The Children Change Colombia team is based in the UK and Colombia

See our organisational chart to find out more about our team.

Ángela Carreño ​​​

Executive Director​​

Originally from Bogotá, Ángela has worked for 15 years in the international development sector across the three continents of the Global South. She has been the Executive Director of CCC since 2020. She has also worked for the UN, Plan International, and the Colombian government, as well as on research projects with IDEAs India and the Council of Latin American Social Studies (CLACSO). After working in numerous countries around the world, she is thrilled that her work is now helping the children of her homeland. Ángela has a Master’s in International Affairs, and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Communication and Political Sciences. As well as her native Spanish, she is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.

Email: [email protected]

Liliana Rodríguez​​

MEAL Officer​

Liliana is an engineer with more than 8 years of experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social investment projects especially with indigenous communities. She has extensive experience in complex contexts and multidisciplinary and inter-ethnic working groups.

In her role as MEAL officer at Children Change Colombia, she works hand in hand with our partners in Colombia to make things happen and contribute to building a country where all children have a safe space to develop and build their own dreams. 

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Victoria Armfield

Finance Manager

Victoria joined Children Change Colombia in July 2020 with over 10 years’ experience in financial management roles within the Not For Profit sector. She holds a degree in Mathematics, an accounting qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting and a broad range of skills in charity and project management. Victoria is passionate about supporting causes based on international humanitarian development, and for this reason, she chose a career in which she can contribute to these areas. Some of the organisations she has worked for are: Child Rescue Nepal, Minority Rights Group International and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre. Victoria hopes to help improve the lives of Colombian children and adolescents, as well as being able to immerse herself in the vibrant culture and language of a country like Colombia.

Email: [email protected]

Carol Betancourt​

Fundraising Coordinator

Carol is a professional in International Relations with a wide interest in International Development, cooperation and social transformation focused on the SDG specifically those oriented to no poverty, reduced inequalities and gender equality. Issues like child protection, social justice and human rights have been at the center of her professional experience as she has worked in both NGO’s and private entities dedicated to support children and the youth in Colombia, France and Turkey. Carol has a masters in International Development, Innovation, Participation and Sustainability. She’s certified in Project Management and speak Spanish, English and French.

Email: [email protected]

Wilson Herazo


Originally from Santa Marta, Wilson is a psychologist who has worked on social intervention projects, supporting children, young people and adults. The initiatives seek to empower people in their territories, thus generating an impact within their land. He is in charge of providing clinical, social and community support, and has worked in the Secretariat Diocesan of Social Pastoral. As Coordinator of the “Young Peace Builders” project in Taganga, he developed his profession as a clinical psychologist in two IPS in the city supporting children and young people with special cognitive needs. In addition, he coordinated the project “Life Centers for the Elderly” where he was a psychologist and in charge of health personnel. In 2023, he joined the CCC team to support the project “Education for Change and Innovation in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta” with the motivation of supporting and serving his territory.

Carolina Takegami

Coordinator of pedagogical processes

Carolina has over 10 years of experience in alternative education, working as a science and mathematics teacher combined with art and exploration in primary and secondaries schools in Magdalena. She has participated in the execution of projects with ethnic minorities in peripheral and highly vulnerable territories in Colombia, on issues related to agroecology, management and work in the transformation of raw materials in the departments of Nariño, Putumayo and Caquetá. Carolina is passionate about educational changes and is committed to comprehensive education in the formation of happy and healthy children and young people who are empowered to contribute to the improvement of society and the environment.

Lucie Prior

Language Volunteer Coordinator

For the past 14 years, Lucie has worked in education all around the world (Italy,  Australia, Thailand and Costa Rica…). Most recently she has worked in an international language school as academic and pedagogic coordinator in Colombia and has now settled back in London where she is currently working as a Head of language department. She is currently supporting the bilingualism activities of CCC education projects. Lucie has a BA Hons in Literature and cultures and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Modern Foreign Languages. She is passionate about Culture, Literature and travels.

” Nothing is worth more than laughter.” from Frida Kahlo is her mantra to live by.

Email: [email protected]

Nick Rennie

IT Volunteer

Nick is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Product, CRO and Customer Experience expert with a combined 15 years of international experience. He is proudly half-Colombian and has supported CCC as a fundraiser since 2005.
For the last few years, Nick has been managing the charity’s IT, improving our cybersecurity, cost efficiency and the performance of our website and operational systems. Nick believes that to support a child, you must support the entire family and community, and is happy to dedicate his time so Children Change Colombia can better do this.

Email: [email protected]

Victoria Cornelio

Communications Officer

Vic first interned with Children Change Colombia in the Summer of 2022 and is now joining the team as a Communications Officer after completing her undergraduate in Politics and International Relations. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in the socio-political dimensions of climate change. Vic has worked in her home country supporting children and their families, has been involved in climate action and nature protection around ecotourism, and has experience in content creation and research. She has been living in the UK since 2019 and has experience supporting local communities through working with children at risk of exploitation and running volunteering programmes in the city. 

She hopes to use her experience and passion for helping children to promote CCC’s goals and expand the organisation’s presence to a wider audience in order to connect with more people interested in the causes CCC’s focused on. 

Email: [email protected]

Ela Fulger

Outreach Intern

Ela has recently finished her masters in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response. During her studies, she learnt a lot about the impact of the Colombian armed conflict and was inspired by the resilience of young Colombians. In particular, Ela has a strong interest in female empowerment and reducing inequalities. 
After spending the first four months of 2023 in Lebanon working with refugee children, she decided to settle down in London once again and continue her work in supporting young people at CCC. Ela is very excited to bring her experience in working with NGOs and passion to help young people in promoting the goals of CCC. 

Email: [email protected]

Maria Elisa Jimenez

Communications and Fundraising Intern

Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Communications and recently finished a Masters in International Strategic Marketing. With 8 years working in the marketing and communications sector, she has also volunteered for NGOs since she was 17 years old. This has sparked a great interest on how to implement marketing strategies to help non profit reach their goals and increase their fundraising. 

Maria is very excited to join the team and to learn more about creating positive changes towards a better world. 

Email: [email protected]

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