Naomi Tolentino grew up in a missionary family, enjoying meeting new people and learning about new cultures. She loves working with youth, which led her to be a high school teacher and work in the Youth Specialties office near her home in Puerto Rico. She has served her community all her life, she now works for USD 500 and serves as the AIRR Board Chair.
Rev. Rick Behrens
Pastor Rick Behrens is an ‘original Dotte’ who has served Grandview Park Presbyterian Church for nearly 2 score years. He is a founding member of the board of Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR) and Pastor Rick and the church are leaders in the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2).
Trinidad Raj Molina
Sister Jean Anne Panisko
Sisters of Charity
Sister Jean Anne is serving her second term appointment as SCL Community Treasurer. In this role, she serves as an SCL Officer with members of the Community Council. Before assuming the Treasurer’s position in 2010, she spent 29 years as the principal at Annunciation School, Denver. Prior to that, she was an educator for several years. Sister Jean Anne has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Saint Mary and a master’s in administration from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. She is a board member for St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colo.; the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth; and Advocates for Immigration Rights & Reconciliation.
Austin and Ferguson
Angela Ferguson holds a Bachelors degree in General Studies from Wichita State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas.She began her career working for Kansas Legal Services, initial working with victims of Domestic Violence and completing her work at KLS in the Wyandotte-Leavenworth Legal Services office working as the Elder Law Attorney.
Dr. Sofia Paredes
University of St. Marys
Dr. Sofía Paredes has a diverse background with graduate studies in both Literature and Linguistics, and an extensive undergraduate teaching experience at all levels of Spanish both in Ecuador and United States. She received her Ph. D. in Spanish Linguistics with an Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition from the University of California at Davis and her M.A. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from the Universidad Andina Simón in Quito, Ecuador.