Our team


It truly takes a village for Hope for Ghana to fulfill its mission. A vision born after my return from Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage in 2011 has come to life because of the people I have surrounded myself with along the way. Men and women from all parts of the globe have encouraged me and advised me over the years. These amazing people, too numerous to mention individually, have shared with me a similar vision of improving the human condition in Ghana. I am grateful to each and every one of you for sharing your spirit with me and truly being part of our team.

“Hope for Ghana is an investment in these children’s tomorrow. The next doctor, the next nurse, perhaps the next President of Ghana is sitting in front of us. The future of this village, the future of Ghana, and the future of our world is right here in this school.” – Steve Greene, MD

Board of Directors

Steve Greene, MD

President & Founder

Steve Greene, MD is a Pediatrician who fell in love with the people and culture of Ghana nearly 30 years ago when he first visited Ghana as a medical student. His vision of providing a brighter future to the children in Ghana through education has come to life in his creation of Hope for Ghana. Steve’s passion for providing hope and opportunity for these children fuels the mission of Hope for Ghana.


Nate Keisel

Vice President

Nate Keisel is an ordained pastor who brings his experience of ministering to the poor to Hope for Ghana. He has a passion for seeing youth better themselves, working with Teen Challenge in ministering to those who are destitute as a result of drug addiction. Nate’s love and compassion for the world’s poorest and neediest beautifully reflect the mission of Hope for Ghana.


Ryan Wilkerson


Ryan Wilkerson experienced the beauty of Ghana, volunteering at Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage when Hope for Ghana’s first project was inaugurated. His business experience as a financial advisor has been a vital asset to Hope for Ghana as a public charity. Ryan’s love for the Ghanaian children along with his grassroots fundraising knowledge will ensure Hope for Ghana’s growth in the future.


Chris Schutte

Treasurer & Director of Outreach

Chris Schutte brings his many years of experience in the social service field working with families and at-risk youth. He brings to Hope for Ghana an exuberant enthusiasm for seeing children reach their fullest potential. Chris’s great fundraising sense will be an asset as Hope for Ghana’s mission continues to grow.


Michael Bartholow

Digital Strategist

Michael Bartholow’s vision, insight and talent created Hope for Ghana’s website. His experience in holistic digital strategy, data tracking and optimization will help Hope for Ghana connect with users across the web. Michael’s business sense and understanding of non-profits continues to push Hope for Ghana to reach new heights.