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Camilo Castro
President/Founder

Born in Managua, Nicaragua. Came to the United States of América in 1973, father of Katherine and Camilo Jr., grandfather of Kayla, and the twins Savanah y Alani. Has been owner of C. Castro & Associates in the city of La Puente, California since 1984. Started to work for the needy children in Nicaragua since 1986. In October 1997 formed the group “Nicaraguan Citizen of the Inland Empire” organizers of the “Nicaraguan Toy Drive” a Christmas luncheon/dance with charity intentions. Currently resides in the City of Fontana.

Flavio Jaen
Vice President

Founding Member of Abandoned Children in Nicaragua Foundation. President of Nelson Honda in the city of El Monte and Diamond Valley Honda in the city of Hemet.
Alberto Quintanilla
2nd vice President

Born in San Francisco, California. Has been the owner of Quintanilla Delivery in Daly City, California since 1997, a company that his parents established in 1960. Began working with at-risk students in 1994 through the school district. Member of the Abandoned Children in Nicaragua Foundation since 2002. Resident of Daly City, California.
Alba Luz Ortega
Vice-President of Publics Relations

Born in Managua Nicaragua, Graduated in Mexico City in the Marketing and Advertising Institute. Business Woman, Insurance Broker and Real Estate Agent, Founder co-owner of CALLEJAS INSURANCE SERVICES and MULTISERVICIOS HISPANOS, lives in the USA since 1979 and dedicated to the Hispanic Community. Her children Alexandra, Jorge Eduardo, Astrid Carolina, Andrea Natalia and Alba Cecilia.
Franklin Morris
Treasurer

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico. Came to the USA in 1986 and in 1989 began working in the field of Advertising and Promotional Products and established Promo A-R-C. In 1997 he began working with Camilo Castro in the first issue of the newsletter for the “Nicaraguan Toy Drive” and has since continued to be an active participant.
Carmen Castro Padilla
Post mortem Director

Born in Managua in Managua, Nicaragua on March14 1951. Graduated from National School of Commerce. Lived in Southern California since 1985. She was one the strong pillars that helped the president of this organization, so this dream would come true. She died tragically on August 20, 2002 during a robbery of the foundation’s money and her tragic departure to the lord gives a hope to the needy children in Nicaragua, vision of this foundation.
Francisco E. Reyes
Member of the Board of Directors / Vice-President of Sister Foundation in Nicaragua

Resides in Managua, Nicaragua. He is Civil Engineer and owner of F.E. Reyes S.A. construction company since 1980. He has been in different periods, president of Construction chamber. He is currently vice-president of the sister organizacion in Nicaragua “Fundacion Niños Abandonados de Nicaragua. Married to Gloria Maria Castro. He as four daughters, Michelle, Karen, Gloria and Socorro and grandfather of Maria Clara.
Gloria Maria Castro de Reyes
Member of the Board of Directors / 2nd Vice-President of Sister Foundation in Nicaragua


Resides in Managua, Nicaragua. Administrator of the construction company F.E. Reyes S.A. She is very involved in the needy children’s cause. Gloria is president of sister organization in Nicaragua "Fundación Niños Abandonados de Nicaragua". She is also in charge of the good operations in the delivery of toys, medicines and clothes collected in California and in Managua.
Astrid Carolina Montealegre
Member of the Board of Directors / Secretary


Born in Huntington Beach CA. I have a BA in Political Science, a BA in Spanish and a Juris Doctorate with certificate in International Law and Human Rights. I moved to Nicaragua in October 2009 with my husband, Juan Carlos Montealegre and son Mateo Alfredo. We have a call center in Managua- Connect International.

Vision about the foundation: be able to leverage the resources of our members to create a sustainable program that will address the needs of poor children in Nicaragua, allowing them to have opportunities that will promote future success.
Araceli Navas de Montenegro
Member of the Board of Directors / Treasurer of Sister Foundation in Nicaragua

Resides in Managua, Nicaragua. She is Pediatrician and dedicate her life to heal the pain from children. Araceli is also de treasurer of the sister organization "Fundación Niños Abandonados de Nicaragua". Married to Dr. Robertoo Montenegro, mother of Roberto, Jose Luis, Douglas and Dafne.
Socorro de María Reyes
Member of the Board of Directors of Sister Foundation in Nicaragua

Resides in Managua, Nicaragua. Internacional Business Student. Partner of construction company in Nicaragua "F.E. Reyes S.A". Active volunteer of sister organization "Fundación Niños Abandonados de Nicaragua".
Michelle Fabiola Reyes
Member of the Board of Directors of Sister Foundation in Nicaragua

Resides in Managua, Nicaragua. Architect with a post-grade from Salamanca University. Partner of the foundation since its creation in Managua.
Amelia Castro
Member of the Advisory Board

