Audriana Blackwell

Audriana first met the children of Hogares Luz Y Vida in 2010 and ever since, has been a passionate advocate for the marginalized in society both domestically and internationally.  With a focus on human trafficking, she has worked in the nonprofit sector specializing in program planning, advocacy, and IT support.  Audriana currently lives in New Haven, CT, where she is studying to receive her MBA in Economic Development. 

Douglas Fainelli

Doug has been a public and private school educator for 44 years in a range of roles that include teacher, headmaster, principal and assistant superintendent of schools.   He is the father of 3 children, grandfather to 7, and lives in Sarasota, FL. 

Larry Light

Larry is Chief Executive Officer of Arcature LLC, a marketing consulting company that focuses on brand revitalization.  Among other challenges, Larry was Global Chief Marketing Officer at McDonald’s and of Intercontinental Hotels Group.  Larry has co-authored three books on marketing and was selected by BrandWeek as one of the top ten marketers of the year in 2004.  Larry lives in New York City and Boca Raton, FL.

Pascale Mauger

Pascale was introduced to Hogares Luz Y Vida through her friend and now fellow board member, Catalina Weiser, whom she joined on a trip to Bogota and was deeply moved by the children she met there. She has worked as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, an auditor for Nestle and in various senior financial roles in the banking industry.  A native of France, she is the mother of two boys and lives in Greenich, Connecticut.

Colleen Morey 

Colleen is a career educator who for 30-plus years specialized in serving special needs populations as both teacher and administrator through program development and implementation.  Her first journey to an orphanage in Colombia in 1997 planted the seeds of mission and outreach within her heart, through which The Light and Light Foundation was founded in 2009.  Inspired by her faith, Colleen has led countless mission trips to Hogares Luz y Vida, engaging over 150 participants during the past 20 years.  She divides her time between Fairfield, CT, Sarasota, FL, and Kenmare, Ireland. 

Patty Sullivan

Patty’s passion for children has been a constant throughout her career and personal life.  She spent close to 20 years with children’s book publishers in senior marketing, sales and publisher positions and has spent the last decade consulting for market leaders in the industry to build new businesses around children’s content.  She first visited Hogares Luz y Vida through one of Colleen Morey’s mission trips and has been involved ever since.  Patty lives in Southport, Connecticut. 

Catalina Wieser

Catalina was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where she was an Attorney at Law and worked for several international law firms.  She first learned of Hogares Luz y Vida through a fellow board member and following her first visit in 2012 found herself devoted to the cause as a life mission.  The children and mission captured her heart and she now visits at least once a year, bringing with her a group of devoted women from New York and Connecticut.  Among other roles, Catalina leads the fundraising events for specific needs of Hogares Luz y Vida; she also volunteers at a Therapeutic Horsemanship program for children with disabilities and disadvantages while devoting her full-time and attention on her family.   Catalina lives in Rye Brook, New York.