Since 2001 Livada has been advised, encouraged and held accountable by an Executive Board of Directors. Livada is also held accountable by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) by adhering to the highest standards of ethical fundraising and accounting standards, is a GuideStar Gold Standard Member, Ministry Ventures Mastery Certified non-profit , and consistent “Top-Rated” charity with greatnonprofits.org.
Bruce Thomas is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of Georgia. He and his wife Catherine founded Livada in 2001. They have four sons. Their first two sons are adopted from Romania. He has been working and serving in Romania since 1990. Bruce is also a certified professional fundraiser and has completed his masters level Non-profit management certification through Ministry Ventures.
Adrian Stanciu lives in Cluj, Romania. He is a native of Brasov, Romania and has been an integral part of developing major Christian denominational and organizational leadership since before the Revolution of 1989. Adi and his wife Floare have one daughter and son-in-law. They have four grandchildren. Adi serves on multiple international ministry boards and is a founding member of the Romania Without Orphans Alliance. Adi has his B.S. and MDiv degrees and has been a pastor and non-profit Executive Director for multiple international organizations and ministries for over 30 years.
Kerry Dunkelberger is from Tustin, California. She is a mother and now also a grandmother! Kerri is on the Executive Team of Olive Crest, Inc. where she serves as the Executive Director of the Orange County branch. She has invested her life and career in helping vulnerable kids and families. She is a sought-after speaker, counselor, and has been advising and assisting Livada and the Romania Without Orphans Alliance since 2012.