Rising Star Outreach, USA

Tyler Vigue, Executive Director 

Tyler brings nine years of experience in professional fundraising including annual, major, and planned giving.  A native of New Jersey, Tyler’s career has a focus in the nonprofit sector.  He has a MPA degree from the University of Nebraska and a BA in philosophy including logic, rhetoric and critical thinking, from Brigham Young University.  Tyler maintained certification as a Fundraising Executive (CFRE), an internationally recognized certification in the field of fundraising, for the past four years. 

Amy Humphrey, Executive Assistant and Director of Operations

Amy Humphrey currently resides in Springville, Utah with her husband, Steve, and her four beautiful children. She has always been active in her children's schools and her local community and has a soft spot for small children. For years her time and talents have gravitated towards service for children - especially those with special needs. She joined Rising Star in November 2006 and took her first trip to India shortly thereafter. She feels incredibly blessed to be part of this great organization.

Heidi Lelle, Director of Communications and Outreach

Heidi Lelle serves as the Director of Communications and Outreach. She leads Rising Star Outreach's communications portfolio, strategic volunteer outreach, and online presence. Focused on working in the non-profit sector, Heidi has extensive digital and communications project management experience from previous roles at Wake Up World Communications, United Nations Foundation, and BYU-Hawaii's Student Affairs. Heidi studied at the American University in Cairo, The 2nd Inaugural Voyage of the Scholar Ship, and Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, minoring in Intercultural Communications. She also received an Intercultural Peace-building Certificate at the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, which instilled her drive to be an agent of change for the greater good.  A native of Connecticut, Heidi has traveled to over 20 different countries through her studies, spent 18 months as a community service volunteer in Greece and Cyprus.


Ashley Ward, Volunteer Program Manager

After a decade of working in dentistry and earning a Bachelors degree in Community and Public Health, Ashley spent a year in India with Rising Star Outreach. She absolutely loved her time in India and is beyond excited to continue to work with Rising Star back home in the states. Ashley is passionate about international health and development. This passion has provided her with opportunities to participate in a variety of projects including dental work in Honduras, Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Samoa, General Health and HIV/AIDS work in Uganda and now Leprosy work in India. Always an avid creator, Ashley enjoys design, jewelry making, quilting and cooking. She also loves scuba diving, traveling, reading and experiencing new things.

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Dr. Susan Hilton, MD  Managing Director/ Medical Director

Born in Chennai, India, Dr. Susan Hilton was always drawn to religion, philosophy and nature.  Her love of God and helping others, motivated her to pursue an education in the medical field.  Dr. Hilton trained and worked in private and government health sectors for the past 24 years in the fields of Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Critical Care/Emergency Medicine.  She is also currently serving in the additional capacity of Medical Director Rising Star Outreach of India.




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