Work and Learn Inc.

Volunteers helping the unemployed transform their lives!

Board of Trustees

Fernando Castillo is a Dock Crew Technician at Electric Boat. He's a graduate of the Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute. He is chair of the Planning Team for the CityServe eCT network of churches. 

Daniel Dyer is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. He was a purchasing manager for Westinghouse and sold process control systems and computers for IBM. He was founder and CEO for 14 years of STSC, Inc., world leader in interactive computer services based on the APL programming language. He was chair of the board of governors of Opportunity International, provider of microfinance services to twelve million poor in developing countries. He was co-founder and president of Jobs Partnership Greater Washington and since 2009 co-founder and secretary/treasurer of Work & Learn, Inc. He volunteers for Kairos Prison Ministry International. 

John J. Ely attended Multnomah School of The Bible, ‘84 – ‘87. He retired from the US Navy in 2001. He is a production planner for Electric Boat at the Naval Submarine Support Facility in Groton, CT. Previously, he served as CT Department of Corrections Chaplain Services Volunteer and Sex Offender Supervisor. He is an active member of Thames River Church, New London, CT.

Pastor Alvaro Garcia grew up in Texas and was educated in Florida. He is pastor of Merciful Redemption Church, Groton, CT, and its Global Missions Center and Training Facility and leads international missions. 

Hans Sigvardsson is a business consultant and CEO of Custom8 Technology LLC. He grew up in Sweden, lives in Mystic, CT and is an active member of Seaport Community Church and Kairos Prison Ministry International.

Executive Officers

President/Chairperson --- Pastor Alvaro Garcia

Vice President --- John J. Ely

Secretary/Treasurer --- Daniel Dyer



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