Mark & Ramona Vaillancourt
Mark and Ramona Vaillancourt are missionaries from Melbourne, Florida. They have served full-time in Guatemala since 2011, and have been a part of the Casa Shalom leadership team since early 2013. Mark serves at the orphanage's Supervisor of Maintenance, which means he's responsible for managing the crew that keeps Casa Shalom's electrical, plumbing, carpentry, lawn care, construction, roofing and more in working order! Ramona is responsible for managing all donations of food, clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies and more that the orphanage receives each week.
Zoila Socorec Yol
Zoila Socorec Yol is Casa Shalom's Supervisor of Infrastructure. That means that she's in charge of overseeing the orphanage's day-to-day operations, including the kitchen and and children's homes. Making sure the kitchen is stocked with food for all the children and staff is a big job, as is making sure the houses are in good order and stocked with the supplies all the house mothers need. Zoila also oversees Casa Shalom's administrative offices. Zoila is truly the backbone of daily life at Casa Shalom!
Kelly Blanchard has an extensive background in sports and event marketing and management as well as church leadership and ministry. As former Tournament Manager for The Honda Classic, she was a leader on the team that moved the tournament into the forefront of PGA TOUR golf events and into international recognition and acclaim. As a church staff member in several capacities, most recently Director of Communications at Cross Community Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Kelly has functioned in many roles of administration and leadership within ministry including teaching children’s, youth, and adult classes. Through Cross Community Church Kelly has led short term missions teams to Casa Shalom for several years and joined the Casa Shalom staff as Child Sponsorship Program Supervisor.
Judith González Juárez
Judith is a licensed therapist and is the leader of Casa Shalom's extensive therapy program. She oversees a staff of 3 other Guatemalan therapists who provide Christ-centered counseling for all of Casa Shalom's children. Judith, a native of Guatemala, works hard to train Casa Shalom's house parents in trauma-informed care, and to oversee programs like play therapy, music therapy, canine therapy, and much more!