Rebecca Kronick, PhD

Executive Director

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. Rebecca's responsibilities include overseeing general operations, financial strategies, accounting, and providing support to staff and the board of directors.





Licda. Lourdes González

Director of Operations - 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.



Licda. Cristina Rivera

Social Worker - Antigua

Cristina is an expert in individual, family, and community care targeted at children, adolescents, youth and adults through a participatory methodology. She studied social work at Centro Universitario de Occidente in Quetzaltenango. At CasaSito, she coordinates program activities, youth and parent workshops, and supports in monitoring and evaluation sessions.




Lic. José Marcos de la Cruz

Rural Youth Development Program Coordinator - Cobán

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 - Cobán

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. Margarita Arreaga

Rural Youth Development Program Facilitator - Cobán

Margarita holds a degree in social work and an associate degree in teaching with a concentration in environment from the Universidad de San Carlos. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in social protection systems management. She has experience working as a university professor, agricultural project management, and public administration. In her role, Margarita organizes scholar evaluations, supports with scholar monitoring sessions, and coordinates parent and scholar workshops.




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.



Marissa Loterina, MA

Communications & Development Coordinator

Marissa received her Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs and Sociology from the University of Georgia. Wanting to continue her education, Marissa received her Master of Arts in International Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She has international experience working with youth in rural and indigenous communities. Her responsibilities at CasaSito include managing communication and social media outlets, maintaining donor and partner relationships, overseeing fundraising efforts, grant writing, and program development and support.



Hector Chocoy

Work-Study Scholar - Antigua

Hector is currently in university studying graphic design. As the work-study scholar, he assists with banking procedures, payments, purchases, assists with logistics, coordinates events, and provides other office support.



Jairon Quib

Work-Study Scholar - Cobán

Jairon is currently in university studying public accounting and auditing at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. As the work-study scholar, he assists with banking procedures, payments, purchases, assists with logistics, coordinates events, and provides other office support.


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