Regional Program Officers


Avery Encarnacion is a junior at Beckman High School in Tustin, CA. She is the team captain of the girls basketball team and is involved in many volunteer organizations in the community. She can identify with current trends and educational needs of today’s students and apply the everyday lessons to helping others both domestically and abroad.


Ryan Lester, attends St. Peter School in Washington, DC. He is an avid artist, skier, swimmer, and baseball player. He has a big heart for helping younger children, and volunteers at a local arts center. In this capacity, he works with young children in art classes and helps to instill a passion for the arts. He is responsible for the event programming in the Washington, D.C. Area and fostering relationships with local leaders for expansion to other venues in the east coast.