Our Founders and Board

Gilles Corcos

Gilles Corcos

Anne Corcos

Anne Corcos

Charlie Huizenga

Charlie Huizenga

Amy Luers

Amy Luers

Gilles Corcos, Anne Corcos, Charlie Huizenga and Amy Luers are co-founders of APLV. In the early years of the organization they would live in the communities APLV was working with and work side-by-side with the community members to design and build water systems.

In the mid 1990’s, APLV began to develop a Nicaraguan team to have a permanent presence and created the technical school to train local youth in all aspects of the design, construction and maintenance of water and sanitation systems.

We also added staff to include health and hygiene education and watershed conservation in our projects.  Today, APLV is completely run by a Nicaraguan team with support from a Nicaraguan Board of Directors and APLV organizations in the U.S. and France.

NICARAGUAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Juan José Icaza

President

Martha Espinoza

Vice President

Aynn Setright

Secretary

Lesbia Morales

First Member

Lucía Aguirre

Second Member

FRANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bernadette Collete

Founder Member

Gilles Corcos

Founder Member

Philippe Jennepin

Founder Member

Denis Barea

Active Member

Erik Decamp

Active Member

Jean-Philippe Vial

Active Member

USA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gilles Corcos

Chair Emeritus

Charlie Huizenga

Secretary, Treasurer

Anne Bleeker Corcos

Director Emeritus

William McQueeney

Director

Joe Ramrath

Chair

Bruce Britton

Director

Tom Cunnigham

Director

“Since 1987 we have been helping rural communities in Nicaragua to obtain clean water”