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Meet our Board of Trustees

Zack Johnson, MPP

President, Ex Officio Board Member

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Mr. Johnson holds a Master in Public Policy concentrating in International and Global Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Management. Mr. Johnson worked for the Air Force as a congressional analyst before receiving an honorable discharge as a conscientious objector. He also spent time in Mozambique working in development and disaster relief.

Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador and has a passion for Christianity and the international realm. His interests include models of world change, travel, and languages. He developed an allegiance to the historic Christian faith while studying the Bible through Greek and finding a faithful church community. His graduate study research focused on developing recommendations for the Secretary of the Air Force’s Office of International Affairs on partner collaboration platforms where he received a certificate in Management, Leadership, and Decision-Making from the Kennedy School. During his undergraduate studies, he also minored in Portuguese and spent time studying in Portugal.

Finny Kuruvilla, MD, PhD

Board of Trustees, Professor

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Dr. Kuruvilla holds an MD from Harvard Medical School, a PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree from Caltech in Chemistry. He is a co-founder and the lead portfolio manager for Eventide Funds, a socially-responsible and values-based investing firm. From 2008-2016, he was a Principal at Clarus Ventures, a leading healthcare and life sciences venture capital firm. From 2005-2008, Dr. Kuruvilla was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and MIT (Broad Institute) in medical genetics. Prior to this research, Dr. Kuruvilla was a resident physician and clinical fellow at two Boston area hospitals (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston) where he cared for both adult and pediatric patients.

Dr. Kuruvilla has been a practicing Christian for many years. He has a keen interest in biblical interpretation and church history, for the purpose of fostering a strong and vibrant church today. His interests include ante-Nicene Christianity, Reformation and Anabaptist history, and the Great Awakenings of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. He is the author of King Jesus Claims His Church.

Charlton Sweazy

Board of Trustees

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Mr. Sweazy is a former professional firefighter and has spent the last 11 years focusing on discipleship and church planting. Charlton has served on multiple non-profit boards for the previous 10 years. In 2015, Charlton and his family moved to Uganda, a country in East Africa, with a focus on Kingdom expansion. During his time in Uganda, Charlton and his team planted a church in Kampala, the capital city, as well as started a Christian resource center near the city’s largest university.  The resource center serves as a lighthouse for many to engage with scriptures, most specifically by using a biblical literacy curriculum that Charlton developed called Creation to New Creation. 

Charlton and his wife Natasha have four biological children and six adopted children from Uganda. As a family, they are passionate about the Kingdom of God and seeing “His Kingdom come on earth” through loving obedience to Jesus and radical love for their neighbor. Charlton is currently the Director of an English Learning Center for immigrants located just outside of Boston, MA.

Suan Tuang, MD, PhD

Board of Trustees

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Dr. Tuang holds an MD from Harvard Medical School, a PhD in Chemistry from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from MIT. He is currently an Investment Analyst at Foresite Capital Management, a multi-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm. He completed the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program under the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) where his research focused on developing bioconjugation tools for protein therapeutics. During his training, he received the David H. Koch Graduate Fellowship in Cancer Research and was named Amgen Scholars “Ten To Watch.” He is also a recipient of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. 

Born and raised in Myanmar (Burma), Dr. Tuang immigrated to the United States with his family as refugees at the age of 16 in 2008. He has a strong interest in the stories of missionaries, driven by the impact that missionaries had on his Zomi ethnic minority group. He serves as a mentor to Zomi high school students in the US and co-teaches a Bible reading class at the Bridge ESL Training Center.

Sara White, MD, MPH

Board of Trustees, Professor

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Dr. White holds an MD from the UCSD School of Medicine, an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology as well as in Spanish. She is a Southern California native with a heart for the world beyond. Her desire to serve the world's poor and marginalized led her to study medicine at UCSD, where she participated extensively in global health projects and programs. Prior to finishing her medical degree, Sara assisted a maternity hospital in Somaliland with their research endeavors. She is pursuing residency training in Family Medicine near Boston, MA in the hopes of eventually practicing broad-spectrum primary care in under-served communities. Sara is married to Malcolm White, a Ph.D. student in geophysics at the University of Southern California.