Board of Directors

headshot_jordan_color.jpgJordan Burns
Director - Board President

Jordan has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Global Poverty from University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he has received numerous leadership-based scholarships from both Santa Rosa Junior College and UC Berkeley including the Cal Alumni Leadership Award and the Blum Center for Developing Economies Fellowship for his remarkable work in the developing world. Jordan also has over 12 years of medical training, working as an Emergency Medical Technician and a credentialed instructor for the American Red Cross. Jordan currently resides in Sebastopol, California, which has been home to his family since the late 1800s. Jordan is also West Sonoma County's elected representative on the Sonoma County Junior College District Board of Trustees. With his determination and passion, Jordan envisions CHI becoming a strong global organization focused on helping every child in need.

Robert Ethington
Director - Board Secretary

Robert lives in Santa Rosa, CA with his wife, Amy, his son Jake, and daughters Emma and Annie. He received his Bachelor's degree in Educational & Counseling Psychology from University of Missouri and his Master of Science degree in Student Affairs Administration from Colorado State University. In addition, he is a graduate and fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy located in Santa Rosa, CA. Currently, he is the Director of Student Affairs & New Student Programs at Santa Rosa Junior College. Robert is committed to the principle of sustainability, which includes actively engaging in improving the lives of children and youth around the world. Robert is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and released his first album, recorded with his wife Amy, in 2011.

hans.pngHans Bruhner
Director - Board Treasurer

Hans lives in West Sonoma County with his wife Lori where they raised their two children who are now all grown up; Sam who now lives in Tahoe and Anna who now resides in Portland Oregon. Hans is a Branch Manager with Pinnacle Capital Mortgage and runs three successful branches in Sebastopol, Ukiah and Santa Rosa. Hans is committed to helping children, working on housing issues, and promoting peace. He has served as a board member for Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) in Petaluma and is currently a proud member of the Russian River Rotary. Hans has been a supporter of CHI for quite some time, but just recently became a passionate fundraiser as well. In 2016, Hans took it upon himself to start raising funds for CHI’s Summer Abroad program. He set out to ride his Elliptigo Bicycle every day in May and 51 miles on his 51st birthday. In total, Hans rode over 500 miles that month and raised thousands of dollars for CHI.

Lauren Taylor
Director

Lauren has deep roots in Sonoma County, but has traveled to many edges of the world including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica and more! Needless to say she has a love for immersing herself in other cultures. Lauren attributes much of her love for travel and culture to her first trip abroad which was through a Rotary Exchange trip to Kagoshima, Japan when she was 16 years old. After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Human Services; and a minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship, Lauren returned back to Sonoma County. Lauren is pursuing her master’s in Public Administration from Sonoma State University while working full time with Tomorrow's Leaders Today, which now operates as a program of the well-known non-profit, Social Advocates for Youth.

George Sellu
Director

Bio coming soon.