British born and adventurous by nature, Beverly moved to New York City in the early 1970s and worked in magazine editing and the theater before opening up an antique store, and was a beloved fixture in the East Village.
She first came to Nepal in 1999 to volunteer as a social worker when she found the two abandoned brothers in 2001 who became the first two members of the House with Heart (HwH) family.
Beverly served as the President and CEO of the organization. Sadly, she passed away in May of 2018.
Hem Bahadur Rai - Manager
A staff member at House with Heart since 2006, Hem manages the accounting, security, and all of the building construction and maintenance projects. He participates in managing our programming as well. He holds a BA in business and and is working on his MA in sociology.
Samista Thapa - Children's Supervisor
Samista Thapa joined House with Heart in 2012 and oversees the children, providing a loving and supportive family structure. Known as Auntie, she lives in the House full time and manages the myriad of activities required to run a very large family, including managing the household staff and inventory.
Our U.S. Board of Directors
Philip Glass, 2017 Photo by Danny Clinch Photograrphy
The US Board of Directors oversees
all of House with Heart’s operations.
Daniel Bronson, Owner & Professional Engineer, connectPCsupport
Lisa Hartmann, HwH Volunteer Natasha Low-Kefford, HwH Volunteer Georgina Palmer, JP, Journalist (retired), and sister of Beverly Bronson
Lyn Pentecost, Executive Director, The Lower Eastside Girls Club of NY Jody Popple, Ph.D., Clinical and Corporate Psychologist, Founder of pSymphony Women's Leadership Development
Dick Puccio, Owner, Marich Music, Inc. and past President, Rotary Club of Corning, NY
Lou Seitchik, Computer Programmer Aarti Shah, McTimoney Chiropractor Kunga Sherpa, former Board Chair, Ghar Sita Mutu Elena Stonebraker, HwH volunteer Kanani Titchen, MD, Adolescent Medicine and Co-founder, Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans Pauline Turley, Vice Chair, Irish Arts Center Susan Young, Conceptual Artist, Garment Manufacturing & Sourcing Executive (retired), Production Consultant to global organizations