Mr. Alfred K. Koala
Mr. Koala is the founder and president of Feeding Nations Through Education. Through faith, courage, determination and hard work, Alfred went from extreme poverty in Burkina Faso, West Africa to becoming a homeowner in California, USA. He believes in his God’s given calling of helping people help themselves. Alfred learned English as his 3rd language, graduated with his bachelor in Accounting Information Systems from Chico State and with an MBA from California State University, Sacramento. He is also a software engineer for VSP Global. He has earned several awards and academic honors including but not limited to the CSU Chico President’s Advisory Board Award, the City of Chico Mayor’s Award and VSP Global People First Award. He resides with his wife Ashley and their daughter Tegawende in Sacramento, California.
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Debbie graduated from University of California, Riverside with a BA in Biology. She worked as a Research Associate at University of Chicago and at University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently an Executive Distributor at It Works Global. Her community involvement includes serving as President of the PEO Chapter JU, Sacramento. She is also an executive team member of the Luis Palau Festival in Sacramento. Debbie and her husband Larry, MD took several trips to African nations including Burkina Faso with Mr. Koala on the first FNTE trip to provide medical assistance, an eye glass clinic, and helped build a clean water well for the village of Thyou. For Debbie, FNTE is a life changing organization.
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Mr. Stark is a 1979 graduate of California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has owned American Business Service in Chico for over 25 years, which is a bookkeeping, payroll and tax service for many local small businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches and individuals.
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Kayla has been working with non–profits for the past eleven years. Her passion for Feeding Nations through Education is driven by watching it change people lives by educating and empowering them to become self-sufficient in providing for themselves, their families, and their community. Being able to put her events planning and administrative skills to use for such a great foundation brings so much joy to her and her family’s lives. Kayla lives in Chico with her husband David and their 2 children.
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Dr. Raymond F. Boykin
Dr. Raymond F. Boykin is currently a Research Professor at Virginia State University in Logistic Information Technology and Professor Emeritus, Supply Chain Management and the Director Emeritus of the SAP Program and University Competence Center in the College of Business at California State University, Chico. Ray received his Ph.D. in Business Administration at St. Louis University, his M.S. in Business Administration at San Diego State University, and his B.A. in Business Administration at California State University, Fullerton. Professor Boykin has traveled several times to Sierra Leone to help build an elementary school and church, conduct pastor training, and help develop long term ministry plans. He is also on the board of Makaira Ministries, (affiliated with OM International). Ray is very excited to bring his experience to help FNTE accomplish its sustainable mission. He resides with his wife Shelley in Prince George, Virginia.
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