Born in Managua, Nicaragua. Immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1986. In 2005 started in the industry of skin care. Current owner of "Skin Care by Amelia" in en La Puente, California. Mother of two daughters, Katherine Gabriela y Beverly. Married to Camilo Alberto Castro.
Rebecca Jaen
Member of the Advisory Board
Guillermo Callejas
Member of the Advisory Board

Born in Managua Nicaragua, Graduated in Business Adminsitration in Centroamericana University (UCA). With a MBA at INCAE in San Jose Costa Rica. Owner of CALLEJAS INSURANCE SERVICES and CITIUS REAL ESTATE, located in Anaheim, CA and Managua Nicaragua. His childres Guillermo, William, Xavier, David, Andrea Natalia & Alba Cecilia Callejas. Businessman working for the latin american comunity in California, since 1985.
Jorge & Aida Obregón
Member of the Advisory Board

Came to the Uniteds during the 1980’s, owner of the Travel Company Mtom Tours in the city of Los Angeles, Great Colaborators of this organizaction.
Said Dipp Vanegas
Member of the Advisory Board

Born in Managua, Nicaragua. Inmigrated to United States of America in 1984, worked for Principal Life Insurance Company for more than 20 years, now resides in Ontario, California. Married with Norma Narvaez de Dipp, has three sons, Enrique, Michael, Said Jorge. He is volunteer for this foundation since 1998.

Wilfredo J. Castro
Member of the Advisory Board

From Managua, Nicaragua. Came to the USA in 1985 at age 14. BS in Business Administration from Miami Dade County College. Currently an Operations Supervisor for LSG Skychefs (airline catering) Married to Patricia, son William & daugther Kelly. His vision is to help children in Nicaragua brake the poverty cycle and become productive members of society.

Jorge F. Castro
Member of the Advisory Board

Born in Managua, Nicaragua inmigtrated to United States of America in 1979. Studied in the City of El Monte, has three sons: Jairo, Dyango & Andrews. Volunteer of this organization since 1997.
Maria Lourdes Castro
Member of the Advisory Board

San Francisco Chapter
Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Inmigrated to United States of America Estados Unidos in 1979, Studied in San Francisco, work for California Transportation (Caltrans) as Junior Engineeering, Has 4 chidlren, Alexandra, Maria Lourdes, Stephanie and Derrick.
Rolando Escobar
Member of the Advisory Board

San Francisco Chapter
Born in Managua, Nicaragua and started working at the Estación X Radio station, and WFM STEREO 98.3. He immigrated to United State and studied at Skyline College and went to the University of Phoenix in San Jose, California. Married to Patricia Escobar and father of Juan Pablo III, Brian, and Rolando Jr. Currently a professional dj a.k.a Mr. Salsa. Currently working for the Arrowhead Water Company in South San Francisco. Resident of San Mateo, California and a member of Abandoned Children in Nicaragua Foundation since 2010. His mission is help as much children he can so they can have better opportunities in life.
Leyla Pérez
Miembro de la Directiva Consultiva

San Francisco Chapter
Born in Managua, Nicaragua and grew up in the city of Estelí. Studied Public Accounting and Finances. Mother of three sons, René Danilo Jr., Brandon & Nathan. Immigrated to the United States in 1986 and currently lives in the city of Antioch, CA. Her current employer is the United States Postal Services since 1988, also work for H & R Block since 2006 processing income tax returns.

She considers herself a positive person with a lot of energies to collaborate with the Foundation. Member of the San Francisco Chapter and currently works with all the members to recollect sufficient funds to support the "Carmen Castro Padilla" Children's Protection Center.

Sorayda Meza
Director, Center for Child Protection "Carmen Castro Padilla"
Managua, Nicaragua


Born in Moyogalpa, Rivas, Nicaragua on October 26, 1981. Currently resides in Managua, Nicaragua. Studied a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Graduated in 2006 and works at the center since October 2003. She is in charge to provide monthly reports to the organization and to the various government entities, supervise and organize the activities of the center. Children school personnel and employees. Assist parents and supervise the well being and children’s protection as well as tutoring through all the differents levels.
Braulio Reyes
Psychologist and Teacher


Born in Managua, Nicaragua on November 26, 1981. Graduated from the National Independent University of Nicaragua, UNAN-MANAGUA with a psycology degree. Work at the center since November 2003.

Amoung his activities are:
- Supervise in the psycology area to all the children.
- Assist to all parents, teachers and personnel with conferences.
- Keep a history of behavior pattern among the children.
- Assist with all the activities such as praying, sports, security, protection, tutoring at all levels.
- Coordinate activities such as formation and practice of moral and christian values, personal hygiene.
- Teach computer classes.

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