Leadership

Wide Horizons For Children is dedicated to the well-being and security of vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide. We keep vulnerable families together, provide quality orphan care and build families through adoption.

Janice Hoffman

Janice Hoffman

President and CEO

Janice M. Hoffman, President and CEO, joined Wide Horizons For Children in 1999 as its Chief Operating Officer and was appointed President and CEO in 2012.  During her tenure, she has been instrumental in developing a strategic blueprint for the organization, bringing a new focus to the areas of family strengthening and orphan care programming, and building capacity in sustainable philanthropy. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and a B.A. in Psychology from Laurentian University. Janice grew up in Canada and is an adoptive mother of two children from Latin America.

Debbie Mansfield

Debbie Mansfield

Director of Programs

Debbie Mansfield, Director of Programs, joined Wide Horizons For Children in 1996. She develops and manages Family Strengthening and Orphan Care programs that benefit vulnerable children and families in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa.  Previously, she worked as Program Director for American Councils for International Education in Almaty Kazakhstan. She holds an M.A. from University of New York at Albany in Russian and a B.A.in International Relations from Tufts.  Debbie grew up in western Massachusetts and is the adoptive mother of three children from the U.S.

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Lindsey DeGolan

Director of Development

Lindsey DeGolan, Director of Development, joined Wide Horizons For Children in 2015 as its Development Coordinator. She became Director of Development in 2021. Lindsey is a fundraising specialist with 8 years of experience in annual giving, major gifts and sponsored events. She manages the development team, works closely with external design and development consultants, and runs Wide Horizons’ Customer Relationship Management system. Prior to coming to Wide Horizons, Lindsey was the Program Coordinator for Yachad DC, a community-revitalizing nonprofit, and an elementary school teacher. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Wagner College.

Maryanne Ludwig

Maryanne Ludwig

Director of Adoption

Maryanne Ludwig, Director of Adoption, joined Wide Horizons For Children in 2000. She oversees all aspects of the agency’s adoption and post-adoption programming, working closely with a team of managers and social workers. She holds an M.S.W from Simmons Graduate School of Social Work and a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University. Maryanne is an adopted person and has two children.

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Dr. Tsegaye Berhe

Director of Africa Programs

Dr. Tsegaye Berhe, Director of Africa Programs, joined Wide Horizons For Children in 2004. He is considered a leading expert in Ethiopian child welfare issues. Under his direction, Wide Horizons For Children began our work in Ethiopia. Since that time, more than 1,100 children have found families through adoption or have been served through Family Strengthening programs. Previously, Dr. Tsegaye served as the Director of Child and Family Affairs for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and as President of the Adoption Network, a group of adoption facilitators in Ethiopia. He holds a Ph.D in Human Resource Management from Ashford University (UK) and a Diploma in Church Management from Birmingham University (UK). Dr. Tsegaye received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Joint Council for International Children’s Services.

Sarah Blick

Director of Marketing Communications

Sarah Blick, Director of Marketing Communications, joined Wide Horizons For Children in 2020. With 37 years of international marketing and fundraising experience, she directs the development of Marcomms strategies and works with consultants to implement these online. She also optimizes Wide Horizons’ online marketing and fundraising tools and platforms. Sarah holds a B.A. and B.Ed from the University of Toronto, Canada.