ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

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Pablo Aguilar
Pablo Aguilar

Service Trip Coordinator, Guatemala

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Pablo Aguilar grew up in Guatemala City, and attended to San Carlos University to become a veterinarian. While in veterinary school, he completed an internship with Ayuda, an animal welfare nonprofit organization committed to the health and well-being of dogs and cats. In addition to veterinary medicine, Pablo recently completed a permaculture design certification with Atitlan Organics in partnership with the Mesoamerican Institute of Permaculture, and hopes to one day own a farm. He currently works at IS as a service trip coordinator. His hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking and camping and playing the acoustic and bass guitar in a band with his cousins.

Timothy Bouldry
Timothy Bouldry

Step by Step Scholarship Director, Nicaragua

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Timothy is the Program Coordinator for the Paso a Paso Program in Nicaragua. He has professionally photographed communities working at dumpsites from all over the world for 9 years. Currently, he resides in Nicaragua to further his efforts to work with these communities full time.

Angelica Cancinos
Angelica Cancinos

Step by Step Scholarship Director, Guatemala

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My name is Angelica, and I am a coordinator for International Samaritan in Guatemala. I currently hold a joint Bachelors degree in Pedagogy and Educational Administration; now, I am completing my thesis in theology. Outside of work, I am a nature lover, a mother, a daughter, a wife, and a friend. I love to read and travel. I feel very fulfilled in my life, both personally and professionally. I am so passionate about what I do – I feel like I get to spend my days in service to others and in service to God.

Yolanda Virginia Chacaj Lopez
Yolanda Virginia Chacaj Lopez

Administrative Assistant, Guatemala

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Yolanda graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing and a minor in Commercial Orientation in 2012. In 2018, she began her graduate degree and so far she has completed two semesters of her Masters of Social Work. As of 2019, Yolanda has worked at International Samaritan for four years at their Guatemala location as an administrative assistant. Outside of work, Yolanda lives in Guatemala City with her family. What she likes to do the most is spend time with her family, because they are “her greatest motivation to move forward in life”.

Kenneth M. Coleman
Kenneth M. Coleman

Research Consultant, USA

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Kenneth has assisted International Samaritan in recent years with quantitative and qualitative research endeavors among beneficiaries of programs supported by International Samaritan, as well as among our mission trip volunteers. Currently an independent qualitative research consultant, Coleman has worked in the market research industry and as an academic specializing in Latin America. His academic appointments have included the Universities of Kentucky, North Carolina and New Mexico in this country and as a Fulbright Lecturer in Mexico, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Erika Cuevas
Erika Cuevas

Step by Step Program Coordinator, Honduras

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Erika has a degree in Management and Social Development. She is the Step by Step Program Coordinator at International Samaritan’s partnership organization, RETE, in the town of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Erika has been working with International Samaritan since 2016. Prior to her work with I.S., Erika worked with children and youth at-risk for thirteen years. Her work consistently focused on eradicating child labor in the municipal garbage dumps. Erika lives with her mother. She enjoys her work with children and youth. Erika says she feels proud to be a change agent to support those who need it most. 
Sarah Daniel
Sarah Daniel

International Service Coordinator, USA

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Sarah graduated from Adrian College in Adrian, MI in 2014 with degrees in Spanish and Psychology. She has had service immersion and international travel experiences. She studied abroad for a full semester in Sevilla, Spain and was able to travel throughout Europe. She enjoys learning about new cultures and encouraging others to see the world.

Francisco Emilio Davila Gutierrez
Francisco Emilio Davila Gutierrez

In-Country Coordinator, Nicaragua

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My name is Francisco Davila. I am a Business Manager and studying Pedagogy, currently. I have been an English teacher for 15 years. My work with International Samaritan is to lead volunteers groups in their immertion trips to help people who work in dump sites and live under severe poverty. I enjoy fishing and playing baseball with my two sons in lake Nicaragua.
Mary Hall
Mary Hall

Office Manager, USA

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Mary has twenty years in project accounting and office management for custom home and commercial builders; Project Accountant/Bank Liaison for Mallard Condominiums, LLC; Extensive volunteer work including Board Secretary/Treasurer of Education Commission for Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, FIRST Robotics, and Brian’s House Hospice.

