Chairman of the Board

Bill has been honing his skills in problem solving and systems improvement business since he was 14 years old while working for his father’s industrial and electrical supply store. At age 22, he ventured into Real Estate which went from selling vacant lot to buying, selling and restructuring finance on large multifamily, office/industrial and retail properties.

Board Member

Cheryl Mitchell grew up in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. She worked as a counselor and mentor for both Silicon Valley SCORE and Silicon Valley SBDC in San Jose California. Eventually, she landed as a business consultant for the Small Business Development Center at SCE where she had the opportunity to monitor milestones for a wide-range of starting businesses. From securing their fund to their job creation and retention, their sales growth and their returns of investment and essentially their growth as a business.

 

Board Treasurer

Jason's passion lies in the pursuit of ontology, epistemology, and truth, along with the inherent symbiotic relationship these tenets have in practice. He is in charge of the financial management for Enhance a Village, Inc. including adoption and oversight of the annual budget. As a Board Member, he also formulates and oversights policies and procedures of the organization as well as reviewing organizational and programmatic reports.

Executive Director

A native of the Philippines, Alfonso emigrated to the U.S. during his early childhood. He is a resident of California where he grew up and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Inspired by his late mother, Paz Gaerlan Galarpe, Alfonso founded Enhance a Village, Inc. and expanded on his late mother's vision to transform impoverished communities across the globe by creating sustainable programs to improve economic prosperity.

Chief Development Officer
Kim Mercier is a nonprofit advocate who is committed to building the capacity of nonprofit organizations around the country. She specialize in helping under-resourced organizations develop and implement strategic and sustainable solutions to leverage their assets and capabilities to drive innovation and profitable growth while striving for a positive economic, environmental and social impact.
Group Volunteers for IT and Staff Support

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Kuyaoyao Local Development On-Site Representative

Ricardo B. Reyes is a farmer by heart and backed as an educated man. Not withstanding of his educational background he chose to embrace the soil rather than the air-conditioned room. His baccalaureate degree is Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Economics, Bachelor of Laws (Llb.) and currently in Master in Public Administration.

Chief Operation Officer / Design Development

 

tyoung@enhanceavillage.org

 

C. Tito Young is a designer and visionary who has worked in the parameters of 3D World Wide Web. His background includes e-Commerce and Building Sciences.  He has made a career promoting digital immersive worlds and as an advisor to local community efforts.  He has new engaged business development by efforting interacted designs with deliverables. He is well versed in traditional visualization methods, thus making exceptional conversions to better understand 2D by using 3D.  He can incorporate critical thinking to solutions, foster ideas and often devise genius outcomes that opens up new windows to next stage. 

"I want to bring value to regions such as those within EAV circles to give those regions better recognition on a global scale and so those habiting the lands can partake in diverse communication"

Specialties: Visualization, Land Development, Branding and Identity. 

Architectural Design / Planning

 

moniquereid@gmail.com

Monique Reid is a long time contributor and advisor to various needs at Enhance A Village. Her background includes Autocad, architecture, planning and development.  She has coordinated with team members to better understand the vast lands located in the Phillipines.  She has an incredible eye and can facilitate ideas with the aspects of needs and shelter.  

Monique's more recent project includes design of the Chinese Olympic Pavilion in Brazil 2016.   

Research / Writer

I pursued Ph.D. studies in Plant Biochemistry and had a teaching experience back in India. My research interests are understanding and studying the signaling pathways in plants/crops/animals under stress conditions. I do have an experience with writing/editing research proposals. I am presently in the USA and have been volunteering for few nonprofit educational organizations as a writer. I have developed my passion as data/business analyst and have an experience working with data/ statistical analysis.

With the belief that education is so important for everyone, mostly children, who can dream of a better and secure future, I love to learn more from, help, and develop such organizations with my skills. When people learn about agriculture and farming techniques, they gain the ability to grow and maintain healthy crops, which provide vegetables for meals and additional income. I am fortunate to be a part of Enhance a Village, Inc. which have a mission of ending poverty by educating the farmers about the farming practices and their environment.

Social Media Curator
Claudio D.V Ribeiro is a senior at Boston International High School. With just five years in the United States, Claudio Ribeiro came from Fogo, a beautiful island but also very poor. Knowing that he is from a place in need, Claudio is looking forward to giving Cape Verde and places in need the opportunities that he didn’t have growing up. With that in mind, Claudio has decided to volunteer in multiple organization and is honored to take part of Enhance a Village, Inc. where he can help end overty through better farming methods. Ironically back in Cape Verde, he was a farmer himself at the age of ten. That was the only way he was able to survive, and he values the importance of farming. 
Volunteer - SEO / Industrial Engineer

I’m an enthusiastic Peruvian MBA with Industrial Engineer bachelor degree and background in finance, administration and banking.

Coming from a country where a great part of population has to fight with poor conditions, I’m convinced that the way to overcome these problems is through education. Therefore, helping communities to develop sustainable ways to grow would promote not only economic development as an immediate result, but also promote welfare for new generations to have more opportunities in the future and break the cycle of poverty.

Volunteer - Business Development / Industrial Engineer

My name is Roberto. I am a Peruvian Industrial Engineer, with an MBA degree and background in finance. I came to the US in 2015 to study my MBA. I wanted to improve my career and my personal growth with that amazing experience, sharing time and knowledge with people from all around the world.

In my previous job in Peru, I had the privilege of work helping companies to grow healthy and sustainably. I realized how interesting and rewarding can be the experience of seeing people reaching out their goals and knowing that I was a little part of that dream.

For that reason, I wanted to be useful for the society by helping people and sharing all the knowledge I have gain so far in my personal and professional experience.

I strongly believe that people that has been blessed with education and opportunities has the responsibility to help people with less resources.

Data Miner / Content Writer

mkhan@enhanceavillage.org

I’m from Kolkata, India and did my Ph.D. in Biotechnology. Currently working as a Postdoctoral associate at Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.I am very concerned about hunger, poverty, and global food security and my research has always been motivated by these factors. Plant Science research addresses the very basic necessities of life. Plants shape our life with food, fiber, medicine, shelter and many more. I believe that research in plant biology has the potential to solve many of the global problems, including but not limited to food security, climate change, medicines/therapy for emerging diseases, and energy crisis.

I strongly believe in giving back to the community and glad to be a part of Enhance a Village, Inc.  

Graphic Artist

 

My name is Elisa Lubrini and in the process of finishing college as a student.   I am a graphic artist for assorted ongoing capital campaigns, brochures, event materials and reports.   I enjoy volunteering in the non-profit organization Enhance a Village.

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