Meet Enmanuel Sirias, our new coordinator for the Clinic’s Volunteer and Padrino programs.
Sirias is 21 years old and was born in Rivas, Nicaragua, where he has lived his entire life.
Since he was 10 years old, he wanted to learn English. When he turned 13, he started studying at American Nicaraguan School in Managua. And three years later, he was bilingual.
In 2012, he decided to study business administration due to his passion for entrepreneurship and serving people.
He started his career working for government organizations, teaching young people and adults. He has also worked as a translator and tour guide, which allowed him to practice his English.
He is very excited about this new chapter working for the Clinic – where he interned last year. “The Clinic has become my second home,” he said. “A home that allows me to grow as a human being and as a professional, which I am very grateful for.”
Welcome, New Board Members!
We are also very proud to introduce two new board members, James R. Lanning and Gregory Hunter.
Lanning is a senior global acquisitions and logistics professional with more than 20 years of experience in the international development and relief sector.
He is currently the executive director of Global Benefits Group Foundation. Prior to his work with the foundation, Lanning served as director of acquisitions and logistics at International Relief and Development and director of acquisitions and logistics at Adventist Development and Relief Agency.
Lanning is widely recognized as a leader in the development of disaster preparedness evaluation and coordination protocols. He holds two bachelor’s degrees in business administration and healthcare management from Columbia Union College.
Hunter is an investment and business strategist with significant experience in building deep and enduring relationships across civic involvement and professional experience.
Most of his career has been in the investment advisory space, real estate, private equity, energy and other sectors. He has served on numerous boards of directors and has led several capital campaigns, intersecting with consultants and advisors all along the way. In a prior professional life, he managed more than $3 billion worth of assets for mostly nonprofits profits in the healthcare, higher education and foundation areas.
Hunter holds a master’s in business administration from Wake Forest University School of Business, as well as an honorary degree, and has taken numerous advanced courses.