Helping Children

NPH USA transforms the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, health services and educational programs of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”). Together, we help children overcome poverty and become leaders in their own communities.

NPH is fully supporting more than 3,600 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. An additional 3,900 community children receive scholarships, meals, health care and other support. More than 81,000 services were provided through community outreach programs in 2020.

We support NPH through fundraising and volunteer programs. In addition to our national office, we have six regional offices, each working in tandem to build support for our mission.


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Our Values

  • Create a family for life for our children, through unconditional love, shared responsibility and helping others.
  • Provide physical, emotional and spiritual support on a long-term basis to disadvantaged children.
  • Enable children to grow into caring and productive members of their communities.
  • Help our supporters create change and improve the lives of vulnerable children.
  • Ensure a quality education culminating in trade school or a university degree.
  • Offer our children a sense of purpose and pride through taking part in our program and giving back to their brothers and sisters.
  • Give donors a chance to visit our homes and meet the children whose lives they have changed.

National Board of Directors, NPH USA

Our organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members have diverse professional backgrounds and expertise, but each actively works to raise funds for and awareness of our work.



Leadership, NPH USA

“Unconditional love has the power to transform lives and unlock the potential of every child.”

John Deinhart brings charismatic leadership, a deep passion for serving our children, and over 30 years of years of fundraising, marketing, and executive leadership experience to his role as CEO of NPH USA.



Our Staff, NPH USA

To read NPH USA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, click here.

National Office

John Deinhart 
President and Chief Executive Officer


Christian Delgado 
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer


Jesus Ramirez Guerrero


Abigail Blake
Gift Processing Specialist


Melissa Windle
Information Systems Manager


Nissa Petrowski
Salesforce Administrator​


Vanessa Cervantes
Human Resources Coordinator


Jennifer Rayno
Director, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund


Jennifer Abercrombie Foster
International Engagement Manager


Alfredo Benitez
NPH Country Liaison


Nanci Alanis Alcatara
Child Sponsorship, Operations Manager


Michelle Hurtado
Child Sponsorship, Operations Coordinator


Vanessa Cannon
Sponsorship, Correspondence and Volunteer Coordinator


Perseus Halliwell
Donor Gift Management Specialist


Maci Mitchell
National Trip Coordinator


Jill Adams McDonough
VP of Donor Engagement and Strategy


Kim Dumke
National Marketing Manager


Arianne Keegan
Marketing and Social Media Associate


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Northwest Region
Ross Egge
Regional Director


Abbey Laninga
Development Officer


Glory Visario
Development Manager

Southwest Region
Xavier Walker 
Regional Director
Cell: 972.849.9053


Jennifer Turner
Development Officer


Belinda Roda
Development Manager

Upper Midwest Region
Stephanie Pommier
Regional Director


India Zietsman
Development Manager


Abby Anderson
Development Coordinator

Midwest Region
Chuck Allworth
Regional Director


Heather Anderson
Development Manager

Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Region
Tempie Thompson
Regional Director


Casey Rector
Development Coordinator


Southeast Region

NPH USA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

NPH USA is part of a global family. We work in solidarity with children, their families and their communities facing personal and systemic barriers across Latin America and the Caribbean every day. We strive daily to foster an environment where equity, inclusion and belonging are more than just words, they’re our reality. At NPH USA, we believe all people should have the opportunity to live and work with dignity.

Regional Offices

In addition to our national office located in Illinois, NPH USA has six regional offices. If you wish to volunteer, help raise awareness or funds for our work, or learn about events in your community, please contact the regional office nearest you.

Northwest Region
(Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming)

1800 112th Avenue NE, Suite 270-E
Bellevue, WA 98004-2961
Phone 425.646.3935


Southwest Region
(Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah)

5110 North 40th Street, Suite 248
Phoenix, AZ 85018-2143
Phone 480.967.9449
New suite number as of 4/16/2021.


Upper Midwest Region
(Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

1400 Van Buren Street NE
Fueled Collective, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55413-4605
Phone 651.482.1703 


Midwest Region
(Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee)

134 North La Salle Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602-1036
Phone 312.386.7499


Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Region
(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia)

265 Willard Street, 3rd Floor
Quincy, MA 02169-1514
Phone 617.206.4940


Southeast Region
(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

134 North La Salle Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602-1036
Phone 888.201.8880

St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund

134 North La Salle Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602-1036
Phone 312.386.7499, extension 401

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) was founded in Mexico in 1954 by Fr. William B. Wasson. Eleven years later, his friends and family in Arizona created a nonprofit organization called Friends of Our Little Brothers to support his work with orphaned and disadvantaged children.

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Financial SnapShot

NPH USA is dedicated to transparency and accountability. In 2019, 81% of our financial resources were spent on programs, with 19% going to administration and fundraising. We provided $17.8 million in support to NPH International.

Learn more about how we use your donations to help thousands of children.

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