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Our Staff

Meet Our Founder and Daily Staff

Here is a daily look into the preparation and work from our founder and staff for our children.

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Liz Rooney

Executive Director and Founder

Email: executivedirector@doveyouthdevelopment.org

Phone: +1 612-442-5974 (US) or +1 809-676-4071 (DR)

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Vicky Mowl

Director of Operations DR

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Francesca Hodgkinson

Program Manager

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Régis Buzenet

Youth Development Manager

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Teresa Cabrera Bonilla

Primary School Teacher

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Némesis Sánchez

Media/Teacher

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Lee-Ann Marks

Child Sponsorship Coordinator

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Lauren Belardinelli

Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Manager

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is filled with people who have a vision for the future. Providing leadership and helping to execute our bold vision for our children living in the Dominican Republic.

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Amy Burkhalter

Board Chair

Small Business Owner and Executive Leadership Coach

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Cherie Mahaffey

Board Member

Consultant and former

Senior Executive

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John Gaultney

Board Treasurer
Bilingual English/Spanish Financial Professional

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Edward Davison-Gwynn

Board Member

Small Business Owner and Executive Leadership Coach

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Sue Cogdon

Board Secretary
Retired President of Twin City Garage Door

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JaRiah Morris

Board Member
Creative Digital Producer 
Entrepreneur 

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