Key People

Board of Directors



Elizabeth Arsenault

Elizabeth holds a BS in Biology, a certificate of Executive Leadership for Non-Profit Organizations from Emory University and is a certified Master Gardener. Liz co-created ASAP after teaching Math/Science as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland. She worked as Training Director for the US Peace Corps in Zimbabwe, and as a Forestry Technician US Forest Service tree improvement program on Mt. Hood. She has fifteen years business management experience, prior to taking up her work with ASAP in 1992.       

Secretary - Treasurer


Dorothy Ramsdell

Dorothy is an accountant and business analyst recently retired from Turner Broadcasting. She has a BA in History, MBA in Accounting and BBA in Computer Science. When not working on her many needlework projects, she practices yang style taijiquan. She is a proud Army Brat and has traveled both personally and professionally in Asia and Europe. Dotti is a world citizen that brings vast experience and financial expertise to ASAP.


Board Member


April Adams

April is the Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Bristol Meyers Squibb. A Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University and a breast cancer survivor, April is amazingly positive person. Her strategic planning and leadership skills are a great addition to ASAP



Steering Committee

Communications Director


Angela holds a Bachelor's of Science Degee in Health Care Administration and Masters in Public Health She's spent the majority of her career in academic medicine. Originally from California, she is a relatively new resident to the South and was immediately intrigued by ASAP's local and global connections and mission. With a passion for both volunteering and writing, she happily brings her talents to ASAP. 

Angela Carrasco

Graphic Designer


Shirley lives in the Pacific Northwest and has AA degrees in Graphic Design, Multimedia and Website Development & Design. This is her part-time second career, after retiring from the Federal Government. She is passionate about the beauty of nature, family and children. She enjoys using her creative and design skills and training to help ASAP.

Shirley Bara

Technology Advisor 


Sean is the CTO and Co-Founder at Streem, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Math from Willamette University. Sean thrives on start-ups and has the essential technical expertise that make him an invaluable addition to our Board.

Sean Adkinson



Tom passed away on March 18,2017. His vision and commitment to serving humanity lives on and inspires our work. Click here to read his obituary.

Tom Arsenault