Board Members and Advisors
Link Hands for Humanity is a 3rd generation non-profit that is dedicated to humanitarian values and ethical service. Originally formed by Deva Lewis in 1976, the organization is now guided by her daughter, Nura Loeks. Drawing upon an appreciation of indigenous wisdom, respect for the ability of leaders to impact communities, and desire for all populations to receive the benefits of modern medicine, Nura established the priorities for Link hands. Ecology, medicine, and education bring these values together.
Nura Loeks, USA
Nura is the Director of Link Hands. Drawing from a diversity of traditions from across the globe and a background in ecology, medicine and education, she has a unique capacity to recognize and to develop leaders.
Ted Fish, Ed.D, MBA, USA
Ted Fish provides strategic guidance to school leaders, business owners, and communities worldwide.
Hana Drew, MA, USA
Hana Drew, with a background in architecture, designs the spaces for our philanthropic projects.
Zach Loeks, BA, CANADA
Zach Loeks is the director of The Ecosystem Solution Insitute and partners with Link Hands on land management projects, including the Edible Biodiversity Conservation Area on the Link Hands Farm.
Ibrahim Loeks, USA
Ibrahim Loeks, a wilderness first responder and cultural ambassador, opens up new initiatives and oversees the safety of team members in remote areas.
Birgit Tylla, MD, Switzerland
Birgit Tylla is a gynecologist who helps to oversee medical assessments.
Andi Tylla, Switzerland
Andi Tylla provides IT support and photojournalism for Link Hands.
Heiner Gabele, MD, Switzerland
Heiner Gabele is a specialist in Internal Medicine who helps to oversee medical assessments.
Gordon Splettsen, MD, Germany
Gordon Splettsen is a family practitioner.
Sigrid Splettsen, MD, Germany
Sigrid Splettsen is a family practitioner.
Helena Shang, MD, Switzerland
Helena Shang is pulmonologist and psychotherapist.
Manon Bertrand, Ph.D, Canada
Manon Bertrand is a Psychologist who works with trauma.
Holly Copeland, MA, LPC, USA
Holly Copeland is a licensed personal counselor who works with families and at-risk children.
Leslie Goldstein, MSW, USA
Leslie Goldstein is a social worker and philanthropist.
John Mosimann, MA, USA
John Mosimann is an educator and philanthropist.
Bill Goforth, USA
Bill Goforth is an IT specialist.
Heather Peck, MA, USA
Heather Peck designs and implements mental health programs for at-risk populations.
Marie Chantal-Savoy, Canada
Marie Chantal-Savoy is an expert in marketing and sales.
Eran Krinsky, Israel
Eran Krinsky documents Link Hands initiatives through photojournalism.
Barbara Mapelli Mozzi, Switzerland
Barbara Mapelli Mozzi advises about animal welfare.
Gianluca Bonetti, Switzerland
Gianluca Bonetti provides photo documentation of Link Hands projects.
Giving Well Foundation
The Giving Well Foundation partners with Link Hands to sponsor projects across the world.
Fish Leadership works with Link Hands to develop leaders in schools, businesses and communities throughout the world.
The Ecosystem Solution Institute
The Ecosystem Solution Institute partners with Link Hands on projects involving ecology and food security such as the Edible Biodiversity Conservation Area.