Meet the Board

Read about the leaders who’ve played a key role in shaping Kaleidoscope Child Foundation.

David Ault

Founder & Executive Director

David, Founder and Executive director of Kaleidoscope Child Foundation, has overseen the growth of its original purpose to ease suffering, provide education and cultivate dignity in the lives of 1000’s of children and their families in some of the world’s most vulnerable territories. David has served as an ordained minister in the philosophy of New Thought in Los Angeles, CA, Mobile, AL and Atlanta, GA and authored a number of bestselling books. He trains others in the fields of mindfulness, wellbeing strategies, and global literacy but his heart is most alive when engaging with the children, families and communities of Kaleidoscope’s world wide schools. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the inaugural New Thought Walden Award for Social Activism.

Ian Folker

Vice President

Ian is a native of Germany and has been in the United States
for 33 years. He is a professional dance instructor as well as
a master reiki healer, a motivational speaker, and ordained minister in ATL. Ian states that “my first trip with KCF to
Cambodia in 2014 changed my life forever and Education
for Children has become my passion. In my lifetime I want to touch as many lives of impoverished children as possible and
I want to help to make a difference in their lives. I am honored
to serve on the Board of Directors of KCF and I am looking
forward to many more years of service for our amazing children… Life is Amazing.”

Niki Murphy


Niki serves as the treasurer for Kaleidoscope Child Foundation. Her volunteer travels with Kaleidoscope span over the past
seven years, taking her to Cambodia, India, and Guatemala. Connection to these places and especially the people,
continue to call her back to these beautiful and special parts
of the world.

Her life has become more enriched with each experience
and she has become even further committed to supporting Kaleidoscope’s mission of free education for those less
fortunate. She believes that when one succeeds we all succeed, thereby making this world a better place for all. Photography
is Niki’s hobby and the children that Kaleidoscope serves
are her favorite subjects!

Nijanshee Kanabar

Board Member

Nijanshee is a Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at Emory University. She completed her
Bachelors in Dental Surgery from India in 2018. During
her undergraduate study, she helped organize and conduct multiple oral screening camps among the rural parts around Ahmedabad and at a few schools for gifted children in the district.

These camps helped her build interest in public health and encouraged her to do work that reaches out to a larger underprivileged population. Nijanshee’s other interests
include improving global mental health, the condition of
Alcohol use disorder in India, and the socioeconomic factors associated with it.

Roland Leveque

Board Member

Roland was honored in 2020 with the Kaleidoscope Child Foundation Impact Award. His first experience with KCF was
on a Volunteer trip to Cambodia in 2012 where a  “void that
I was feeling in my heart was filled by this experience with
David Ault and the children.” Roland has maintained his involvement and support with Kaleidoscope ever since. He currently resides in Hawaii where he is enjoying retired life.

Christopher Villafuerte

Board Member

Christopher is industrious, a humanist, and slightly magical.
His passion is the process of personal growth in tandem with
the ability to share that experiential knowledge. He is infected
by the fascination of the invisible strings of causality that mastermind patterns. By trade he is a data scientist, who
uses his innate problem-solving skills, keenness for research,
and his insights into complex systems to create solutions for
the greater good.

He believes in working with individuals and communities to empower themselves while honoring and celebrating the uniqueness of who they are. His cause is that of a world of inclusion, empathy, sustainability, harmony, collaboration, and experiential knowledge.

Randy Stephenson

Board Member

Randy is a retired educator and a student of Spanish. Randy came onto the Kaleidoscope board in 2020, and serves as the main lead for Guatemala operations. In 2016, after having witnessed up-close the impoverished conditions in which a majority of the Guatemalan indigenous people live, he was awakened to a desire to be of greater service.

Randy served on the board of Friends of FORMA, and during that time introduced KCF to the important work being done in Guatemala and the need for additional support. In 2017, an alliance was formed between KCF and FORMA, the organization that runs a scholarship program for middle and high school students. Randy is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve internationally and looks forward to helping Kaleidoscope grow and enrich its efforts.

Dr. Stephane Docteur

Board Member

Dr. Stephane Docteur is a medical doctor with experience
providing HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and Sexual
and Reproductive Health services. Over the years, he has
worked as a clinician, a trainer, and a health program

Stephane will soon earn his MPH degree from Emory University at the Rolling School of Public Health – Health policy and management program.

He was born and raised in Haiti where his passion for public service started while working with underprivileged communities. He has a great interest in community empowerment, mother and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and health system effectiveness. He aims to become a public health expert who puts the best
health initiatives and systems together to serve his community. He is thrilled to put his passion and dedication into helping
KCF fulfill its mission.

Gautam Saha

Board Member

Gautam is an eternal optimist and thrives in a room full of diverse people who may be very different from him.
His passion is to champion causes for the needy, and the disadvantaged He loves to thrive in active brainstorming sessions that harness the strengths of the team and collective finding ways to score big wins collectively for good causes.

He also has a perpetual passion for saving all animals and hopes one day there will be no pets abandoned on the streets all over the world.
He lived in the Middle East for over 4 years and experienced the joy of building houses in Cambodia as part of Habitat for Humanity.

He has a background in Chemistry, Education Technology, and Systems Integration. He has experience working for major corporations and organizations in the areas of Information Technology, Aviation, Banking, Higher Education, Public School Systems, and Retail Learning and Development.

Board Ambassadors

Katie Levi

Accounting and Technical Support

After graduating from high school, Katie left her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Over eight years, she served as an aircraft maintainer and eventually moved into the field of computer networking. She continued working in various government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Postal Service, and, finally, the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Senior IT Analyst. In 2022, Katie retired after 24 years of federal service. As a retiree, Katie enjoys traveling for both humanitarian efforts and out of pure curiosity about the world around her. She has experienced the work of the Kaleidoscope Child Foundation firsthand in the territories of Cambodia and India and is overjoyed to lend her skills to the ongoing rotation of our global projects.

Vincent Tipaldo

Project Manager for U.S. Grant Initiatives

Originally from New York, Vincent has considered California home since the late 1970s. Travel and wildlife rank among his greatest passions.

With a career in advertising, he has managed design, technology, and operations groups, focusing on building teams and coaching individuals toward leadership.

Giving back is one of his primary paths to joy and gratitude, and he currently volunteers with multiple organizations. He discovered the work of the Kaleidoscope Child Foundation through its founder, David Ault, and felt a strong calling to offer his time and talents in helping to solidify our U.S.-based grant offerings to other nonprofits.

Dan 'Jai Ram' Lentine

Accounting Support / Global Health Advisor

Jai Ram holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University and serves humanity as a policy analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2020, he provided leadership in congressional affairs for the CDC and in COVID-19 emergency response management. His journeys to the Kaleidoscope Child Foundation’s W.A.S.H. programs and freshwater initiatives in Cambodia and India were pivotal game-changers, influencing where and how he could offer his services to the world.

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