The Rescate Board is comprised primarily of full-time residents of San Carlos. Each board member is a volunteer and brings unique strength and talent to the table. Many have backgrounds in the medical field and others have strong business backgrounds. Together, the harmonious board is talented, focused and motivated and has made great strides in creating a solid business foundation in support of the Rescate operation. Our current board members are:
President: Kathy Rodgers
In addition to her work on the Rescate board, Kathy is very involved in working with the Catholic Church. She also works on the neighborhood committee that reports to the San Carlos Comisario and has recently served two years as the Commodore of the Yacht Club.
Vice-President: Diane Barroll
Diane has served on the Rescate board for over 20 years and was the treasurer for many years. Diane and her husband, Tom Barroll, are the owners of RE/MAX First Choice Realty and First Choice Property Management in San Carlos.
Secretary: Bev Smith
Bev has lived in San Carlos since March 2015 and has been involved with Rescate as a volunteer and gold card member since her first month here. Her background includes, among other things, massage therapy, hypnotherapy / counseling, publishing, editing and graphic design.
Treasurer: Maria Luisa Ibarra
Luisa was born and raised in Guaymas. Along with her substantial contribution to Rescate in the role of treasurer, Luisa is a local realtor, property manager and general manager of the San Carlos Yacht Club.
Members at Large (alphabetically):
Pam Barnard has been a business owner in the US for over 30 years. She was previously president of the Rescate auxiliary as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Among many other things, Pam coordinates Gold Card memberships and organizes the increasingly popular margarita party every year.
Micheila Cameron was the Provincial Director of Community Corrections and Corporate Services in British Columbia. She now works with her husband, Bill Crysler, (below) on hospital accreditation in Mexico. Her primary role on the board is communications.
Dr. José Luis Canale has practiced medicine in San Carlos for over 40 years. He is one of the original founders of Rescate and has staunchly supported our operations for many years. He has previously served as president of the board and has recently re-joined us after taking a well deserved break.
Bill Crysler is a retired hospital / health care CEO. He currently works with a Canadian hospital accreditation council and travels throughout Mexico surveying private hospitals for accreditation. His primary roles on the Rescate board are critical thinking and comic relief.
Dorsey Grover is a very active volunteer in the Rescate Treasures thrift store and other auxiliary fundraisers. She has vacationed in SC for over 30 years and is now a full time resident. Her career path includes social work, nonprofit / volunteer management, marketing and training.
Sherry Madden is a retired ICU and OR nurse who joined our board after living in San Carlos for only two months. In addition to nursing, she has taught Medical Assistants, worked with the Salvation Army food pantry and as Director of Social Services. She is currently teaching weekly English classes to our EMTs with an emphasis on medical terminology.
Melissa Nicoletti, the current Rescate Auxiliary chairperson, spent 24 years working for the Colorado Bar Association as the director of Sections and Committees. In that capacity she has worked with thousands of volunteers and fundraising activities. She and her husband Rick are full time residents of San Carlos.
Doug Wolfe has been a chiropractor and acupuncturist since the early 1980’s, with practices in Tucson, AZ and Durango, CO. He now lives year-round in San Carlos and currently practices part time here. Among many other thing in his varied volunteer history, as president of the Southern Arizona Chiropractic Society he helped to create an indigent clinic in Tucson.