About Us

The ALKARE Foundation is a non-profit charity 501 (c)(3) headquartered in Rohnert Park, CA.  We are a 100% volunteer operating foundation, no salaries and all travel to the orphanages are at the sole expense of the volunteer.

The ALKARE Foundation is not connected to any church denomination and was formed in loving memory of Karla Afman. The Board of Directors are all spirit-filled Christians with a heart for the Orphan Ministry.

Board Of Directors

Dutch Afman


Rohnert Park, CA

Born and educated in The Netherlands – Developer, Real Estate Broker, Consulting Arboriculturist – US Army Veteran/Korea/Combat Engineers/1953 – Ordained Minister/Missionary, served Haiti and six African nations

Kevin Afman


Cotati, CA

Retired Aircraft Mechanic – Alaska Airlines. Part Time Buyer and Reseller on Ebay and Craigslist
with all proceeds going to Alkare.

Klaas Afman

Vice President, Treasurer

Brighton, CO

Independent contractor and leadership trainer

Renee Afman

Director, Africa

Santa Rosa, CA

Zambia missionary, youth counselor, horticulturist.

Silas Colman

Director, Mexico

Grand Junction, CO

Real Estate Developer/Consultant

John Hirsekorn

Communications / Fundraising

Santa Rosa, CA

Charlotte Reicks

Corporate Secretary

Grand Junction, CO

CEO Reicks Service Medical Transcription, former business teacher at Grand Junction High School and Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa State College)

Jerry Yennie

Chief Financial Officer

Riverton, WY

Managing Director of a Financial Service Company with 30+ years experience “for profit” and “non-profit” accounting, consulting and tax compliance

Advisory Committee

Kirk Afman

Spiritual Advisor

Santa Rosa, CA

Jimi Blevins

Internet Marketing

Grand Junction, CO

Owner/CEO of 100 Watt Design

Ted Martin

Advisory Committee

Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Siouxanne Mease RN

Account Executive

Rifle, CO

Uganda missionary, mission trip facilitator

Christopher Vincent, MD

Advisory Committee

Pella, IA

Ryan Vincent, MD

Advisory Committee

Ames, Iowa

Larry Roberts


Grand Junction, CO