Executive Director – Tom Wilscam
Tom, Kim and their daughter Sienna have lived in Paris for over 17 years. After living in San Francisco, Tom has dedicated much of his time to social impact projects, including with Serve the City for over 5 years. Tom also launched a non-profit Association in Paris, dedicated to helping immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs start their own business. His company also created the business plan for the U.S. National Refugee Welcome Center in Philadelphia, and a training program to help new refugees and asylum seekers find employment in France. Tom is a member of the ACP Refugee Task Force, and holds the Chair position of the Mission Outreach Program at the American Church in Paris.
Volunteer Programs, (The book Club) – Katie Ogilvie
Katie has a background in volunteer coordination and community development back in her home country of the UK and has now been living in Paris for the last 2 years. She is passionate about fostering sustainable social change through education and volunteering. Now as a Director for Serve the City Paris (STCP), Katie aims to use her skills and dedication for change to create and help develop schemes within the NGO, and continue the growth of STCP as a thriving volunteer led organisation.
Project Development Manager – Fabiola LaRocca
Fabiola is responsible for the fundraising, donations and all Corporate CSR programs for Serve the City Paris. She is also responsible for project managing the team activities and Serve the City Paris’s main events. Fabiola has a degree in International Business and has previously interned for organisations such as Concern Worldwide.
Communications Manager – Olivia Olson
Olivia is currently utilizing her communications-related skills of content creation, communications strategy, event implementation and communications intern management. Olivia is a third-year student studying abroad at the American University of Paris and her home institution is the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she studies International Affairs and French. She has had previous experience interning at a political consulting firm and law firm. Olivia is learning how nonprofits function, while giving back to the Paris community.
Director of Volunteer Programs and Events
Peter DeWit is a Dutch born Canadian, father of five, and comes to us with 27 years of overseas experience in Asia and Europe. He was instrumental in setting up a sponsorship program for disadvantaged children in Thailand and Cambodia, served as Chairman of the Board at Agape Home, a hospice and home for nearly 100 children born with HIV virus, and has been involved with many different ministries among Youth and Church leaderships in Asia and Europe. Today Peter is based out of Paris, France while continuing to take teams to Asia. He has a heart to bring hope, help and dignity to the refugee community in Paris. As well, he enjoys speaking at different events as opportunity presents.
TIEO Programme Coordinator – Heather Jacobs
Heather worked in university administration and non-profit education in foreign affairs. She has run teams responsible operations, strategy, marketing/recruiting, and events. She is currently assisting Serve the City Paris with the TIEO project to recruit participants and develop partnerships with refugee organizations. Heather has an MBA in International Business from Georgia State University. She has resided in Paris since February 2018.
Administration – Sandrine Poilbois
Sandrine Poilbois is a former Human Resources Director, with 25 years of professional experience in international business. Sandrine has coached and advises people to transform their emotional fears into assets and she runs workshops with companies to reinforce team spirit and motivation. She is involved in several charities in France such as Fabrique Spinoza, Think Tank for Happiness, Venture Académie, and Je Veux Faire Plus Tard, a non profit for young students seeking for professional guidance.
Finance – Manuel De Fuente
Manuel is a seasoned CFO with international experience in finance and operations. Manuel has held executive positions and at leading Private Equity firms. Manuel has helped privately held companies raise capital, manage acquisitions, perform exit strategies, helped attain debt financing and helped organizations with post-acquisition integration. Manuel helps Serve the City Paris with managing finance requirements and fund raising and he dedicates time to social impact initiatives in Paris.
Amélie is our fearless mascot who is always around to make us smile! She loves treats, going on walks, and relaxing with the team at our meetings.