About Mercy Beyond Borders

Forging ways for women and girls in extreme poverty to learn, connect and lead.

Our History

Sr. Marilyn Lacey founded Mercy Beyond Borders (MBB) in 2008 to transform the lives of women and girls in extreme poverty. Our work began in South Sudan because it was, in Marilyn’s words, “by far the most devastated place I’d ever seen in my decades of doing refugee work.” In 2012, MBB expanded into Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that killed a quarter-million people while displacing tens of thousands more. Mercy Beyond Borders is a 501(c)3 organization EIN 26-0323282. Click here for latest annual report.

You can find us at:

1885 De La Cruz Blvd Ste 101
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 650-815-1554
Email: info@mercybeyondborders.org

Our People

Mercy Beyond Borders relies on the active and generous engagement of its board members and supporters. We are honored to work closely with wonderful Haitian and African staff who dedicate their time to their communities.

Mercy Beyond Borders Board

Anna Chan

Chair, Tech & Marketing Committee; Member, Programs Committee

Anna is the Digital Global Marketing Manager at Verifone, Inc. She previously worked for Chemonics International and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras and Niger. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

Garick Chan

Member, Tech & Marketing Committee

Garick is a Corporate Recruiter for CBRE, and formerly an IT recruiter & Social Media Consultant at various start-ups. Garick holds a Social Ecology degree from UC Irvine.

Gordon Howie

Chair, Finance Committee

Gordon is a former Managing Director of Healthcare Financing Groups for Bank of America Securities, UBS Financial Services, First Boston Corp, and Kidder Peabody. He holds an MBA from Harvard.

Chin-Yu Hu

Member, Tech & Marketing Committee; Member, Resource Development Committee

Chin-Yu is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Area 120, a Google Incubator. She previously was the Head of Terra Bella Business Operations at Google and has been featured in Glamour Magazine’s Top 35 Women under 35 Changing the Tech Industry . She holds a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University

Sr. Marilyn Lacey

Executive Director, Mercy Beyond Borders

Contact: mlacey@mercybeyondborders.org

Marilyn is a Sister of Mercy working with displaced populations since 1980 in the U.S and in refugee camps. MSW from UC Berkeley; public speaker; author of a memoir, This Flowing Toward Me.

George Lula

Member, Finance Committee

George is Founder of Grove Capital Partners and Grove Tech Partners; former CEO of PNC Capital Markets, SVP Mellon Bank, VP Goldman Sachs. Served in US Air Force. Graduate of University of Pittsburgh.

Eva Marie Miehm

Member, Resource Development Committee

Eva is an IT Manager at Cisco Systems; formerly with Smith Barney Venture Services. MA in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Matilda Rial

Member, Resource Development Committee

Matilda is an International Case Coordinator at Johns Hopkins International and a Public Health Consultant at the Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands. MPH at Argosy University and MBBS (MD Equivalent) from University of Juba. South-Sudanese born

Mark Sato Stevens

MBB Board Chair; Member, Executive Committee; Member, Board Development Committee

Mark is Senior Counsel at Climate Corporation in San Francisco; formerly with Motorola Mobility LLC; master’s in Public International Law from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; JD from University of California.

Shirley Tamoria

Member, Programs Committee

Shirley, a doctor, is Medical Director at Kalihi Palama Health Clinic, HI; experienced in primary care, public health and the training of community health workers in rural Peru and South Sudan.

Chris White

Member, Board Development Committee; Member, Resource Development Committee

Chris is the Vice President of Global Risk and Insurance at Capital Group Companies. Has traveled extensively through Africa including visiting St. Bakhita School in South Sudan. Chris holds a BLA in extension studies with a concentration in Economics from Harvard University.

Mercy Beyond Borders Staff

Sr. Marilyn Lacey

Executive Director
California

Anupama Sharma

Associate Director
California

Gail Grady

Interim Country Director
Haiti

Emmanuel Dan Apeu-O

Country Director
S. Sudan

Sr. Edvine Tumwesigye

Scholarships Coordinator
S. Sudan

Achemi Bakhita Adam

Computer Instructor
S. Sudan

Moriku Agnes

St. Bakhita School Nurse
S. Sudan

Aloude Merestil

Boarding House Matron
Haiti

Jeanine Sterlin

Boarding House Matron
Haiti

Evadly Eugene Hyppolite

Scholarship Coordinator
Haiti

Jeannette Merestil

Child Care Teacher
Haiti

Mericile Dieustin

Sewing Teacher
Haiti

Mimose Osample

Baking Teacher
Haiti

Suzette Suzilien

Housekeeper
Haiti

Anne Milhomme

Literacy Teacher
Haiti