Save the Storks Announces Four New Board Members  

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New appointees bring medical, financial and ministry expertise to the pro-life organization 

Colorado Springs, CO – Save the Storks is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members. Eric Dunavant, Gary Kehr, Stephan Tchividjian and Dr. Karysse Trandem.

“We are so grateful to add four new members to our talented board of directors,” said Save the Storks’ CEO Diane Ferraro. “They bring a wealth of expertise from their respective industries and ministries and will provide valuable insight as we move forward and grow as a pro-life organization.”

Dr. Karysse Trandem

Dr. Karysse J. Trandem is a highly sought-after Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologic Surgeon. Dr. Trandem was President of her Medical School class, and graduated residency training with highest honors from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Dr. Trandem has completed distinguished research fellowships at both the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. and the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

She is currently the medical director and physician for three pregnancy resource centers in southwest Florida. Dr. Trandem speaks internationally to medical and governmental audiences on ways to prevent abortion and presents medical research highlighting the risks of abortion.

Dr. Trandem is the Founder and CEO of Canopy Global Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides health services for the most vulnerable. She also treats victims of human trafficking in community, clinic, and hospital settings.

Gary Kehr 

Gary Kehr is a retired banking executive with over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent over 20 years with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union where he led a team of business developers, relationship managers, loan underwriters and loan closers in providing banking services to non-profit organizations and individuals. He also served as National Sales Director and Vice President at the organization.

Gary currently serves on the board of three non-profits where he lends his financial expertise. He lives in Colorado Springs and is blessed to be married to his wife Renee with whom he has three wonderful children and nine grandchildren.

Eric Dunavant

Growing up, Eric’s family faced an unexpected tragedy that transpired in the loss of the family business and wealth. This loss fueled Eric’s passion for empowering families and businesses to live a better story by being more intentional.

He founded Paradiem in 2007. The organization helps businesses and individuals with investments and financial planning through a unique process that uncovers the intersection of family and finance. Over the last five years Paradiem has equipped families to transform their story by eliminating or avoiding over 400 million in taxes and increasing charitable giving by 1 billion without impacting their lifestyle or the inheritance they desire for their family.

Eric is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University.  Mr. Dunavant resides in Covington, Louisiana, with his wife Angel and their three children, Clayton, Austen, and Gracyn.

Stephan Tchividjian

Stephan Tchividjian serves as Founder and President of the Board of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida, and the Co-Executive Director of Lifework Leadership of South Florida. In addition, Stephan currently manages his own small boutique consulting firm, The Caleb Group, specializing in assisting select non-profits and for profits with comprehensive project management. He also has more than 25 years of experience serving on a variety of boards of directors and leadership teams for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Stephan has lived in South Florida since 1979 where he and his wife, Lisa, have raised their five children. Stephan earned his B.A. Degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and was ordained in 1994. The eldest grandson of Billy Graham, Stephan proudly carries on his family’s tradition of ministry.

Brittany Smith
Brittany Smith
Brittany is the Staff Writer on the Awareness Team. She originally hails from Charlotte, N.C. But since moving west to Colorado she tries to get out and enjoy the mountains as much as possible. She loves books, French fries and not using the Oxford Comma-- although not necessarily in that order.