Board of Directors
President of Caloris Engineering, LLC
Artur is a chemical engineer and entrepreneur who has been working in the food processing field for the past 40 years. Artur’s work has included many projects involving state-of-the-art filtration and evaporation systems. He holds several patents in the area of thermal processing of food. He also is a co-founder of Aguayuda.
Vice President of Finance and Administration of Caloris Engineering, LLC
Linda has worked as a CFO and Administrative Officer in privately held and publicly traded companies for over 30 years, as well as several years as a teacher. She also is a co-founder of Aguayuda.
Former ESOL Teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools and Experiential Educator
Jack has counseled and worked with children from non-mainstream backgrounds throughout the east coast of the US, Ecuador, and Colombia for over 15 years. He lived and worked in Ecuador for over 2.5 years first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and then as an independent development worker at CENIT, an urban school for underprivileged girls and their families. Jack is passionate about finding resources for underserved communities and linking private sector endeavors with non-profit initiatives. In January 2011, Jack took a 6 month sabbatical from his US work to be in Colombia to further the work of Aguayuda while working with alternative energy companies and international non-profit organizations.
Wealth Management Banker at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
Cliff holds B.A. in American Studies from George Washington University and is an ordained deacon from the Baltimore School of Theology. He has worked for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch since 1990 and is currently a Wealth Management Banker. Cliff is passionate about projects that serve poor and migrant communities in Latin America and also serves on the board of directors of Lantern Hill in Ensenada, Baja California.
Editor-in-Chief of Eastern Shore Savvy
Amanda Priestley-Callis is the editor-in-chief of easternshoresavvy.com, an online magazine based in Aguayuda’s hometown of Easton, Maryland. Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Before serving as the editor-in-chief of easternshoresavvy.com Amanda used her fluency in Spanish to work with at-risk youth in Miami, Florida, counsel women and teach English as a second language in Annapolis, Maryland, and also to serve as a Spanish teacher at the Country School in Easton, Maryland.
President of Aguayuda
With professional experience in 18 countries, Jean brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in international relief and development to Aguayuda. Jean has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector with a focus on strategy development, fundraising, and program management. She earned a Masters of Applied Anthropology degree from the University of Maryland and is a frequent presenter at forums and seminars. Jean became fluent in Spanish while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Honduras. A mother of two adult children, Jean resides with her husband in Chester, Maryland.
Client Services Executive
Marc holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and Masters of International Business (MBA). His career has includes various roles in sales, customer service, technical program management, and strategic planning. He is a founder and board member of Lazos, a non-profit supporting a Honduran vocational and higher-education school. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his wife and two children, working with Habitat for Humanity, and exploring the great outdoors.