Craig is the volunteer President on the Friends of FORMA Board of Directors. He previously served as the Board Treasurer from 2015 to his election as president in 2017.
Craig retired from Ford Motor Company after a career in finance and purchasing. He then served as director of purchasing and business services for the state of Michigan. Since 2009, Mr. Orr has volunteered his time as a consultant, teacher, and mentor with nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan that provide educational opportunities and life skills development for persons with limited resources. He has made several trips to Guatemala to attend Spanish language school and provide clothing and financial assistance to students and children. Through his travels he has gained knowledge of the educational and nutritional needs of the Guatemalan communities who will benefit from Friends of FORMA donations.
TREASURER: Randy Stephenson Friends of FORMA Treasurer Randy Stephenson is a committed educator. After retiring as a teacher with experience from elementary to high school, he now teaches English as a Second Language to adults at the Latin American Association in Atlanta. Randy enjoys traveling and has spent time in Mexico, Panama, and Ecuador over the past few years, but it is Guatemala where he has felt a strong connection to the people. Over the last couple of years, Randy has studied Spanish in Guatemala and has taken time to serve as a volunteer teacher in two primary schools. In addition, he has worked directly with Friends of FORMA scholarship students as an English language tutor. Randy’s experiences in Guatemala have given him an intimate understand of the educational and nutritional needs of the youth in Guatemala.
Secretary: Lynnette Brown Lynnette is the volunteer secretary for the Friends of FORMA Board of Directors. Throughout her life, she has worked in a variety of careers including elementary school counselor, university instructor, and laborer for the US Forest Service. She has made several trips to Guatemala where she has studied at Spanish language schools, has volunteered in charitable works, and has witnessed first hand the educational and nutritional needs of the communities who will receive direct assistance from funds donated to the Friends of FORMA cause.
Board Member: Lucy Potts Lucy is a volunteer member of the Board for Friends of FORMA. She is a retired elementary school teacher who still volunteers in the schools on a daily basis. She served on the board of the Center for New Life, a natural birthing center in Silver City, NM. She is co-chairperson of the St. Francis Associates for the Needy, a local relief organization also in Silver City. Ms. Potts has served the “Associates” for 35 years. She also has experience working to house and shelter folks in need in Mexico.
Wayne is a retired school counselor and a copper miner. Wayne frequently travels to Guatemala to attend Spanish language school and, several times, has served in humanitarian missions in Mexico, Brazil, and Guatemala. He has first hand knowledge of the educational and nutritional needs of the Guatemalan communities targeted by the Friends of FORMA programs.
BOARD MEMBER: Tony Rothschild
Tony is a volunteer Board Member who joined the Friends of FORMA Board in 2017. He is retired from various careers in higher education, community mental health and neighborhood development.
Over the past few years Tony has spent time in Panajachel, Guatemala studying Spanish and absorbing the culture. He has observed the development of Forjando Mi Manana (FORMA) and seen its growth from idea to implementation. The rapid success and growth of both the school and the FORMA program greatly impressed him. In 2016, Tony and his wife, Mona, returned to Panajachel. Besides taking spanish classes, they both tutored Friends of FORMA scholarship students and volunteered with the younger kids at the after-school community sites. Through those experiences, Tony has gained first hand knowledge of the needs in the Guatemalan communities served by the Friends of FORMA programs.
BOARD MEMBER: Charley Hoffman
Charley worked most of his career for the American Bankers Association, first as an Economist and then as an executive in Professional Development. Charley also taught for many years as an Adjunct Professor in the Economics Department at George Mason University. He, and his wife Barbara, have been active in a church-affiliated group responsible for providing meals to the homeless in Fairfax County Virginia where he lives. They have made trips to South and Central America a number of times, including a visit to the programs sponsored by FORMA – Guatemala.
BOARD MEMBER: Renee Franklin
Renee is a retired senior Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience helping people and organizations. Her experience spans almost all seven continents. She excels at helping her clients and associates maximize their potential for success. She earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management. Currently, Renee spends her time managing a small real estate portfolio, serving on the Governing Board for the University Medical Center in Las Vegas and occasionally doing some pro bono HR consulting for former colleagues. Renee has a broad area of interest. In fact, Renee is a trained Gemologist. She earned a graduate certificate from the Gemological Institute of America, (GIA). She also enjoys traveling and has visited the programs and scholarships students of FORMA – Guatemala on several occasions. Renee and her husband, David, split their time between Las Vegas and Southeast Michigan.