We are excited to welcome a new member to the team. Stephany joins us as our Community Health Program Manager and will be leading ODIM’s community health programs to continue to strive for a greater impact.
Stephany brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within social work to the team, having worked on various educational and health projects at organizations such as USAID and World Vision. Her work experience is complemented by an MA in Advance Development in Social Work from the University of Lincoln (UK) and a passion for gender issues.
Stephany was born and raised in Guatemala but she has been in love with the people and the life at Lake Atitlan for as long as she can remember. For the past few months she has been commuting back and forth to volunteer for ODIM, but now she has finally settled down here in San Juan.
We asked her why she chose ODIM and here is what she told us:
“Guatemala has a complicated socio-economic context, therefore organizations such as ODIM who are providing educational and health services, are key for the development of my country. What I really like about ODIM is that we have a mixture of local and international knowledge, which has allowed our programs to be high quality. The staff at ODIM is our greatest asset – each and everyone is welcoming, hardworking and always putting the needs of our communities first.
I am in love with Guatemala’s rural beauty, our diversity and cultural richness. I enjoy living in rural areas, getting to know people, the nature and the delicious food. I am really excited to be part of ODIM, to have found an organization that promotes gender equality, reproductive rights and the development of indigenous communities. I am looking forward to continue the important work of our community health programs, while finding creative and dynamic ways to have an even greater impact.”
Welcome to the family Stephany. We are proud to have you on board!