Meet The Team


Elizabeth Benavides

Executive Director

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Liz was born and raised in Scotland where she began working with children. After working in her native homeland for several years she was then offered a position in Germany where she began her International career working for military personnel, from there Liz worked in several other countries for several different families from various backgrounds including Saudi Arabia where she had the honor to work for the Saudi Arabian Royal family.


Brenda Jacobs

Executive Assistant

Brenda is a Native American of the Lumbee Tribe of NC.  She was born and raised in Robeson County and still resides there today.  Brenda studied Business Management at The University of North at Pembroke (UNCP) where she received her BS in December 2005. Brenda is a Sunday School Teacher at her church. She also serves on Robeson Community College Executive Board, Robeson County Counseling Center and Robeson County Christina Women Job Core.


Joshua Sweeney

Development Director

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Joshua has always had a presence in the non-profit field. From the age of 12, Joshua has devoted many hours to any cause he came across which drove him to develop skills in nonprofit consulting. With this knowledge, he began assisting local nonprofit organizations in his close network that then branched out to larger networks which finally gave him the idea to start his own organization to be able to help nonprofit entities on a larger scale.


Maria Gloria Florencia Baez Recalde

South American District Manager

Mrs.  Báez Recalde journalist, ex foreign correspondent for Paraguay for South America, while residing in Buenos Argentina and Paraguay.

Settling back down in Asunción, Paraguay in August 2008. Up to that date, she has held the post of International Relations Director at the Ministry of the Woman. Her position encompasses the following: to plan, organize, direct, coordinate all actions that require any activity with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its offices, Embassies and Missions accredited before National Governments, International Organizations and similar institutions related with the woman.