Executive Director Carolyn Klaus, M.D., is a board certified internist who became skilled in care of AIDS patients in a Philadelphia inner city clinic that she founded. Her book Prescription for Hope describes those early days at Esperanza Health Center, which 26 years later still flourishes. With mentoring from an international agency, she also learned to do community development in that needy neighborhood. She has used this experience in seven AIDS-affected countries, teaching and consulting in medical schools, colleges and universities, churches, and community-based organizations on four continents.
In recent years she has concentrated her efforts in Ethiopia, facilitating the work of 16 denominations to develop a joint AIDS curriculum, training pastors and community leaders on AIDS, and spearheading spiritual and economic development training in several diverse cultural groups. When she is in the USA she enjoys crocheting, watching American football, and indulging her grandchildren.
Ethiopia Director Ronald Klaus, Ph.D., has worked in the US Space program, taught chemical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and done research in fields ranging from solid rocket propellants to efficient electric power generation. However, he has spent most of his life leading and promoting small discipleship groups-first as a camp counselor, then as part of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, then later as a pastor and church planter. Teaching by Ronald L. Klaus on the kingdom of God sparked the founding of Esperanza Health Center in inner city Philadelphia and has stimulated students in seminaries and Bible schools in six countries. Since 2004 Ron Klaus has been teaching and mentoring church leaders from many denominations and cultural groups within Ethiopia. In his spare time he walks extensively, watches American football, plays piano, and does mathematics.
Child Sponsorship Coordinator Cara Jo Klockow is a physical therapist and youth group leader who became interested in Ethiopia in 2007 when one of her youth group members asked her to sponsor a Hope In View child. Early in 2010 she and her husband traveled to Ethiopia to adopt their daughter--and see the work of Hope In View first hand. Since July, 2010, she has served very capably as the USA Coordinator of Hope In View's child sponsorship program, which now supports over 150 orphans and vulnerable children, many of them affected by AIDS, in Addis Adaba. In her time off she loves to travel, garden, hike, and watch American football.