Committed to lifting up
the residents of Vieques


Our Leadership

Our leadership and board team is a powerful mix of Viequense, Puerto Rican, and Mainlanders. We are currently seeking a CPA to join our leadership team. 


Ana Sonia Ventura Morales

Carmen Valencia
Vice President

Lisa Young
Field Aid Leader



Aitza Vega

Phyllis Johnson

Debbie Garcia


Jessie Riley 
Field Coordinator

Harold Bucholtz

Sarah E Patterson
Communications Director




Our Volunteers & Partners

Our invaluable COREFI Valientes (volunteers) support our efforts by cleaning, translating, building, driving, providing medical care, and in may other ways. We also partner with other organizations to bring needed aid to Vieques. 


Lead Valientes

Samuel Santiago

Minerva Morales

Core Volunteers

Margret Griffin

Norm Griffin

Liz Zivic

Fundraising Group

Dennis Currier

Mary Ann Currier

Trish Kurkul

Debi May

Lloyd Merrill

Carol Molinelli

Tom Molinelli

Kathi Rodrigues

Partner Organizations

Vieques Love*

Hope Builders*

Humanity First

Veterans Disaster Relief

Unity Warriors

Angel Flight

Episcopalian Church

3 Nails Project

At The Waves Guest House

Casa Amistad Guest House

Tropical Guest House

Vieques Car Rental

American Way Disaster Relief

Vieques Rotary Club

**Vieques Love and Hope Builders are independent relief programs that receive charitable grants
and contributions through COREFI. Support for COREFI’s direct programming remains small and separate from the funding for these independent programs.




Our Donors 

A heartfelt thank you to the individuals who have gone above and beyond to contribute to COREFI with monetary donations, goods, services, and time. Gracias por todo, we could not do it without you.