clara pascal    

 Clara Pascal, Founder

Clara has built this organization by encouraging countless people to volunteer their time and money to the cause of children half a world away. She organizes volunteer trips to Ukraine, and encourages sponsors and volunteers to visit Ukraine and witness firsthand the plight of these orphaned children.

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IrinaTishchenko      Irina Tishchenko Lujan, Executive Director

Irina has worked with UAC Ukraine since 1999. She served as our Scholarship Program director in Odessa for 10 years before moving to the United States. Irina facilitates correspondence between our team and children in Odessa and our staff and sponsors in the U.S.

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howard gill     Howard S. Gill MD MBA, President, Board of Directors
  • Pediatrician, Holy Cross Medical Group, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1993-present
  • Director, Continuing Education, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2009-present
  • Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida  2014-present

His career goals lie in the care of children at home and abroad, especially the disadvantaged and handicapped. Dr. Gill is also musician that enjoys family, traveling and the ocean.

Charles Kropke     Charles J. Kropke, UAC Board Member

Overseeing a family of companies in creative financing, sustainable tourism, sustainable development and radical environmental change, Charles J. Kropke, 53 is an energetic entrepreneur with a concentration of knowledge in financial markets and trends, demographics, energy technologies, history, and town planning. 

Charles is the father of 9 adopted children and resides in Miami, Florida.

susan     Susan MacPherson, ARNP, ANCC, UAC Board Member

Susan is a dedicated professional who strives to help her patients feel and look their best. She has participated in medical missions to Ukraine since 1995, in affiliation with Universal Aid for Children. She also supports Harvest Hands Missions in Mexico.

mike maguire    

Mike Maguire, UAC Board Member

Mike is a long-term financial advisor in Maitland Florida. Mike's sponsorship and affiliation with UAC began when he read the profiles of two orphan students; two students who graduated and are doing very well. He believes that the organization is run on a very efficient basis and is an important lifeline to these disadvantaged children who have suffered so greatly. 

luke      Luke Pascal, Administrative Assistant

Luke Pascal is originally from Odessa, Ukraine and was adopted by UAC Ukraine’s Founder, Clara Pascal, at the age of two years old. Luke corresponds with donors, maintains social media, and assists with fundraising materials. Luke is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University. He also attended film school and is an accomplished musician.

Luke is proud be helping the orphaned and displaced children in the city of his birth.