Licda. Lourdes González

Youth Development Program Director - Antigua

A psychologist with a degree from the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala City and has been part of the CasaSito family since 2008. Currently she is the Director of Operations and heads the Youth Development Program in Antigua, Sacatepéquez. She provides administrative, psychological support, and aids in monitoring staff and scholars.


Licda. Miriam Valle

Youth Development Program Coordinator - Antigua

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 her role, Miriam organizes scholar evaluations, supports with monitoring sessions, and coordinates the extracurricular activities and clubs.



Rebecca Kronick, PhD

Grants Manager

Is a native Antigueña with a PhD in Educational Development from Osaka University in Japan. She has international experience working with various organizations such as the EU, UN, & USAID. She has held various international fundraisers that have helped improve schools in Guatemala and Kenya.

Lic. José Marcos de la Cruz

Rural Youth Development Program 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

Rural Program 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 with monitoring sessions, and aids in evaluations.

Licda. Fernanda Heinemann

Rural Youth Development Program

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.



Salvador González

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer/Internal Accountant

Salvador is currently a CasaSito university scholar studying teaching with concentrations in administration and evaluation at Universidad Rafael Landívar. He is responsible for creating measurable monitoring and evaluation tools as well as inputting financial data in our accounting system.


CasaSito Founders

Alice Lee So Fong

Has lived and traveled in many countries for the last 20 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.

On July 1, 2004, along with her husband Greg Schwendinger, Alice founded CasaSito Association in the United States, and is currently a member of CasaSito's Guatemala Board of Directors.

Greg Schwendinger

Greg is 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. 


Board of Directors CasaSito Guatemala

Manuela Rosales, President

Christoph Ege, Vice President

Alice So Fong Lee, Treasurer

Maritza Ortiz, Secretary


Board of Directors CasaSito USA

Greg Schwendinger, President

Eric Behrs, Secretary

Alice So Fong Lee