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Board


Amy Goldsmith

President
Amy Goldsmith serves as the treasurer at Love Guatemala.  She studied Biology at the University of Evansville and earned a Master’s in Health Administration from Indiana University.  She served as an administrator at the Marion County Health Department in Indianapolis and then as the Vice President of Operations at Artrageous with Nate, an art education video production company.  Currently, Amy is the Operations Coordinator at Elevate Indianapolis, a youth mentoring organization. She is passionate about loving and serving others, particularly in educational settings.  She especially wants both teachers and students to be valued and recognized.  Amy and her husband Scott and their five children attend Indy Metro Church.

 

Kimberly Page
Vice President
Kimberly Page began her partnership with Love Guatemala in December of 2013 which markedly impacted my her life. Upon returning, Kim left the corporate world of finance after 14 years and opted for a more Christ-centered life. She started her own business teaching art to children and adults alike, all the while sharing the gospel. Kim makes regular mission trips to Guatemala on a semi-annual basis, forming and training new teams each visit and serving God by serving others. She is currently serving as the Vice President for the board of directors.

 

May Li
Treasurer
May Li was born and raised in Queens, NYC. She is a graduate of Boston College and Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She watched Love Guatemala start and expand over the years and is delighted to serve on the board and to join in their efforts in breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by empowering the community through skills and education. May is an associate at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP’s coverage counsel and professional liability, and a pro-bono attorney for the Safe Passage Project.  She also serves as the Secretary of the IU McKinney School of Law Alumni Board of Directors and volunteering at Father’s Heart Ministries in the East Village of New York City and Open Hand’s Legal Services’ weekend legal clinic.  A member of Redeemer Presbyterian – Downtown NYC, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and friends and rooting for the New York Yankees.

 

Janie Friedlein
Secretary
Janie Friedlein retired from the Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State after 25 years of service in South and Central America.  Janie served at several posts in Mexico and Columbia and had an extended special assignment in Cuba.  She retired as Consul, Bureau of Consular Affairs.  Janie brings great familiarity with both the Spanish language and Central American culture to the Love Guatemala board, as well as a caring, compassionate spirit.  She and her husband Mike live in rural Virginia near their children and grandchildren.  They are avid history buffs, and most of their travel in the U.S. and abroad centers around visiting historic sites.

 

Nick Cooper
Board Member
fell in love with Guatemala the first time he ever visited the country in 2015.  Since that visit he has never stopped praying for and believing in the Gospel bringing hope and life to the people of Guatemala.  In 2019 he traveled to Love Guatemala with fellow president and fellow board member Dave Elsworth with a team from New City Church in Macon, GA.  Nick spent 10 years in leadership and management within local Chick-fil-A locations throughout Georgia, and for the last 4 years has been with GEICO as a Claims Adjuster. He has a heart for the local and global church, missions, as well as the Gospel, and supports Love Guatemala and other missionaries and non-profits through service and giving. Nick currently serves as a Leadership Intern at his home church at New City as well.

 

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Rich Irish
Board Member
Rich Irish serves as a board member of the Board of Directors for Love Guatemala. He has been a supporter of Love Guatemala for many years and currently sponsors ministry leaders, a school, teacher and student. Rich heads the Deacon Board at Indy Metro Church where he serves as the deacon of pastoral care, leads a 1st Impression Team and teaches in Metro U, an adult Sunday school. He is a retired Army officer having served 23 years and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

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