Meet our Board

Our board and volunteers exemplify all of the qualities that make our Non-Profit Organization extraordinary: integrity, expertise, and a voluntary commitment to humanity.

Meet our Volunteers

We have a diverse range of volunteers who help us deliver our programs. Please meet some of our regular contributors who have supported our work for many years. 

Caroline Marolda
Caroline Marolda

FNGH Editor (The Herald). Graduate of University of North Carolina. A detail-oriented editor, communicator with experience in content creation and digital marketing. Passionate about making language more accessible to readers and how doing so can impact lives.

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Sophia Topping
Sophia Topping

Sophia is a graduate from the Honors College (University South Carolina) with degrees in International Business & Economics, and minors in political science and Spanish.

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Sister Gertrude Batan MD
Sister Gertrude Batan MD

Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica, Philippines.

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Neil Gavino, RN, MD
Neil Gavino, RN, MD

Volunteer. Continuing my work in the Philippines having recently graduated as a medical Doctor.

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Alvin S dela Paz
Alvin S dela Paz

I finished (BEEd) Bachelor in Elementary Education at the University of St. Louis Tuguegarao City Philippines. Licensed Professional Teacher presently serving Maly Elementary School, San Mateo, Rizal – a public government school under the Department of Education in the Philippines. I’m the school ESP (Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao) Coordinator, school Guidance Designate for Intermediate at the same time a Grade 4 Class adviser. I’m an Educator and Mental Health Advocate.

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Karen McEverett
Karen McEverett

Volunteer

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Dr Ann Farash, M.D, FAAP
Dr Ann Farash, M.D, FAAP
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Dr Paul Onnink
Dr Paul Onnink

I retired from the USAF as a Colonel in 2005. I reside in Western North Carolina and pursue my passions for carpentry, cycling, and mushroom foraging. I am concerned about the people of North Samar (Philippines), particularly the challenges they face regarding access to water, sanitation, dental care and basic hygienic items like soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

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Alondra Carolina Granados Espinoza
Alondra Carolina Granados Espinoza

I am the President of E-Global Rotaract based in Mexico and a Volunteer for FNGH. I am an Inbound Marketing Director. I have skills in Digital Marketing, Web Design and Technology.

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Dr Dan Mealey
Dr Dan Mealey

Dr Dan Mealey, is a former Australian Army Captain who has served in a medical capacity in deployed settings such as Afghanistan (US Airforce Base Kabul), and UAE (Al Minhad Air Base). Prior to Army service he assisted The Alfred Hospital's Director of Trauma in Sri Lanka with the initial influx of trauma and emergency patients to the AusAID-funded Karapitiya Trauma Centre.

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Vickie Cornett
Vickie Cornett

An amazing lady who gives so much of her time to helps pack and ship our Balikbayan Boxes to the Philippines.

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Paul Coles
Paul Coles

Paul served as a combat medic in the United States Army for 6 years and completed 2 combat missions in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was injured by a blast from an IED. Currently pursuing his Master's Degree in International Real Estate and lives in Miami, Florida.

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