Staff and Board

All of our staff in Nepal are young women who are being supported and educated from income generated by our volunteer program. It's hard for young women in Nepal to find good jobs, to pay for education and to get ahead given the status of women in Nepal. By joining us, you are helping these young women to escape the patriarchal system that exists in Nepal and they, in turn, are showing the way forward for all the women of Nepal. 



Governing Board Members

Ari Stern, MD

Berkeley, CA USA
Doctor of Emergency Medicine 

Trond B. Jensen

Alaska, USA

Sudeep Satyal 

Dallas, TX 

David Diaz

Winter Park, CO

Ann Price

Colorado, USA

Dan Mazur

Summit Climb
Mount Everest Foundation



Mike Anderson

Alaska, USA



Scott MacLennan Scott MacLennan
Founder / Executive Director

Scott has working in Nepal and Peru for nearly a decade. He is the recipient of the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal and the founder of The Mountain Fund.

Sunita Subedi-MacLennan Sunita Subedi-MacLennan
Director of Volunteer Programs

Sunita has been directing the volunteer program in Nepal for The Mountain Fund since it's inception. The program continues to grow in popularity each year.


  Sushila Aryal
Placement Coordinator/Rural Program Manager 

Sushila is our go-to person for volunteers in Nepal. She manages the placement relationships and provides oversight to volunteer activities. Sushila also is in charge of The Mountain Fund's rural programs and volunteer placements.





The Sisters
Usha, Alisha, Samjana and Shanti keep the volunteer house in Nepal running.
To contact the house in Nepal call 977-9841060257, or


Other Regional Staff


Yure ChavezYure Chavez 

Peru Program Director

Yure was born in Cusco, Peru, where he went to University for 5 years to be licensed in tourism. An introspective guy with a great sense of humor, he speaks Quechua (local language), Spanish, French, and English. Yure has guided adventure, ecotourism, bird watching and conventional tours for almost 10 years. Yure is very involved in Andean Anthropological Studies (costumes, traditions and social customs) and is also interested in the animal world of the Andes and the rain forest. Yure's wife, Gleidy, is our Homestay Manager in Peru. She is also in charge of our micro finance program, Aynikuy.




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