American Association For Lost Children (AAFLC) is an awesome and unique charity that physically finds and rescues missing children, operating on tax-deductible donations. AAFLC spends hours, days, weeks, and months conducting hands-on investigations, while traveling in and outside the country performing surveillance and undercover work searching for and rescuing missing children.

Since our beginning, AAFLC has found and rescued over 135 missing children from places like Germany, Lebanon, South Korea, Mexico and numerous cities within the United States. These missing children have endured physical, mental and emotional abuse – and in some cases sexual abuse. They need our help.



Vernon Thompson, Attorney At, Law

Vernon Thompson has been licensed as an attorney in the State of Texas for over twenty-five years.  The Thompson law firm is a full service law firm, practicing in areas of non-profit, corporate, real estate, school, probate, tax, contracts, trusts and wills, oil and gas, litigation, appeals, foreclosure, personal injury, domestic/family, bankruptcy, municipal, bonds, writs, trial litigation, social security and criminal law.

For more than 21 years, Vernon Thompson has worked with American Association for Lost Children.  He has worked in various capacities within the organization over a period of more than 18 years.  He has served the organization, fielding internal questions relating to the operation of the organization, as well as questions pertaining to state laws outside the state of Texas and Pennsylvania (the organization has been recognized by both the states of Texas and Pennsylvania for non-profit status).  Moreover, he also weights laws in other countries when investigations lead outside the territorial United States.  On rare occasions, he has engaged in surveillance and field operations.


Ronald H. Horansky, Watershed Manager

Ron is a Latrobe native currently residing in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  He is a graduate of both Sl. Vincent College and Slippery Rock College.  He is employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Environmental Protection Agency.  He has served as Board Member of American Association For Lost Children for over 3 years.

Bruce Gorski, Pastor Tree of Life Church

Pastor Bruce is a Baltimore native and has served in fulltime ministry since 1985.    He is a graduate of Valley Forge University.  He has served on the Pennsylvania Delaware District Southwest Suburban Section Committee for 14 years.  He has been licensed with the Assemblies of God since 1985.  He has been the pastor of Tree of Life Church in Latrobe for 14 years. He served the community in the capacity of Head Soccer Coach for Derry Area High School for 10 years.  He is a personal trainer and he serves as the Pennsylvania State Police Chaplain, Greensburg Barracks.  Pastor Gorski has newly joined our board and we welcome him.



Renee J. Radford, Chief Financial Officer

Jenny is a Pennsylvania native.  She graduated from Hempfield High School.  She is the mother of six children.  She has worked with children since 2006 in addition to being an entrepreneur since 2002.    She joined AAFLC in 2013, first as Administrative Executive, now serving as Chief Financial Officer.


Teresa Cox, Executive Administrator

Teresa Cox is a Ligonier, Pennsylvania native.  She was conferred a diploma for graduation from Ligonier Valley High School and Free Gospel Bible Institute.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Greenville College and a Masters of Arts Degree in Reading Education from Bowie State University. She now serves as Children’s Ministry Director at a local church and as Executive Administrator for AAFLC.


Vivian Johnes, Procurement Officer

Vivian is an AWAI certified copy writer.  She has attended WCCC and completed her certification in grant writing.  She currently owns and operates a cleaning company specializing in rental property turnovers, estate prep and some residential work.   She has experience with business management including retail and merchandising.  She has attended Terra Technical College and has an associates Degree in Applied Business, She has obtained a certificate in small business entrepreneurship.  Vivian serves on the Board of Directors, Spiritual Advisors Committee and teaches various small group studies at Tree of Life Church in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.