About Us

A Love Story

SusCo began as a love story. After taking several trips to Ghana as part of her church’s mission team, Alyson Parham met two children at an orphanage. Alyson would one day become the mother of these two orphans. After many months of completing adoption requirements in the U.S.A and Ghana, Alyson finally brought her two children home.

A couple of years later, Alyson reconnected with a friend, Clarence Small from a local church they both attended as children. As young children, Alyson and Clarence even sang in the choir together. Ultimately, Alyson and Clarence were married and after completing another adoption of their beloved dog, Samson, Alyson and Clarence completed a new family.



A world where all orphans and other vulnerable children are nurtured, loved and moving along paths toward becoming self sufficient adults.


To  work with local and global partners ensuring orphans and vulnerable children acquire the necessary skills to survive, thrive and excel.

SusCo operates with a committed board of directors and an advisory committee comprised of individuals who share a deep concern for children in need all over the world. While each person may bring their unique skills, experiences and expertise, they all share a common passion for helping SusCo’s achieve its mission.


Board of Directors

Kim Honor
20+ years of experience working with nonprofits
John Lehner
President and lead consultant - Non-profit For-profit Resource Development (NFR) Corporation

Advisory Council

Marc E. Parham
Author - Yes I Can – Develop My Idea and Start My Own Business
John Zeigler
Director - Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (UECP)