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Staff & Board

Our talented staff is comprised of individuals working together for the sake of orphans around the world, and Show Hope’s Board of Directors guides and protects the mission and purpose of the organization, ensuring we carry those out with excellence, integrity, and accountability.

Meet Our Founders



David Cecil


David is a Managing Director for Lazard Freres & Co., where he heads up their North American Oil & Gas group. David advises Board of Directors, CEO’s and CFO’s on matters including strategy, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and fundraising. David has been in the Energy Investment Banking business for over 15 years. Mr. Cecil joined Lazard in 2012 as a Managing Director, Financial Advisory, focused on North American oil and gas clients. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Cecil was Managing Director and Co-Head, Scotia Waterous USA from 2007-2012. Mr. Cecil began his career at Merrill Lynch and also worked for Wachovia and BMO Financial Group. University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Duke University, M.B.A.

Donna Daniel


Donna and her husband Dan are adoptive parents and long-time supporters of Show Hope. She moved to Nashville from Raleigh, North Carolina, and brings the heart and passion of an adoptive mom. Her husband Dan is a partner at Bristol Development. She has two daughters, three sons, and two grandchildren.

Mike Davis


Mike is a Vice President at Noble America’s Gas and Power, and lives in The Woodlands, TX. He is married to Regan, and they have five kids, two of whom were brought home through adoption. With his business acumen and personal passion, he has brought a strong sense of advocacy and purpose. Mike joined the Board in 2009.

Leslie Maclellan


Leslie is a lawyer with a focus on all types of corporate business practice, which including securities, private equity and tax-exempt organizations. Representative matters include general business formation and structuring, commercial contracts, equity compensation and employment contracts, private equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities compliance and general corporate representation. Her practice also includes representation of a range of tax-exempt organizations including public charities, private foundations, secondary schools, universities and social enterprises. Ms. Maclellan has committed a significant portion of time to pro bono work in the area of domestic and international adoptions. She lives in Nashville with her husband and four children. Ms. Maclellan earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1988. In 1993, she received her law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Don Orr


Don is the president and CEO of Nashville Machine Company and Cumberland Valley Enterprise. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Vanderbilt University . Don received his BSME from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from Vanderbilt s Owens school of management executive program. He has been with Nashville machine for 35 years. He and his wife Edee have three children; Don Jr, Miller and Mollykate. Mollykate was adopted by Don and Edee from China, where she was a Show Hope care center child living at Maria’s Big House of Hope.