Our Staff 


FaithAction’s diverse and bilingual staff bring tremendous education and experience to the work of serving and accompanying our newest immigrants, as well as multicultural and interfaith education and bridge-building programs. We enjoy welcoming people of all faiths and cultures to FaithAction, and are thankful to serve such a kind and inspiring community.

 


david-fraccaro2The Rev. David Fraccaro

Rev. Fraccaro is the Executive Director of FaithAction International House. Prior to coming to Greensboro, David worked as an immigration specialist with the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, educating students and faith communities throughout the United States on immigration issues. David has also worked for the National Council of Churches, and the Riverside Church in New York City as Coordinator for Sojourners Visitation Ministry with Detained Immigrants and Asylum Seekers, the group the inspired the independent movie, The Visitor. Rev. Fraccaro is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and has been a human rights volunteer for the UCC in Bolivia, Kenya and East Timor, and with the United Nations. His blogs and editorials have been featured in the Washington Post, New American Media, and the News and Record, and his work has been featured in Sojourners Magazine and the Associated Press. David is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity) and Columbia University (Masters of Human Rights). Prior to graduate school, David worked as an actor and singer performing in theaters across the United States. Click here to watch his recent Greensboro TedX talk.


Jose-Bernal Jose Bernal

Jose is the Immigrant Assistance and Resource Center Program Manager, overseeing the daily needs of the IAC and the case management work of the Americorps members, while building and strengthening community partnerships.  Jose previously served as a full-time AmeriCorps member with FaithAction, providing help to clients with food, housing, and healthcare assistance, as well as employment readiness needs and teaching computer classes. Jose is originally from Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of five. He was raised in the suburban and predominate minority neighborhoods in Tampa, FL, where he became engaged on issues affecting the immigrant community. Jose is a Guilford College student and will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and minor in Community Problem Solving and Latin American Studies. His previous non-profit experiences with immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations has allowed him to work closely with communities to address social and economic injustices. He hopes to improve immigrants’ and refugees’ quality of life by continuing to advocate, educate and help create more inclusive and safer communities. When not at FaithAction or in school, Jose loves dancing, listening to music, drawing, and spending time with his family and friends.


Tim Goetz Tim Goetz

Tim Goetz is the Director of Outreach, Education and Development at FaithAction International House. Tim brings extensive education and non-profit experience, as well as a passion for service in our community. Tim has been a volunteer for numerous organizations in Greensboro since moving here in 1998, including Greensboro Urban Ministry, the Interactive Resource Center, Tiny Houses, Boy Scouts, and Saint Jude’s Hospital.

Prior to FaithAction, Tim taught middle school and served as the Founding director of the Greensboro Children’s Museum. His work with nonprofits includes Community Affairs Manager at American Express, where he oversaw nonprofit grants, funding and volunteer opportunities.

Tim earned his BS in International Business from The Ohio State University, and his Masters’ in Education from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He also has his English as a Second Language K-12 Educators License. After attending Ohio State, Tim spent several years in Naples, Italy working at Casa Materna, a Methodist Orphanage. He remains involved with its ongoing work. As a father of two teenagers, life is busy outside of FaithAction, Tim is involved with Boy Scouts, enjoys the outdoors, gardening and tending his backyard chickens and bees.


DulceSQUAREDulce Ortiz

  • Administrative Assistant and Immigrant Outreach 
  • 336-379-0037, ext 0
  • dulce@faihouse.org

Dulce Ortiz works in administrative assistance and Latino outreach and education at FaithAction. Dulce immigrated from Mexico over a decade ago, and since this time has become a beloved leader by helping new immigrants navigate life and successfully integrate into the Triad community. As a mother of three children, she is also very active with local schools, churches, and Boy/Girl Scouts. Dulce comes to FaithAction with tremendous volunteer and administrative experience, including work with El Sol De Hidalgo, one of the largest newspapers in Mexico.

Americorps Members


Lauren_HoltLauren Holt

Lauren serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member within FaithAction’s Immigrant Assistance Center. She assists English and Spanish speaking immigrants with various needs including housing, food, employment, healthcare assistance and interpretation. Lauren recently received her bachelors degree in Spanish and Global Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Appalachian State University. She is passionate about addressing social and economic injustices, both at a local level and abroad. Through this experience, she hopes to grow as an advocate, educator, and supporter for any marginalized group in order to create a safer, more inclusive environment for all. Outside of FaithAction, Lauren enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and painting.


DJ_PrevitteDJ Previtte

Donna or as most know her DJ Previtte graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She majored in sociology and minored in Spanish at the university. In her senior year she studied abroad in Uruguay, South America. It was through that experience she discovered her love for the Latino culture, it’s people and the Spanish language. Her passions include serving the immigrant community, being a part of something bigger than just herself and also caring for her two doggies who are more or less like needy toddlers.


Tyler StricklandTyler Strickland

Tyler serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member within the Immigrant Assistance Center at FaithAction as a caseworker. Tyler speaks both English and Spanish, and is able to assist clients with basic needs and overall case assessment and management. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, but plans to continue his education by acquiring a Master’s in Public Policy after his AmeriCorps term has ended. He is passionate about Latin American politics, particularly with corruption reform in Mexico. His time at FaithAction has allowed him to not only expand his ability to speak two languages, but also to witness firsthand the social effects of crime and poverty in Latin America through his direct engagement with clients.

Artists in Residence


Jorge_MaturinoJorge Maturino

Jorge started in October 2015 as the Technical Designer in Residence for FaithAction. He Graduated from Appalachian State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with minors in General Business and Marketing. Upon graduation his career path led him to working as an ad designer for The Northwest Observer, a graphic designer for a number of corporations including operating as the Spanish Art Director for Verizon Wireless. Today in conjunction to FaithAction Jorge currently works as the Art Director for Triad City Beat and the Creative Director for Deo Duce Design. In his free time he enjoys working with his church, hunting, martial arts, soccer and spending time with his wife and three children.