Proyecto Villa Nueva
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Brady Walkinshaw, PVN's founding board member, is an Associate Program Officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Development program, based in Seattle, Washington. He was previously with the the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and was a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras in 2006-2007. Brady is a graduate of Princeton University, where he sits on the Board of Trustees.
Patrick Maradiaga is PVN's Project Director. A biologist by training, he has worked extensively in areas of youth leadership and development in Honduras. Patrick oversees all of PVN's activities, and collaborates closely with the Ministry of Education, other national partners, and oversees local teacher committees and consultant staff. He was previously involved in youth programming with the Riecken Foundation, and worked in outdoor education with the Asociacion Nacional de Exbecados para del Desarrollo de Honduras (ANEDH). He is a native of Tegucigalpa, and has worked in Colonia Villanueva for over five years.
Alfredo Cantero is a native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He has worked extensively in the Honduran government and private sector, including in the Office of the President under the administration of Ricardo Maduro. He studied business and economics in Guadalajara, Mexico, and is active in a number of civic organizations in Honduras.
Our founding Board of Directors provides strategic guidance, supports resource mobilization, and oversees PVN's overall direction.
Zachary Woolfe, chair of PVN's board, is a writer living in New York. He is the opera critic of the New York Times and writes the column Annals of Narcissism for the website The Awl. He has also worked for the New York Observor and in the editorial department at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He studied comparative literature at Princeton.
Jamie Niemasik is a graduate student at Stanford University. Previously, he spent four years as a senior engineer at Numenta, and he studied computer science and neuroscience at Princeton.
Tom Bender works on new media in New York City.
Daniella Gitlin is an MFA candidate in the nonfiction writing program at Columbia University, and works part-time at Seven Stories Press, a progressive independent publishing house in Tribeca. Daniella studied comparative literature at Princeton University and spent a year in Buenos Aires as a Princeton-in-Latin America Fellow working with Poder Ciudadano, the local affiliate of Transparency International.
Kendall Turner is a third-year law student at Stanford. Previously, she worked for the D. E. Shaw Group, based in New York, and at the consulting firm Tractus Asia in Bangkok. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton.
John Vorhies is currently a medical student at Stanford University. He has been working with NGOs in Honduras since 1999, and spent two years living in Tegucigalpa from 2005-2007, managing a primary care clinic, developing health education programs, and working on health care in primary schools. He has studied the effects of micro-finance on heath in Kenya and recently worked on guideline development with the HIV/AIDS Department of the World Health Organization in Geneva. He received a BA from Pomona College.
Lina Walkinshaw is a senior at Carleton College, completing a B.A. in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She previously worked with Doctors of the World in Madrid, Spain, studied in Guatemala and Costa Rica, and is focusing her thesis on domestic violence and women’s rights.
Stewart Watts is an Associate in the securities division at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he has worked since graduating from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
Our advisory group is a standing resource to our board for broad guidance and expertise on the organization‘s strategic direction.