About Us

Meet the team driving our mission

Our Founder

Our Founder, Lindsey Pluimer, was an All-American basketball player at UCLA. Inspired by a class discussion, Lindsey pledged to visit Africa and work to address inequality there. When she had the opportunity to travel to South Africa, she recognized the immense lack of basic human rights, but she also saw, first hand, the resilience and hope in the communities she visited.

Lindsey was motivated to take action. She returned to the states, retired from professional basketball and founded With My Own Two Hands Foundation in 2011 with the commitment to provide children with the basic human rights of water, food and access to education.

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

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    Lindsey Pluimer
    Founder & CEO
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    Brian Janssen
    Board Member
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    Keith Kooman
    Board Member
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    Sharon Park
    Board Member
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    Matthias Weber
    Board Member
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    Juliana VĂ©lez
    Board Member

Staff

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    Bernard Oguta
    East Africa Regional Director
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    Nicholas Katah
    Program Coordinator, Kenya
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    Patrick Kimot
    Program Agronomist
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    Sara Myers
    Director of Advancement
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    Jazzmyn Luna
    Advancement Coordinator
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    Isabella Mudge
    Communications and Operations Coordinator