Co-founder and Director
Bruce co-founded Prosys Information Systems in 1997 and served as its CEO from 1997 through July 2008. He grew Prosys from inception to $450M in revenue and 420 employees in nine years without outside investors or capital, and delivered a profitable base line every quarter. Prosys was sold in 2006 to Bell Microproducts (BELM). In the same year, Prosys was awarded top computer reseller in the US by VAR Business magazine, the foremost publication in the field. Since 2008, Bruce has worked as president of Himalayan Children’s Charities (HCC) which he co-founded in 2000 along with his wife Susan. Bruce also founded The Keenan Foundation in 2006, which is dedicated to the care and education of children throughout the world, to advance medical alternatives for people who have exhausted solutions from classical medicine and support at-risk animals. Bruce graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Theoretical Mathematics in 1976.
Co-founder and Director
Susan co-founded one of Atlanta’s premier convention services companies and served as president for over 12 years, delivering event production and personnel services to national corporations and associations. She discovered her passion for helping young people succeed in life when she volunteered at a non-profit organization from 1993-99,mentoring students to access their inner resources and develop leadership and communication skills. After a trip to Kathmandu in 2000, Susan witnessed the challenges and terrible conditions faced by abandoned children in Nepal, and with her husband Bruce, established Himalayan Children’s Charities. As co-director, she has worked to provide educational and life-skills training opportunities to serve the needs of at-risk children in Nepal. She has fostered effective scholarship and mentoring programs for HCC students, including a program to bring wifi technology and e-learning to remote schools, and the most recent initiative, the HCC Youth Ambassador Council, connecting US and Nepali-based high school students via social media to promote a stronger understanding of each other’s cultures. Susan graduated with a BA from the Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University.
Director, Nepal program development
Sadie has been volunteering and working in the non profit sector for as long as she can remember. She started supporting innovative programs for women and children in Nepal after her graduation from the University of Washington in 2008. Her involvement with a women’s handicraft cooperative and a community school for girls and women led her to enroll in the Asian Studies graduate program at the University of Hawaii, where she pursued interdisciplinary research at the East West Center. Upon her graduation in 2015, she joined HCC and moved to Nepal full-time to serve the children in HCC’s programs. In her role at HCC, she assists with HCC’s signature education program in Kathmandu, coordinates and manages HCC initiatives across Nepal, and oversees marketing.
Advisory board member
Beate, a native of Germany, came to the US in 1980 and knows what it feels like to be different and alone. Her training was in Early Childhood Education and Social Work. From 1993-1999, she taught a non-profit mentorship program for teens in human values training, and served as the Director of the program for four of those years. In 2004 she became involved with HCC by sponsoring a 12-year-old girl, who had been abandoned to an orphanage, and 4 years later went to Nepal to meet her. Beate has served on the HCC Advisory Board since 2009. She is passionate about and committed to transforming the lives of children. She also enjoys her alternate life, in which she’s been a designer for Ethan Allen since 2002.