Our team

Our international team of varied individuals is based across Guatemala, the United States and the Netherlands:

Chris Powell

Chris Powell

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Chris Powell joined our team in 2012 while living in the nearby community of Santa Cruz la Laguna with his family.

Bill Conlon

Bill Conlon

Treasurer, Bord of Directors USA

He retired in 2014 after 35 years service as a teacher and high school principal. Bill plans to keep busy with home improvement projects, art, and special projects in his local community.

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Arlaine Cervantes

Founder and Executive Director

Niños del Lago was founded by Arlaine after being profoundly moved by the hardships suffered by the women and children she met in Guatemala.

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Marten Numan

Chairman

Having worked with Niños del Lago since 2008, Marten became the Chairman of the Dutch board in October 2011.

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Armando Martínez

Administration and Operations Manager

Armando grew up near the Niños del Lago site and truly believes in the need for education and empowerment to improve the lives of Guatemalans.

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Bianca Mackintosh

Treasurer, financial analyst & business development

Since January 2013 Bianca has worked as a board member of our Dutch Foundation, with a special focus on Management consultancy, HR consulting and coaching.

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Stefania Schepers

Development Manager

Stefania’s educational background is put to good use as she looks to increase involvement with the community as a whole.

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Team GT

The team in Guatemala focus on the daily running of the projects, development of the programs and the overall direction of all of Niños del Lago.

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Team US

With the largest Guatemalan population outside of Guatemala itself, the US board is based in Los Angeles, California. Their focus is on fundraising and spreading the message.

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Team NL

The Dutch team forms the backbone of our fundraising efforts and always help drive the project forward. They are:

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