Board of Directors

Dr. Lori Basey
President and Co-founder


Lori grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 with a degree in Occupational Therapy and in 2004, she received her Doctorate of Ministry. In 1991, she married her husband, Tom. After graduation, she directed a local rehabilitation unit for 10 years. She then established and directed a rehabilitation department at a local homeless shelter. In 1997, she went on her first overseas mission trip—which opened her eyes and her heart to do more work internationally with the desperate of the world. She responded to both the Oklahoma City Murrah bombing as well as the 911 Twin Towers disaster. Through all these experiences, she has been recognized as a leading authority in post-traumatic stress disorder and those suffering from psychosocial dysfunction.
Sandra Orchard
Vice President and Co-founder


Sandy Orchard grew up in Oklahoma City, OK. After graduating from high school, she pursued a nursing degree from Point Loma College in San Diego, California, where she later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. After several years of medical work in southern California, she joined Youth With A Mission, where she worked on a medical mission ship. After three years with YWAM, she returned home to Oklahoma where she continued taking frequent short term mission trips around the world. During 2000, she met Lori Basey while working on a joint project in a local homeless rescue mission. In 2005, Lori and Sandy took their first trip to Sierra Leone, which proved to be a life-changing journey. In 2006, after several trips to that west African country, No Boundaries International was born.
Karen Matthews
Secretary


Born in Los Angeles, CA in March of 1966, Karen grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Carl Albert High School in May of 1984. She then attended Rose State College from 1984 - 1987, graduating with an Associates Degree in Paralegal. Work was then found in several different law firms from 1984 - 2004 when she semi-retired. Karen is currently focused on God's work through ministry and feels that God has called her to use her gifts of exhortation and serving the body of Christ.
Dr. Jerry Childs,
Medical Director


Jerry was raised in a Christian home in a small town outside of Tulsa, OK. As he grew up, the only profession he ever wanted to be involved in was medicine. Early in his career, God led him to go on a medical mission trip and it changed his life. That opened the door to go on even more trips and serve in areas where there was no other medical care available. His heart has expanded to also serve in free medical clinics here in the US aimed at those who have access to little or no medical care. Jerry states, "I believe that to those who are greatly blessed, much is expected and I try to give of my time and talents to further the spread of the good news of Jesus Christ and to bring comfort to those who suffer."
Cynthia Cox
Treasurer


Cynthia was born and raised in Oklahoma City where she later graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. She then worked for a national public accounting firm where she met her husband, Doug Holsted. After marriage, she then took time off from her accounting career to raise her two children Diana and Christian. In 2007, she and her husband started a public accounting firm in Oklahoma City. She is active at her church on the social justice committee, delivering food for the food pantry and as a speaker.
Missy Gilchrist

I was born the 3rd of 4 daughters to a military family. We moved around quite often during my childhood. I went to high school in Austin, Texas and upon graduation moved to Norman, Oklahoma to start college. Graduated from the OU Health Sciences Center with a degree in dental hygiene and then married my husband Mark in January 1986. Worked as a hygienist in the OKC area for 8 years and had 3 children—Sarah, Claire and Michael. Have been involved at Metropolitan Baptist Church for over 30 years.
Kristi Abdo

I was born and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma. I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1994 with a degree in Apparel Merchandising. I became a licensed insurance agent in 1998 and have worked on both the agency and carrier sides for the past 16 years. I currently work as an Agency Development specialist for Oklahoma Agents Alliance. I am also a wife and mother to a teenage daughter. My family is active in our church and believes in giving back to the community in which we live.
Eric Smith

Eric was born and raised in Germany. At the age of 12, he moved to Oklahoma. It was through his grandparents that Eric met Christ at an early age. He excelled in middle school and high school, graduating with Valedictorian honors even though he spoke no English when he originally moved here. He went on to play golf on a scholarship at Southern Nazarene University and graduated with a degree in Finance. Since graduating, Eric took a job with Kimray, Inc as a product specialist. He also runs a business with Redemption Fire, a Southern Gospel Quintent that travels across the US singing tunes of hope to all who will open the door. He feels most alive inspiring young people, longing for their true potential and sharing the hope and love of Christ.
Dr. Donna Cosby

Dr. Donna Cosby is a pediatrician in Mustang, Oklahoma and is affiliated with Integris Baptist Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 30 years.