Founder & Executive Director
Ramona Petrella Cummings. Even as a young child Ramona had a heart for orphans, but it wasn't until she was 23 that she was able to do something with that passion! After working in a small orphanage and later the Pediatric Hospital in Oradea, Romania she was finally able to fulfill that longing from childhood to make a difference. Because of her experiences in Romania she was later hired as a Parent Educator through Cornell Cooperative Extension and was introduced to the foster care system here in the States.
Through this job, Ramona was spurred into becoming a foster parent herself and was certified in 2007. Since her marriage to Jack in 2008, they have had many children pass through their home. They have two children now- one biological and one adopted! Currently, they are doing respite and short term placement for babies. Ramona keeps active at home with her babies, traveling and fundraising for the the ministry, and extra curricular activities when she has the time!
Hi! My name is Rachelann Copland. I am married with two small children and I teach at a local college. Ever since a teen mission trip to Romania, I have felt a burden for the people there and am eager to be a part of PHFTC!
Hi my name is Teresa Hoy. I am so excited to join Project Hope for the Children team by serving on the Board. I have been following Mona and PHFTC for the last few years via web page and making donations. I attend the Pompey Community Church, I love Jesus. I have two grown children, a wonderful son in -law and a new grand baby boy. My passion is God, my family, my church and loving children.
My name is Debbie King and I am married with three children and three grandchildren! I work as a legal secretary and am pleased to be able to use my skills here on the Board!
My name is Ann Young. I am married and we currently have one child still at home. I was a teacher until we decided I would take time off to stay at home. I look forward to assisting the ministry as treasurer.
Member at Large
My name is Rick Stout. I have 5 grown children and now 9 grandchildren. For 2 years my wife and I were foster parents for one child. I have had a passion for Ramona’s ministry from the very first time meeting her 3 years ago and have contributed to Alina's salary since then. I see this new role as a way in becoming even more involved in helping Ramona maintain and even grow her ministry so that it will continue to be all that God wants it to be.
Alina Plugar works directly with the children in Oradea. She provides love, care, and stimulation to the children on a daily basis. Alina also stores and distributes supplies to our partner hospital in Oradea. Cornelia Tatu is a Volunteer Nurse Liaison who works in the Sibiu Hospital and stores and distributes supplies there.