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Our Board of Directors


Angie Newman | Archie Purcell | Cynthia Moran | Dallas Hetherington | Darron Collins | Jack Sorrow | Jody Gardner | John Scott | Michael Bubb | Oscar Mejia | Richard Wolff | Thomas Bergwall | T.Peter Sullivan | Msgr. William Fadrowski I Michael Chansler I James Bellis

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Our Board of Directors


Angie Newman | Archie Purcell | Cynthia Moran | Dallas Hetherington | Darron Collins | Jack Sorrow | Jody Gardner | John Scott | Michael Bubb | Oscar Mejia | Richard Wolff | Thomas Bergwall | T.Peter Sullivan | Msgr. William Fadrowski I Michael Chansler I James Bellis

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Archie Purcell


Archie first volunteered with From Houses to Homes in 2006, helping build our 35th home in Guatemala.  He has returned over a dozen times.  He is a retired business executive and entrepreneur, where his focus was the start-up, growth and sale of companies in the marketing services industry.  Archie lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Archie Purcell


Archie first volunteered with From Houses to Homes in 2006, helping build our 35th home in Guatemala.  He has returned over a dozen times.  He is a retired business executive and entrepreneur, where his focus was the start-up, growth and sale of companies in the marketing services industry.  Archie lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

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Dallas Hetherington


Owner of innovation processes for AkzoNobel Corporation (a global specialty chemical company) and leader of major innovation projects, Dallas has 30 years experience in sales, marketing and leadership.  He makes his home in New Jersey with his wife and two grown children. 

Dallas Hetherington


Owner of innovation processes for AkzoNobel Corporation (a global specialty chemical company) and leader of major innovation projects, Dallas has 30 years experience in sales, marketing and leadership.  He makes his home in New Jersey with his wife and two grown children. 

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Darron Collins


President of The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, Darron holds a PhD in Anthropology from Tulane Univeristy.  His dissertation focused on Guatemala and in 1999, his father Joe Collins visited him and first experienced the living conditions of the indigenous people. 

Darron Collins


President of The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, Darron holds a PhD in Anthropology from Tulane Univeristy.  His dissertation focused on Guatemala and in 1999, his father Joe Collins visited him and first experienced the living conditions of the indigenous people. 

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Jack Sorrow


President of Wind Associates,Inc. a transportation investment and management company, Jack has traveled to Guatemala extensively over the past 15 years. He is currently involved with another non-profit in Guatemala working to distribute water purification filters to the poor.  Jack makes his home in Dallas, TX.

Jack Sorrow


President of Wind Associates,Inc. a transportation investment and management company, Jack has traveled to Guatemala extensively over the past 15 years. He is currently involved with another non-profit in Guatemala working to distribute water purification filters to the poor.  Jack makes his home in Dallas, TX.

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James Bellis


President of the Board.  Founder of Tree Tech, a NJ-based marketer of tree care services, James is also the President of Hiram Blauvelt Wildlife Art Museum in Oradell, NJ. He is also a trustee of Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, NY. He lives with his wife and 3 kids in New Jersey.

James Bellis


President of the Board.  Founder of Tree Tech, a NJ-based marketer of tree care services, James is also the President of Hiram Blauvelt Wildlife Art Museum in Oradell, NJ. He is also a trustee of Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, NY. He lives with his wife and 3 kids in New Jersey.

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Jody Gardner


Jody is the Founder and Co-creator of Belly Basics, an entrepreneurial start-up, and creator of The Pregnancy Surivival Kit which revolutionized the maternity industry.  She is also the co-author of Pregnancy Chic, published by Random House.  She has built six houses in Guatemala with her husband and 3 children. Jody resides in New York City.

Jody Gardner


Jody is the Founder and Co-creator of Belly Basics, an entrepreneurial start-up, and creator of The Pregnancy Surivival Kit which revolutionized the maternity industry.  She is also the co-author of Pregnancy Chic, published by Random House.  She has built six houses in Guatemala with her husband and 3 children. Jody resides in New York City.

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John Scott


John W. Scott, PhD is a retired pharmaceutical industry executive. He and his wife Jeanne are passionate about the mission of From Houses to Homes and have assisted in building 16 houses (and counting). Of particular interest is in the education of the children that FHTH serves and offering opportunities to as many as possible in effort to break the cycle of poverty. They helped create the library in Escuela Kemna'oj and sponsor education for a student there. John lives in Montclair, NJ. 

