Meet Our Team
Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp
Gender and Education Specialist
Ashley is a gender and education specialist focusing on rights-based approaches to education and empowerment. She designed and led global education programs for populations displaced by war and marginalized by poverty and inequality. Considered an expert in sexual violence prevention and response, she led Mercy Corps’ MENA Girl Center and created child marriage prevention and response guidance for UNHCR’s Syria response.
Ashley is the Executive Director of the Brunner Literacy Center, an organization in Dayton, OH that empowers adults to lead better lives through literacy. She is also the co-founder of Enhance Worldwide, an organization that works with girls’ education in Ethiopia.
Sr. Pilot & Transport Management Advisor
Ralph started his career as a pilot with Tyrolean Airways, in between, he joined the Red Bull team to pilot their North American B-25J Mitchell out of their base in Salzburg. He also piloted Emirates Airline and VVIP International’s aircrafts as their Captain.
Ralph is certified to fly B777, Gulfstream GV/550, King Air B200, and of course North American B-25J Mitchells. To date, he has accumulated 15,000 flying hours, with many more hours ahead of him.
Risk & Compliance Advisor
With over 20 years of international experience, Rami has held several key leadership positions with renown INGOs and has focused on improving the effectiveness & efficiency of their internal controls in more than 50 countries through Risk Management, Audit & Compliance efforts.
Rami is deeply committed to his Lebanese homeland, he continues to mentor the youth of his nation in leadership roles through his involvement as a board member of “Heart for Lebanon”.
Supply Chain Advisor
Neil is a supply chain leader in the international development, aid and relief, commercial logistics, international trade & engineering sectors.
He worked with AP Moller Maersk Group, Agility, CGI and a range of NGOs, including International Medical Corps, Save the Children UK and International, Merlin and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Humanitarian Logistics Association & the World Humanitarian Forum.
Sr. Pilot & Transport Management Advisor
Having grown up as an expatriate and living in many different parts of the world, Curtis considers himself to be a citizen of the world. After attending the University of Washington in Seattle, his professional life as a pilot started on Norman Britain Islanders and Twin Otters. This progressed on to the Boeing 737, 767 and 777.
With over 19,000 flight hours accumulated, he has also been involved with Flight Safety, Auditing and CRM. His involvement with various aviation projects has continued over the years, ranging from Air Ambulance, Coastal and Economic Zone Protection, as well as Executive Inter-island Shuttle Service Projects.
Our Board of Directors
Founding Member and Vice President of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen e.V. – Wings of Help Germany. In May 2019, she was appointed General Secretary of Aviation Sans Frontieres International.
Marie-Lu is a renowned actress and scriptwriter. She received the Medal of Merit Rhineland-Palatinate in 2015 and Ehrensache SWR in 2010.
Having served his country, Tom left the US Navy in 1973. During his service, Tom was made an honorary member of the US Coast Guard for his role in various underwater search and rescue operations.
Tom used his GI Bill money to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. This culminated in his commissioning the rebuilding of the Sikorsky S-38, sometimes called “The Explorer’s Yacht”, which he has flown across the Atlantic.
Tom continues to be an active member of the Living Legend of Aviation.
Trustee of START Network and former Executive Director of International Medical Corps UK (IMC-UK) where he oversaw IMC-UK’s intervention in all leading emergencies over the past 7 years. More recently Kevin also led IMC-US’s Global Emergency Response unit.
Kevin’s entree to the humanitarian community was with GOAL Ireland in 1992, where he deployed as a volunteer to Somalia. Having left Goma, he subsequently deployed to Bosnia in 1994.
In 2004, he rejoined the private sector to provide life support commodities and services in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Kevin returned to the humanitarian sector with IMC in 2011 as the result of the Japan tsunami.
Founding Member and President of AWB-USA. Board Member of Rockville Chinese School (RCS) and former Executive Board Member of Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO). Considered as a leading expert on US-Indo-Chinese relations.
Prior to moving to the USA, Susi was the Contracts & Finance Director for Falcon Construction Company and Soufan Engineering FZE in Dubai.
In 2003, Susi deployed to Baghdad with IMC/Abt Associates. In 2018, she deployed to Indonesia as a volunteer in response to the Palu tsunami.
Founding Member, President and Chairman of Aviation Sans Frontieres International (ASF International) since 2016.
Christian spent much of his early life in the rural region of DRC. He joined Belgian Red Cross Rescue Service in 1980 as a volunteer and subsequently served in many countries-in-conflict, including Rwanda in 1994, where he was stuck in Kigali in the middle of the genocide. It was a miracle that he escaped.
Christian joined ASF Belgium in 2007 as the CEO.
President of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen – Wings of Help Germany. In May 2019, he was also appointed as Vice President Aviation Sans Frontieres International.
Frank is a journalist and author. He was the former editor-in-chief at Hessischer Rundfunk.
He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and WACS Humanitarian Award in 2012.