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Christel DeHaan
Founder and CEO, Christel House International

Everyone faces challenges in life—but the capacity to overcome hardships, learn from mistakes, and forge ahead in the face of immense adversity is a quality inherent in most successful individuals. The obstacles facing Christel House students are daunting—daily exposure to gang warfare, drugs, alcoholism, hunger, abuse, negative role models, violence, suffering, and discrimination—but every day our students come to school, learn, and set their sights on a better tomorrow. They have dreams, and while at Christel House their aspiration is to make those dreams become reality. We celebrate their determination and courage. They are breaking through the barriers of poverty to build a new and better life for themselves and a future for their families. They are our heroes, and role models for others to follow. Sincerely, Christel DeHaan Founder and CEO, Christel House International

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Our Christel House Mexico Board
Luis Miguel Álvarez
Partner, Finaccess, SAPI
Jeanene Bluhm de Carvajal
Director and Owner, Thomas Jefferson School
Rocío Canal
Sustainability Partner at Deloitte
Ricardo Carvajal
President, Thomas Jefferson Institute
Xavier de Uriarte
Independent Financial Advisor
Christel DeHaan
Founder and CEO, Christel House International
Mauricio Galán
Finaciera Independencia CEO
Paz Gutiérrez
ENLACE, A.C. National President
Luis Lara
Executive Director, Pacifica Resorts Ixtapa
Ricardo Montaudon
President, LATAM Group RCI
Carlos Müggenburg
Partner, Müggenburg, Gorches, Peñalosa and Sepulveda S.C.
Carlos Muriel
Executive President, Scribe
Juan Musi
General Director, Somoza Musi y Asociados
Gabriel Oropeza
President, Docsolutions
Alejandro Ortega
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley (Head of Investment Banking Mexico)
James Paul Smith
CFO, Envases Universales de México