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Meet Our President…

doug and joni looking at ipadMany people ask me, “Joni, how can you do all that you do, plus run the ministry?” Well, this CEO has a secret – Doug Mazza, our President and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends, is the one who oversees the day-to-day business of operating this ministry. Doug came to us out of the corporate world almost 12 years ago; the inspiration for this transition was his son Ryan, who has severe disabilities. As Doug often says, “Joni is the one with the vision, and I’m simply God’s man to help implement that vision.” And he does a great job of doing that. Currently, Doug is in China with our Wheels for the World team, as well as our Christian Institute on Disability leadership – he is helping to forge important relationships which will further our ability to reach for Christ disabled people and their families in the world’s most populous nation! Pray for Doug and the team as they do the work of Joni and Friends in China!