Program Team

Carolyn Bain

Executive Director

Seattle native Carolyn Bain received her MPH from Columbia University, has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic (’91-’93) and also trained Peace Corps Volunteers in the Child Survival Program. Carolyn worked as a … Read More

Jennifer Hoock MD MPH

Director of Development

Dr. Hoock is a graduate of Duke University Medical School and completed her MPH at the University of Washington. She has devoted her career to teaching Family Medicine residents and faculty. She is currently Associate Director at Group … Read More

Samuel Alvarez

In-Country Director

Samuel is a native of Guatemala City. He studied accounting in technical school and worked for 10 years with the Christian Cultural Center of Guatemala, as an administrator and program manager. This work focused on providing a children’s … Read More

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Vladimir Melgar

Construction and In-Country Support Staff

Born and raised in Guatemala City, Vladimir studied design and construction. Some of his previous projects include building a 3 story retreat center in Monte Rico, and the clinic Guatemala Village Health serves people from there. Vladimir … Read More

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Mitchel Ayer

MItchel currently works doing street outreach and administrative work at a clinic for unstably housed young adults. He is hoping to finish his BS in Neurobiology at the University of Washington, and then to go on to medical school to work … Read More