Orphans First Board

Orphans First has many valuable partnerships we work closely with to reach orphans locally and abroad.


Janey L. DeMeo, MA
Founder/Director of Orphans First & ROCC (Reaching Orphans & Children-in-Crisis)

Louis DeMeo, M. Div
Church-planter, pastor, spiritual mentor & missions expert

Gwyn Picerne, BA Organizational Management & Behavior
CEO of Embraced by Grace Adoption Agency

Gerry Doherty, CFO
Hyman Enterprises, LLC

Jack Byers
Missions Adviser
Living Hope Community Church, St. Petersburg, FL


Other Orphans First Advisers

Pastor Bob White
Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Gorham, ME 

Francesco DeMeo 
Artist, marketing adviser, advocate

Rachele-Claire DeMeo, M.A., M.Ed.
Education adviser, advocate

Nichole Everson, B.F.A.

Webmaster, advocate

Bill Myers
Award winning author/filmmaker, advocate

Dallas Jenkins
Filmmaker, advocate 

Dr. Ron Long
Missions adviser, advocate
Luther Rice University, Atlanta

Recent Work

  • Pastor Mike Walker Visits India Pastor Mike Walker Visits India

    I recently visited the work of Orphans First in India, and wasn't disappointed. One of the children’s homes in Guntur was the highlight of my trip. As I played with and ate with the children in Guntur, it was evident that they were being taken care of both physically and spiritually.