Nanci Ricks is President of Empart USA, a nonprofit that trains local people to transform communities across Southeast Asia. She is also the co-founder of the Dalit Freedom Network, a nonprofit dedicated to the emancipation of India's Dalit. She passionately communicates the plight of the Dalits to Indian and American audiences, universities, and churches. Nanci is the also author of a photographic devotional titled To Love the Slumdog. Before Empart USA, Nanci was an associate pastor at Restoration Community Church in Denver. She resides in Denver, Colorado .