A 501 C (3) non -profit organization Tax ID 38-3703571

About Us

Rosario Penalva Fernandez


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 Schimmel Beck


Anne and her father, Bill Schimmel, started the organization 18 years ago after visiting these remote mountain villages above the tree line.  

Maureen Tart MD

Maureen Tart, MD has been a long term supporter of this organization.

Maureen first visited the villages in 2006 with ROCF and has been an important team member since.

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Carlos has visited the villages to continue bringing dental care after he initially traveled with ROCF. 

MONICA Esquivel


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.

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Renee Champagne


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 Mattingly


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.