Team

Jeff Johns

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As Impact Foundation's CEO, Jeff brings extensive experience and acumen in business development and fundraising to the leadership of Impact Foundation.  Prior to launching Impact Foundation, Jeff spent 12 years at the National Christian Foundation (NCF) concentrating on network expansion. His affiliate team grew annual charitable contributions from $40 million to more than $850 million and raised more than $4 billion for Kingdom impact and positive change. In addition, Jeff has developed and led efforts to extend this model globally, with a focus on Asian markets through Global Generosity Foundation. Recently, he launched a platform in Hong Kong to serve greater China. Having served on several nonprofit boards, including The Gathering, Seed Company and currently as Chairman of the Board of Axis, Jeff brings a depth of corporate governance experience. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife Jacqlyn are raising their three lively children in Albuquerque. 

email - jeff [at] impactfoundation.org


Aimee Minnich

Aimee Minnich serves as Chief Impact Officer and General Counsel of Impact Foundation. Prior to founding Impact Foundation, she served as President and General Counsel for the National Christian Foundation, Heartland, where she designed and implemented the foundation’s Missional Investing Program to allow the investment of donor-advised funds in social impact companies. A recovering attorney, Aimee earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law with honors and a BA in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Rockhurst University. In addition to “The Profitable Charity,” she's published a boring law article and a study of the metaphysics of salvation. Aimee and her husband Marshall live with their three adorable and high-energy kids and sweet old dog in Kansas city. Aimee loves serving on the boards of two local nonprofits that seek to make the city an even better place.

email - aimee [at] impactfoundation.org


steve doerr

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Steve Doerr serves as Chief Operating Officer of Impact Foundation. Recently retired as an executive with ExxonMobil corporation, Steve is now interested in applying his business acumen to impact investing. 

Over the course of his 27+ year career at ExxonMobil, Steve was responsible for a variety of businesses and staff organizations.  He has extensive international experience having both lived and worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 

In his role as COO, Steve will continue to develop and improve Impact Foundation’s operational structure and services for increased efficiency and excellence. 

Steve and his wife Kim have two grown children and recently moved to Kansas City to be closer to family and friends. A former professional soccer player and a CPA, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University and a Masters in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. In his down time, Steve enjoys reading, watching sports (participating when he can) and learning about the world.  

email: steve [at] impactfoundation.org


Ralph Veerman

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Ralph D. Veerman is President and CEO of Veerman & Associates (V&A), a consulting company founded in 1988. Historically, his firm coached non-profit executives in management, marketing, communications and major gift fund raising but currently he assists foundations, corporations, and high net worth families as a philanthropic advisor.  Veerman enjoys seeing people come together for the common good and assisting his network of clients to be more generous and effective as donors and investors.

 

Prior to launching V&A as a young non-profit executive, Veerman was National Director of YFC/Youth Guidance in Chicago and Senior Vice President of Prison Fellowship USA in Washington, D.C. In 1984 he moved to Orlando, where he was President of Ligonier, before launching his consulting firm, Veerman & Associates, in 1988.

 

Through his firm, Veerman served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of CNL and the Seneff Family Foundation; he is the former Director of the Heart of the City Foundation Orlando; helped launch BioLogos, a John Templeton Foundation project founded by Dr. Francis Collins, and served David Segel in London/LA as Senior Adviser to the Chairman of SGL.  For many years he served Roberta and Howard Ahmanson at Fieldstead & Company assisting them with a variety of their global charitable projects.  He is currently helping to launch Generosity: NY; providing advisory support for the Demetree Foundation in Orlando and works with Impact Foundation – a donor advised impact investment fund.  He is also Interim Director of Lifework Leadership Orlando, a Christian leadership development initiative he helped launch in 1992.

 

Veerman is Founder and Trustee of Lifework Leadership Orlando.  He serves on the Boards of Trinity Forum Europe, London; Friends of Wycliffe Hall Oxford USA; Excelsis, Orlando and the Orlando Health Foundation.  He is a former Trustee of the Riverside Foundation, Washington, D.C; United Arts of Central Florida and the Advisory Board of the John Templeton Foundation. He also serves in the College of Elders at First Presbyterian Church Orlando.

 

As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Veerman clearly demonstrates his optimistic nature and is still celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, IL, and Master’s degrees in in Social Work and Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He and his wife, Lynne, have four children and ten grandchildren and enjoy skiing, mountain biking and high-alpine hiking in Crested Butte, Colorado, where they spend their summers.

 



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Bev Lathrop

Bev Lathrop serves as our Operations Manager, or as she prefers "Queen of Covert Ops".  With a high capacity for organizing chaos, Bev does a commendable job wrangling all the activity that Jeff and Aimee stir up. Before joining Impact Foundation, she spent 4 years working with Jeff at NCF. Outside work, Bev stays busy with her two (mostly) grown children and a variety of church commitments.

email - bev [at] impactfoundation.org



Board of Directors

Craig and April Chapman

Each accomplished technology executives in their own rights, Craig and April share a passion for scalable solutions to global issues funded by smart, generous investments. Craig co-founded INRIX, a venture-capital backed traffic and navigation company, and he was an executive at Microsoft. Craig left full-time status in 2011 and now devotes his time to family and Christ-centered ministry work, including National Christian Foundation, World Vision, Union Gospel Mission, Family Life, Stronger Families, and others. After a successful 20 year career in the tech industry, April serves on the board of Praxis Labs, the Advisory Board of the Sovereign's Wealth Venture Capital Fund and as co-chair of the World Vision Innovation Fund. Craig and April are members of Overlake Christian Church and parents of twins (boy and girl) who prove conclusively that God creates every one of us as a very unique individual.


Jonathan Harrison

Jonathan is a financial advisor with a heart for helping people make an impact in their world. He’s most passionate about the intersection of philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and technology. Outside of work you can find him reading, running & training for his next race, or hanging out with neighbors in the urban community he loves. 

He and his wife Karen moved from the Great Lakes region in 2007 to join New Life City Church, a church plant in downtown Kansas City. They have 2 boisterous sons, a beautiful daughter, and a very lively Airedale Terrier.


Greg Lernihan

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Committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others, Greg has refocused his life with this purpose. He currently dedicates his time to investing in impact related companies, mentoring budding entrepreneurs and supporting Christian-led ministries and companies passionately serving Chicago and other parts of the world. In addition to Impact Foundation, Greg serves on several boards focused on social change.

Greg is the co-founder of Convergint Technologies. Started in a basement in 2001, Convergint is now the worlds largest privately held electronic security firm with over 2,400 colleagues globally. Greg also spent 20 years at Siemens before leaving as Sr. Vice-President for North America.

Greg and his wife Mary Beth have three children and have been blessed with two grandchildren.


David Wills

David’s passions are centered on generosity and eternity, so he invests his time helping others lay up treasure in heaven and take hold of life that is truly life. Since 1998, he has served with the National Christian Foundation. David is the co-author of two books, Investing in God’s Business and Family.Money., and numerous articles. He earned his B.B.A from Baylor University, his J.D. from Baylor Law School and completed postgraduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Chris, are excited to once-again call Texas home with their seven children.