Board of Directors

Mr. Tom Arsenault
Honorary life-time President
Tom passed away on March 18,2017. His vision and commitment to serving humanity lives on and inspires our work. He owned a construction company for many years, worked as a lumber broker and the International Marketing Manager for Masonite Corporation,prior to joining the Peace Corps in 1988. Posted to Swaziland, where he met and married Elizabeth Bara; they co-founded ASAP in 1992. Tom worked to develop vocational training programs and develop management staff in Zimbabwe as well a managing a carpentry-training-with-production social enterprise in Zimbabwe and On Safari Coffee Initiave in the US that generated ASAP operating support.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Bara) Arsenault
Executive Director
Elizabeth holds a BS in Biology, a certificate of Executive Leadership for Non-Profit Organizations from Emory University and is a certified Master Gardener. Liz co-created ASAP after teaching Math/Science as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland. She worked as Training Director for the US Peace Corps in Zimbabwe, and as a Forestry Technician US Forest Service tree improvement program on Mt. Hood. She has 15 years business management experience prior to taking up her work with ASAP in 1992.

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Ms. Dorothy Ramsdell
CFO, Treasurer
Dorothy is an accountant and business analyst recently retired from Turner Broadcasting. She has a BA in History, MBA in Accounting and BBA in Computer Science. When not working on her many needlework projects, she practices yang style taijiquan. She is a proud Army Brat and has traveled both personally and professionally in Asia and Europe. Dotti is a world citizen that brings vast experience and financial expertise to ASAP.
Mr. Mark Arsenault
Board Member
Mark has a successful 26-year career in law enforcement and corrections, where he co-created and co-facilitated a successful in-custody gang diversion and mindset program for state and county inmates. He’s also run a successful publishing business and is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is also the founding Director of GAATES, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing recidivism and helping ex-offenders through personal development, career readiness, and success strategies.

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Mr. Sean Adkinson
CTO
Sean holds a BA in Computer Science and Math from Willamette University. Currently the CTO at Provata Health and previously a senior software developer at Jama Software. Sean leadership and technical skills make him an invaluable addition to our Board.

Steering Committee