About

We believe that sustainable and holistic development is key to ending poverty in northern Thailand. We raise funds for this to happen.

Board Members

Eric Hanson

Board President; Orthopedic Surgeon, Sierra Pacific Orthopedic Center

Why are you on the board? I am deeply committed to the vision and mission of Integrated Tribal Development Program. Lanna Foundation is a critical arm in raising awareness and support for the work of ITDP.

What do you hope to accomplish for the Lanna Foundation? My ultimate goal for Lanna Foundation is for it to have a broad self-sustaining base of support that lasts beyond me and the current board.

Favorite place you’ve traveled: MaOhJo, Thailand

What is one thing you want people to know about you? I grew up in Thailand until the age of 13.

Darlene Hanson

Board Secretary: Retired RNBSN who still keeps her license active to serve in a medical capacity in Thailand

Why are you on the board?: Being on the board is my response to one of the ways God has called me to serve his kingdom. Helping the Hill Tribe people is what I think about almost every day!

What do you want to accomplish for the Lanna Foundation?: A long and sustainable organization that has the funds to further the work in Thailand with ITDP

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled? Besides Thailand, Belize

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I love being a grandma almost as much as I love being a wife and mom!

Debbie Tingley

Director of Hands to Heart Women’s Co-Op; Board Member

Why are you on the board?: It is my genuine passion to support ITDP and the hill tribes in whatever ways are needed, while bringing my God given gifts to complement the Lanna Foundation Board to reach our goals, financially, physically and spiritually. My four years of experience serving alongside ITDP and villagers bring knowledge of the culture and changing needs of ITDP and the Hill Tribe.

What do you want to accomplish for the Lanna Foundation?:  Currently, I am spearheading the Women’s Cooperative Project in an effort to come alongside them through micro-loans and branding/marketing of artisan craft. Helping to  inspire and create more sustainability within the Cooperative Project members.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled?  The Hill Tribe area of Northern Thailand

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? My genuine and committed desire and passion is to come alongside ITDP, Mike and Becky Mann and the villagers of the Hill Tribe areas; to continue to listen to what the needs of ITDP and the villagers are at hand and to work as a team on the Lanna Foundation Board to aid in accomplishing these goals.

Kelly Mitchinson

Lanna Foundation Administrative Support Staff; Board Member

Business: Administrative Director- Lanna Coffee Co.

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? I’m honored to work with such amazing people. My goal is to establish systems of operation that will better organize the Foundation and communicate the story of the hill tribes needs. I want to create ways for others to connect with us to make a difference.

Favorite place you’ve traveled? Sea of Galilee, North Shore, Oxford, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Ma Oh Jo, Tarifa.

What is one thing you want people to know about you? Puns and good food are my love language. I’m passionate about transformation and freedom.

Dr. William Carveth

Board Member: Physician- Central Valley Colon & Rectal Surgical Associates

Why are you on the board? To support the stateside effort to fund children in Thailand.

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? Support the foundation to grow and fund more children in Thailand

Favorite place you’ve traveled? Colorado

What is one thing you want people to know about you? Despite my outward appearance I am a very compassionate person

Julia Cardoza

Board member: Safety & Health Consultant, Zenith Insurance Company

Why are you on the board? ITDP and the Northern Hill Tribes have been in my heart and prayers ever since my first missions trip to Thailand 5 years ago. Today, I am grateful to be a part of Lanna Foundation and support the amazing works of ITDP.

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? My hope is to bring greater awareness to IDTP’s mission, the villages and the opportunities available to partner with the foundation in sponsoring the efforts of bring education, sustainable resources and medical supplies to the villages.

Favorite place you’ve traveled? I have been to the Northern Hill Tribes twice now and each time I fall more in love with the villagers, their culture and the breath taking views of the mountaintops.

What is one thing you want people to know about you? Growing up in a farming community, I have a deep passion for ag and animals. I find great joy with having a career within the agriculture industry here in the Central Valley.

