Board Members

Auguste Badiel

President and Founder

Auguste Badiel is from Ohio and has worked with nonprofit community in several states as volunteer and Program Coordinator for the last nineteen years. Auguste developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector. He also advocates for children of military/service members who are orphaned as a result of their parents sacrificing their own lives for their beloved country. This experience gave him a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for young children.

Auguste founded Orphan Life Foundation in 2011 and has served as the organization’s President from 2011 to present. Auguste received a BA in Information System Management, MBA in Business administration, MBA in Cyber Criminology. He currently works at DoD.

Rupal Shah

Vice President

Rupal Shah currently serves as the Vice President of the Orphan Life Foundation. Rupal has an extensive background in charitable efforts including seats on various charity boards including Junior Achievement NJ, an organization which provides education to underprivileged children, New Eyes for the Needy, an organization which provides glasses to the disadvantaged and most recently Essex County Family Justice who provides resources for victims of domestic violence. Rupal aspires to help those in need.

Rupal holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MBA from the New York University, Stern Business School. She currently works at PGIM Fixed Income in their Client Advisory Group.

"Providing better educational opportunities to orphans, we empower them to complete their basic as well as advanced schooling."

We achieve this by cultivating a safe and efficient teaching environment, providing basic school supplies, reducing the level of educational disparity, and reducing or better yet eliminating the barriers orphans face for schooling.

Caitlin Walsh


Caitlin Walsh currently serves as the Treasurer of the Orphan Life Foundation. Caitlin has volunteered for a myriad of organizations throughout her high school and college careers. Caitlin’s eclectic background provides deep resources for the Orphan Life Foundation. Caitlin aspires to use her time to make a difference in others’ lives.

Caitlin received her BS in Finance from Lehigh University and is currently a CFA Level 2 candidate. She is an Investment Associate at PGIM Fixed Income.

Riley Godshall


Riley Godshall currently serves as the Secretary of the Orphan Life Foundation. She hopes to use the experiences she has had working on community service projects to help push forward the mission of the Orphan Life Foundation and create meaningful change.

Riley graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Biology and now works at Lafayette College as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Campus Life where she enjoys working with college students and making sure the division of Campus Life is well supported.