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Ambassadors help us do the following:

- raise awareness

- introduce friends to the cause, and

- increase donations in the United States


Currently, our ambassadors are:


Roberto Rodriguez is a financial advisor who lives in Concord, Massachusetts. He grew up in Mexico and lived there most of his life. Over the past 30 years, he has been a member of the board of various non-profit organizations including Fundación JP Morgan Mexico (co-founder), The American School Foundation Mexico (trustee), Olimpiadas Especiales de Mexico (chair) and the Lookout Foundation (Trustee and Treasurer). He has a BA and MA in Economics from Boston University, as well as an MBA from The Wharton School.


"Homes where children are protected are essential for the healthy development of the child, the family and the community. JUCONI over the years has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the causes and problems which family violence and poverty generate. JUCONI has developed programs which directly seek to break this terrible cycle and help children and their families heal. I am enthusiastic about participating in JUCONI as it is addressing the protection of the most fundamental rights of children with preventive, well thought out solutions."


Sebastian Serra graduated from Yale University in 2011 and is currently a Financial Analyst at the Yale Investments Office. His fundraising efforts for TWC are primarily geared towards young professionals who, like him, have just graduated from university and are looking to make a difference.


“I want to see Mexico grow into a prosperous and just society, where every child has a chance to thrive. JUCONI’s work with street children gives these children and their families opportunities they would not otherwise have. It’s a true privilege to help.”




Karen DeLuca Stephens is a writer and artist who lives in Mexico City and New York City. She has worked with various non-profit organizations in strategic planning and development including The American School Foundation in Mexico City. She has a B.A. from Northeastern University and a M.A. in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. She has also studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.


"I believe that the JUCONI program addresses many of the repercussions of deprivation that Mexico’s impoverished children must face. By working to alleviate the impact that deteriorating family structures, abuse and neglect have upon the emotional development of young children, we can give these children the chance to break these cycles and become healthy fulfilled adults."


Oscar Escalada was General Secretary for YMCA Torreón from 1977 to1989. He was undefined founder and General Secretary of the YMCA Baja California from 1989 to 1999. He was then founder and General Director of the YMCA Homes for Minor Migrants in Tijuana Baja California from 1990 to 2008. In addition, he was YMCA National movement CEO from 1999 to 2008. Later, he became founder and CEO of the Latin American and Caribbean Alliance of YMCA’s from 2002 to 2008 as well as a Member of the Senior Staff at the World Alliance of YMCA’s.




Joanna Wright-Serra (Jo) is one of the co-founders of JUCONI Foundation. She is a personal and executive coach, certified by the Newfield Network and International Coaching Federation. She is a former British diplomat and has lived in Mexico for 25 years. She is married with three sons, who have inspired her to do what she can to help other children have the chance to shine. She has served on the board of four other non-profits in Mexico, including the ABC Hospital. In 2010 she was awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth for service to the community. She is currently a JUCONI Board Member.


"Ensuring that children have safe and secure environments in which to grow is one of the best investments we can make. JUCONI's work makes a real difference in the lives of some of Mexico's most vulnerable children and families. By supporting JUCONI not only do I feel that I am doing something to help an unprotected child, but I am also taking a small step to build a brighter future for us all."


Luis Alberto Aziz is a founding member of Aklara and a legal counselor for the NAFTA Fund. He is also a board member of the Road 9, Inc., the editorial group Armonia, and is president of the board for Baskin Robbins Mexico. As part of his pro-bono work, Luis Alberto was the Chairman of the JUCONI Board for 3 years and is currently a Board Member.






Jose Carlos Silva is a CPA by Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where he also studied a post graduate degree on Business Law and International Tax. Jose Carlos joined the Mexico City office of CHEVEZ, RUIZ, ZAMARRIPA in 1989 (admitted to Partnership in 1999) a Firm of Lawyers and Accountants devoted to Mexican and International Taxation issues. He is author of several publications related to international taxation, published in Mexico and internationally. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association. He is member of the JUCONI Board since 2009.




Christopher M. Leo, Esq. is the Director of Advocacy for St. Joseph Health based in Orange, California.  He is on the board of the Orange County Public Law Center as well as Taller San Jose, a non-profit which assists troubled and formerly incarcerated youth in getting their education and trade skills to become productive members of society.


In U.S.A.:
Together With The Children (TWC)
P.O. Box 370188
Denver, CO 80237-0188
Phone: (888) 716-3390
Fax: (303) 697-1144
In Mexico:
Karla Aguilar
+52 (55) 5540-2296
+52 (55) 5540-2297