Meet Our Board Members

Shelly Wade

Board Member

Shelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Portland State University.  


She worked at a Big Ten public accounting firm before transitioning into private industry as a chief financial officer.  


Selected experience includes:

  • Founding partner regional investment banking firm

  • Retail store owner 

  • Food service owner

  • Appliance dealership owner

  • NGO board memberships

  • Creation of large regional music festival with thousands of attendees. 

  • Shelly enjoys working in her garden in her spare time as well as participating in charitable causes. 

Debbie Staneart

Treasurer on Board

Debbie has a passion for helping businesses and nonprofits succeed which led her to establish Balance the Books, Inc., She has over 35 years of experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting.


For many years she worked as the staff accountant for a tax/bookkeeping firm in Berkeley, CA, where she managed the firm’s diverse client base and its bookkeeping staff. This job provided valuable experience in working with many types of businesses and nonprofits, along with managing a team.


Debbie is honored to be part of the iReachAfrica Board as their Treasurer and has had the privilege of visiting their work in Mozambique on several occasions.


Debbie states, "Tracy Evans and her team are my heroes and are nothing short of amazing!"

Julie Miller

Board Member

Julie Miller is married with two adorable children. She is a missionary, a writer, a teacher and currently serves as the International Education Overseer.  Julie spent years working in developing countries in both Asia and Africa. She started her first school in Mozambique with six children who met on a grass mat under a mango tree.  This initial school grew rapidly! Julie then developed curriculums, built libraries, and started various after-school, programs for the community. Her love, kindness and perseverance has been a tremendous blessing to hundreds of children, as well as giving hope to the students' parents and the surrounding communities.

Julie demonstrates how powerfully education can lift up and impact on an entire community.  Through these various programs Julie also introduced Jesus and His kingdom to hundreds. In just a few years, she and her colleagues expanded to three schools, in two villages; schools and programs which are flourishing to this day.  

IRA Logo.jpg
Follow Us
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Facebook Social Icon
Mailing Address
215 Lake Blvd. Suite 554
Redding, CA 96003
iReachAfrica just heart logo.jpeg

Click here to view iReachAfrica’s financials and reviews on GuideStar. GuideStar USA collects and provides easy-to-understand information about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, reputation, finances, transparency, and governance. iReach Africa has earned the Platinum participation level through the GuideStar Exchange.