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Amy Wiggins

Advancement Director

Before joining ECHO, Amy Wiggins worked as a Language Arts teacher and saw how hunger impacted a child's ability to learn. Having a passion for making a difference in the lives of children, Amy also served on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes for many years, eventually joining their staff as the Director of Church Relations for Southwest Florida.

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.

 
 
 
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Danielle Flood

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.

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JoDee Hanssen

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.

 
 
 
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Alyssa Barrett

Donor Relations Associate

Alyssa has an MS in Agricultural and Extension Education and a BS in Agricultural Science from Mississippi State. After completing her internship time at ECHO FL and then spending time at the East Africa RIC, Alyssa has been hired as the Donor Relations Associate with the Advancement Department.