Stateside Staff

Mike Mercer



Dean Moshofsky, M.D.

Clinical Care Overseer

Sarah Moshofsky

Field Staff Adviser

Valerie Bellamy

East Java Director

Ret. Sgt. Mike Geiger

Director of Government and Law Enforcement Relations

Mary Robertson

Associate Director of Development

Emily Schwichtenberg

Executive Assistant

International Staff

Compassion First employs an international team of staff members, indigenous to each area, filling a spectrum of professional roles including an executive and administrative team, care providers, social workers, case managers, educators, house mothers, and security professionals. For security purposes, expatriate and national staff member names are not listed.

Board of Directors

Shane Dwyer
Board Treasurer – Shane Dwyer is the Controller at Modo, Inc. He has been involved with Compassion First since it’s earliest days, and he has served as Treasurer since 2011.

Dean Moshofsky, M.D.
Board Member – A beloved Beaverton, Oregon pediatrician with Metropolitan Pediatrics. He has served Compassion First as a board member since 2008. He also serves on the Compassion First Board of Advisors and as Compassion First’s Clinical Care Overseer.

Sarah Cepeda
Board Member – A Nike Retail Buyer with Nike, Inc. She has served Compassion First as a board member since 2012.

Lonnie Sproat
Board Member – Retired Vice President of Operations for Farmers Insurance. He has served Compassion First as a board member since 2013.

Jena Andres
Board Member – Brand Architect at Gloo. She has served Compassion First as a board member since 2017.

Greg Whitaker
Board Member – Co-Owner of Whitaker/Ellis Builders, Inc. He has served Compassion First as a board member from 2008 to 2016 and returned to the board in 2018.

Valerie Bellamy
Board Member – Director of the Cemetery Outreach and a member of the Compassion First Core Staff. She has served as a board member since 2015.

Mike Mercer
Board Member – The Founder and President of Compassion First. He has served as a board member since the organization’s inception in 2007.

Advisory Board

Retired Sgt. Mike Geiger
Formerly lead the sex crimes and anti-trafficking unit for the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and maintains a significant presence in the broader anti-trafficking world. He supervised the PPB members working in the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force and also served on the Legislative and Public Policy Committee for the State of Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. Geiger currently runs our survivor services in Portland and continues to lead Compassion First’s partnered law enforcement training efforts in Indonesia and is a regular speaker on the topic of human trafficking and anti-trafficking investigation.

Alice Rau
Empowers athletes to choose healthy lifestyles as a Fitness Instructor at Nike’s World Headquarters. A native of Indonesia, she also maintains a seat on the Trustee Board for Compassion First’s Indonesian affiliate, Yayasan Kasih Utama.

Dean Moshofsky, M.D.
Serves children in his local community as a pediatrician with Metropolitan Pediatrics. As the father of four, he seeks to provide excellent care to each of his patients knowing that every child is someone’s son or daughter. His compassionate care and medical expertise benefit his work as an advisory board member and as a Clinical Care Overseer for Compassion First.

Tiffany Fieken, LCSW
Provides clinical expertise and academic guidance to students at Pacific University and oversees their internships in the field of social work. She also maintains a seat on the Board of Directors for Glorify—a non-profit organization working to build a bridge between the local faith community and the foster care system. Tiffany oversees Compassion First’s clinical team coordinator, who serves as the liaison between counselors, social workers, and program staff.

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