Board of Directors

For His Children

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 Spanish professor, dorm parent, faculty coach, and sponsor of the student exchange program at Westtown School in West Chester, PA. He is among the first Ecuadorians on the board of FHC. Jorge was born and raised in Ecuador, and has taught at the Catholic University (Quito), the University of Texas, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and the Haverford School in Philadelphia. Jorge was welcomed on the board of FHC 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”.

In Appreciation…

In June, 2014, Carter Newbold completed eight years of service on the Board of Directors. Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to Carter for his participation on the Board during a time of significant growth and transition for the ministry. We thank him for his professional and prayerful guidance and his generous financial support and encouragement during his years of service to FHC and the Board.

Corporación Para Sus Niños

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

Gloria Salgado de Proaño was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. She and her husband own and manage a dairy farm south of Quito. She has been involved with CPSN since 2005.

Alex Hurtado lives in Quito, Ecuador, and is a founding partner of Hurtado & Associates. His daughter is adopted from FHC/CPSN. Alex joined the Board of FHC in 2011, and the Board of CPSN in 2012.

María del Pilar Guzmán Paredes is a clinical psychologist with experience in the public and private sector. For two years Pilar worked as CPSN’s child psychologist. She joined the Board of Directors of CPSN in 2012.

Nathalia Rodriguez Bucheli has worked as General Administrator for several commercial centers in Quito, with professional experience in marketing and business administration. She became a member of the CPSN Board in 2012.

Erika Calle Escobar is a business owner with professional experience in sales, marketing, product management, and public relations. Erika has supported HPSN since 2000, and joined the Board of Directors in 2012.

Stephanie Aguirre  joined the CPSN Board of Directors in early 2015, after serving as a volunteering for over a year. She is the owner and manager of several businesses. She and her family live in the Quito area.

For His Children is a U.S. religious non-profit corporation, 501(c)3, and is governed by a Board of Directors. FHC’s ministry partner in Ecuador is Corporación Para Sus Niños, a legally recognized Ecuadorian non-profit corporation, governed by an independent Board of Directors.


Corporación Para Sus Niños (CPSN or HPSN) is FHC’s partner organization in Ecuador. It was founded by Clark and Melinda Vaughn to comply with Ecuadorian law to care for children in at-risk situations. FHC and CPSN share the same mission, and two Board members serve on both the FHC and CPSN Boards to ensure continuity of vision.