Our Team

We are inspired to partner with native Q’ero communities by our individual commitments to serve humanity for the greater good. We believe that humanity’s greatest strengths are found in relationships of community and that the well being of each person depends on the well being of all persons.

Board of Directors

TIM EICHER, M.Ed.
TIM EICHER, M.Ed.BOARD MEMBER
Professor Emeritus
Outdoor Enthusiast
PENELOPE EICHER
PENELOPE EICHERBOARD MEMBER
Retired Psychotherapist / Educator
Social Activist
STACY CHRISTENSEN
STACY CHRISTENSENBOARD MEMBER
Arts Administrator
World Traveler / Networker
PHIL ERTEL
PHIL ERTELBOARD MEMBER
University Instructor of Philosophy
Activist
DAVID JAMIESON
DAVID JAMIESONTREASURER
Financial Comptroller
World Traveler

Field Staff

BERTHA RAMIREZ ROZAS
Field Coordinator

A native of Peru and an experienced teacher, Bertha served as director of the Hueco Uno School, a collaborative project of Heart Walk Foundation and village families. In recent years she devotes her efforts to work directly with Q’ero communities. She treks into the remote villages eight or more times a year, enduring hardships and severe weather, to implement and oversee HWF funded projects.  In 2010 Bertha learned to use a computer, and in her monthly  email reports she expresses her gratitude – and the deep gratitude of the Q’ero people — for the generosity of HWF supporters and donors.