Team Members

Alfonso Galarpe Jr.

Alfonso Galarpe Jr.

Executive Director

Bio

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. He expanded on her vision to transform impoverished communities across the globe by creating sustainable programs to improve economic prosperity.

His experience in marketing, real estate, and aviation provides a strong foundational background to serve the organization’s mission. Alfonso is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has excellent insight in leadership and the importance of teamwork to provide guidance and direction for the positive experience to all stakeholders of Enhance a Village, Inc.


Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell

Board Member

Bio

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.

She also had the opportunity to share her expertise in marketing development and strategy when she worked for Asthmatx, Inc., Kyphon, Inc., and Perclose, all of which were acquired by Fortune 500.

Early on in her career, Cheryl too worked as a strategic planning analyst for Baxter Renal Division in the Greater Chicago Area and in Brussels, Belgium where her contract was initially intended to be six months. However, due to her success in building relationships despite having to work with people from different races, and her analytical skills needed by her company, she earned two one-year extensions. Expectedly, she got promoted to senior planning analyst in finance where she implemented new forecasting techniques and data analysis.

Initially equipped with a BBA, Business-Finance, Investments and Banking degree from UW-Madison, Cheryl returned to the U.S. from Brussels to complete an MBA, Strategy & General Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

While in grad school, she consulted with a start-up medical device company where she also served as the coach and adviser of the President and CEO.

For the past five years, Cheryl has been working as a business consultant for her very own firm, Your Biz Ninja that helps CEOs of small and medium sized companies with genius products and services to solidify their sales and make money. On top of this is she gets to empower women in the business sector to bring their businesses to greater heights.

As a member of the board of Enhance a Village, Inc., she provides her expertise to the team in strategic planning and analysis, marketing strategy and investments development.

Well, besides hiking, reading and mounting a bike as her diversions, she loves to cook and tries to make her way through a farmer’s market, that is, “when the frig is almost empty”, she quips.

Lastly, she is a proud owner of Romeo, her cat.

Dr. Kristine Beach

Dr. Kristine Beach

Secretary

Bio

• 15+ years in marketing, communications, and public relations in traditional and highly technical business environments.

• Able to challenge traditional models and approaches and to envision optimal solutions to problems.

• Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in creating and implementing strategic integrated marketing plans, with a track record of successful results in a service industry with multiple distribution channels.

• Effective and innovative marketing experience and skills in addition to a strong aptitude for promotional strategies, direct marketing, and other tactics optimizing volume and market share.

• Superior strategic planning, critical thinking, and writing skills.

• Superb oral communication, interviewing, researching, and presentation skills.

• Strong leadership abilities as both a formal and informal team leader.

• Innovative in collaboration and problem-solving with other departments and at all management levels.

• Ability to take initiative to identify marketing opportunities.

• Ability to solve problems and lead a team to achieve results.

• Ability and willingness to work under pressure, meet strict timelines and budgets, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

C. Tito Young

C. Tito Young

Design Development

Bio

C. Tito Young creates new raffles, crowd funding concepts, interacts with new volunteers, updates webpage, creates graphics and communicates with the team's board of directors. As designer and associated visionary of EAV, he further explores parameters related to E-commerce. His background helps the board make rational decisions related to village topo maps. He uses various designs techniques to determine strong solutions in the many projects he is trying to promote for the village. Whether developing aquaponics, distillation Solutions, saving coral reefs, building a new community center or finding ways to create water wells, his goal is to pull the team together. He is also promoter of digital 3d immersive worlds and with those skills can quickly demonstrate community solutions.

"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 inhabiting the lands can partake in diverse communication"

He is long time Padi Scuba Diver, rock climber, kayaker, home chef, wine taster, vintage Porsche 911 affectionaro, keen in the development of decent architecture, and solid model maker for virtual reality purposes.


Specialties: Crowdfunding, Raffles, Business Plan , Visualization, Land Development, Branding and Identity.

Monique Reid

Monique Reid

Architectural Design / Planning

Bio

Monique Reid is a long time contributor and advisor to various needs at Enhance A Village. Her background includes 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.

William Ross Williams

William Ross Williams

Emeritus

Bio

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.

It was in the 80s that Bill was introduced to the energy and minerals acquisition business, which in turn led him into the power generation development and investment model among which are the Altresco Pittsfield project, Luzon Power and Altresco Philippines, and the IPP industries in SE Asia. These are projects were successfully developed and financed due to his creation of new business and financing structures.

Bill’s exeptional skills in developing innovative business models that turn the “impossible” possible are big contributions in empowering farmers and villages to learn efficient solutions to the hardships they encounter. Besides being a devoted family man, he’s also investing in new technologies that are aimed at developing clean and renewable energy, water efficiency and responsible, cost effective clean up methods and technologies.

Over the years, he has determined that there is an enormous void in the area of the bottom 3 billion income earners on our planet and have made a personal commitment to design business models that can be implemented within 5 years that will be effective ways for rural farmers to retain more of the value they generate. These models, in turn, all create a massive reduction in CO2 emissions because it is the nature of the enhancements we will bring to the people.

Hanna Stoner

Hanna Stoner

Blogger

Bio

Hanna grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina. She graduated in 2017, with a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies. She is particularly interested in water resources, resource management and the environmental justice movement. Hanna is now attending law school and hopes to use her education to help others. She hopes to be able to use her environmental and legal knowledge to help Enhance a Village develop sustainable solutions for the problems they address.

Reader audiences and fellow team members are always looking forward to Hanna's most intriguing blogs. With many articles that help drive our non-profits goals she has shown the care to develop awareness, show deep compassion and above all maintain a high level of quality that builds trust between in our organization and our most appreciated donors.