Mark C. Hackett: CEO & Executive Director
Mark founded Operation Broken Silence in 2007 after an eye-opening conversation with a genocide survivor from Darfur, Sudan. Since then he has overseen the steady growth of our organization. His work has been featured by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and over 50 other news and non-profit organizations. He has also testified to the United States Congress multiple times concerning the crisis in Sudan. Mark serves in an active leadership role in the Act for Sudan and End Nuba Genocide alliances.
Witt Allen: Multimedia Coordinator
Witt joined our team in early 2012 to launch our multimedia and film work. He played a major role in creating our first major documentary film and is currently building our abilities in this field. He is skilled in editing and filming with a key interest in how film can be used for social change. More info coming soon.
Thomas “Zan” Roach: Ambassador Coordinator
After being one of our original supporters for years, Zan joined our team in 2011 to jumpstart our volunteer program. He is currently a student at the University of Memphis. More info coming soon.
Jennifer Amido: Refugee Coordinator
Jennifer joined our team in 2011 to lead our research and service efforts with the local refugee population in Memphis, TN. More info coming soon.
Stephen Hackett: Tech & Brand Support
Stephen has been with us from day one. He earned his journalism degree at the University of Memphis while leading the Genius Bar at the Apple Store here in Memphis, followed by a leadership role at a local start-up Apple Authorized Service Provider. Besides keeping our website looking great and designing most of our brand, Stephen is a IT & Multimedia Director for a large, faith-based non-profit in Memphis, TN. You can learn more about Stephen over at his blog.