Our Team

American Jesuits International

Meet the Staff

Our Solidarity Team

Nate Radomski

Executive Director

Ixchel Palencia

Projects Manager

Allison Doerr

Development Manager

John Byrd

Communications Manager

Fr. Taroh Amédé, S.J.

Development Officer

Board of Directors

Caring for our mission

Stories of Impact

Centros Loyola - Cuba

Leocadia – Cuba

Through the SIEMBRA and COMPARTE agricultural network, the Loyola Centers in Cuba are giving small farmers like Leocadia new opportunities for economic stability.

Samantha
LJSS - Malawi

Samantha – Malawi

Counseling services at the Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in Malawi are giving students like Samantha a safe space to feel listened to and accompanied.

Centros Loyola - Cuba

Ernesto – Cuba

Entrepreneurial workshops help community members like Ernesto start new small businesses amidst economic challenges.

Johana - Paraguay
Fe y Alegría - Paraguay

Johana – Paraguay

In the Bañado Norte neighborhood, the Escuela Caacupemí de Fe y Alegría is a source of hope for students like Johana and Iván.

Stefany

Stefany – Venezuela

From Puerto Ordaz to Rio Olympic Games, Stefany's story highlights the impact of quality and inclusive education.

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Nate Radomski

Executive Director

Nate has been Executive Director at American Jesuits International since 2018. Before joining American Jesuits International (then Magis Americas), Nate spent four years with Federación International de Fe y Alegría in Bogotá and Madrid, where he led the Friends of Fe y Alegría initiative. He has also worked as Program Coordinator of Reading to Kids, a literacy non-profit organization in Los Angeles, and he lived in Ecuador, where he was an international volunteer with Fundación Rostro de Cristo. Nate has traveled extensively across Latin America and the Caribbean for work and brings to American Jesuits International a wealth of experience in project development/management. He holds a BA in Journalism from DePaul University and a MSW from Boston College’s School of Social Work. Nate speaks English and Spanish.

Ixchel Palencia

Projects Manager

Ixchel joined American Jesuits International in 2021 as the Projects Coordinator. Since July 2024, she has held the role of Projects Manager. She has over 20 years of experience in Program and Project Management working with Heifer International, primarily as the Americas Regional Program Manager supporting and overseeing field offices in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Haiti and with Word business council for sustainable development in Honduras. This underlines her strong background in capacity building as well as program and project management. Ixchel holds a MA in Environmental Socioeconomics from the The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center in Costa Rica and a BA in Agriculture and Rural Development from Zamorano Pan American Agricultural University in Honduras. Ixchel speaks English and Spanish.

Allison Doerr

Development Manager

Allison joined American Jesuits International in March 2022 as the Development Officer – Individual Giving. Since July 2024, she has held the role of Development Manager. Before joining American Jesuits International (then Magis Americas), Allison spent four years with Farm of the Child, where as Program Administrator she led the organization’s strategic growth and development initiatives. She also served as an international volunteer for Farm of the Child in Honduras for two years. Allison is committed to the right to education having taught Spanish language at Jesuit High School in Tampa and St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, Missouri. She holds a double BA in Spanish and Philosophy from Southern Illinois University. Allison speaks English and Spanish. 

John Byrd

Communications Manager

John joined American Jesuits International in January 2023 as the Communications Coordinator. Since July 2024, he has held the role of Communications Manager. Before joining American Jesuits International (then Magis Americas), John spent over six years working for Pastoral MAG+S in Spain first as Communications Coordinator and later as Office Manager and Activities Coordinator. John also served two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Tacna, Peru and participated in the Casa de la Solidaridad program in El Salvador. John has a strong background in mission-driven communication and holds a double BA in Philosophy and Theology from Fordham University and a MA in Ignatian Pedagogy from the Universities of Deusto, Loyola and Comillas in Spain. He also participated in the first cohort of the Faith Communicators in the Digital World program run by the Dicastery for Communications of the Vatican and is now a tutor for the same program. John speaks English and Spanish.

Fr. Taroh Amédé, S.J.

Development Officer

Fr. Taroh Amédé, S.J. has been Development Officer at American Jesuits International since 2024. Prior to joining American Jesuits International, Taroh spent two years working with African Jesuit Aids Network (AJAN) as an assistant director and human resource manager. Taroh holds a BA in Philosophy from Saint Pierre Canisius (D.R. Congo), a BA in Theology from Hekima University College (Kenya), and a licentiate in Theology from Boston College. Taroh–who is originally from Ndjamena, Chad–is a Jesuit priest and a member of the West Africa Province. Taroh speaks English, French, Murum, Ngambaye, and Arabic.

Our Team

Our Team

American Jesuits International

Meet the Staff

Our Solidarity Team

Our Team

Board of Directors

Caring for our mission

Our Team