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Presently CAN has two members on its board and is looking to expand. Current board members include:

Alfredo Cerrato:  Alfredo’s vision of providing families to the Fatherless, coupled with his experience in nonprofit work, is what drives Cornerstone Alliance Navigators. Prior to co-founding Cornerstone Alliance Navigators, Alfredo worked with several nonprofits, including two of which he founded to help improve the lives of at-risk children both nationally and internationally. Presently, Alfredo attends High Point Presbyterian Church in West Madison, where he hopes to begin leading mission trips to increase awareness of need, and best practices to fulfill those needs, in orphan care. Alfredo currently serves as President on CAN’s board.

Jack Lewis:  Jack’s multiple talents and experiences have been of great benefit to CAN. Jack is an elder at Hope Point Anglican Church in The Woodlands, Texas, where he and his wife Melanie are greatly involved. Jack works as Managing Counsel, Litigation for Chevron Global Upstream. In addition, Jack serves on the board of 25:40, Inc., a nonprofit which focuses on saving children from the devastating impact of poverty and AIDS in southern Africa. Jack has walked with CAN since its beginnings and has helped in the development of the organization by offering his critical thinking skills, legal expertise and counsel. Jack currently serves as Chair on CAN’s board.

Marge Abegglen:  Marge’s practical, hands-on compassion has served CAN in its day-to-day operations and vision casting. Marge is Clinical Manager of Surgical Services at Beaver Dam Community Hospital and has participated on many medical missions throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. Marge is actively involved at her church as a Sunday school teacher, and together with her husband Dan helps coordinate other church events. Marge combines the experience and expertise she’s gained over the years and applies it with compassion to help CAN grow. Marge currently serves as Treasurer on CAN’s board.

Candice Grahn:  CJ has her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and works as an Adoption and Birthparent Counselor at Lutheran Social Services.  She has experience in various types of adoptions including international, domestic, and stepparent adoption.  She also supports adults with disabilities living within the community, specifically individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome.  In addition, CJ loves working with children and is a catechist for Cathedral Parish in Madison, Wisconsin.

Mary Dillon:  Upon graduating from Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI), Mary joined the Augustinian Volunteers. With this organization she spent one year in Lawrence, MA as a teacher’s aide, and then journeyed to the Valley of 1000 Hills in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. During the two and a half years in South Africa Mary worked as an English teacher at a Zulu school, tutored boys at an orphanage, and worked alongside those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. After her return Mary made her way to Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II orphanage in Lurin, Peru where she was more fully engaged in best practices for the Fatherless. Most recently, Mary earned her Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Santa Clara University, CA. She is currently working as a teacher’s aide in a pre-school classroom, and hopes to become more involved in the non-profit sector in Lansing, MI.

CAN also benefits from numerous members on an Advisory Board, from which it gathers a variety of counsel and experience. If you are interested in using your gifts and experience to promote family and best practices within orphan care, please contact us. We would appreciate your involvement!