Board of Directors

Serving thru June 2025

Chairman - James Burkhardt

Treasurer - HaSheen Wilson

Secretary - Zach Foster



Dennis Kelly - USA Affairs

Brian Mutebi -  Uganda Affairs


Left to Right: James and HaSheen. 


Introducing EMPOWERED LIVING Radio Program

Orphaned Heart Int'l starts broadcasting Friday and Saturdays at 9:00 PM to nearly 11 million people over Orange FM 96.5 Ondo State Nigerian beginning in September 2023. Each 15 minute program has instruction and Orphan Heart healing messages that will transform many lives. EMPOWERED LIVING presenters are James Burkhardt, President, and Dr. Ejiro Umukoro Gideon Umukoro, Director of the Nigeria Empowerment Center. 

Left:. Dr. Ejiro Umukoro Gideon Umukoro. Radio Presenter

Center: Muyiwa Fasakin, Dir. of African Empowerment Centers

Right: James Burkhardt, President Orphaned Heart Int'l


Touching Heaven - Healing Hearts 4 Day Festivals

TOP: Orphaned Heart Int'l sponsors 4 Day Regional Revival Festivals like the one shown on top every 60 to 90 days at the invitation of at least 20 participating churches that have prayed and planned with our team to do as Isaiah 61 directs. Preach the good news. Heal the broken (orphaned) hearted. Bind their Wounds (traumas). Set them free (from an Orphan Spirit). Restore their soul (Psalm 23) with Baptism and Communion.

Left: One day Pastors & Orphan Care Workers Conferences... Teaching and equipping them to minister effectively to Orphans, Widows and those afflicted by an Orphan Spirit. Also, direct ministry to teenage boys and girls (orphaned or not) teaching them the Biblical principles of a morally pure lifestyle. 

Center: Richard Musana - Dir. Uganda Empowerment Center

Right: Prince Charles Kimbugwe - Evangelist/Worship Leader


All are located in Uganda

Top L to R Prince Charles Kimbugwe International Evangelist. Josie Mirembe, National Secretary. Violet Tenudo, National Food Director. 

Bottom L to R Irene Nahabi, National Intercession Leader. Alfred Sentamu, Treasurer. Richard Musana, Empowerment Director.


The Fatherless. Foster Families. Native Americans. 

Orphaned Heart Intl is excited to be back in the USA. The new HQ is in Naples, Florida. 


The Lord has opened doors to those with Orphaned Hearts in Public K - 12 schools, Foster Care systems, Native American Tribes, Women in Medium Security Correctional facilities, Homeless Vets, and organized Recovery Groups PLUS Churches and Christian Schools across this land.


Look for a major Foster Care Conference in Des Moines, Iowa featuring Dr. John DeGarmo. Plus, several Worship Nights and a South Eastern regional Native American conference. The goal is to begin streaming all USA based Orphaned Heart Events in America over the Internet so that God's power will be displayed for the whole world to see.

Left: Devin Schubert - Dir., Foster Care Families and Workers

Center: Curtis Munoz -  Director, Native American Outreach

Right: Lisa Westerfield - Director, Women Behind Bars

Support Athena Pitsikoulis

Athena Pitsikoulis is an anointed domestic Missionary/ Evangelist whose mission is to bring  a solid Salvation message and "Orphaned Heart" healing to the Native American Tribes. She'll be following the directives listed in Isaiah 61 and the ministry model Jesus gave in Luke 10. 

Orphaned Heart Int'l is focusing its efforts on 11 tribes living in Oklahoma and Arizona. We have begun establishing a food distribution center in Anadarko, OK in collaboration with Grace Church and Convoy of Hope. This outreach shall fulfill the mandates given to reach the First Nations People with a hope-filled message of reconciliation, restoration, and recompense. in the making for “such a time a this.”

Reach 11 Reservations. 2 States. In 10 months.  CLICK HERE TO DESIGNATE  GIFTS FOR HER

Athena Pitsikoulis - Domestic Missionary/Evangelist

On A Mission To Native Americans

Athena joined the USA Native American Outreach Team in September 2023. Her heart is to bring healing and restoration to the Native First Nations Tribes. She is an enrolled member and former Vice Chairwoman of the Shasta Indian Nation of Northern California. Athena is a gifted Bible teacher and Prayer Warrior whose life has been dramatically changed by the dunamis power of the Holy Spirit. She is living proof off overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of testimony.

In March 2024 she launched out in faith on a journey westward to begin a series of evangelistic meetings in  Oklahoma, Arizona and California. She is a gifted Bible teacher with a powerful testimony who knows firsthand what an Orphan Spirit does to affect one's life after trauma and tragedy opens up a door to bring affliction or worse.

Taking the message of reconciliation, restoration and recompense 

Athena's Amazing Personal Story

Hear in honest detail the transparent testimony of her dynamic transformation from a lonely girl from Queens, New York who overcame painful trauma from abuse, abandonment, and rejection to become a vibrant believer by the healing power of Jesus Christ.

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