Board of Directors
President and Founder
Alice”s love for serving the people and land of Israel began when she was on a church mission trip to Israel – a trip she would never forget. That was when the Lord first impressed her with the need for a continuous humanitarian ministry in the His land. In 2007, Alice and a friend began the fulfillment of this calling. They headed for Israel with one bag of small stuffed animals and hand puppets, which they distributed in the only hospital that opened their doors to them. This was its beginning of Maasay Yahdav’s Humanitarian Journey.
Alice graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Previously, she worked as Medical Technologist and specialized in hematology and special testing at Baptist Hospital in Miami Florida. She also worked in Telecommunications Networking at Eastern Airlines.
Alice also served as the Nursing Supervisor at HRS, Dade County Health Department in the Refugee Health division, a program that was granted by ORR, Officer of Refugee Resettlement in Washington DC. While at HRS, Alice served as a Spanish-to-English translator for her pastor who held weekly services for refugees from Guantanamo at the Chrome Detention Center.
Later, she moved to Georgia and worked as Georgia’s State Refugee Health Coordinator under the Preventive Health Program at DHR (ORR in Washington, DC). She worked closely with other states, the CDC, and Volag, sponsors of the incoming refugees in Georgia. She also completed three mission trips to Cuba and has studied with the Olive Tree Foundation, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. In all of these activities, God was preparing her for Israel. Alice retired early to continue her humanitarian work within Maasay Yadav, The Works of His Hands. (Psalm 111:7)
Chairman and Founder
Doris Ann Mintz brings to Massay Yahdav a deep desire to serve in building bridges between the Christian and Jewish Communities. She has a deep love for Israel and her people. Doris has a clear understanding of the significance of our Jewish Roots. Doris serves Massay Yahdav as one of its’ founding members, Vice President, and has been on the Board of Directors from inception. Her experience with the corporate world brings management knowledge, financial understanding, development and team building skills to the organization. Doris was educated at Georgia State University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Counseling. She works tirelessly to comfort God’s people. Working with her community to meet the needs of those living in Israel has brought the community to a new level of understanding the importance of standing firmly with the State of Israel.
Pastor Brian Crisp
Brian is pastor of the Lime Branch Baptist Church in Cedartown, Georgia. He, his wife, and teenage children live on a hobby farm in Aragon, Georgia. A 1993 graduate of Sanford University and 1997 graduate of Beeson Divinity School, Brian has also studied with the Olive Tree Foundation, Yad Vashen Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, and traveled extensively to Israel. He is also active in AIPAC and a member of the board of directors for Maasay Yahdav. www.limebranch.org www.crisp4israel.com www.crispymeadows.com
David and Caroline Colona
Secretary and Treasurer
David Colonna was born in Illinois and is married to Caroline. They have two sons and one daughter in law. Dave graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He was raised Catholic and has served the church as an alter server, usher, Eucharistic Minister, Hospitality Minister, and small group leader. He has also been involved in men’s retreats. Dave has served as treasurer for Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Boy Scouts of America Troop 597 and is currently serving as a volunteer treasurer for Maasay Yahdav. Dave loves the LORD and enjoys serving Him wherever needed.
Caroline Colonna was born in Texas, and graduated from Bauder College with a degree in Interior Design. Early in life, while serving as the lay reader of her church, Caroline developed a love for the word of the Lord. Caroline has also served as a Sunday school teacher, organizer of women’s retreats, Sisterhood leader, drama director and has been a volunteer with Maasay Yahdav for five years. Caroline loves the Lord, loves His word and is enjoying learning about the Jewish roots of her faith.