Meet the La Providencia Leadership Team

Douglas Barahona

National Director, Honduras

Douglas has worked with La Providencia since 2004. Prior to transitioning into the position of National Director of La Providencia, Douglas served La Providencia as Director of Logistics. Douglas has a university degree in Business and Banking. Douglas and his wife Karla, have two children, Andres and Victoria.

Henry Arana

Business Director

Henry started working in 2011 as La Providencia’s Administrator and has been a great asset to the ministry. Henry recently completed a Master’s degree in Strategic Management. Through his education, work, and personal life, Henry is a great role model for his family and for staff.  Henry is married with three children.

Dra. Iveth Villatoro

Medical Director

Iveth is La Providencia’s full time doctor who joined our team in January. 2016. Iveth and her husband Obed have twin boys, Andres and Santiago.

Marco Fuentes


Marco first started at La Providencia in 2011 as our part-time Psychologist and in 2015 started full time. Marco not only uses his Psychology degree as our psychologist, but also working in many different areas at La Providencia.

Rita Amador

Agricultural Director

Rita has been working at La Providencia since 2015 and is our Agricultural Director, using her degree in Agricultural Administration.  She is married to Agdiel and they have two sons, Akdiel and Yeick.

Deivid Cardona

Logistics Director

Deivid,  started work at La Providencia in 2010 as our assistant administrator, and is currently our Logistics Director. He is about to complete his degree in Business. Deivid has a beautiful four year old daughter, Sofia.

Luz Garcia

School Principal

Luz Maricela Garcia Hernandez – School Principal – Luz has been a part of the school since it began in 2009, and is our School Director using her degree in Pedagogy and Education Sciences.

Maddie Schwartz

School Academic Director

Maddie is from Wisconsin and has been working at Academia La Providencia since August 2016. She has BA degrees in Spanish and Education, BFA Studio Art – Photography and is certified to teach Secondary Education.

Katharine Marrow

International Coordinator

Katharine is from England. Since graduating from Oxford  in 1999 with her B.Ed and religious studies degree, she has taught and lived in both England and Uganda before being called to Honduras in 2007. She has worked with La Providencia since 2009.

Scott Benedict

Advancement Director

Scott Benedict – Advancement Director – Scott was born in Bangladesh where his parents served as missionaries, but later their family settled in Florida. Scott joined La Providencia as an English teacher in January of 2015 and has his M.Ed in Elementary Education and B.S. Bible and Student Ministry. Scott and his wife Stephanie have two children, Zack and Ally.


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