COO and Chairman
James Clark, CEO, has provided management, legal and financial services since co-founding the organization in December 1997. He practiced law in Canada and the US, and is a member of the New York Bar Association. He previously was a legal consultant to a member of the Saudi royal family, advised Lebanese clients in Canada, and Kurdish clients in Istanbul.       James received a BA in Classics from Boston University and a LL.B. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in International Law and Finance. He pursued advanced studies at the University of Oxford.      Raised in Canada and England, he speaks three European languages.       James and his wife have two children and live in Texas.
After serving for seven years on the Board of Directors, including a term as Chairman, Clark joined the staff of Millennium in 2007 as Vice President of Development and has served as CEO since 2010.      A graduate of Tulane University with a degree in Political Economy, Clark worked as a retail merchandising executive for 15 years prior to joining MRDS.      He is active in the community and currently serves on the boards of Pray the Word Ministries and Trinity Classical School – both in Houston, Texas.      Clark and his wife have three children and live in Bellaire, Texas.
Bill Koops, president, formed Millennium in 1997 after serving the Kurds of Northern Iraq as a humanitarian aid worker for six years with his wife, Teresa. Bill was project director for several U.S. government, UN and private contracts. Many of the concepts for the genesis of Millennium came from their experience in relief and development work.     From 1991 to 1997, he assisted Kurds in Northern Iraq over the whole evolution of the crisis, from refugee flight to the mountains through long-term development in the unstable region of Northern Iraq. They were adopted into an extended Kurdish Muslim clan, giving them a unique knowledge and perspective. In 1997, he assisted refugee Kurds in Houston to acclimate to the US. Bill speaks Kurdish and Arabic.      A graduate of Rice University with a degree in electrical engineering, Bill was a digital hardware engineer for a Houston engineering firm. Bill and his wife have three children and live in Houston, Texas.