Dear NPH Family,
It is with regret that I share with you the news that Stephen O’Mahony, National Director of NPH Honduras, will be leaving the organization, for family reasons. His last day of work will be the end of December.
I am exceedingly appreciative of the hard work and dedication which has been given to our NPH family over several years. Steve has been a valuable member of our family and his contributions have been integral to the transformation of the services at NPH Honduras, particularly in the communities, in recent years. He leaves a hole that will be difficult to fill, though I am confident that we will continue to build upon the strong foundation that Steve has helped build.
Steve began his journey with the NPH family in 2004. His love for the mission of Fr. Wasson began with a visit to the NPH home in Mexico. In 2016 Steve joined the NPH Honduras volunteer cadre. His experience cemented a deep passion for serving our pequeños, families, and communities. In 2017 he transitioned to an employee role as a member of the NPH Honduras management team.
During his time in Honduras, Steve has led the development of the San Jose Center in Mata de Platano which opened in 2019, while also spearheading the creation of Casa Mi Esperanza transition home.
In 2020, he played a huge role in supporting the NPH Honduras family through the COVID pandemic, caring for the children, youth and adolescents in the home and in the community, while also providing support to Hermanos Mayores and staff. He also brought relief to victims of the Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which hit Central America in November 2020, building new homes and supplies for those that had lost everything.
Even though Steve will return to his native Ireland in December, his love and care for the children, youth and adolescents at Rancho Santa Fe, as well as the Honduran culture, will continue.
“The ranch has been my home and family since my arrival in 2016, and for me this has never been a job. It has been an opportunity to love and serve people that I care deeply for. NPH gets into your veins and becomes part of you as much as you are of it. As Marlon Velasquez says, ‘we are all pequeños and pequeñas once we make the decision to serve the family.’
“I want you to know how much I appreciate the opportunity to be part of this family for the past 6 years. This place has taught me so many things, but more than anything it has taught me that no matter the difficulties in life, the power of love can break barriers and move mountains. It can teach a child who has suffered such incredible hardships to trust and dream again. I have loved every moment here, and I will miss this family every day.”
We appreciate Steve for all that he has contributed to the family of NPH. We will miss him. We thank him for his service, and we wish him success in the future.
We shall inform you of the recruitment process for the next National Director of Honduras at a later date.