Meet Our Board Members & Volunteers

With diverse backgrounds in Business, Medicine, Law, Teaching, Theology, Theater and Social Work, our Board and extended Connecticut Quest for Peace community and volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to their endeavors. This honorary talented staff of CT Quest handles the sorting and packing of donations, as well as administrative duties, including program development and management, fundraising, communications, marketing and financial oversight.

BOARD MEMBERS
Bill Evans, President

Bill first traveled in 2002 with Randy and Linda Klein and eight other Americans to Nicaragua to visit missions and centers supported by Connecticut Quest for Peace.

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Our experienced team will evaluate the application of your business within 24 hours of receiving it.




What countries do Nu-Credits cover?


Being a global company has its benefits. Having worldwide partners all over the world we can evaluate your application globally be it the EU, Japan, China or any other jurisdiction. Have any clients in China but cannot afford to wait for a long time until the invoices are covered? We will collect it on behalf of you.




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Maureen Shanley, Vice-President

Maureen’s vocation was teaching, but her avocation is community service.

How does Export Finance work?


It is simple. After the goods or services are sold to your client, we will buy the invoices from you for a discounted price. In addition, we will take over all the responsibilities of collecting it.




How long will it take until my invoices are paid for?


Our experienced team will evaluate the application of your business within 24 hours of receiving it.




What countries do Nu-Credits cover?


Being a global company has its benefits. Having worldwide partners all over the world we can evaluate your application globally be it the EU, Japan, China or any other jurisdiction. Have any clients in China but cannot afford to wait for a long time until the invoices are covered? We will collect it on behalf of you.




What industries do you work with?


NU Credits cover wide scope of industries. Industries that we work with include Manufacturing, Agriculture, Business, IT Services, Wholesale Trade and others.
For more inquiries please contact us in the form below.




What are the benefits of invoice factoring with Nu-Credit?


1. It solves cashflow challenges.
2. Gives you more time to focus on core business operations.
3. Reduction of your DSO (Days Sales Outstanding).
4. Unlimited Capital for your business growth.
5. Factoring transaction is a sale, not a loan so it does not affect your creditworthiness.





Carol Ferraro, Secretary

Since retirement in 2006, Carol continues to volunteer in her former school and also for Americares and The Fairfield Senior Center.

How does Export Finance work?


It is simple. After the goods or services are sold to your client, we will buy the invoices from you for a discounted price. In addition, we will take over all the responsibilities of collecting it.




How long will it take until my invoices are paid for?


Our experienced team will evaluate the application of your business within 24 hours of receiving it.




What countries do Nu-Credits cover?


Being a global company has its benefits. Having worldwide partners all over the world we can evaluate your application globally be it the EU, Japan, China or any other jurisdiction. Have any clients in China but cannot afford to wait for a long time until the invoices are covered? We will collect it on behalf of you.




What industries do you work with?


NU Credits cover wide scope of industries. Industries that we work with include Manufacturing, Agriculture, Business, IT Services, Wholesale Trade and others.
For more inquiries please contact us in the form below.




What are the benefits of invoice factoring with Nu-Credit?


1. It solves cashflow challenges.
2. Gives you more time to focus on core business operations.
3. Reduction of your DSO (Days Sales Outstanding).
4. Unlimited Capital for your business growth.
5. Factoring transaction is a sale, not a loan so it does not affect your creditworthiness.





Bob Ferraro, Treasurer

Since retirement in 2008, Bob has been enjoying volunteering with CT Quest for Peace and Habitat for Humanity in Bridgeport. In October 2017, Bob took on the role as Treasurer for CT Quest.

Read Bob's Biography


Bob grew up in Paterson, New Jersey and later attended Dickinson University where he received his BS in Advertising. As a young man Bob joined the New Jersey National Guard Reserves where he had to travel to Fort Knox, Kentucky for training.
Bob’s career began in New York City in the Media Department of Dancer Fitzgerald Sample Advertising Agency. After a few years, he switched his focus to Media Sales and spent 45 years in several Radio broadcast companies. From sales, Bob was then promoted to Office Management of thirteen offices and later to Executive Vice President. After retiring in 2008, He main focus has been to make a difference in communities around the world which includes volunteering for Connecticut Quest for Peace, Habitat for Humanity in Bridgeport, CT and as the landscaping Chairman for his community where he resides.





Linda and Randy Klein, Founders

Randy claims that he and Linda became organizational leaders for CT Quest by default: Randy says, “We were the only people who showed up” for the organization’s first informational meeting in 1989.

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Marielos Bonilla
Michael Hauck
Elisabeth Heggie 
Gloria Maria Montoya
VOLUNTEERS
All-volunteer Staff Manages Programs and Administration

In order to maximize your donated dollars and deliver as much aid as possible directly to Nicaragua’s neediest, CT Quest runs a very lean operation.

 

All administration, fundraising, communications and marketing are managed by our board and an extended network of skilled, talented and unpaid volunteers. This frugality lets us funnel 97% of donated dollars directly to programs in Nicaragua.

Please think about joining our team. Learn more about volunteering with CT Quest.

Help us cut postage costs and spend more of our budget on aid to Nicaragua’s poor: Add your name to our online mailing list.

Meet our Volunteers

In addition to the executive Board, our Quest community includes the following dedicated and highly talented volunteers.

Ana Astudillo

Carl Bailey

Binti Bana

buildOn.org

Angela Carmona

Maria Elena Castilians

Charlie's Closet, Guilford, CT 

Marie Cohen

Marilyn Correa

Ann Deignan

Kathleen Deignan

Gail Faithful

Kevin Funk

Liliana Geldmacher

Arnelly Giraldo

Sarah Hassan

Gerry Heminway & Friends

Immaculate Conception Church, East Chester, NY

Laura Klauberg

German Lopez

Sebastian Lopez

Ariadna Lopez

Consuelo Lopez Bravo

Nicholas Marin

Beatriz Mantilla

Jane McCaffrey

Gloria Maria Montoya

NCL (National Charity League)

North Madison Congregational Church, Madison, CT

Maria Paruma

Ingrid Polonius

Tom Quinn

Maria Renzulli

Ann Stubbs

Irene Tabares

Thread Collective, 6th Ave, NYC

Bernice Ullman

Ursuline School of New Rochelle, NY

Natalia Velasquez

Maria Velasquez

Alejandro Velasquez

Nancy Urquijo

Supported by the Giuliani Foundation

CT Quest for Peace is supported by a generous grant from the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation for Religion & the Arts.  Additional information here.

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Quest for Peace

A non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to the poor of Nicaragua through a variety of initiatives.

Contact: Maureeen Shanley

Email: maureenshanley@hotmail.com

Phone: 863.500.9146

Registered Charity: 26-4439286

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