Oct 22, 2020
Zoom Meeting
Hannah Sklar, Executive Director, Creamos, Guatamala

Hannah Sklar, Creamos Executive Director

Hannah Sklar has been with Creamos since 2010. She graduated from George Mason University, in 2010 with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Spanish. Upon graduation, Hannah moved to Guatemala to volunteer with Safe Passage, Creamos’ sister organization. She started out working with children but quickly transitioned to working exclusively with the mothers in the Adult Education Program as well as Creamos, which was a very small recycled jewelry initiative at the time. Hannah spent the next three years helping to grow the Creamos business, and began offering basic emotional support and exercise services for participants. In 2013, Hannah returned to New York City to pursue her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University with a focus in Social Enterprise Administration and International Welfare and Policy. Upon graduation, Hannah accepted a job as a Program Manager for a Women’s HIV Prevention Program for Partnership for the Homeless in New York City. In 2015, Hannah returned to Guatemala to implement Creamos’ emotional support program, called Creamos Voces. Hannah held the position of Emotional Support Program Coordinator for three years, before transitioning to Executive Director in 2018.

 

Lucy Morrell, Director of Development & Communications

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Philosophy from Bowdoin College. Upon graduation in 2013, she took a job as an English Teacher in Guatemala with Creamos’ sister organization, Safe Passage. She returned to the United States in 2014 where she took a position as an Americorps VISTA with an outdoor-based youth development nonprofit called SOS Outreach in Vail, Colorado. After two years as a VISTA with the organization, Lucy transitioned into a full time position as Development and Communications Coordinator. During this time, she volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. She left SOS Outreach in 2018 to pursue a Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington, which she received in the spring of 2020. Throughout her degree, she worked as a social services advocate for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the greater Seattle region. She also trained as an Emergency Room Social Worker, which led her to declare a concentration in Health Practice. She continues to pursue her Masters in Bioethics from the University of Washington remotely. Lucy returned to Creamos as a part-time grant writer in 2018, and transitioned into the full time Director of Development in the spring of 2020.