Board of Directors
Solomon Dabe Founder, President & Executive Director
Solomon Dabe is the founder, president and executive director of A Bright Future for Kids, which began operating in 2012. Originally from Ethiopia, Solomon believes God has been preparing him his entire life to launch and lead this ministry. Through ABF4K, Solomon hopes the communities, families and individuals served by the ministry in Ethiopia and Kenya will experience physical and spiritual transformation. His professional background includes work in the health care industry as a home health care provider and CNA.
Lana Davis Board Member
Lana has served on the board of ABF4Ks almost since its beginning. She has a deep passion for the children and mothers in desperate need in Ethiopia and Kenya. Lana has traveled to Africa several times to meet with, play with, pray with and serve with the families that ABF4Ks supports. She believes that the way ABF4Ks ministers to these families is transformational, addressing not only spiritual needs but physical and emotional as well. Lana is married with 3 grown children and 4 grand children. She works in mortgage lending and loves helping first time home buyers.
Ryan Fagan Board Member
Ryan and his wife, Sarah, have four children. After adopting a daughter from Ethiopia in 2013, the family began searching for opportunities to invest in their daughter’s native country and help preserve and strengthen vulnerable families there. Ryan was introduced to ABF4K and is pleased to serve as Treasurer for the organization. The Fagans worship and serve at Heartland Community Church in Olathe. Ryan received his Undergraduate Finance degree and MBA from the University of Northern Iowa. He has worked at Sprint in various capacities for the past 16 years, currently serving as a Marketing Analytics Manager.
Danielle Stebbins Board Member
Danielle Stebbins joined the board in 2017. She is married to Carlo Jurani, MD and has two sons. She has been working at the University of Kansas Health System since 2005 as an internal medicine physician. Danielle has a passion for missions, leading an annual group to Haiti. She hopes to increase ABF4K exposure through networking and missions.
Darren Jenkins Board Member
Darren joined the board in 2018. He and his wife Nicole have three kids. His hope is to increase ABF4K’s visibility, communicate the ministry’s mission and stories, and inspire people to get involved. Darren has a BS from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Kansas. He has worked at Johnson County Community College since 1995 and is currently serving as a Senior Cloud Systems/Application Administrator.
Liz Cozad-Indellicate Board Member
Liz has served on the board of ABF4K since 2019. She and her husband John have four kids, all through the blessing of adoption. Because of this, Liz has a passion for adoption and caring for orphans/family preservation and advocating for those same causes. Liz is active with the adoption and foster ministry at her local church, and in the PTA of the her neighborhood elementary school. She has a bachelor of science from Grand Canyon University and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. Liz works as a physician at a local hospital as well as medical director of an area hospice.
Brianne Teevan-Bongiovanni Board Member
Brianne is the founder and Head of School at Bambini Creativi, a private progressive international school in Kansas City, Missouri since 2011. Brianne has passionately served and educated children in at-risk communities, in traditional school settings, and arts programming. Brianne was the Lead Early Learning Educator for Chicago Children’s Museum for several years where she helped create educational exhibits and programming for early learners. In 2008-2009, she had the opportunity of a lifetime to learn and serve along the side of her most inspiring educators at the Loris Malaguzzi Centre in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Brianne first met Soloman Dabe at church in 2017, and in 2018, when her elementary students were studying Children’s Rights and Responsibilities Around the World, Soloman visited the school as a guest speaker and shared his challenging experience as a young person growing up in Ethiopia. Soloman’s story touched their hearts and lives forever. The students at Bambini Creativi passionately organized and collected school supplies to donate to A Bright Future for Kids, and from there, their donations were collected and sent to Ethiopia to bless the children. Brianne joined forces with Soloman in hopes that her background in education and serving children would help bring the mission for A Bright Future for Kids to life!