Who We Are

Nancy Shaffran CVT, VTS(ECC)

Nancy Shaffran CVT, VTS(ECC)

Founder and Director- eagleYcondor

Nancy is a licensed veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care.  Her work in the field of animal pain management has led her to spend the past 20 years lecturing worldwide to veterinarians and veterinary technicians and to serve as president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.  In 2012 she and Rachel created their home away from home in Otavalo, Ecuador and began a love affair with the country, its people, their culture and their pets.  EagleYcondor foundation has been long anticipated and its formation has legitimized the projects with children and animals that she and her co-founders have undertaken in this amazing area.

Azadeh Chegini

Azadeh Chegini

Founder and Director- Dogs of Otavalo

Azadeh is an Iranian born who came to USA when she was sixteen years old. Her parents knew she was crazy about animals when she was just a year old. Through the years and into adulthood, her passion for animals continued to grow. She tries to find ways to help and understand the universe, and learn about her role in it. Support of her family and friends has brought her to this beautiful journey. She has been with Zoetis Animal Health for fourteen years.

Rachel Malinowitzer M. Ed.

Rachel Malinowitzer M. Ed.

Founder and Director- Los Niños de Mojandita

Rachel is a native Brooklynite who still resides part time in Brooklyn and part time in Erwinna, Pennsylvania. She has 2 grown sons, Nathaniel and Isaiah. She is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Brooklyn Heights, working with clients of all ages. She has been working in the field since 1985.  It is the love of her work and her passion for helping children in need that has led her on this journey in Ecuador. Rachel loves hiking in nature and taking very long walks in cities.  She regularly practices yoga and seeks to maintain a balanced life from the inside out. She loves music, dance, theater and art.

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