Aviation for Humanity is led by a small team of volunteers. If you would like to join our team, please don't hesitate to connect!
Aviation for Humanity is comprised of a working Board and our wonderful volunteers around the world. We have no paid employees; thus, every donation goes directly to school supplies that support children worldwide. We value our optimistic team members and welcome others to donate their time and join our growing group of volunteers!
Kimberly Perkins, Founder & President
Kimberly is an international Captain on a Global Express and Gulfstream 650 aircraft. She has piloted jet aircraft on six continents and lived on three. Kimberly was influenced by her experiences living in Nigeria, which laid the foundation for her creating Aviation for Humanity. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation: Flight Operations and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She enjoys international travel both professionally and personally. She insists on taking her two daughters to the remote regions of the world to instill the same sense of global community that led her to developing the non-profit. Along with her piloting career, she is a gender equity activist through her published works and public speaking on gender parity. She previously served on the Board of the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association and continues to mentor women in aviation through her membership with industry organizations. She is an outspoken optimist with a passion for inclusivity and equity in educating our youth. She believes in a global community and hopes to use aviation as a method for philanthropic outreach. All of Kimberly's interviews and published articles can be found on her website.
Cynthia Johnson, Director of Development
Cindy's love of travel began at a young age, as the daughter of an Army pilot. Traveling the world and experiencing new, different cultures launched her academic career of researching and studying societies, language, cultures and their historical development and material remains. She became an Archaeologist serving over ten years in the field with Cultural Resource Management and another ten years as a Museum Professional. She has degrees in Anthropology and Archaeology and has worked and traveled throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, specifically Puerto Rico and the British and US Virgin Islands. Much of her work has been focused in the non-profit sector serving as the Executive Director for the Island County Historical Society as well as the President of the Board of Trustees. She has had the privilege of serving not only in a professional capacity on several non-profit Boards but also as an avid volunteer advocating for local history, education, preservation, and giving back to the community. Cindy is married to a professional pilot and she and her daughter enjoy conducting “educational expeditions” around the world. She is a strong believer in being a citizen of the world, giving aid through education, empowerment, social progress, selfless acts of kindness, and a little bit of adventure.
Hannah Douglas, Director of Communications
Hannah is a communications professional with more than a decade of reporting experience as a political journalist and health writer. Wherever she travels, she lets her luggage rest while she looks into what the locals are doing, even if it's just for a short visit. It's a routine she formed while working in the aviation industry as a flight attendant. The daughter of an educator and an aircraft mechanic, she is passionate about building strong communities and inspiring cultural curiosity and hope in others. As a longtime mentor to young writers, she believes education is the essential foundation for creating positive global change in a world that grows more connected each day. She previously served as the International Press Delegation Director and corporate voting member for the American Model United Nations Secretariat, where she educated a new wave of reporters. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Affairs Reporting, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with minors in Health Studies and International Studies.
Aaron Perkins, Treasurer
Aaron brings a wealth of aviation experience and a global perspective to his position as Treasurer at Aviation for Humanity. He has twenty years of experience as an airline pilot, aircraft evaluation pilot, aviation safety inspector and is currently serving as Chairman of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standardization Board. Today, Aaron calls Seattle home; but, it was the period of time when he lived in West Africa, North Africa and Southeast Asia where his passion for helping those in need took root. Being an integral part of Aviation for Humanity provides a fantastic platform for him to marry his interests in both aviation and humanitarian efforts. Aaron enjoys traveling, backpacking and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
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