Licda. Lourdes González (Sisi)
General Director - A psychologist with a degree from the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala City and has been part of the CasaSito family since 2008. Sisi supervises the Youth Development Program in Sacatepequez, provides administrative and psychological support, and monitors staff and scholars. She also organizes fundraising events and develops new programs.
Licda. Miriam Valle
Youth Development Program Coordinator - She graduated from Universidad de San Carlos in 2007 with a degree in psychology. Before joining CasaSito she worked in Guatemalan NGO educational projects and in Escualas Abiertas working directly with children from low-income and at-risk families. In CasaSito, Miriam is in charge of the Youth Development Program, organizes scholar evaluations, supports monitoring sessions, and coordinates the extracurricular activities and clubs.
Ana Corina Cho Toquer
Youth Development Program Assistant - Ana studies at the Rafael Landivar University, it is her last year in the Bachelor of Clinical Psychology. CasaSito for me is a great source of learning and personal growth, it is a pleasant place full of values.
Licda. Lourdes González
Work-Study scholar - Graciela Carolina Aragon Zuleta is age 22 and is a student of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala of the Faculty of Economic Sciences in the public accounting and auditing.
CasaSito Alta Verapaz / Quiché
Lic. José Marcos de la Cruz
General Director - A psychologist and vocational counselor, José graduated from Universidad de San Carlos. His experience is in the fields of education, psycho-pedagogy, emotional counseling, and working with educational institutions in the region. He supervises the Rural Youth Development Program, provides administrative and psychological support, and monitors staff and scholars.
Licda. Lucy Morales
Social Worker -Lucy graduated from the Universidad Rafael Landivar with a degree in social work and became part of the CasaSito team in July 2015. Her work experience includes assessments for local rural development research and projects. Lucy coordinates program activities, supports monitoring sessions, and aids in evaluations.
Licda. Fernanda Heinemann
Youth Program Orientador - Clinical psychologist, she graduated from Mariano Gálvez University. Her work experience is in emotional attention to adolescents and adults. In CasaSito she helps coordinate the rural youth development program.
Kavin Omar Sis Cac
Work-Study scholar - Kevin is 18 years old, a first-year university student in the pedagogy at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala
Development Consultant - Silke was the first CasaSito volunteer in 2004, and in 2009, she joined CasaSito as a social worker for 2 years before going back to Germany with her family. In 2018, she returned to Guatemala and began to collaborate with CasaSito as President of the board of directors and development consultant.
Internal Accountant - Salvador is a CasaSito university ex-scholar studying in administration and evaluation at Universidad Rafael Landívar. He helped CasaSito creating measurable monitoring and evaluation tools and now he is in charge of our internal accounting.
Board of Directors
Silke Wahl, President
Paola Castellanos, Vice President
Alice So Fong Lee, Treasurer
Manuela Rosales, Secretary
Christoph Ege, Member
Desiree Iturbide - Member
Greg Schwendinger, Chairman
Eric Behrs, Secretary
Alice Lee So Fong, Member
On July 7, 2004, Greg and Alice founded the Casa Sito Association in the United States and in 2009 in Guatemala.
The Sacatepequez office opened its doors in 2006, seven years later, in 2013, they opened the office in Alta Verapaz.
Alice Lee So Fong
Alice has lived and traveled in many countries for the last 30 years. In 1999, she started working in developing countries as a volunteer and has participated in many different projects such as house-building, environmental conservation, HIV/AIDS education, and social development.
An engineer by profession and a kayaker by passion. Fortunately, a travel bug cut his engineering career short and now he has found true love in Guatemala in more ways than one. Apart from his work at CasaSito, Greg writes kayak guides for Mexico and Central America.