Board of Directors

Jack and preschoolerJack Lewis, Chairman

Jack has practiced law for 30 years and currently is a Managing Counsel for Chevron in Houston, TX.  Jack and his wife, Melanie, live in The Woodlands, TX and have two grown children, Jonathan and Megan.

Monique Fraedrich

Monique and AfikileMonique is a mortgage industry CFO and CPA, who lives in Burke, VA with her husband Craig and two sons, Tyler and Matthew. Since 25:40’s inception, Monique and her family have supported 25:40 in a myriad of ways, including participation in 25:40’s the Walk for Kids and the World AIDS Day Concerts. Monique has used her accounting and bookkeeping experience to help 25:40 continue to offer the highest level of support possible towards the mission. With her children now grown, she is looking forward to contributing even more to this cause that is so deeply meaningful to her

Lori Groves Rowley

Photo Jan 21, 12 14 48 PMLori and her husband, John, live in Northern Virginia where they have raised their five children.  Over the years, she and her family have followed and supported the work of 25:40 through its annual walk and spectacular concerts. Lori was inspired to become more active in 25:40’s work after she visited its Canzibe mission site and volunteered in its children’s programs.  Her son, Jay, has also volunteered in Canzibe, assisting in the establishment of its aftercare program. Following a career on Capitol Hill, Lori now directs programs in global food security and aid effectiveness at The Lugar Center. She joined the board in 2013.

Alec Zacaroli

Alec with InamAlec and his wife Amy Zacaroli founded 25:40 in June 2003. Alec lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a child, and from this experience has remained keenly interested in issues facing southern Africa, especially social justice issues and community development. He is an attorney with the firm HaynesBoone in Washington, D.C., and an author of two books — Give1.25 and Obey: the Power of Love and Surrender. He is also a student at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Amy Zacaroli

Amy with preschoolerAmy is a Northern Virginia native. She worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C. for more than a decade before marrying Alec and starting 25:40. After staying home for 15 years raising four kids and working on 25:40, she recently re-entered the workforce, serving as the women’s ministry assistant at Burke Community Church, in Burke, VA.

TEAM 25:40
Help become part of the solution by running for 25:40. Whether you are a novice or an elite athlete, story you can elevate your experience above just a race -- you can race to give an at-risk child in rural South Africa a #FightingChance to rise above poverty, disease and violence.
The Sub-Saharan AIDS epidemic has a devastating effect on millions of families. Consider that 5.5 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa alone. Discover the hard facts about poverty, there disease and violence, and help become a part of the solution.
25:40’s current focus is on children living in rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We have selected this area as our place of initial focus due to its extreme poverty, patient lack of resources and lack of attention from the outside world.