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Mercy Centre USA supports the Human Development Foundation which is a long established charity in Thailand with a proven record of service to the poorest of the poor, especially abandoned, abused and trafficked children in need of care, protection, and education. We are an IRS qualified 501(c)(3) charity staffed solely by volunteers. Your tax-deductible donations flow completely to the Human Development Foundation with little administrative and fundraising expenses.

If you are a federal employee, Mercy Centre USA is a member of the Combined Federal Campaign. Our number is 19248.

True Rowan, Vice Chairman and Treasurer


True retired as Senior Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, in 2009. Her work involved coordinating extradition and legal assistance requests between the United States and our treaty partners around the world. Prior to joining the Criminal Division, True was an Assistant District Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now Homeland Security) in Boston

True attended the University of West Florida and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Sciences (1976) and a Master of Business Administration (1978). She received her Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law (magnum cum laude) (1988).

In addition to working with Mercy Centre USA, True also volunteers with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Light House Shelter, a homeless shelter in Annapolis.

True and her husband, Ford, live in Annapolis and have three children, Sean, Kenna and Allison, and three grandchildren, Roderick, Rydan and Eila.