Board of Directors
Solomon Dabe Founder, President and 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.
Chuck Pirie Vice-President of Community Relations
Chuck joined the board in 2020. He and his wife Kathleen have five children. Chuck’s 30+ career as a safety consultant helped him fulfill his passion to help people “go home safe”. His experience with promoting cultural and organizational change as a cornerstone for safety success eventually led him to start an online safety training company, Safety Made Simple.
Ryan Fagan Treasurer
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 Life Mission Church in Olathe. Ryan received his Undergraduate Finance degree and MBA from the University of Northern Iowa. He has worked at T-Mobile in various capacities for the past 20+ years, currently serving as a Marketing Analytics Manager.
Danielle Stebbins Board Chairperson
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 Secretary and Director of Technology
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 and family attend Colonial Presbyterian Church where they have been involved in several mission trips to Guatemala. He 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 Vice-President of Marketing and Social Media
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.