Roxanne Paiva is one of the people who still believes that if we unite together, we can change OUR world. She is the founder of OUR Global Village, as well as co-founder of The Community Cloth program.
She has a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from Rice University’s Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives, and since 2004 has served as an ESL volunteer locally and abroad. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Roxanne helped manage and grow a family business, gaining over 10 years of experience working in the residential and commercial architecture control industry.
Roxanne has a B.S. in Education with a specialization in Biology and Geology from University of Texas at Austin (2002). Never afraid for a new adventure, and never afraid to take her husband with her, she has served agents of change in North, Central and South America and Southeast Asia.
Woefully untalented in all things artistic, Community Cloth co-founder Kate Morgan marvels daily at the skills of the Cloth artisans. She initially acted as a volunteer co-facilitator to the Bhutanese participants, working closely with the women to help develop their aesthetic and to offer any kind of support needed (including many trips to the nearby hobby shop). As the Cloth continues to grow, Kate is delighted to hand over her co-facilitator duties to some extremely talented and enthusiastic volunteers.
Apart from the Community Cloth, Kate is active in the refugee community. She served as Program Director for Sewa International Houston, and had the privilege of co-chairing World Refuge Day in 2010. Kate studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where she received degrees in Biology, English and German. She currently works as an ESL instructor at Bilingual Educational Institute, teaching refugee and non-refugee classes.
Quynh-Anh is a social worker, philanthropist and agent of change. As a nonprofit-enthusiast, she’s committed to, and involved in, a range of social change issues, including refugees, domestic violence, Asian American concerns, and Muscular Dystrophy. Quynh-Anh serves on the board of OUR Global Village and is a founding member of the Asian American Giving Circle.
As a proud “not-born-here-but-definitely-bred-here Houstonian”, Quynh-Anh hails from Vietnam, the beloved country from which her family fled as refugees after its fall to communism. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston, and is married to a wonderfully-supportive and patient husband/artist/professor.