ECHO was founded by four former CENIT volunteers: Sarah Guerette, Sara Ciner Schodt, Geneva Hall-Shelton, and Eric Ruben.
Brendan Bradford, President
Brendan is from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA area and graduated from the University of Scranton in 2010. He spent most of the next four years loving life in Ecuador, volunteering with Rostro de Cristo in Guayaquil and CENIT in Quito, where he worked as Volunteer Coordinator and General Coordinator until the summer of 2014. He is now working as a Physician Assistant in Philadelphia.
Morgan Falls, Vice President
Morgan connected with ECHO after volunteering with Cenit in 2013 in Voluntariado. When the opportunity to join the Board arose, she saw it as a way to continue supporting working children in Ecuador, specifically by supporting local organizations. Morgan earned her MPP from the University of Virginia and her BA in Spanish, Nonprofit Leadership & Management, and International Relations from High Point University. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as a health policy analyst.
Megan Hall, Treasurer
Megan grew up on a small farm in rural Wisconsin and studied nutrition, psychology, and gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin. After researching diet and diabetes in the community surrounding Hospital Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador, she volunteered at CENIT for 11 months, conducting health outreach in the community and sexual health education in the classrooms. Megan earned a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where she also completed the Dietetic Internship. Currently, Megan works as a clinical dietitian in New Orleans, where she lives with her husband and many plants.
Zachary Morrice, Clerk
After graduating from American University with a double major in international studies, and Latin America and Spanish studies, Zachary Morrice traveled to Ecuador for two years to volunteer with CENIT and the World Food Programme as a Princeton and Latin America Fellow. At CENIT, he was the Volunteer Coordinator where he placed locals and foreigners from all over the world into the organization's many volunteer programs. When not coordinating, He spent is spare time trekking through the jungle, soaking in the hot springs, and relaxing on Ecuador’s beautiful beaches. Zachary currently resides in Washington, DC and works for a international exchange nonprofit organization.