Our Board

Joyful Journey International Hosting Program for Orphans, Inc. is governed by our Board of Directors who generously volunteer their time and expertise to assist with the future development of our organization. Our Board provides leadership, strategic direction and core values that reflect who we are and what we do for the organization. Board members have been touched by adoption in a very personal way and their passion to help orphans have a brighter future is demonstrated in their dedication to serve on the Board and to make this organization a success.

Oleksandr Sukhetskyy
Founder and President

Oles brings extensive experience on the development and implementation of hosting programs for orphaned children from Ukraine. Oles has worked as an adoption professional since 1999. The creation of Joyful Journey is credited to Oles‘s passion and perseverance but most of all, his vision to help orphaned children have safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Richard L. Pinto
Board Vice-President

Richard and his wife adopted their daughter from Ukraine in 2011. Richard provides financial support and marketing expertise for the organization’s marketing activities. He brings extensive knowledge of business operations, logistics, and problem-solving to the Board. He is focused on finding loving families for orphaned children.

Betty Girasulo
Board Secretary/Committee Chair

Betty and her husband adopted their son from Ukraine in 2007. Betty brings her business, project and program management expertise to support the organization’s marketing and business development objectives. Betty is focused on promoting the organization’s hosting programs and developing an effective support system for host families and children.