Originally from Ecuador, Marcelo moved to Seattle in 2015 after finishing his graduate studies in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is passionate about community involvement and volunteering for organizations that benefit vulnerable populations and the planet. He has actively participated in several GVH events and looks forward to contributing as a board member, both broadening the fundraising base and supporting ongoing programs. Marcelo traveled to Guatemala with GVH in 2022.
Stefany connected with GVH while attending college at Seattle University. After graduating with majors in International Studies and Spanish, she worked as the Program Assistant until 2019. She has since taken on a job outside of GVH, but transitioned into the Secretary position to continue supporting the organization. She is honored and excited to be involved in and contribute to the programs and activities that GVH promotes.
Sam is a business-owner and has been very generous to take on the treasurer responsibilities of our organization. He has training in accounting which qualifies him to track GVH's expenses, prepare budgets and coordinate with the Executive team to ensure that GVH is spending responsibly. Sam is very excited to be a part of the team and contribute in any way he can.
Carolyn Bain, MPH
Carolyn, who was born and raised in Seattle, received her MPH from Columbia University, has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic (’91-’93) and also trained Peace Corps Volunteers in the Child Survival Program. Carolyn worked as a consultant for the Ford Foundation’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights program in Santiago Chile 1999-2005. In addition to working at GVH, she coordinates a breast cancer research program in Peru for PATH.
Ferdy Aguirre was born in Guatemala and moved to Nevada at a young age. Upon joining the GVH Board, he has brought with him an impressive array of project management and leadership experience from his 10+ years at Microsoft. He has jumped right in to help out with our fundraisers and has been one of our most encouraging Board members. Ferdy traveled with GVH to Guatemala in 2021 to learn firsthand about our in-country programs and reminded us all what it means to volunteer.
Loida Guerrero was born and raised in Guatemala City and came to the U.S. upon receiving a scholarship from U.S.A.I.D. She has lived in the Seattle area for more than 20 years. She brings to the Board an extensive business acumen from her professional life at Boeing along with a thoughtful, clear and authentic voice. As a long-term GVH supporter, she has shined as a Board member since joining. Loida traveled with GVH to Guatemala in 2022.
Gabi is a college student in Seattle, passionate about soccer, and has been involved in GVH since she was young. She is the daughter of Jennifer Hoock, and is the inspiration behind the creation of Guatemala Village Health. Gabi works in the Seattle area, supporting homeless youth with their education, and hopes to continue her education with a focus on getting her bachelor's degree in Applied Behavioral Science. She is very eager to add her voice to the Board of Directors!
Debbie works for the Bill and Melinda Gates Research Institute as a Research Project Manager. She has traveled with GVH on several occasions, with a special focus on smokeless stoves to prevent asthma and other breathing problems. Debbie recently joined our Board of Directors and is very excited to work closely with the team to bring new ideas and concepts to the ongoing programs.