Our Leaders

Veronica Gomez Garcia – Director


Known to the children – and the entire community – as Mama Vero, Veronica is the heart and soul behind Manos de Amor, Casa Hogar.  She loves each of these children as if they were her own and oversees the many details of running a home, overseeing staff and raising funds to ensure its future.




The children of Manos de Amor are lucky to have a team of workers who love them and care for them each day.

Left to Right, top to bottom:

  • Maria – afternoon
  • Luci – mornings in the kitchen
  • Ana – Head Chef
  • Norma – financial administrator
  • Angelica – afteroon
  • Lupita – afternoon
  • Jezebel – tutor
  • Ingrid – mornings
  • Verito – office administration (at top of group pic)

 Steering Committee

These volunteers love the children of Manos of Amor and work closely with Veronica to provide a safe and healthy home and to raise funds for its operation:

Left to Right:

  • Francisco Martinez – Bucerias, MX
  • Norm  Poulin – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Karen McKenzie – Prince George, BC
  • Anne Milling – Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
  • Karen Swanson – Bucerias, MX
  • Veronica
  • Walter Vink – Chilliwack, BC
  • Willi Crownhart – Fortson, Georgia