Jan Porubsky and her husband John Porubsky co-founded Children’s Hope International, Inc. in 2002.
Prior to assuming her current position as president of CHI, Jan raised funds and established an orphanage in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa. In September of 2002, she subsequently completed an on-site needs assessment which resulted in the immediate fund raising required to implement provision of scarce housing in an impoverished area. This project relieved the dire, substandard living conditions of numerous young orphan boys who had been sleeping on the cement floor of the compound without sufficient food, water, clothes or protection from mosquitoes or elements.
Under Jan’s direction, additional vital areas of progress also delivered to the site’s proximity included:
- – Installment of electricity into the village for the first time in over 100 years
- – Development of a well to provide critically needed additional water
- – Planting an off site garden to provide fresh produce
- – Finding and coordinating sponsors to provide ongoing food, clothing, housing, educational and vocational training
- – Launching and completing projects designed to provide sustainable income-production to the orphanage.
These included provision of a palm oil press machine and a tie-dye start up project including girl participants.
In addition to her leadership role at CHI, Jan’s overall career since 2000 includes experience as a senior level healthcare consultant for Quantrex Healthcare Business Consultants. While participating in diverse engagements such as an interim CEO of a 30 physician, multi-specialty clinic in the Pacific Northwest where she directed the daily operations of a staff of 150 and assets of over $30 million, Jan fine-tuned the business and project management skills that would also serve her well in the non-profit sector. Overall, the dedication, excellence and commitment Jan brought to her healthcare career are now ingrained in defining her mission and directing her approach to bring hope to the hopeless through the CHI organization.
In a team effort, the entire immediate Porubsky family shares commitment to CHI by devoting considerable time combining their energies and contributing specialized expertise to further the mission and goals of the organization: Jan’s husband John manages materials handling logistics for donations bound to Ghana and other areas of need CHI serves. The couple’s son, Jeff Porubsky, a GA Tech graduate specializing in Information Technology Systems provides the organization’s computer networking and IT support. Additionally, their daughter Autumn Porubsky, an Antioch University doctoral graduate specializing in Child Psychology has accompanied Jan to Ghana twice and continues to provide valuable insight into the unique challenges of child development in third world countries.