EWBUSA Profiles

Jeff Rodriguez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is a retired electrician from the IBEW Local 6. After over 30 years as an electrician Jeff turned his attention to using his skills in the electrical, flooring and plumbing trades toward helping underserved communities around the world, specifically in the healthcare industry. From the start Jeff has had a hands on approach to every project in every location EWBUSA is involved in. As a hands on CEO, Jeff scouts, surveys, plans, and is part of the execution of all EWBUSA projects. 

Ian Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer

Ian is an active member of the IBEW Local 6 Union. He became an electrician in 2005 after serving in the U.S. Marines Corps. With Electricians Without Borders USA, Ian has worked on projects in Haiti, the Philippines, and Honduras. In addition to his electrical expertise he also helps with the ever expanding impact of the organization through volunteer outreach and partnerships with other organizations.

Nadia Rodriguez, Director of Communications and Onsite Experience Officer
Nadia has worked in nonprofit communications for 10 years. She first came in contact with EWBUSA while doing unrelated doctoral research in Haiti. After returning to the United States she joined EWBUSA full time while continuing work toward her PhD. Stateside she handles the communication and marketing needs for EWBUSA and serves as the onsite liaison for all of the volunteers on the international trips.

Bill Donohoe, Founding Member
Bill has been with Electricians Without Borders USA since its inception and continues to lend his hand whenever needed. He is retired IBEW Local 6 Electrician with over 30 years. 

 

Additional founding members: Jim Mitchell, Phil Farley, Steve Murray

Thank you to all of the electricians who have volunteered their time with us so far:

Jon Charpiot

Justin Connolly

Derek Fongheiser

Claire Heitkamp

Carlos Salazar

Brett Schembari