Board Members, Advisors & Staff

Jane

McBride

Co-Founder

Director 

Jane is FTD's Co-Founder. She spends several months a year in Thailand, visiting with our Daughters and traveling to hill tribe villages to meet with families and children at risk. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jane was CEO of a global aviation and luxury travel company. "The resilience and optimism of our Daughters is a constant source of inspiration to me."

Patricia

Zinkowski

Co-Founder & Director 

FTD's Co-Founder and Director, Patty was formerly President of Avicus Group Ltd. Former Chairman of the Board of Lasell College in Newton, MA. Patty is a frequent guest lecturer in the college's international studies and women's studies programs. "When we discovered some very sweet kids in desperate need, we decided to help on the spot."

Pitchaya

'Mee' Aryi

General Manager

Mee was one of the first FTD program graduates.  Mee graduated from Chiang Mai University and manages the operations of the Sunflower Campus.  She recruits new Daughters and supervises a large family of girls. Mee is a superb ambassador for FTD and exemplifies our values of compassion and care.

Corrie Dretler

Director

Corrie is passionate about facilitating relationships between individuals committed to lifting the human experience. With over 20 years of experience as a development professional and volunteer, she has helped universities, mentoring programs, educational organizations, public television/radio, and other non-profits. She is excited to be able to be part of the FTD team and continue its success for many more years and Daughters to come.

Kate

Horgan

Advisor

A champion and advocate for many years, Kate has lent her creativity and generosity to FTD’s Sunflower Celebrations and opened her heart and home to FTD Daughters. Previously an educator and interior designer, Kate says, “I have raised money for various causes in my life but never one this personal and so humane. I am in awe that Patty and Jane saw this travesty and took action."

Charles E. Koch

Advisor

Chuck is a retired internist who spent 10 years in the U. S. Public Health Service and 25 years as founder and partner in group medical practice in Venice, Florida. He founded and led an intensive treatment program that served about 1,500 youth addicted to drugs. Chuck is the definition of altruism. He has spent countless hours sharing expertise and fundraising on behalf of causes for which he cares deeply. FTD is proud to call him a beloved member of the family.

Arlene 'Tuny' Page 

Advisor

Tuny has known FTD Co-Founders Jane and Patty for over 30 years and has been a supporter of FTD since its inception. She brings her leadership and fundraising skills to FTD having served on the Board of the US Equestrian Team Foundation and as Co-chair of the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Tuny’s Daughter Chariotte volunteered at the Chiang Rai Sunflower House Fall 2017. 

Patti

Salvucci

Chair

Patti is the owner and operator of three BNI franchises in the greater Boston area with 2,700 members.  She is a speaker, motivator and inspirational leader working with professional teams to help advance them to the next level. Her specialties are team building and motivational speaking.

Winai 'Diaow'

Saharuangkit

Property Manager 

Diaow is a jack-of-all trades and always willing to lend a hand. As the father of two daughters, he greatly admires the FTD program and what it offers children with few options. As property manager, Diaow is the lead maintenance and project manager for the Sunflower Campus.

Marlene B.

Seltzer

Director 

Marlene is the very recently retired CEO of Jobs for the Future, a nationally recognized non-profit organization helping low-income youth and their families gain economic mobility.  Throughout her career, she has worked closely with the philanthropic, education, and business communities to build partnerships and pathways for young people to gain the education in our global economy.

Aoy

Sereethammaphilat

LIT Coordinator & Director

Aoy is FTD’s first program graduate to serve on the Board. She is a graduate of Payap University in Chiang Mai. Aoy is the Partnership Coordinator for LIT World, a literacy program attended by all of our Daughters. "FTD changed my life and it's an honor to be on the Board to help others."

Puangthong 'Too'

Takan

Director,

Chiang Khong

Born in Chiang Khong, Puangthon Takan has worked in Child Safety, Human Trafficking Prevention and NGO management for over 20 years. She is the founder and director of the Child Rights Protection Center (CRPC). The management and project work of CRPC is informed by her knowledge and experience of living and working in the region.

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Friends of Thai Daughters is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.

PO Box 370, Trevett, ME 04571 USA

EIN # 59-3823613

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