Mike Broomell is a member of the Board of Trustees of YICF and the Managing Director / CEO for Colliers International Indonesia. He has lived in Jakarta for 24 years since 1992, where he started a property consultancy. Previously, he worked for Trammell Crow Interests in Dallas, Texas. During the last 8 years with the firm, he was privileged to travel to Asia and thereafter decided to relocate to Southeast Asia. He earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Southern Methodist University and then obtained his MBA from University of Texas in Austin. He is passionate about reaching out to those who are often overlooked by others. His goal is to be a mentor to others as long as he has the strength to do so. He plays guitar and has even written some songs.
Ashley Berryhill is the co-founder and Director of Development of Roshan Learning Center. She holds an M.S. in Global & International Education with an emphasis in Peace Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her research focused on the educational needs of urban asylum-seeking and refugee children during their transient period of asylum in Indonesia. Her passion to see vulnerable populations thrive moved her to Indonesia in 2007, where she lived for 7 years, gaining experience in international education, community development, and refugee work. She moved back to the U.S. in 2015 but continues to serve as a Director at RLC and on the Board of its parent organization, YICF.
Ibrahim Hasan is a member of the Board of Trustees of YICF. He also sits on the Board at Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropic foundation fighting poverty in Indonesia through education, empowerment and enhancement of quality of life, since 2001. Previously, he was a Member of the Indonesian National Research Council and Head of the Master of Management Program at Universitas Tarumanegara. He holds a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley and is passionate about how businesses can be tweaked to empower more people in better ways. He enjoys playing chess and has competed in the 1970 Chess Olympiad in Siegen, Germany.
Heather Biggar Tomlinson, PhD
Heather Biggar Tomlinson, PhD, is Co-founder and Executive Director of Roshan Learning Center and Chair of the YICF Supervisory Board. She is a child development specialist with experience in research, policy, non-profit, and international development agency work. She is author of The Early Years Matter: Education, Care and the Well-Being of Young Children, Birth to 8 (Teachers College Press, 2014), Parenting Education in Indonesia (World Bank, 2015), and other articles, chapters, and reports. While in Indonesia, she has also worked for the World Bank and UNICEF and sat on the Board of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education. Heather is American, and previously worked for the U.S. Senate (Senator Edward Kennedy), NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), and NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). She has lived in Jakarta for the last 6 years with her husband and three children. They have three hamsters, two turtles, and one dog.
Jayson Berryhill has worked on multiple technology initiatives supporting sustainable development internationally. Currently he is an advisor for the mFish initiative — a partnership between EcoHub, the US State Department and the Indonesian Government’s SmartFisher program, which is being launched on Facebook’s Free Basics platform. Over the past decade Jayson has held leadership positions in multiple technology companies and led product teams across four continents. Most recently Jayson served as Head of Operations at Tone, a certified B Corporation with a mission to expand the world’s access to mobile broadband by empowering users at the base of the economic pyramid. Jayson has a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, an MDiv from Baylor University and an MBA from Indiana University.
Priska Marianne joined YICF in July 2015 as the Program Manager for Roshan Learning Center. She manages the daily operations of the learning center and supports refugees and asylum seekers with capacity building and logistical problem solving. Previously, she worked as a designer in San Francisco, USA, and has experience with chronically homeless veterans with disabilities, children at risk, and low-income housing residents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. She uses her background with disadvantaged populations and arts skills to promote community development. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing futsal, and making art.