God opened her eyes to the need for ECHO’s work while serving on short-term medical mission trips with her husband Stan, who is a pediatrician, and their three sons. They would return home from their work in Guatemala and Ecuador with broken hearts, knowing that the health and nutritional needs of the children they were serving weren’t being addressed with long-term solutions. Amy considers it a joy and privilege to be working for an organization that brings life-changing opportunities and lasting hope to families in need.
PR and Communications Manager
Danielle came to ECHO in December 2007 after serving as a missionary in Niger, West Africa for two years. She has a degree in Spanish and enjoys learning languages and cultures, kayaking, picnicking and basically anything outdoors. She and her husband look at ECHO as an opportunity to serve the missionary community and want to be faithful to serve God wherever he plants them.
Special Gifts Officer
JoDee has a degree in Business Management and over 20 years of management experience with an emphasis on customer service and building long-term relationships with clients. JoDee joins us from St. Matthew’s House, where she first served as the Development Assistant, and later as Donor Relations Manager, and Church Engagement Officer. She has a passion for doing God’s work and serving the “least of these”. She has always found her mission field to be anywhere God places her. JoDee grew up on a farm, and still calls South Dakota home. She enjoys fishing, kayaking, and photography. Married for over 36 years, she has been blessed with 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.
Donor Relations Associate
Alyssa grew up in a small town in south Mississippi. She attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor's in Agricultural Science and a Master's in Agricultural and Extension Education. While in college, she studied agriculture in Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, and Japan. After graduation, she completed the ECHO Internship Program and then chose to extend her time working at the ECHO East Africa Impact Center in Tanzania for 7 months. She moved back to Fort Myers after her time in Africa and accepted a position with ECHO as the Donor Relations Associate. Alyssa enjoys having the chance to share the heart of ECHO's work and the practical ways in which people's needs can be met through agriculture. She also enjoys singing, reading, spending time with her church family, and walking nature trails.
Dina is a longtime resident of Fort Myers. She holds a B.S. in Economics and Management from Clemson University.