Dave began working as a volunteer with Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots in 1997. He became president in 2010. Dave and his wife, Lorrie, live in Colorado, where Dave is a least "temporarily" retired from careers as a Police Captain, and later, Assistant Dean in the University of Arkansas system, where he led a STEM digital learning initiative and Global Languages program.
Marilyn first visited Oaxaca in 1972 and has been involved with Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots since 2000 as a sponsor and a volunteer. She is a retired Spanish teacher who led several student groups to Oaxaca and introduced them to Centro Esperanza Infantil. She lives in Durham, Conn. Marilyn is involved in various fundraising activities, including organizing tours to Oaxaca.
Nancy has volunteered with OSCGR since 2009 and spends three months a year at Centro Esperanza Infantil. She has a master’s degree in social work and extensive experience working with children and young people in medical and public health settings. She has served on the Ethics Committee of the National Hemophilia Foundation and in her local community as board member of two non-profit organizations. email@example.com
Quinn lived for 18 months in Oaxaca, is fluent in Spanish and is learning Zapotec. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where is a licensed investment advisor. He enjoys backpacking and exploring Southern Utah and the Wind River Range in Wyoming. He loves music and will attend any concert or live event.
John studied language in Oaxaca and learned that many Oaxacan artists need eyeglasses. At home, in Groton, Mass., he became president of the local Lions International club, and has brought eyeglasses to the Lions Clínica Permanente de Lentes in Oaxaca. John has a home in Oaxaca, where he spends two months a year volunteering at Centro Esperanza Infantil. He has a doctorate in multicultural education.
Gloria joined the OSCGR board in 2018. She is a native Texan, residing near San Antonio. She has traveled extensively with students and adults throughout Mexico. As a speech and Spanish teacher for 37 years, Gloria values the importance of education.
Colleen joined the board in 2018. She discovered OSCGR when she and her then-14-year-old daughter volunteered at Centro Esperanza Infantil. The impact of the work on so many children and families amazed her. Colleen works on making health care affordable and accessible for everyone. She lives outside of Washington D.C.
Ken and his wife, Fran – a longtime volunteer at Centro Esperanza Infantil, have sponsored children through OSCGR for 10 years. A native of Connecticut, Ken lives in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. He has a background in commodity purchasing for food manufacturers such as Nabisco and Kraft, and in serving as a consultant for similar types of companies.
Marla and her sister, Sharon, were longtime sponsors of a child through OSCGR. When her sister died in 2019, Marla created Sharon’s Children Project, which now sponsors five children in Oaxaca. Marla, a licensed clinical social worker, serves as a part-time counselor at Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, Calif., supporting children experiencing homelessness. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim is a photographer and journalist with an extensive background in newspaper, magazine and web publishing. For the last seven years, he has concentrated on documentary photography in Oaxaca, working with single mothers and with families who have returned to Mexico after living in the United States. email@example.com