Board of Directors

Lucho Espejo

Lucho Espejo

Chairman

Fargo, ND
Dr. Lucho Espejo was raised in Chimbote and visited the US in the 1970s with the help of Father Jack Davis. He eventually attended medical school in the US and is the medical director of Family HealthCare Clinic in Fargo, ND. In 2016 he became the first Chimbote native to serve as board chairman for Friends of Chimbote. Lucho makes frequent trips to Chimbote. He and his wife, Marlene, live in Fargo, ND.
Bill Seiler

Bill Seiler

Vice Chairman

Fairfax, VA
Bill Seiler first met Father Jack Davis  while they were classmates at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN from 1963 to 1965. His first visit to Chimbote was in 2000. Bill served on the Los Amigos foundation board and development committee from 2009 until 2011. He joined the Friends of Chimbote development committee and board of directors in 2012. Bill is an advocate for Friends of Chimbote within St. Mary of Sorrow’s parish in Fairfax, VA helping to coordinate fundraising events, visit area donors, and promote continued support. Prior to retirement, Bill worked for the US Department of Labor. His wife, Pat, is committed to the Chimbote mission and has joined Bill on several mission visits.
Jack Galleger

Jack Galleger

Treasurer

Eden Prairie, MN
Jack Galleger has been a life-long friend of Father Jack Davis having grown up in the same hometown of Devils Lake, ND. He made his first trip to Chimbote in 2008 and now visits every year with the board of directors. Jack and his wife, Avis, live in Eden Prairie, MN and have three children and five grandchildren. Retired from the insurance industry, Jack enjoys golf and is an avid biker. In addition to serving as treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee, he is a member of the development committee.
Tammy Campbell

Tammy Campbell

Secretary

Fargo, ND
Tammy Campbell’s first trip to Chimbote was in 2007 as part of a group led by Father Tim Schroeder of St John’s, Grafton, ND. Inspired by Father Jack Davis and Sister Peggy Byrne’s work, she developed a true passion for the people of Chimbote. She carried this forward by leading numerous groups to Chimbote. Tammy serves as an associate of the Presentation Sisters in Fargo. She is retired from her owner/operator role in KinderPrep preschool. Tammy and her husband, Bill, have three sons.
Father Phil Ackerman

Father Phil Ackerman

Langdon, ND
Father Phil Ackerman joined the board of directors in November 2014. He first visited Chimbote in 1981 and has been back several times with one of the most memorable trips being in December 2015 when he had the opportunity to concelebrate at the Beatification Liturgy for three priests who were killed in the 1980s by the Shining Path terrorists. Father Phil is a priest of the Diocese of Fargo who, while serving at Holy Family in Grand Forks, led numerous groups to the mission. He is inspired by the scriptures that tell us if you have two coats give one to the person who has none. Currently serving as Pastor of Saint Alphonsus in Langdon, ND, he is a mentor for other parishes who wish to become more actively involved in the Chimbote mission.
Patrick Klein

Patrick Klein

Prior Lake, MN
Pat Klein joined the Friends of Chimbote board in 2011 and served as chairman from 2012 – 2016. He was formerly the chairman of the Los Amigos foundation board. Pat and his wife, Norma, are active in St. Michael’s parish of Prior Lake, MN where they spend their summers and the St. Bernard’s parish in Scottsdale, AZ during the winter. As a retired executive of a large international construction firm, Pat also finds time to work part-time as an instructor and facilitator in the construction industry.
Leona Fox

Leona Fox

Newport Beach, CA
Leona Fox became acquainted with Friends of Chimbote due to her family roots in New Rockford, ND where she grew up and attended high school. Leona relocated to California after college where she spent years building and running a successful business. She has served as vice chairperson/secretary of the Los Amigos foundation board and joined the Friends of Chimbote board in 2011. Leona is the chairman of the development committee and a member of the governance committee. She has visited Chimbote on a number of occasions.
Debra Lalley

Debra Lalley

Saint Joseph, MN
Debra Lalley, accompanied by husband, Pat, made her first trip to Chimbote to volunteer in the hospice in 2011. They returned in 2015 with a group from Christ Church Newman Center in St. Cloud. As a nurse practitioner in child and adolescent psychiatry in St. Cloud, Debra’s career focus is working with children and families. She also served on the St. Cloud school board for nine years. Debra’s husband is a family physician in St. Cloud and they are blessed to be near two sons, their wives and their daughter who live in the Twin Cities area. “Our daughter came to Chimbote with us, and we hope to get the others there in the near future,” states Debra.
Earl Milbrath

Earl Milbrath

Chanhassen, MN
Earl Milbrath served as secretary of Friends of Chimbote from 2009 to 2015 and is the current chairman of the container program task force. Earl first became involved with Friends of Chimbote in 2001 through the rotary shipping container project. He joined the board of directors in 2008. Earl has traveled to Chimbote numerous times. He and his wife, Carol, live in Chanhassen, MN, where he owns a travel agency.
Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders

Fargo, ND
Scott Sanders was first introduced to Friends of Chimbote through his father Wayne and joined the board in November 2009. His background and experience provide valuable expertise to the board in the area of finance and he served as the board treasurer from 2012 to 2015. Scott currently serves on the finance committee. He is the COO of a financial consulting company in Fargo and visits Chimbote each fall with the board of directors.
Wayne Sanders

Wayne Sanders

Fargo, ND
Wayne Sanders first encountered Father Jack Davis’s name in 1998 when he authorized a KVLY-TV11 news team in Fargo to travel to Chimbote to document the mission work of Father Jack Davis and Sister Peggy Byrne. He was re-introduced to the mission through then-board-member Ron Stensgard and finally met Father Jack on his first trip to Chimbote in 2007. Wayne leads the board’s legacy task force, serves on the development committee, and assists in the marketing process for Friends of Chimbote. Wayne has spent his career in corporate management roles, primarily in the television and radio industry, and is currently president of a corporate apparel business in Fargo. Wayne and his wife, Lorna, have two sons and three grandchildren.
Al Woodward

Al Woodward

Prior Lake, MN
Prior to retirement in 2015, Al Woodward practiced law for more then 45 years, most recently as senior counsel at Stinson Leonard Street and Deinard representing a broad range of clients on corporate and business issues. Al became involved with Friends of Chimbote as a member of the economic opportunity council in 2007 and also served as treasurer of the Los Amigos foundation board prior to being elected to the Friends of Chimbote board in 2011. Al now serves on both the investment and finance committees. He made his first trip to Chimbote in 2010. Al and his wife, Kathy, are the proud parents of four children and ten grandsons.

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