Leadership

Leadership

 

Adrien Lewis - CarePortal Executive Director

Adrien Lewis, Chief Innovation Officer

Adrien spent the first 10 years of his career serving as a business development professional in healthcare, technology and education companies. In 2007, God turned Adrien’s life “right side up” on a mission trip to Haiti with his wife Cynthia, which began three years of volunteering with The Global Orphan Project (GO Project). In 2010, God asked Adrien to leave the business world and advocate full time for orphaned and abandoned children with GO Project. This call ultimately led to him become a foster and adoptive parent and develop CarePortal as a platform to facilitate the cooperation of local churches and agencies for local children and families in crisis.

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Audrey Deckinga

Audrey Deckinga, MSSW, LMSW, National Director of Agency Partnerships

With more than 35 years’ experience in the child welfare field, Audrey brings essential expertise to the CarePortal team. She’s served as a foster parent, Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworker, supervisor, program director in the field. She later served as Director of Policy and Programs and the Assistant Commissioner at the state level for Texas CPS. Under her leadership, CPS crafted and implemented major reform. During her tenure, the number of children in care decreased, kinship care and adoptions increased, use of psychotropic medications for children in foster care decreased by more than 30% and faith-based partnerships were strengthened. The Global Orphan Project (GO Project), hearing of the work between church and state, assisted Texas with the collaboration between the church and state by developing CarePortal.

Audrey retired from state employment in 2014 and has consulted with several child welfare nonprofits, including GO Project. As the Director of Agency Partnerships, she works with child welfare systems to implement CarePortal across the country. Audrey and her husband of 44 years have three sons and five grandchildren, who are the joy of her life.

Travis Logan, Support Manager

Travis loves discovering ways to use technology to make the world around us a better and safer place. Working 10+ years in customer support and technology, he is expertly equipped to serve as the support manager for CarePortal. He began his career with the Department of Defense and created a support and technology wiki system to serve Marine inquiries.

Outside of work, Travis plays a number of various roles within his community — presenting to schools about digital safety and leading a young adults ministry with his wife, Emily. On his days off, you can find Travis hanging with their son Gideon, firing up the grill and cheering on the Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC with friends and family.

Scott Platter

Scott Platter, Executive Director

Scott has served on The Global Orphan Project team since 2016. Scott’s current role provides him the opportunity to build relationships with a wide range of ministry partners across the U.S. and Canada, while helping them expand their work through the use of the CarePortal platform. Scott’s passion and skills for managing relationships and improving operations were honed in two prior chapters of his career, spent leading organizations in telecom and financial services. Both of these marketplace experiences can now be seen as divine preparation for his current ministry work, where he is called to navigate the intersection of church, state and business. Scott also enjoys the privilege of serving his local church by leading local and global missions activities.  

Scott and his wife, Lynn, have been married for over 25 years and have two teenage sons through the grace of adoption. They have also become mom and dad to two international students — young men from China and Malawi — who have been engrafted into their family for the high school years and into their hearts forever.

Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson, Training Manager

Kyle was first introduced to CarePortal while on staff at a large church in Texas as the missions and small groups pastor. He knew right away that this platform was what the Church needed to be equipped for the work of the ministry, growing in discipleship along the way as we each have the opportunity to serve the most vulnerable. Pretty soon, Kyle found himself in the role of a full time regional manager for CarePortal with the great blessing of helping other churches implement the platform into their ministries while maintaining the relationships with various requesting agency partners. As the CarePortal network grew, Kyle was asked to join the central team in Kansas City as the Training Manager in order to guide the training processes and resources for the entire network. He brings his ministry and field experience with him into this role and has been uniquely equipped to understand how this platform can be used to not only serve the families and kids who need it most, but also to help mature and build the Church of Jesus as a result.

Kyle and his wife, Mayi, have been married for four years after meeting on a mission trip. They love being on the adventure of following Jesus together.