Iris Madrid, Co-Director of Esperanzas Unidas, lives in Honduras. She was born in the town of Dulce Nombre, Copan, where Esperanzas Unidas is based. Iris has eighteen years of experience administrating and supervising businesses. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
Angela Madrid Lara was born in the village of Vega Redonda, Honduras. For the past thirteen years, she has directed Light of Esperanzas from the United States. She has a Bachelors Degree in International Business, and a Bachelors Degree in Education. Angela has been working in the field of education for the past ten years.
Shoshanna Cohen lived and volunteered in Honduras in 2007-2008. She is a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Education, she has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years.
Xiomara Aldana is the Office Manager for Esperanzas Unidas. For the past twenty years, Xiomara has worked in a number of different secretarial and office management positions with businesses in Honduras.
Dr. Nadya Assaf Rubinstein is a board certified, licensed family physician who specializes in using plant medicine as part of her treatment therapies for her patients. Her focus of care is working with women, children and patients dealing with cancer.
Peggy Rubinstein has been a volunteer in the work of Esperanzas Unidas since 2010. As Volunteer Coordinator, Peggy dedicates her energies to helping others to participate in the amazing work being done through Esperanzas Unidas.
Shmuel Rubinstein lived and volunteered in Honduras in 2007-2008. He is a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education, and has worked in the field of education and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years. He is focused on helping to advise fundraising efforts for Esperanzas Unidas.
Kyle Kankanton has worked as a Project Manager for the past 15 years. He has worked on projects ranging from commercial buildings to roads and highway infrastructure, and is certified with a BS in Administrative Management, as a Planning and Schedule Professional (PMI), and as a Construction Management Professional from the University of Washington. Kyle is focused on advising the Board on successful planning and implementation of projects in Honduras.
Carlos David Madrid has worked for the past 13 years managing agricultural projects in Copan, Honduras. He specializes in the cultivation of the coffee harvest, with experience in all aspects of the production process. Carlos is dedicated to advising Esperanzas Unidas in the day to day implementation of projects in Honduras.
Josh Cohen lived and volunteered in Honduras in 2007-2008. He is a certified teacher and has worked as a math teacher for over 20 years. He is in charge of the development of the entrepreneurial components of the cooperative projects.
Joshua Rubinstein became interested in Esperanza Unidas after learning about the situation of the people there. He is a certified Naturopathic Doctor and teaches at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He actively supports the community health programs for Esperanzas Unidas.