Meet Our

BOARD of DIRECTORS

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Eileen O'Neall

Founder & President

As a music educator, Eileen founded Creative Hope in 2014 in order to serve vulnerable children through creative education during summer breaks. After being a music educator for over 8 years in both California and Asia, and earning her M.M. and M.A. in Music Performance and Music Development, Eileen realised just how empowering and restorative music and creativity can be. She developed a passion for opening creative and musical opportunity in the underserved communities she grew to love in the Himalayas and Cambodia. She loves seeing children's empowerment and restoration. She now pursues this impact full time through Creative Hope International.

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Emily O'Neall

Founder & Secretary

Emily was born in China and immigrated to the U.S. as a student. She is now married to a wonderful and strong lawyer, Cris, and is a mother to four adult children. Because she has experienced God’s mercy and grace in her life, Emily has completely devoted her life to God and has mentored over 400 people. She has involved in ministry since 1999 and looks forward to serving with those who are passionate about freedom in God. Her desire is to witness God’s love as she dedicates herself to His redemption story.

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Cris O'Neall

Chairperson of the Board

Since 1999, Cris has served with mission organizations in Mexico and Latin America, South Central Asia, and East Africa.  He teaches and speaks on Biblical topics, including marriage and family, and enjoys preaching the Gospel to audiences everywhere.  He believes strong marriages and families are essential for the well-being of children and under-served persons in every culture.   

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Kent Galloway

Director of Finance, Treasurer

Kent is a retired finance professional. He has worked in various positions for 40 years, most recently as the CFO for The ICEE Company for 27 years. His education includes a BS in Accounting, CPA Certification and an MBA in Finance. He and his wife, Robbie, have been happily married for 37 years. He enjoys beekeeping, photography, gardening and table tennis.

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Pastor Sunny Sapkota

Board Member

Pastor Sunny resides in Darjeeling, India with his wife and 2 children. He is a pastor and social worker in the Himalayas. He is passionate about CHI because of the vision to bring hope amidst hopelessness. His mission is to serve and not be served. 

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Claudia Barua 

Board Member

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Maren Chettri

Board Member

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Jiwan Gurung

Board Member

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Ben Bowling

Board Member