Liz Wilson – CEO
Vaida Gurskyte ??? Manager of Volunteer Coordination
Vaida is from Lithuania and joined SKIP team in May 2014.
She graduated from Vilnius University with a Masters degree in Communication and Information and joined the production team in international film projects (which was a very intense "school" of management training and she feels grateful for that experience). After 5 years in film projects she decided that it is "now or never" and joined the volunteer programme in Denmark and later on in Malawi. The training in international development and volunteering shaped her future and led her to an environment project in St. Vincent where she worked as a leader of groups of volunteers.
She is very happy and passionate to continue working with volunteers and being able to help in their personal and professional development at SKIP in Peru.
Julieta Catalano – Finance Coordinator
D??maris Garc??a Ch??vez ??? Primary Education Coordinator
D??maris is from Trujillo, Peru, and she is currently the Primary Coordinator at SKIP. She is a graduate in Primary Education and has worked in pre-schools for seven years. ???I am thankful for the opportunity I have been given to be part of this NGO. By being able to interact so closely with the children, parents, teachers and everyone who is part of SKIP, I will continue to grow professionally and as a person. It is truly an enriching experience,??? D??maris said.
Jean-Claire Peltier ??? English and Secondary Education Coordinator
family welfare department
Hilda Pachamango Martinez ??? Family Welfare Coordinator
Cynthia Lissette M??ndez Casta??eda ??? Social Work Coordinator
Brieanne Kohrt – Psychology Coordinator
Brie is a licensed clinical psychologist from the United States, most recently hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, though she did most of her studies in Washington, DC. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2013 at the Catholic University of America, with a specialization in Children, Families, and Cultures. She first came to SKIP in 2009 as a volunteer and returned from 2010-2011 to serve as psychology coordinator. During this time, she completed her dissertation within SKIP, which examined rates of clinical depression and domestic violence in urban migrant women and how this affected child development.
Brie is honored and excited to be returning to SKIP for another year!
Anabel Bastra Mu??oz ??? Secretary
Cheyne Bull – Translations Coordinator
Cheyne has dedicated her professional life to working with disadvantaged children, adults and communities. Her qualifications are a BA Hons. (Psychology) and an MA in International Development and ESL instruction. In her home country Australia, Cheyne worked for over 7 years at a Foundation committed to providing quality care to children and young people who have experienced complex trauma and neglect. For Cheyne, this work was incredibly influential, and she credits this organisaiton for the child-centered approach to her work and for her focus on strong staff support systems. In Peru, Cheyne was the Director of a Language School, working with disadvantaged communities to provide children with quality English language education. For Cheyne, Peru has become a second home, a place she loves dearly. Cheyne has worked as a freelance translator for a number of years and is excited to have found a way to contribute to SKIP.
Ramiro ??lvarez ??? Accounting
Federico Risco Roncal ??? Security
Mar??a Rojas Fern??ndez ??? Cleaning