who we are

Our Team


Chris Dearnley – Founder and President

Chris earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School (HBS) in 1989. Having lived and worked in Latin America for over 24 years, he has blended his international business experience with a passion to help the poor. As a result, founded FundaVida in order to help children break free from the destructive cycle of poverty.

  • Erica Johanning – Executive Director

  • Alexander Marín – Administrator

  • Alvaro Sanchez – Kids and Youth Club Coordinator

  • Ninoshka Nieto – Interactive Centers Coordinator

  • Katherine Oviedo – Interactive Centers

  • Pablo Ulloa – Interactive Centers

  • Andrea Ortiz – Psicologist

  • Rebeca Mayorga – English Coordinator

  • Marco Aguilar – English Teacher

  • Marvin Amador – Educational Support Coordinator