Board of Directors

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Melinda Vaughn co-founded FHC in 1991 after moving to Ecuador in 1990. She also serves on the Board of Directors of HPSN. Melinda is FHC’s President and Director. She currently lives in northwest Florida.

Kevin Broyles is an attorney at FSB FisherBroyles in Atlanta, GA. He and his wife are parents of two children – their daughter was adopted from Ecuador. Kevin is a leader in the business ministry at Victory World Church in Norcross. He and his wife met the Vaughn’s (founders of FHC) in 2006. Kevin was welcomed on the board of FHC in May 2011.

Jorge Hidrobo is a retired Spanish professor, having taught at the Haverford School in Philadelphia, Westtown School in West Chester, PA, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. Jorge was born and raised in Ecuador, and taught at the Catholic University in Quito, and later at the University of Texas, Austin. Jorge joined the board in May 2011.

Alex Hurtado and his family live in Quito, Ecuador. Alex is founding partner of Hurtado & Associates. He and his wife adopted their daughter in 2005 from FHC/CPSN. Alex is coordinator of the worship team and a teacher at the Cumbayá Church in Quito. Alex was welcomed on the board of FHC in May 2011.

John Kinard graduated from the Alliance Academy in Quito, where his parents were missionaries with HCJB. John and his wife now live in Signal Mountain, TN, and are the parents of two sons. John is the Federal Marketing Manager for Voith. He has been a youth leader since 1991, and an elder since 2005 at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. John has led mission teams to Central and South America. He joined the board of FHC in May 2011.

Cindy Sandoval and her husband Peter have five children and two grandchildren. Maria, their youngest, was adopted from FHC in 2000. The Sandovals live in Los Alamos, NM where Cindy is a Materials Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is active in the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish where she taught religious education for six years. Cindy joined the FHC Board in February 2014.

Bart Cochran is the founder of Leap Charities, Inc., and co-founder of Property Rental People, LLC. He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He and his wife, Tracy, and his Ecuador-born son live in Boise, Idaho. Bart and Tracy travel to Ecuador regularly and the ministries nearest to their hearts involve children. They spent six months living and working at FHC in 2013. Bart serves on the FHC Board (2015) because he believes FHC is a “leading force in advocating for children in Ecuador”.