DeafKidz International US is an exciting new 501(c)3, US registered charity, based in Salt Lake City, Utah!

DeafKidz International US is an awareness, business development and fundraising platform aimed at supporting the valuable work of DeafKidz International and its partners worldwide. It's Board will work to develop a range of hi-net worth, Corporate and Foundation partnerships that will support the joint DeafKidz International US and DeafKidz International mission. In addition, DeafKidz International US will lead on representation to the US Government through USAID and the UN movement through UNICEF in New York.

Our People

Dave Loach

President - DeafKidz International US

Dave currently serves as the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for IC Group, the company that Dave joined 13 years ago when he left England. IC Group are a locally owned company, with 150 employees based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dave is responsible for the marketing and business development functions of IC Group. Dave is a graduate of the Salt Lake Chamber’s year-long “Leadership Utah” program and has acted as the Chair of its Alumni Steering Committee; a network of 700 business leaders from Utah that have graduated from the programme.
With a long held personal interest in the issue of D/deafness and, in particular, the protection of D/deaf children from abuse and exploitation, Dave serves as the President of DeafKidz International US. He also sits on the Planned Giving Advisory Council for Utah Symphony and Utah Opera and will be joining the board of the American Red Cross, Greater Salt Lake Chapter, in the summer of 2017.

Paul Kershisnik

Paul is the Chief Marketing Officer for Sorenson Communications. He leads the marketing efforts for all Sorenson services and communication products including Sorenson videophones. He is responsible for marketing strategy, tactics, messaging, branding etc – in effect, all marketing operations! Paul has a background in both the communications and food sectors. In communications, Paul spent 10 years with Sprint domestically and internationally. In the food sector, he has worked for General Mills, Pizza Hut and Mrs. Fields. More recently Paul served as CMO for Wendy’s International. Paul holds a B.S. in education from the University of Utah and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Brigham Young University.