Our Board of Directors spans across the United States, with members on both coasts and in between. Some have been involved since our inception in 1992 and others have recently joined our community, yet they are all dedicated to our mission of making a difference in El Salvador. 


President: Aaron Shaw

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Aaron is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, where he conducts research on participatory organizations and online communities. Aaron holds degrees from Stanford University and UC Berkeley and has received multiple awards and fellowships for his research and teaching. He has been involved with the Tamarindo Community for over 15 years, first participating as an intern while he was an undergraduate student. He joined the Board of Directors in 2013.



Vice-President: Margaret Miller



Margaret is the Dean of Students at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California. She first came to the Tamarindo with a school delegation in 2005 and has been involved ever since.



Treasurer: Chuck Wyman



Chuck is a sales and marketing executive within the medical device and diagnostics industry. He has a bachelors degree in management and finance from Ball State University.  Chuck is married to Pat and has two daughters – Catherine and Elizabeth.  Chuck has been involved with the foundation since May 2014 and has since had the opportunity to visit Guarjila with his family.



Secretary: Debbie Sahm

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Debbie is a stay at home Grandmother while volunteering on the Loans and Grants Committee of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the None One Dies Alone Program (NODA) at Saint Francis Hospital, Right To Life of Indianapolis, supports and mentors young adult Catholic women and has a great devotion and prayer commitment to the Precious Blood of Jesus. She has been involved with the Tamarindo Community since 1997 in many varied ways, but most importantly, helped begin and develop the student delegation visits from local Indianapolis High Schools. She believes strongly in, and has witnessed first hand, the transformation power of love, mercy and care in the Tamarindo Community.



Joe Albers

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Joe is the Principal at Cristo Rey San José in San Jose, California. He is the founder and director of the Jon Cortina Scholarship Program and has been involved with the Tamarindo Community since 2000.



Nicholas E. Fohl

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Nick practices family medicine at his practice, Family Practice Medicine, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and his wife Lisa have been involved with the Tamarindo for countless years. Nick has been involved with the foundation since its inception in 1992 and first went to Guarjila in 1998.



Kate Murray

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Kate is a Family Practice Physician out of Haddonfield, New Jersey. She first came to the Tamarindo between her junior and senior year at Boston College on an immersion trip, and has since been involved with the Tamarindo in multiple capacities for the past 15 years.




Steve Nasman

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Steve Nasman is a native Californian. He attended Catholic schools through college, receiving his B.S. in Business Administration from University of San Diego (USD) and his MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management. He and his wife Vicki met at USD, have two children and are expecting their third grandchild. He has worked in the Banking industry for 45 years, predominately with a large multinational Bank, and currently does consulting work with an emphasis on credit & lending for small banks and credit unions. He travels, serves on the Alumni Board for the University of San Diego, and heads up the Baptism Ministry together with Vicki at their local Church.






Enrique “Chele” Henriquez Romero



A former Tamarindo himself, Chele now lives in Savannah, Georgia with his wife Sarah and two children, Claire (5) and Christian (2). They recently made the move from Indianapolis to Savannah, where Chele previously worked as a Ramp Supervisor for Jetstream Ground Services and American Airlines. Having participated in the Tamarindo his entire life and worked as a director in Guarjila, Chele now contributes to the other side of the foundation by participating on the Board of Directors.



Tim Thoman



Tim Thoman is President and CEO of Performance Services with corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.  He has been supporting John and the Tamarindos for over 20 years, well before the Tamarindo Foundation was even established.  He has witnessed the tremendous life giving support and strong leadership that John Guiliano has provided the Tamarindos over the years, and has found it impossible to “out give” or “out sacrifice” him.