Founder

Jaimie D. Sheth | CEO/President

Board of Directors

Kelly Stahl | Vice President/Treasurer
Kelly Sanders | Chairman of the Board
Edwin Ambrosio | Secretary
Elisha Greenwell | Marketing/Promotions
Sonya Burkhart | Project Coordinator/PR

Our Mission

The JD Sheth Foundation is a project to project based organization focusing on the education, health, and well being of others, specifically children and the elderly, here in the United States and across the globe.

About Us

WE ARE ONE. Each life matters. Where our footprint can make a difference, we will go. We are adaptable in our strategies to make the biggest impact and will go wherever we need to in order to improve lives. Whether it is building a boarding house in Thailand or a water well in the Congo, we are driven to help. We owe it to ourselves and each other to help make the world a better place. The world is small and our lives are not our own.

Recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the United States, the JD Sheth Foundation was officially formed in May 2015 as a culmination of work done around the world since 2010. For every dollar donated 90% goes towards funding projects. We are dedicated to maximizing each dollar to support our efforts, no one on the board of directors receives a salary or compensation for their volunteer work, and all travel expenses/personal expenses/misc expenses related to these trips are not funded through donations, but by the individuals participating in the projects.

I have dedicated my career and my life to helping people and have been blessed to be able to make a difference in peoples lives. I know I can do more with my future projects. I have successfully financed projects through donations while also funding many on my own. Project based community assistance is my passion and I want to affect and influence as many people as I can while I’m here. I need your help to do that.
— Jaimie Sheth, CEO/Founder
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Jaimie D. Sheth | CEO/President

Jaimie Sheth was born and raised in the Midwest (Chicago, IL/Evansville, IN) and has lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco for the past 18 years. She graduated from both the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville and has had an almost 20 year career in physical therapy. After working at UCLA Medical Center for five years, she realized that geriatrics was her calling, spending the last 14+ years focusing on this particular population. Her love to see the world has pushed her to travel to over 50 countries and has taken her to some of the most impoverished places on earth. Jaimie realized her passion for helping the poor at a young age, but it wasn’t until 2007 that she felt she could make a notable difference. The JD Sheth Foundation was formed in 2010 and became an official 501(c)(3), US recognized nonprofit in 2015. Her autobiography, My Life is Not My Own, was written and published in 2016 to educate others on the world we live in, the projects she and others have done, and how you can be a part of giving back in your own way.

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Kelly Stahl | Vice President/Treasurer

Kelly Stahl has resided in Evansville, IN the majority of her life. She graduated from the University of Evansville (UE) with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and a minor in Biology. After taking a short break to contemplate her future career path, she decided to go through the ‘Transition to Teaching’ program at UE and has just recently retired from her 13-year career teaching middle school science. Kelly is an avid golfer and enjoys giving back to her community in many forms. She and Jaimie have known each other since high school and have shared a lifetime of adventures in their 20+ year friendship. Currently, Kelly serves a dual role as the foundation’s Vice President and Treasurer and spends her free time traveling and working on her golf game.

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Kelly Sanders | Chairman of the Board

Kelly Sanders was born and raised in Evansville, IN. She attended the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Akron and obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Geology. She currently works as a Geologist in Houston, TX. Kelly and Jaimie have been friends since college and she has supported many of Jaimie’s projects. She has participated in four builds and has been a board member since inception. Kelly has previously volunteered as a mentor and with animal welfare nonprofits in her community. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends.

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Edwin Ambrosio | Secretary

Edwin Ambrosio is a Southern California native. He is a graduate of UCLA with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and USC with a M.S. in Computer Science. Edwin is now in his fifth year as a college professor after a 15-year career as a software engineer. He is currently teaching Computer Science full-time at El Camino College and part-time at both Santa Monica College and UCLA. Edwin has been an active volunteer since 2015 and a board member since 2017. In addition to volunteering with the JD Sheth Foundation, he has done service work with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as well as mission trips to Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.

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Elisha Greenwell | Marketing/Promotions

Elisha Greenwell is a Northern California native and 14-year advertising vet. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics and Creative Writing, and the Academy of Art University with an M.F.A. in Advertising Strategy. Throughout her career she has developed award-winning brand strategy for companies such as Intel, Nike, Target, Starbucks, and Facebook. Elisha has been an active volunteer for our foundation since 2015 and has been a board member since 2016. She is also the founder of Black Joy Parade in Oakland, CA. The 2nd annual Black Joy Parade took place on 2/24/2019, welcoming 18,000 people to celebrate the Black experience and its influence on cultures past, present, and future.

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Sonya Burkhart | Project Coordinator/PR

Sonya Burkhart currently resides in Evansville, IN. For over 20 years, Sonya was in the restaurant and hospitality industry. After several years of being on the fence of leaving that industry, it was a trip to Panajachel, Guatemala with the JD Sheth Foundation that pushed her to make up her mind. On that trip in 2017, she was reminded of the importance of family and loving life, regardless of conditions. She left the hospitality industry in March 2018. She now works for a digital marketing company and has the time to do the things she enjoys. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Sonya enjoys volunteering for numerous nonprofits, cooking, and traveling. A mother of three and grandmother of two, she is now able to work a little less and enjoy a whole lot more. Sonya has been on three builds with the foundation and joined the Board in January 2019.