Michelle Kuhar
Michelle Kuhar

Development-Communications Coordinator, USA

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Michelle holds a MBA with a nonprofit concentration from Eastern Michigan University. She spent a month in Calcutta, India doing service work while comtemplating a career in the nonprofit sector. Her prior experience in Development and Communications includes international work with The Appropriate Technology Collaborative, a graduate position in the Foundation Office at Eastern Michigan University and several years with Covenant House Michigan.

In addition to a long history of community service engagement, she enjoys learning about diverse cultures and exploring at home and abroad.

Julia Elizabeth López Cuyuch
Julia Elizabeth López Cuyuch

Accountant, Guatemala

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Julia is 25 years old, and graduated with a degree in Accounting in 2015. Julia was a member of International Samaritan’s Paso a Paso program as a child, and her education was supported through International Samaritan. As of 2019, Julia has been working at International Samaritan’s Guatemala office for three years as an accountant. In her free time, Julia likes to spend time with her father and brothers, whom she lives with, and listen to music.

Emily Lorek
Emily Lorek

International Program Coordinator

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Emily holds a M.A. in Global Youth Development from the University of Montana and a B.A. in Psychology, with minors in Leadership Studies and Spanish, from Marietta College. She served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica as a Youth Development Coordinator. Her service primarily focused on sustainable program development and capacity building for youth and families in a low income, rural community. Emily is passionate about service-learning and grassroots initiatives that make a global impact.
MANUEL ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ DONADO
MANUEL ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ DONADO

Director of Education, Guatemala

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I have a background in clinical psychology and I have worked as a volunteer in the human rights department for child abuse. I also have experience in construction, so besides being a Trip Leader I am in charge or the construction projects for International Samaritan. In my free time I like to play the guitar and record music. I also like to cook – I even earned an additional degree as a chef assistant!

Daniel Piaskowski
Daniel Piaskowski

International Service Coordinator, USA

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Dan studied International Studies, Economics and Chinese Studies at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He studied abroad in Dalian, China and went on multiple service immersion trips in Appalachia and Jamaica during college. He was a Passionist Volunteer International in the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica for one year after graduation and is passionate about promoting global solidarity and spreading awareness of poverty issues through service immersion experiences. He believes the most important way to serve those in poverty is through accompaniment, being in relationship and partnership with them, while focusing on sustainable development.

Andrew Pawuk
Andrew Pawuk

Vice President of Operations, USA

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Andrew is a Latin American International Affairs Specialist; former Coordinating Assistant for Development and Recruitment, Ohio University Puerto Rico Study Abroad Program; former Researcher, Tosepantomin Microfinance Internship, Cuetzalan, Mexico.

Mike Tenbusch
Mike Tenbusch

President, USA

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Mike is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School and the author of the Jonathan Effect, a book about the power of the church and its people to help schools and their students win the battle against poverty. He is also the CEO of Uncommon Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm helping urban schools, churches and impact organizations create strategies to improve conditions and outcomes for kids. Mike brings his passion for reform and his leadership experience to the fore when driving the mission of International Samaritan.

Selam Terefe
Selam Terefe

Step by Step Scholarship Director, Ethiopia

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Selam has over five years experience in international development and aid with a track record of career advancements. A thorough and in-depth knowledge of gender, legal, social and political issues of East Africa with a special focus on Ethiopia. Demonstrated skill in project management, research, leadership, monitoring and evaluation and diplomacy. Remarkable communication skills across age groups. Passionate about development in Africa and a strong believer in effective use of partnership.

HANNAH WICKHAM
HANNAH WICKHAM

Graphic Design/Communications Associate, USA

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Hannah holds a Bachelor of General Studies from Eastern Michigan University, with concentrations in Health Advocacy, Media Production, and Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Language Studies. Before joining us at International Samaritan, Hannah spent a year doing a variety of nonprofit, small business, and public health work that focused on health and wellness initiatives; during this time she developed her skills in art and outreach, and now specializes in graphic design and digital outreach for small business and nonprofit. Hannah plans to continue advocating for disenfranchised communities through art in her work at International Samaritan.