Our Staffs

Jim Mulholland, Executive Director of CoCoDA
09 Apr

Jim Mulholland

Jim came to CoCoDA in 2014 after many years in non-profit and community development work. For twenty years, Jim served as a pastor for the Methodist and Quaker denominations with deep connections in social justice movements in the United States and internationally. He also worked for an urban community development corporation for nearly ten years. Coming to CoCoDA has allowed Jim to focus on what he has always enjoyed the most—supporting and empowering the powerless. Jim says, “Working with CoCoDA combines...

Iván Villasboa, Program Director of CoCoDA
09 Apr

Iván J. Villasbôa.

Iván has been the heart and soul of CoCoDA for many years. A graduate of DePauw University, Iván gained a deep appreciation for service learning experiences. In 1993, Iván joined CoCoDA as a Delegation Coordinator and has introduced hundreds of people to the El Salvador story. Over the years Iván has worked on dozens of vibrant and sustainable projects in El Salvador and is deeply trusted by the people of El Salvador. He is excited about what he has to...

Richard Sánchez, Nicaragua Director - CoCoDA
09 Apr

Richard Sánchez

Richard Sanchez is CoCoDA’s assistant delegation director in Nicaragua. Richard has spent most of his life teaching. He has taught both English and Spanish and has been working with foreigners and tourists for many years. For many years, he worked with the La Mariposa Language School where is gained a passion for social justice. Raised in a poor family of farmers, he was fortunate to attend the National Autonomous University of Managua, where he earned a degree in English. Richard says,...

Karilyn Vides, Communications Director - CoCoDA
09 Apr

Karilyn Vides

Karilyn Vides is our Communications Director. She has a degree in Communication, which involves Public Relations, Journalism, and Digital Publicity. She also has had the experience of working as an intern at U.S. Embassy in El Salvador as part of the Ambassador’s press team and in Salvadoran American Cultural Center where she worked in marketing and social media areas. Karilyn has been a Spanish Teacher in Spanish School Pájaro Flor since 2009 and has had taught Spanish to many of CoCoDA’s volunteers,...