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.


Karl Prince, Finance Manager

Karl Prince has a bachelor degree is Accounting from Utah Valley University and a MBA from Utah State University. He has been working in accounting for more than 9 years. He was an adjunct professor at a local university between 2010 and 2012, teaching managerial accounting. Karl lives in Provo, Utah with his wife and four boys.


Natasha Ortega, Social Media and Communications Specialist

After volunteering in India, Natasha grew to love the people she served in the leprosy colonies. She knew that she had to find some way to further serve them after her volunteer session was over. Once she was back in Utah, she learned Rising Star Outreach was searching for someone to manage their social media and do graphic design for them. She knew she had to take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity so serve. Her communication skills, ability to pay attention to details, and her experience in graphic design make her the perfect addition to our team.

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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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