Board of Directors - Corazón

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Maxine Butcher
Maxine Butcher
Board President

Board President Maxine has joyfully worked with Corazón for the last 20 years and has served as President of the Corazón Board for the past 3 years. She is a retired registered nurse and nurse manager. With the support of volunteers from the United States and Mexico, Corazón continues to build more than 40 houses per year which gives the foundation for healthy lives. Corazón participants are developing leadership skills which help them determine the direction of their communities. Corazón also supplies scholarships for kindergarten through university helping students prepare to improve their own futures and that of their families and communities. Being a part of Corazón is always satisfying, challenging and meaningful.

Kathy Hartmann
Kathy Hartmann
Board Treasurer
Kathy Hartmann has been the Board Treasurer since 2017, following many years of volunteering in the accounting and finance activities of Corazon. Prior to retirement, she worked as a corporate accountant in various industries including software development, semiconductor manufacturing and medical recruiting.
Terry mackprang
Terry mackprang
Board Member

Current Board Member Terry Mackprang has served as Vice President and President at Corazon over the years. He has been involved with Corazon since 1996 and 3 of his children are now Blue Shirts! Terry is president of Temak Construction.

Tom Mcmillen
Tom Mcmillen
Board Member

Tom McMillen has been a Corazón board member since 1995. He was President of the Board from 2009-2017, and was Vice-President from 1999-2008.  If you’ve been on a Corazón house build with him, Tom is the one who makes bad jokes in the introductory meeting at H-street and his wife, Nancy, is the one on the chop saw, skillfully cutting all the lumber for the house.
     He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University, and a PHD from Caltech. Tom is retired from Chevron, where he had a 34 year career, mostly in Research and Technology management. Tom and Nancy volunteered for their first Corazón project in 1994 while members of St. Martin de Porres Church in Yorba Linda. They wanted their then high school aged children to see how many in the world lived and struggled. The whole family was greatly impacted and within a year all were Blue Shirts. Tom and Nancy also became active-behind-the-scenes Corazón volunteers.
     Upon relocating to the Bay Area, one of their missions was to spread the word about Corazón. Their gospel resulted in several Bay Area sponsors and volunteers. They now live in San Juan Capistrano where they are members of St. Edward’s parish which now regularly sponsors multiple projects each year. His children, now in their early 40s, are still Corazón donors, and son Kelly and his wife Jen, still active Blue Shirts. Daughter Dana regrets that, in Virginia, she is too far away to come for Saturday projects!

John Meagher
John Meagher
Board Vice President

Corazón Board Vice President John has been active in the organization for over 19 years. Starting as a volunteer from a sponsor group, Huntington Beach’s Saint Simon & Jude Catholic Parish, John soon became a lead builder and has been on its Board of Directors for the last 10+ years. He is a Vice President of Traylor Bros. Inc, a national heavy construction firm and lives with his wife in the Huntington Beach area. John’s favorite Corazon experiences continue to be leading sponsor groups, large and small, through the build process. He is especially grateful for the numerous local Blue Shirts that support his efforts numerous times each year.

Patricia Rynn Parker
Patricia Rynn Parker
Board Member
     Pat grew up in San Bernardino, one of 7 siblings to parents who are both 91 and still going strong! She went to college at San Diego State and The University of San Diego and went on many excursions into Mexico with friends. She developed her love for Mexico and the people living there during those trips. She always noticed that no matter how dire their circumstances seemed, they always seemed to be joyous whether they were singing, watching their kids play soccer, or splashing around in the ocean with the whole family and laughing hysterically. Thinking about the positive outlook of the financially struggling Mexicans left an indelible impression on Pat. She had a wonderful legal career working for agricultural producers from the U.S. and Mexico and, most recently, arbitrates agricultural disputes between parties who are NAFTA members. 
     Pat and her Lead Builder husband, Jimmy, have a small home in Rosarito and hold Mexican green cards. They love the people in Mexico but are saddened by the corruption of some in positions of authority. They got involved in Corazón about 23 years ago through their parish St. Simon and Jude in Huntington Beach where their kids attended school. Parishioners gathered shoes and clothing that were needed in Mexico and Pat and Jimmy accompanied their kids to Mexico for Corazón's community Christmas parties. When Pat asked her husband what he wanted to do for his 50th birthday, he said he wanted to gather friends together to sponsor a house build after which they would go to dinner in Rosarito and listen to mariachi music. Pat and Jimmy caught the bug to build a house for a family in a day and since then have sponsored several house builds and worked on many more. Pat cannot think of any Saturday that she has made better use of her time than a Saturday building a house for a family through Corazón. She loves participating in Corazon’s house builds and is amazed to see that some of Corazón's local Mexican Blue Shirts are grandmas in their 60s up on the roof pounding nails. 
     Pat's favorite Corazón experience is when the house is built, keys are handed to the family and everyone begins to cry tears of joy. She would like our wonderful neighbors in Mexico to know many people in the United States love them, even though it seems that some of our leaders do not share that sentiment. 
Michael Savage
Michael Savage
Board Member

Michael Savage is a Board Member whose volunteering began in the 80s as a high schooler. He became a lead builder and involved his children in Corazón construction projects with his daughter becoming a Blue Shirt. 

cheryl wolocatiuk
cheryl wolocatiuk
Board Member

Board Member Cheryl Wolocatiuk first heard about Corazón through her parish St Martin de Porres back in 1994 when she went on a house build. At that time, she also helped with the High School program and there were many trips where Cheryl took kids down for the day. When she got her blue shirt, Corazón handed her a form with other opportunities to volunteer with Corazón, and thus became a truck driver. At the time, Corazón’s warehouse was in Laguna Niguel which necessitated cross border shipping of lumber and supplies. She drove the truck and trailer down on build days, carrying all the materials necessary for a house build and returned the tools and remaining consumables back to the warehouse in Laguna Niguel at the end of the build day. She continues to this day helping out as a construction Blue Shirt. About her long commitment to Corazón, she says, “I continue to volunteer for Corazón because I believe in making a difference, I can see change, I can see the difference that Corazón has made in the communities. Working side by side with the family you’re building for on a Saturday is very rewarding.” Cheryl relays that “helping families, building community, is part of our mission and I continue to hear stories and see people coming together to help one another so everyone will benefit in the long run.” She loves that Corazón does not "give and go", that the participants work and support each other in growing their communities. In Corazón’s future, she hopes to that we continue to raise funds for scholarships and other programs that will allow Corazón's families to grow and learn. Cheryl’s life outside of Corazón includes enjoying outrigger paddling and softball among other outdoor activities.

Mike Yadlowsky
Mike Yadlowsky
Board Member

Michael Yadlowsky is a Commercial Technology Manager with Corning Incorporated; he has also held a number of technology and leadership roles in Research and Development and the Optical Communications business sector in Corning. Dr. Yadlowsky holds MS and PhD degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Dr. Yadlowsky’s work has included optical fibers, optical amplifiers, optical communication systems and measurement techniques and has contributed to new products and technologies resulting in $400M in sales. Dr. Yadlowsky has more than 40 technical publications and 26 patents. Previously, Dr. Yadlowsky was a Principal Engineer at Alcon Research where he conducted research on ophthalmic surgical instrumentation and led the development and manufacturing transfer of novel technologies for cataract and vitreo-retinal surgery. After graduate school, Dr. Yadlowsky was a National Research Council Research Associate at the National Institutes of Health where he investigated biomedical applications of optical imaging technologies.