MayaCREW Board

The MayaCREW Board is committed to supporting education and well-being in rural Guatemala.


Lynn Peloyan Waespi - President

B.S. University of California, Davis; Over 33 years in Human Resources, including 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, currently specializing in development of partner candidates. Former small business owner. Involved in work in Guatemala for over ten years.

Max Kintner - Vice President / Field Director

Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. Over 20 years with Central American and US non-profits, primarily promoting education in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Raymond Waespi - Treasurer

B.A., M.A., Geography; MBA; Masters of Divinity; Over 20 years as an information technology specialist in the environmental industry and Community College Cultural Geography Professor. Currently Pastor of a multi-cultural congregation in Fremont, California. Involved in work in Guatemala for over ten years.

Greg Wikler - Secretary

B.S. University of California, Davis; M.S. University of Oregon; Energy economist for 25 years focused on designing and implementing energy efficiency programs for utilities and government agencies throughout the world.

Mary Pliska - Director

B.A., Theology, University of Dallas; Masters, Religious Education, Loyola, New Orleans. Seventeen years in parish and campus ministry; many years in environmental and community organizing. Has been involved in work in Guatemala for over 20 years.

Deb Tellier - Director

B.S., University of California, Davis; J.D. University of Oregon; Practicing attorney for 24 years; previously worked as legal counsel in nonprofit sector, currently practicing in San Francisco law firm.

Brother Bill Farrell - Director

Member of the Society of Mary (Marianists). Educator, social activist, jail chaplain, parish minister, homeless advocate, involved in Central American issues since 1985. Lives and works in Guatemala City, teaches at a night school for the poor and is a member of the Conference of Religious Men and Women Peace and Justice Commission in Guatemala.
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