John Scott


John W. Scott, PhD is a retired pharmaceutical industry executive. He and his wife Jeanne are passionate about the mission of From Houses to Homes and have assisted in building 16 houses (and counting). Of particular interest is in the education of the children that FHTH serves and offering opportunities to as many as possible in effort to break the cycle of poverty. They helped create the library in Escuela Kemna'oj and sponsor education for a student there. John lives in Montclair, NJ. 

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Judy Baker


Judy first discovered Guatemala when she adopted the first of her 2 children in 1996. The picture of poverty remained with her so when Joe Collins, her friend of 30 years, asked her to help him with FHTH, the decision was easy.   She worked strictly in a volunteer position until 2013 when she took on a more formal role, then becoming Executive Director upon the death of Joe Collins.  Judy worked for 30 years in the health care industry before her focus shifted to FHTH.  Judy,  her husband and two children, both adopted from Guatemala, have built 9 homes.  She is deeply committed to seeing that Joe's vision continues and FHTH remains a grassroots organization with a deep commitment to the families that FHTH serves.

Judy Baker


Judy first discovered Guatemala when she adopted the first of her 2 children in 1996. The picture of poverty remained with her so when Joe Collins, her friend of 30 years, asked her to help him with FHTH, the decision was easy.   She worked strictly in a volunteer position until 2013 when she took on a more formal role, then becoming Executive Director upon the death of Joe Collins.  Judy worked for 30 years in the health care industry before her focus shifted to FHTH.  Judy,  her husband and two children, both adopted from Guatemala, have built 9 homes.  She is deeply committed to seeing that Joe's vision continues and FHTH remains a grassroots organization with a deep commitment to the families that FHTH serves.

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Oscar Mejia


Involved with FHTH from day one, Oscar has worked side by side with Joe Collins to make Joe's dream a reality. Oscar currently runs all operations for From Houses to Homes in Guatemala, where he was born.  He resides with his wife and 2 children in Antigua, Guatemala.

Oscar Mejia


Involved with FHTH from day one, Oscar has worked side by side with Joe Collins to make Joe's dream a reality. Oscar currently runs all operations for From Houses to Homes in Guatemala, where he was born.  He resides with his wife and 2 children in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Thomas Bergwall


An attorney specializing in insurance and corporate law, his firm is counsel to a client base ranging from a Fortune 500 company to local / regional organizations and individuals.  He serves on several Boards involving various non-profits and has visited Guatemala several times.  Thomas lives in Essex Fells, NJ with his wife, Antoinette.

Thomas Bergwall


An attorney specializing in insurance and corporate law, his firm is counsel to a client base ranging from a Fortune 500 company to local / regional organizations and individuals.  He serves on several Boards involving various non-profits and has visited Guatemala several times.  Thomas lives in Essex Fells, NJ with his wife, Antoinette.

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T. Peter Sullivan


A long time resident of Chatham, NJ,  T. Peter Sullivan is the father of three with four grandchildren.  Pete is retired from B2B publishing where he was CEO, President and Publisher of Abby Communications, a media company serving the plastics industry.  He has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity Newark, Partnership in Philanthropy, and The Support Center of New York.

 

T. Peter Sullivan


A long time resident of Chatham, NJ,  T. Peter Sullivan is the father of three with four grandchildren.  Pete is retired from B2B publishing where he was CEO, President and Publisher of Abby Communications, a media company serving the plastics industry.  He has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity Newark, Partnership in Philanthropy, and The Support Center of New York.

 

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Msgr. William Fadrowski


Monsignor Fadrowski is a pastor of Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington, New Jersey. He is also a Magistral Chaplain of the Order of Malta and serves as Dean of the parishes in South Bergen county.  He has previously served as Executive Director of the Office of Clergy Personnel, Director of the Catechetical Office and Assistant Superintendent of Schools, all in the Archdiocese of Newark.  He has brought 3 groups to Guatemala to build homes with FHTH. 

Msgr. William Fadrowski


Monsignor Fadrowski is a pastor of Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington, New Jersey. He is also a Magistral Chaplain of the Order of Malta and serves as Dean of the parishes in South Bergen county.  He has previously served as Executive Director of the Office of Clergy Personnel, Director of the Catechetical Office and Assistant Superintendent of Schools, all in the Archdiocese of Newark.  He has brought 3 groups to Guatemala to build homes with FHTH. 

Michael Chansler


Michael Chansler