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Christel DeHaan
Founder and Chairman of the Board, 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 at Finaccess SAPI
Antonio Arreola
General Director, Conecta
Jeanene Bluhm de Carvajal
Director and Owner, Thomas Jefferson School
Rocío Canal
Sustainability Partner at Deloitte
Xavier de Uriarte
Partner and founder of Visiting Angels
Christel DeHaan
Founder and Chairman of the Board, Christel House International
Mauricio Galán
Consultant at CAME
Paz Gutiérrez
ENLACE, A.C. National President
Ricardo Montaudon
President and CEO, RCI Latin America
Carlos Müggenburg
Partner at Müggenburg, Gorches and Peñalosa S.C.
Carlos Muriel
Chairman of Virtual Market
Juan Musi
General Director, Somoza Musi y Asociados
Gabriel Oropeza
President, Doc Solutions
Alejandro Ortega
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley (Head of Investment Banking Mexico)
Juan Ignacio Rodriguez
CEO RCI LatinAmerica
James Paul Smith
CFO, City Express Hotels