impacted seeing the sheer size and reach of the ministry that all started with one simple pair of shoes. Katie loves hiking and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Larry maintains our Charlotte, NC warehouse and pulls and supplies shoe orders for all distributions. He loves that he is playing a part in serving those in need and putting shoes on kids’ feet. He recalls serving out our powerful Reconciliation event in Charleston one year after they experienced tragedy through the shooting at Mother Emmanuel Church. Larry enjoys watching NASCAR racing, doing special projects with his church, and fishing.
Regional Director of Operations
Mythiquer facilitates distribution events in the Texas area and surrounding region. He helps create opportunities for people to serve through the act of humility and feels honored to be hands and feet of Jesus through this role. During a distribution for children with special needs in Houston, Mythiquer recalls an impactful moment when a tearful parent said “thank you for not forgetting our babies. They are people, too.” Mythiquer enjoys spending time with his two daughters, rock climbing, movies, and giving the special needs population a better quality of life.
Regional Director of Operations
Phil works with churches, school, companies, and community leaders across the United States to plan and execute shoe distributions. He loves hearing the life-changing stories and seeing the joy on the faces of people we serve. He has been impacted by the God moments he’s encountered where he meets someone he’s been able to minister to in unusual places. Phil loves spending time with his family, sightseeing in different places he travels to, and playing golf with his sons.
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Robyn oversees our volunteers and builds relationships with the amazing people who serve with us. She loves that she is able to help people experience making a difference in the lives of others. Knowing that some children around the world can’t get an education if they don’t have shoes motivates Robyn to help as much as she can. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.
Chief of Staff
Scott provides leadership and direction to the staff to enable them to execute the mission and vision of Samaritan’s Feet in the most efficient and impactful way. He loves being able to maximize each employee’s impact by empowering them to use their unique gifts and talents. While serving at Samaritan’s Feet events, he is reminded that we are hope deliverers as he sees parents well up with tears of joy as their kids receive shoes. Scott enjoys mentoring students in the College of Business at Clemson, hiking, golf, and DIY projects.
Associate Director of Missions & Community Engagement
Shannon helps manage and coordinate tasks for our international team trips. She loves helping teams through the trip process from start to finish, including seeing them encounter life-changing moments. With a heart to serve children in impoverished countries, she receives joy equipping others to also serve. One of her most impactful memories was giving shoes to homeless refugees in Uganda who had just fled from Sudan, many who left family behind. Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching Netflix, and trying new restaurants.
Director of Development
Terry manages our development efforts including corporate sponsorships, special partnerships, grants, and donors. He enjoys getting to interact with our corporate partners and helping create nationwide and multi-city projects that help organizations engage with their employees. One of his favorite moments with Samaritan’s Feet was watching over 150 volunteers come out to serve in our home city, Charlotte, to help initiative healing efforts. Terry enjoys spending time with his wife and family, traveling and training international church leaders.
Regional Director of Operations
Todd serves and empowers others to become servant leaders in the Midwest. He loves getting to serve others through the work he does! One of his most impactful Samaritans Feet moment was when he experienced Coach Ron Hunter coaching a game in his bare feet in 2008, and being the first coach to do so in the history of sports. Todd enjoys all things football, mentoring young people through his organization Beyond This, and spending time with his four boys.
Viki assists our finance team and loves being able to thank our donors for their generosity. She remembers a man who brought his daughter to one of our distributions who had shoes that were more tattered than his daughter’s shoes. But Samaritan’s Feet was able to provide shoes for both him and his daughter and she’ll never forget how thankful he was. Viki enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, and swimming.
Associate Director of Missions and Engagement
Whitney helps coordinate our teams and trips as we serve internationally. She enjoys being behind the scenes and developing relationships with all of our partners in that area. While traveling to Nigeria several years ago with Samaritan’s Feet, her eyes were opened to a new world and she keeps those friendships and memories close. You can always find Whitney in a CrossFit gym or enjoying the sun outside.
International Office Support
Daniel Dominquez, Director
Dawna MacLean, President
Jon Sarpong, Vice President
Funmi Ohonme, Director
Cristina Rotulo Cheeks, Coordinator
Darrell Cheeks, Director
Wesley de Souza Oliveira, Director
Justin Li, Director
Sharon Chan, Coordinator
Samuel Santa Maria Diaz, Director
Sister Barbra Kowalkowski