Our Team

Our team represents a group of individuals passionate about Mexico’s emerging generation and their ability to make positive social change in their community!  Our executive team, shown below, manages over 30 coaches trained in our approach to youth development.

Alma Cortez:

Program Director

Alma Aide Cortez Carrillo has been a resident of Los Cabos for 18 years.  After receiving her degree in communications from the University in Sinaloa, she started a career in the Los Cabos hotel industry overseeing sales, communication and staff education. She is a devoted mother of two children who are also active participants in GJC programs.  Alma has worked with GJC since 2013 providing leadership in program development, coach training, and activity processes. She loves working with GJC youth and helping them achieve their dreams. She believes that every youth has the strength to accomplish any goal they have. As our acting Program Director, she is the radiant face of GJC in the community!

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Zuzuy Villanueva:

Training Coordinator

Zuzuy Villanueva and her family of 6 brothers and sisters have been residents of Los Cabos for over 40 years. She is a graduate of the University in La Paz where she was instrumental in the opening and growth of the GJC program. Her passions are communication, environmental understanding and growth for Mexico. She walks the path of values that her father instilled in her as a child and today dedicates her time and life experiences to the education of youth. Recently, she has moved back to Cabo San Lucas to live with her family and continue her support as the Training Coordinator for GJC. She believes that change is a positive move and that anything is possible through education and hard work.

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Greg Edwards:

Executive Director

After working 9 years, 1992-2001, in the field of education and junior youth empowerment in the post-communist environment of the Czech Republic, Greg Edwards arrived in Los Cabos. Here, he and his wife Gayle, founded Mobilize Mankind (MobiMex) in 2003, a nonprofit project whose mission was and still is to give mobility to children who are paralyzed from such illnesses as cerebral palsy, spinabifida, muscular dystrophy and spinal trauma. From Fall of 2012 until Spring of 2015, Greg was the Executive Director of the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation and involved in continuing the development of the LCCF surgical program to repair congenital heart defects in BCS children. This work resulted in the first open heart surgery performed in BCS in June of 2013 through expanding the already existing collaboration with the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha, Nebraska and orchestrating a program that brought the doctors and surgeries to La Paz rather than sending the children to Omaha. In January of 2016, Greg returned to his interest and passion in youth education and empowerment and joined Gente Joven Por Un Cambio as its Executive Director.

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