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Team

 John Whelan – Founder - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John WhelanDevoted Husband, caring father, proud Irishman, John Whelan grew up in Carlow, Ireland but was swept away to Perú in 2006. Happiest when engaging with people, creating opportunity and broadening his horizons He is a strong believer in the power of positivity and 'doing good things'. His favorite quote is: “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about Learning To Dance In The Rain.”

  

Heather Nicole Platter – Operations Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Heather grew up in the United States, Florida but came to Peru to do international public health work in 2012. She fell in love with the country, the language, its people and wanted to stay, so she’s been with Help Them HOPE since October 2013, and is now the Operations Manager. Heather has her Masters of Science from the University of Florida and recently started her PhD in Public Health, Behavioral and Community Health, at the University of Maryland. One of her favorite quotes is “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

 

 

Nilson Cercado – HOPE Program Coordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nilson grew up in the Peruvian jungle, in the District of San Martin, Soritor-Moyobama. A self-starter and a person who likes to face challenges, he has studied a variety of courses, one which is English at the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, and his level is advanced in writing and speaking. He recently graduated with his career studying Business Administration at Alas Peruanas Institute. Nilson has been working at Help Them HOPE since mid-2010, working in Lima. His favorite quote is: "Things always happen for a reason."

 

 Marissa Foley - HOPE Marketing Intern - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marissa is in her fourth year at the University of Ottawa studying Political Science and History. Marissa has been working with people living with disabilities since her youth, and is excited to continue doing so through her internship with Help Them HOPE. Her favorite quote is: “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded” - Ralph Waldo Emerson