Honduras Child Alliance is an International Effort
As the founder and Executive Director of the Honduras Child Alliance, Eve is always looking at ways to build relationships, both within Honduras and around the world. Her philosophy for engaging supporters is to grow connections that allow each of us to be part of something together that truly makes a difference. Her goal is not to see how large Honduras Child Alliance can grow but to always consider what kind of organization we will grow to be, and how each person who participates can be nourished as a result.
Elizabeth (Liz) Bender(USA-OR)
Liz is HCA’s Director of Programming and Finance. Liz started working in El Porvenir by doing four volunteer stints from 2009-2012, spending about one-year total volunteering before returning as our on-site Program Manager for an additional year in 2015-16. During her time in El Porvenir, she’s realized that beyond teaching basic academics, she is passionate about providing education and support in keeping the children healthy, sparking her recent completion of a degree in Public Health.
Edwina (Eddy) Moran(Australia)
Eddy is HCA’s Director of Volunteer Engagement. Currently working in community resilience programming for local government in Melbourne, Australia, Eddy first volunteered in El Porvenir in 2016 and then returned as the 2017-18 Program Manager. As a director, Eddy is active in strategic planning, and in the oversight of HCA's grant applications. With a wealth of multi-talented volunteers who wish to remain connected from afar, Eddy’s role also includes the development of committees and...
Dania Mejia Ochoa(Honduras)
Serves as HCA’s Program Manager. She graduated from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán with a degree in Education. Dania has worked with HCA since 2018, leading PEP classes and teaching Adult English classes. She then moved into the role of Education Coordinator and now, as Program Manager is overseeing HCA's full activities in El Porvenir! Her goal is to continue inspiring and motivating students in El Porvenir to follow their dreams.
Serves as HCA’s In-Country Admin Manager. David was born in La Ceiba but grew up in El Porvenir. He first became involved with HCA as a Convo-Amigos (Study-Buddies) conversational Spanish tutor in 2020. From there, he became a PEP+ classroom instructor, added teaching adult English classes, and now is an essential member of our in-country leadership team. In 2022, David graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Honduras. David manages our conversational Spanish program and handles a variety of administrative and operational responsibilities. He is glad to be able to provide opportunities to the young people of his community.
HCA’s Development & Volunteer Manager. Prior to coming to Honduras, Stacia lived in Indianapolis, Indiana where she pursued a master’s degree in public health at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) and graduated in 2022. During her time at IUPUI, she focused on addressing the social determinants of health, creation of health programs for various populations, health promotion, and evaluation of programs. Stacia is passionate about educating underserved communities to create opportunities for their future and is currently working on grant proposals to add more funding to HCA's programs.
Laura Ramos Tomás (Brazil)
Originally from Spain but now living in Brazil, Laura volunteered at HCA in 2017-2018. Since her time in El Porvenir, she has worked with survivors of trafficking, sex workers, youth, and young mothers living in social vulnerability across Latin America. She subsequently started TabuTabu to support underserved communities in the region in tackling their most pressing sexual and reproductive health and rights learning needs. In 2021, she began working with HCA's in-country team to co-create a sexuality education program for our PEP+ classes.
Ruth volunteered in El Porvenir in 2017-18 and now serves as HCA's Donation Manager. In addition to making sure that all donors receive a personal thank you email, Ruth also follows up on our monthly donors to keep their payment info current. Ruth returned to El Porvenir in 2022 to volunteer at the Centro de Salud as part of her medical training.
Lynda serves on the Honduras Child Alliance advisory board as a nutrition mentor for the in-country Healthy Snacks coordinators. Lynda is currently a Health Coach for a non-profit clinic in NYC for the underserved population with chronic diseases.
HCA’s Treasurer. Currently working with KPMG as an International Tax Consultant, Rustom has been associated with HCA since December 2015 when he came to El Porvenir for a month as a volunteer to help with budgets and finances, and draft up a report on HCA’s Healthy Snacks program!
Dra. Amanda Radisic(USA-MD)
Doctora Amanda wears many hats at HCA and is currently the Alumni-Volunteer Engagement Committee Lead. She is actively involved with the Scholars Committee, has been the liaison for our healthcare volunteers, and has previously served as our Donations Manager. Amanda made her first trip to Honduras in 2011, and from that point on, she was hooked.
Victoria (Tori) Montemurro(USA-MA)
Tori serves as the Fundraising Strategy Committee lead and is currently working for a children's non-profit in Massachusetts. Tori first volunteered in El Porvenir in 2018 and then returned in 2019-2020 to be HCA’s first Development Manager before the COVID-19 crisis sent her home early. Currently, Tori helps organize and strategize HCA’s fundraising campaigns. She's also been actively involved in the Scholars Committee and helped coordinate HCA’s first virtual volunteer reunion!
Maggie serves as Social Media Committee leader, Co-chair of the Scholars Committee, and Reference Reader for incoming volunteers. She first volunteered at HCA in 2016 and returned for a full year in 2017-18 as HCA’s first-ever Outreach Manager. Maggie’s big heart translated to great success in outreach as she
Serves on the HCA Advisory Board in the area of Curriculum Development and has an ongoing involvement in the implementation of the PEP+ curriculum. In her professional life, she is a global education consultant and founder of JRNEY, a website dedicated to amplifying teacher voice through global stories from the field.
Rikke El Ofir - Soendergaard(Denmark)
Has done a broad range of humanitarian work, and research in Honduras since 2005. Currently, Rikke coordinates our training partnership with the Bomberos Porvenir (firefighters) which focuses on first aid, pre-hospital care, and community service.
Eduan (Eddy) Nieuwoudt