Jami Fagundes

Board Member: Alltech, Territory Sales Manager

Why are you on the board? I love the the work ITDP is doing! I have experienced first hand what Integrated Tribal Development Program is doing in Thailand and have seen how their efforts directly impact the villages of the Northern Hill Tribes. It is so humbling to see ITDP’s support of the villagers and their commitment to furthering their quality of life.

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? It is such an honor to serve on this board. It is my hope that I can continue to serve the villagers state side by growing awareness and the financial means to further ITDP and their mission.

Favorite place you’ve traveled? I do not think any trip will ever top my first visit to Thailand back in 2014, but I am a bit of a beach goer and the island of Crete tops my travels thus far.

What is one thing you want people to know about you?I am a lover of animals and strong coffee.

Bryan Feil

Board Member: Director of Real Estate, Bitwise Industries

Why are you on the board? The work that ITDP does in Thailand is a privilege to take part in. I enjoy serving alongside of those who also have a passion to see those who are under-resourced in Northern Thailand. To operate Lanna Coffee Co. and serve on the Board of this amazing organization allows our vision and impact to be aligned and one that can change the lives for those who farm our coffee and work hard for our delicious morning brew.

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? I hope to continue to be a voice for those in the hill tribes through clear marketing and storytelling. I hope to continue to utilize the relationships that Lanna Coffee Co. has to raise funds and continue supporting the work that ITDP is doing.

Favorite place you’ve traveled? Besides the glorious hills of Northern Thailand and the streets of Chiang Mai, it would probably be the luscious rolling hills of England.

What is one thing you want people to know about you? That I love seeing businesses operate in a way that create value for all involved. I love light roasted coffee.

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Jessie Thiesen

Board member: Teacher turned stay at home mom

Why are you on the board? I feel honored to be on this board and grateful my two trips to Thailand. I traveled to Thailand 8 years ago for my first missions trip with ITDP.  On that trip I fell in love with the people, culture, and their passion for life. The children in the village really captured my heart and I’m passionate about their education and well being.

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? I want to bring awareness to this foundation, the villages and people it represents. So many amazing things are happening with ITDP in Thailand and I think people don’t understand how giving a little can really make such a huge difference in these villagers life.

Favorite place you’ve traveled? Traveling to Thailand for my first time  was by far the best trip of my life. We live in a country where everything is just a click away, but the villagers in Thailand have very little and yet are some of the happiest people I’ve ever met. They were so encouraging and uplifting!!

What is one thing you want people to know about you? One thing people might not know about me is that I met my husband on my first mission trip to Thailand, and on my second trip we announced we were pregnant with our first child. So Thailand holds a special place in my heart for many reasons!

Foundation Partners

Sarah Davis

Staff, Accountant

Business: Controller – AYC Construction, Accountant – Lanna Coffee, Accountant – Neighborhood Industries

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? Keep the books in good shape 🙂

Favorite place you’ve traveled? Bora Bora

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I’m a very giving person and will do what it takes to make everyone happy.

Richard Mann

Lanna Foundation Thailand Staff/Director of Coffee Operations, ITDP

What do you dream to accomplish for ITDP?  I would love to help ITDP make a name for itself in the coffee Industry. To continue developing Thai coffees and see it gain in popularity as a result would be awesome.

Why do you work at ITDP? How did you get started/connected with it? I work at ITDP because I love working with villagers and spending time in the hills. Growing up in Thailand, ITDP has been a part of my life since a was a kid. It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to come back as an adult, and help ITDP continue to grow.

Favorite place I’ve Traveled: Vietnam and  a village in the middle of nowhere that takes multiple days to get to.

What is one thing you want people to know about you: I judge travel destinations by food options

Matthew Weaver

Advisory Council Member, CEO- Weaver & Associates Insurance Brokers

Business: Weaver & Associates Insurance Brokers

Why are you on the board? To support the work of Mike and Becky

What do you want to accomplish for the foundation? Continue to bring living water to the Hill Tribes

Favorite place you’ve traveled? Villages in the rainy season