One Family’s Journey
Mike and Mandy Gallagher, from adopting 3 to founding 1MILLIONHOME
Co-founder & CEO, 1MILLIONHOME
Mike Gallagher and his wife, Mandy have six beloved children. Their youngest three children were adopted, one daughter domestically and boy and girl twins from Uganda. Flowing from years of experience with adoption, with special needs, and with building strategic partnerships to help more children like those they adopted, Mike and Mandy Gallagher co-founded The Chosen & Dearly Loved Foundation in 2014. Mike volunteers full-time as Chief Executive Officer.
Mike and Mandy are majority owners of Educational Outfitters, a U.S. franchisor of school uniform retailers. He previously served as a Managing Director of Denver-based private equity firm, Gallagher Industries. Mike currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) and the International Advisory Board of University of the Nations. He previously served as a founding Board member of Ekisa Ministries International.
Director and Co-Founder, Child in Family Focus, Kenya
Peter serves as a consultant at the orphanage he grew up in and is a member of the Kenya Society of Care Leavers advisory team. During his nine-year stint at the orphanage, he spearheaded the setting up and running of the establishment’s affiliate Adoption Society, a family-based care outreach unit as well as other successful child welfare programs. He is a founding partner and Director at Child in Family Focus – Kenya; a nonprofit organization that champions family-based care for orphaned and vulnerable children through care reform. He also serves as the vice chairperson of the Association for Alternative Family Care of Children. He is a father to one son aged two and a half years.
Executive Director, Weza Care Solutions
Jonathan serves as the Executive Director of Weza Care Solutions, the 1MILLIONHOME entity in Kenya driving care reform initiatives throughout the country. Prior to this, he was a director with Agape Children’s Ministry where he established Agape’s reunification center in Kitale, Kenya and oversaw expansion of the Agape Model to other cities and organizations. Past roles of Jonathan’s include over 10 years in the IT industry as an engineer, IT Project Manager, and in Business Process Management.