Our dedicated professionals serve the health and education needs of over 69,000 people in the rural, southern section of the Department of Intibucá, Honduras. Our employees commit themselves to our mission and work hard to empower local leadership.
- Executive Director: Laura Failla Manship, LICSW, MBA
- Assistant Director: Mariela Rodriguez, MSW
Visiting brigades from our affiliated universities and other organizations in the United States come down to offer their medical services on a regular basis. This department assures that their visits are productive and safe for all those involved. New brigades are welcome. Learn more.
- Gustavo Meza, Brigade Coordinator
- Iris Giron, Pinares & Guachipilincitos Community Organizer
- Nelly Milla, Scholarship Program Coordinator
- Gisela Ramos, Nutrition Program Director
- Sandra Diaz Guzman, Nutrition Program Coordinator
Education and Development Department
Good Shepherd Bilingual School
Our bilingual school in Camasca is a public school that is operated under a unique partnership arrangement with Shoulder to Shoulder, the Honduran Ministry of Educations, and the Mayor’s Association of the seven municipalities of the Frontier Region of Intibucá. English speaking volunteers are also assigned at the school for three months to one year placements.
- Iris Villanueva, Educational Development Consultant
- Minsis Ramos, Coordinator of Educational Advancement
Click Good Shepherd Bilingual School to learn more about the school.
Center for Educational Excellence (CREE)
- Edel Andino, Information Technology Director
- Nely Vasquez, Educational Advancement Assistant
Click CREE to learn more about our technology and education programs.
By far the largest department, we have almost 100 people working hard to run our 22 clinics and additional health services across the Frontera.
- Atty. Patricia Sikaffy Rivera, Administrator of the Health Network
- Karla Perla, Coordinator of the Health Network
- Emy Castellon, RN, Network Health Center Supervisor, email@example.com
- Lurbin Calderon, RN, Network Health Center Supervisor, lurbinC5@gmail.com
- Dr. Rosbinda Vaquedano, CMI Supervisor (Concepción), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Rolyn Marquez, San Antonio
- Dr. Martin Velasquez, Concepción
- Dr. Luis Adalberto Berrios, San Marcos
- Dr. Madelin Alvarado, Magdalena
- Dr. Melissa Ordoñez, Santa Lucia
- Dr. Alan Martinez Garcia, Colomoncagua
- Dr. Nataniel Martinez, Colomoncagua
This department also includes nurses, health promoters, pharmacy staff, lab technicians, data entry specialists, receptionists, and other supportive staff.
Dental Services in the Santa Lucia and Concepción clinics have been privatized since 2017. The dentists provide preventative and restorative dental services. These dentists also operate a preventative oral health program based in schools across the region.
- Dr. Idalia Ramos, Director and Concepción Dentist
- Dr. Floricia Amaya, Santa Lucia Dentist
The Health Department also employees dentists who are located in local health centers — in Colomoncagua, Concepcion, Santa Lucia, and Camasca. They provide preventative and restorative services to pregnant women. These dentists also visit communities daily to offer check-ups for pregnant women and school-aged children.
- Forming the backbone of the organization, the Operations Department assures the daily functioning of our clinics by cleaning, preforming maintenance, transporting personnel and patents, as well as managing security services.
- Yami Mejia, Operations Director
- Antonio Vargas, Driver
- Oscar Danilo Hernandez Muñoz, Driver
- Melvin Obed Requeno, Driver
- Rigoberto Marquez, Watchman
- Don Nato, Watchman
- Efrain Hernandez, Watchman
- Jose Efrain Hernandez, Watchman
- Paula Isabel Gamez, Cleaning Staff
- Maria Yanez, Cleaning Staff