Esperança
Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen attended the University of Arizona where she met her husband Arnott who is a 4th generation Arizona farmer. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1983, Kathleen followed Arnott to Goodyear, AZ where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University. In 1982 Kathleen

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Ricardo Koenig

Ricardo Koenig

Ricardo Koenig serves as the Executive Director of Benemérita Sociedad Protectora de la Infancia, our partner organization in Ecuador.

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Eduarda Cipriano

Eduarda Cipriano

Eduarda Cipriano serves as the Executive Director of Nguni, our partner organization in Mozambique. She provides administrative oversight for Esperança’s projects, and has over 17 years of experience managing a wide variety of programs for a number of organizations in Mozambique. In addition, she has managed grants from international funders like

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Carmen Rosario Alvarez Ponce de Leon

Carmen Rosario Alvarez Ponce de Leon

Carmen Rosario Alvarez Ponce de Leon is the Executive Director of CADEP, Esperança’s partner organization in Peru. She has worked with CADEP for 30 years, assuming the position of Executive Director in the year 2010.  Carmen is a champion for the most vulnerable populations in Peru and works on behalf of indigenous

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Victorino Centeno

Victorino Centeno

Victorino Centeno serves as the Executive Director for AVODEC, our partner organization in Nicaragua. He provides administrative oversight for Esperança’s projects, and has over 17 years of experience in managing public and health development programs in Nicaragua. His educational background is in business management, economics, and local business development. He was the

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Palmira Villarroel, MPH, RN

Palmira Villarroel, MPH, RN

Palmira Villarroel, MPH, RN is the Executive Director of Esperanza Bolivia, our partner organization in Bolivia. Palmira has served the people of Bolivia on behalf of Esperanza Bolivia for over 26 years. She is a Registered Nurse with a master’s in public health. Palmira is responsible for all of the organization’s administrative

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