Bringing the world together
IHI brings the world together to help vulnerable international people (VIPs)

About Us

Mission: IHI identifies needs and develops solutions to improve the lives of vulnerable people worldwide, through meaningful connections, capacity building and aide.

Vision: To see people with disabilities empowered and experience life to the fullest throughout the world in all countries and cultures.

Philosophy: “Meet people where they are” around the globe, and provide meaningful solutions to improve their lives, and more importantly, develop short and long term connections to maintain ongoing support and equipping to capacity build. The major goal is empowerment, to create sustainable situations and personal ownership.

History: Founding board members M. Christopher Tabakin, Rob Reid, and Carl Green created In His Image International (IHI International) in late 2014 as a nonprofit corporation in Pennsylvania. The organization was created out of our belief that all people of any race, creed, culture, national origin or beliefs, regardless of ability or disability, are created in the image of our Creator God and deserve opportunities. We are classified as a IRS 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt organization. Our EIN # is 47-2543904.

Leadership: IHI is led by M. Christopher Tabakin, the President and CEO, and is supported by the Board of Directors. A strong Advisory Board is comprised of well-respected expert volunteers in a wide variety of disciplines that support the mission and vision of IHI.

Who we serve: Vulnerable populations include (but are not limited to) those who have unique needs such as those diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (regardless of origin), autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, multiple disabilities (including medically fragile), and those who are orphaned, live in poverty and/or war torn regions, have been victims of crime, suffer for mental health needs, or have been abused or otherwise mistreated creating compounding impacts of difficult life circumstances.

What we do: We improve lives around the world! We evaluate the needs of vulnerable people internationally and collaborate with local nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations in project countries. We then work to provide for needs, increase opportunities, and elevate the positive image of people by providing direct support, partnerships and collaborations, capacity building of programs, through new and unique ways that are responsive to needs.

We bring the world together to help vulnerable international people (VIPs).

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Collaboration Partners:
Let There be Light International
Kyosiga Community Christian Association for Development (KACCAD)
Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf
Help the Children
Compassionate Malawi Missions Center
 

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VIP Project Locations

Eastern Europe

Project Areas: Pridnestrovie, Moldova Ukraine

Africa

Project Areas: Uganda Malawi Zambia

Caribbean/Central America

Project Areas: Jamaica

Middle East

Project Areas: Kurdish Region of Iraq

Please join me in celebrating Yousef Mohammad, the first of the four Operation Mercy local staff in Iraq to have completed training last month in PT/OT and related disability supports. Over the next few days we will share the other staff as well.

This was the main focus of our last trip and iHi International is so happy to continue this collaboration and see it through having reached the point of hiring local displaced people to actively manage cases in the project camps. Yousef is a very thoughtful, creative, and caring young man. His artistic ability and creative nature will serve him well in supporting #VIPs. Well done, Yousef!
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iHi International is thrilled to announce that we received our first grant! The $5000 grant from the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Social Justice Fund will be used for the #VIP Sewing Program in Uganda benefiting women impacted by disabilities. #SewMuchHope ... See MoreSee Less

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Board of Directors
President & CEO: M. Christopher Tabakin, MS
Christopher Tabakin

Treasurer: Carl Green
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Secretary, Educational Instruction Senior Advisor: Dr. Stephen Swymer
Dr. Stephen Swymer
Advisory Board
Vulnerable International People (VIPs) Projects Senior Advisor: Rob Reid
Rob

Nonprofit Administration Advisor: Rhonda Anderson, JD, MBA
Rhonda Anderson

Marketing & Communications Advisor: Michelle Bradsher-McHugh, MS
Michelle Bradsher McHough

Multimedia Advisor: David Ott

David Ott

Operational Research Advisor: Brooke Engelbart
Brooke Engelbart
Special Events Advisor: Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Compliance Advisor: Laura Bennett Capone, MA

Laura Bennett

National Policy Advisor: Gabrielle Sedor, CAE

Gabrielle Sedor

Disability Policy Advisor: Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins, MPA, MGA
Rachel Brooks

Community Outreach and Engagement Advisor: Julia Lake
Julia Lake
Clinical and Research Advisor: Amanda Fisher, PdD, BCBA
Amanda Fisher

African Countries Projects Advisor: Aloysius (Jerry) Newman, MPA
Jerry Newman

Social Supports Advisor: Jean Calvarese-Donovan, LSW, MSA
Jean Calvarese-Donovan

Person-Centered Advocacy Advisor: William (Bill) Richards
Billy Richards

Travel Health Advisor: Carly Locklear

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Support IHI International

Make a Donation:

Thank you for considering a charitable tax deductible gift to iHi International! Your donation will allow us to continue investing in life changing opportunities for vulnerable international people (VIPs). We are classified as a IRS 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt organization. Our EIN # is 47-2543904.

Conveniently make your gift:

For donation online through the secure PayPal donation site, please click the “donate” button below.



Checks can also be made out to iHi International, Inc. or In His Image International, Inc., and mailed to our Headquarters at the following address: 215 N. Laurel Lane, Exton PA 19341. For assistance or more information, please contact VIPs@ihiinternational.org
We thank you for your investment in VIPs!

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