FAMILY HUMANITARIAN EMPOWERS FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH VILLAGE-DRIVEN, SUSTAINABLE HUMANITARIAN SERVICE.

Family Humanitarian is a faith and family friendly organization that cultivates, educates, and elevates in a synergistic, circular model of giving and receiving.

At Family Humanitarian we have a vision of uniting families and communities around the world through principals of service and self-reliance. We believe that we are all stronger when we work and serve together. Built upon hard work and sacrifice, Family Humanitarian strives to create foundations that will propel lasting change around the world. 

FOUNDERS OF FAMILY HUMANITARIAN

TYLER DELANGE

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR

Tyler DeLange is one of the original founders, and a current director, of Family Humanitarian. He also helped to co-found Singular Humanitarian in 2009. Tyler is a physician in Emergency Medicine and currently works for Utah Emergency Physicians (UEP). He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, Tyler's passion for humanitarian work began at the age of 11 when he helped serve in an orphanage across the boarder in Ensenada, Mexico. Since that time he served as a missionary in Argentina, and has served on a number of humanitarian expeditions to Ghana, Kenya, Guatemala, Bolivia, Guyana, Peru, Nepal, and Uganda, in addition to organizing humanitarian efforts during the year from the United States. He currently lives in South Jordan, Utah with his wife Sarah, and 4 children. His hobbies include canyoneering, trekking, and basketball, among many other interests.

SARAH DELANGE

CO-FOUNDER

Sarah is enjoying her role as a stay-at home mom to 4 young children, having traded life in the corporate world for the opportunity to spend time with them. She worked at Marriott International, the largest hotel company in the world, for 17 years, both at their corporate headquarters and on property. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas in a family of 8 children and graduated in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. Sarah enjoys reading, photography, creating things, trying out new restaurants, cooking and soaking up time with family. She is married to Tyler DeLange and loves his big heart for helping others.

MICHAELA SHIRLEY

CO-FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Born and raised primarily in Nebraska, Michaela attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration majoring in both Accounting and Finance. Michaela has always had a passion for humanitarian work. She and her husband have worked throughout their marriage toward the goal of being able to help people in need throughout the world and feel blessed to see that goal come to fruition. Michaela has started and run several successful businesses and has served in various leadership roles. Some of her greatest joys have been found in raising her five beautiful children. Michaela and her family currently reside in Dallas, Texas.

DAVID SHIRLEY

CO-FOUNDER

David, the youngest of three children, was born and raised in the Dallas area. He attended Brigham Young University and was called to serve in the Austria Vienna Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he grew to love and respect the people and culture. After returning from his mission and finishing his undergraduate work, David was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M where he graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

David and his wife, Michaela, were married in the Dallas Temple and have been blessed with 5 wonderful children who remind them of that which is of greatest worth. After working more than 20 years in the veterinary profession, David and Michaela have trusted in the Lord and have turned more of their time and energy toward serving those less fortunate. David is currently working toward making humanitarian work his full-time pursuit.

STEVE VON NIEDERHAUSERN

CO-FOUNDER

Born and raised in northern Utah, Steve graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s in Instructional Technology. He works as a Product Manager, digital media consultant, and content creator for major travel and outdoor brands. Steve has a great passion for adventure travel, community development, and loves helping people realize their potential by living on purpose. He lives in Utah with his wife, Rachel, and six children.

RACHEL VON NIEDERHAUSERN

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR

Born and raised in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah, Rachel attended Utah State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a master’s degree in Business Administration. She finds true joy now in motherhood and in helping people through various ways to rise to the their full potential and become self-reliant. She has tremendous gratitude that she gets to be a part of the growth of Family Humanitarian because of the lasting friendships and ways it has expanded her heart and mind. Her greatest joy is raising six children and having fun adventures with her family.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SHELDON KILLPACK

CHAIRMAN

BRANDON MATTSON

VICE CHAIRMAN

JIM and TERISA CHARLES

SAREN LOOSLI

GREG CAMPBELL

STEVE COLLINGS

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