Costa Rica School Project -- Micro Lending Facility

Advisory Board

Micro Lending Advisory Board

Michael C. Miller, Esq., a business lawyer located in Menlo Park, California, has been practicing for 40 years, having started out serving the  under privileged and immigrant communities in San Francisco's  Latino Mission District. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Stanford University and Hastings Law School of San Francisco. Mr. Miller is an avid scuba diver and has visited many countries in the tropics.

Nancy S. Barber is the founder Glass Key Investigations located in San Francisco that has been in business for 24 years.  Ms. Barber is the past president of the Council of International Investigations and awarded the International Investigator of the Year Award granted in 2007. She holds a paralegal certificate as well as a forensics environmental investigation certification. Ms. Barber has a M.A. in Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Spanish.   

Duston Richards, Berkeley, California has over twenty years experience in community bank lending to small businesses and rose to senior credit administration positions as well as Internal Audit before focusing on Development Finance. Mr. Richards has worked or consulted for MFI (microfinance institution) in Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and specializes in Enterprise Wide Risk Management. He has a B.A. in Latin American Studies, speaks Spanish and is a Martial Artist.

Michael Hershman, principal of The Fairfax Group in McLean, Virginia is an internationally recognized expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation and security. The Fairfax Group, founded in 1983, has been retained by governments, corporations, law firms and international financial institutions to assist on matters relating to the conduct of senior-level officials and/or the entities with which they do business. Mr. Hershman has extensive experience with federal government agencies and has worked as an investigator in several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica.

Richard W. Clark became an Administrative Law Judge at the California Public Utilities Commission in 2011, after serving eleven years as the Director of the Commission’s Consumer Protection and Safety Division. Before joining the Commission in 2011, Mr. Clark worked in labor law enforcement for over 20 years, serving as a Deputy Labor Commissioner (Peace Officer), as the Chief Deputy Labor Commissioner of the State of California, and in operating his own private investigations agency – RW Clark Private Investigations and Consultants to Labor. Mr. Clark holds a liberal studies bachelors degree in history, political science and sociology from San Diego State University, and he graduated with honors from the University of San Diego's graduate level lawyer’s assistant program, specializing in litigation.

Michael McGinnis, executive director of the ARC of Butte County, is the former mayor of Chico, California and recognized as a community leader running one of the largest non-profits in the county, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Mike was also instrumental in helping make the school project of CRSP a huge success, having  visited Costa Rica several times to assist.  Mike has a B.A. in economics and a Master's in Public Administration.

Donations to the Micro Lending Facility can be done using the PayPal button below.  Donations of $250 or $1,000 receive special incentives.  For more information click on this link: Donate Now!


Costa Rica School Project, Inc.

P.O. Box 4389, Chico, California 95927-4389

Telephone: (415) 648-7007

Donate@CostaRicaSchool.org