Esperança
Yvonne Bueno

Yvonne Bueno

Yvonne serves as Esperança’s Digital Marketing Coordinator. She holds a B.S. in Visual Communication Design from Arizona State University. A graphic designer by trade, Yvonne specializes in creating visual languages and systems. Her designs come from a careful process of research, experimentation, and production to create work that is highly

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Sandra Searle, CFRE

Sandra Searle, CFRE

Sandra Searle, CFRE serves as the Chief Development Officer for Esperança. A proud Arizona native, she is recognized in the community as a leader in nonprofit fundraising, overseeing the development, marketing, volunteer and outreach strategies for organizations upwards of $25 million. Past experience includes serving as CDO for UMOM and

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Irma Rubio

Irma Rubio

Irma serves as the Health & Wellness Gardener & Cook Assistant. She holds her Master Gardener Certification from the Cooperative Extension at the University of Arizona and has over 10 years of experience in gardening and health education. Irma collaborated with the program Su Salud con Sabor Latino when it

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Tanner Burr

Tanner Burr

Tanner serves as Esperança’s Development Coordinator. Tanner is also a Junior Olympics qualified fencer and serves as a coach at Phoenix Fencing Academy, teaching children and beginners the basics of the sport.

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Valeria Lopez Macias

Valeria Lopez Macias

Valeria serves as a Program Administrator for Esperança. Valeria received her bachelors in Psychology from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. She has experience working and serving the community at Sunset Community Health Center in San Luis, AZ.  She has worked with children, adults and the elderly, including people with disabilities, working together

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Maria Valenzuela

Maria Valenzuela

Maria Valenzuela is the Senior Program Director with Esperança. In 1999 she founded the organization’s Arizona-based community health programs – reaching over 45,000 Hispanic and refugee families. Maria used a cultural lens to author and implement curriculums on nutrition, oral health, chronic disease prevention and management and more. In 2022

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Kerry White, MSA

Kerry White, MSA

Kerry White, serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Esperança. Most recently White was Director of Business & Procurement for Starwest Associates.  Kerry is an accomplished operations executive with experience in procurement, compliance, and contract management across multiple industries. Kerry holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminology/Sociology from the University of Colorado and  Masters

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Jeri Royce

Jeri Royce

Jeri Royce serves as President & CEO for Esperança.  Jeri is an accomplished leader with a distinguished career leading operational, business development, program development/management and human resource functions. With over 25 years of experience in local and national nonprofit organizations, she has a successful track record of building a leading

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Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH

Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH

Anna Carolina Ortiz serves as Esperança’s Global Health & Development Director. She has a long history of experience in environmental health program development in rural Central American communities beginning with her two years of service in the Peaces Corps in Panama. She received a B.S. in Sociology from Arizona State

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Julieta Larios

Julieta Larios

Julieta began her time at Esperança as an intern before joining the staff as the Executive Office & Operations Manager. Julieta received her bachelors from Arizona State University; majoring in Global Health and minoring in Public Service and Public Policy. Julieta is passionate about addressing overall health needs and disparities

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