Rosario Peñalva Fernandez has been a teacher in Huillo, Peru for many years. The boys and girls speak Quechua as their primary language which is the native language of the village, and Spanish is taught as a second language. Rosario has been a true advocate for these children and has guided ROCF with their projects over the years.
Anne and her father, Bill Schimmel, started the organization 18 years ago after visiting these remote mountain villages above the tree line.
Maureen first visited the villages in 2006 with ROCF and has been an important team member since.
Carlos has visited the villages to continue bringing dental care after he initially traveled with ROCF.
Monica is an essential volunteer whom has been supporting ROCF and translating for 3+ years.
Jennie is an administrative volunteer assisting with social media, fundraising and community building.
Renee has traveled to the villages with the team in 2009 and has been an important volunteer in years past. Renee is a high school counselor and has worked with kids for over 20 years. She runs marathons and iron man triathlons in her free time.
Mary has traveled to the villages with the team in 2006 and has been an important volunteer in years past. Mary is a Registered Nurse who is an animal lover and enjoys helping others especially those who are less privileged. She loves the outdoors and being active with her many animals as well as friends.
Felix, an important part of the organization with coordinating with the villages in the past.