The son of North Americans, Bob was born and raised in Caracas until the age of 11. Following college, he returned to his beloved Venezuela at the age of 23, where he has lived ever since. He makes his home on our two organic farms, where he manages the Foundation’s rural projects.
Lesley Coulton Alpert
Born in Colombia, Lesley lived in Venezuela before studying in the U.S., where she received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Tufts University. Having worked as a physician at hospitals affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, she is now retired and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She supports our medical, dental and rural activities.
President of the Turimiquire Foundation, Steven has lived in Venezuela since 1973. He is co-founder, with Bob Albert, of the Dos Pasos farm, and administers our Cumaná and rural family planning programs.
President of Witt Creative, a marketing and communications firm based in Boston, Willie has been assisting in Turimiquire area projects for more than 25 years. He directs our United States office and oversees our outreach, public relations, and solicitation initiatives.
Steve is President of Clean Energy Solutions, a U.S. energy conservation firm helping communities plan and implement efficiency and renewables programs. He has worked in a range of non-profit agencies, and has been visiting and advising us on our work in Venezuela since 1983.
Board member Bob Albert with neighbor Pedro Maria Rodriguez