DB Peru’s

Leadership Board

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Diana Bowie

President and Co-Founder

Diana Bowie co-founded DB Peru in 2002 to improve access to healthcare and education for people living in remote areas of the Amazon.

She is a Registered Nurse and received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Business Administration from Tusculum College in Tennessee.

In the early part of her career, Diana worked as a clinical emergency nurse, then moved into hospital administration spending 20 years in hospitals in Florida, California and Tennessee, serving most recently as a Vice-President and Senior Nurse Executive in the Covenant Health System in Knoxville. She has also taught research at the College of St. Francis.

Diana has jumped into action volunteering following the earthquakes in Haiti (2010) and in Peru (2007), and in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She has volunteered for Hospice, the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Way. Diana has also served as the past President of the American Women’s Literary Club of Lima, Peru and as a Director of the American & Canadian Association of Peru.

She is a member of the Lima Women’s Chorale, and currently writing a biography of a past inmate from a federal penitentiary.  Raised in Naples, Florida, she has made Lima, Peru her home since 2002.

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Renzo Peña

Vice-President and Co-Founder

In 2002, Renzo Peña co-founded DB Peru, which represents 2 organizations with the same mission in the USA and in Peru. Since that time, he has made more than 100 trips to the remote jungle areas of the Peruvian Amazon to bring education and healthcare. Renzo was born and raised in Lima, he and his wife and 3 children live in the city.

Renzo studied as an Engineer in electronics at the university USMP, and has been the project manager for completion of the Santa Maria School in Pachacamac, and the installation of the automotive mechanic school at Cuidad de los Ninos in San Juan de Miraflores.  He responded with more than 20 trips to the earthquake-devasted area of Ica and Chincha in 2007 with humanitarian aid.

Renzo Peña was the owner and General Manager of Peru Well Traveled Tour Company, and is past co-owner of a transport company.

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Circo Petit

Advisor for Native Affairs

Circo has been our boat driver and guide since 2006.  He is also the watchman of our lodge, El Albergue DB Peru, and of our boat, the Lady Di.  He is from the village of San Pedro on the lower Napo River, where he lives with his wife and children.

Because Circo has never missed a trip in all the years, every past volunteer will remember Circo.  He is our logistics man, who oversees all of our equipment and supplies, making arrangements for their transport, and delivers our notices and supplies when we are not on the river.

He also attends every activity as a guide for volunteers, and is our best resource for knowledge about life in the jungle.

USA Officers and Board of Directors

The Board of Directors in the United States meets annually with an agenda that includes strategic planning, guidance and approval of budget. Each Director has responsibilities in at least one committee of which the President Diana Bowie and/or the Vice President Renzo Peña are ex-oficio members.

DB Peru Inc. is designed as a Not-for-Profit Corporation in Florida, and annual corporate reports are made to the Florida State Department of State. Corporate bylaws are registered with this agency.

The corporation DB Peru Inc. is registered by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services as complying with the Solicitation of Contributions Act and renewed annually. In Tennessee, the same registration is with the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming.

The Internal Revenue Service has designated this corporation as a public charity and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501c3 of the code from year 2003.
Nicole DeFeo, CPA, PA of Orlando, FL prepares and files tax returns annually.

Sharon Blackburn, RN


Wilton, New Hampshire

Ann Griswold, RN


Morristown, New Jersey

Cindi Anderson


Seminole, Florida

Sara Warzecka, MD


Grand Junction, Colorado

Norva Achenbaugh


Naples, Florida

Professional Advisory Board

Archie Boster, Attorney at Law, Legal Advisor
Lima, Peru
Nicole DeFeo, CPA, Accountant
Orlando, Florida
Katie Seitz, MD, Medical Advisor
Denver, Colorado
The Rev. Ralph Ranney, Ethics Advisor
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Geordan Shannon, MD, Medical Advisor
London, England
Circo Petit, Advisor for Native Affairs
Iquitos, Peru
Linnea Smith, MD, Medical Advisor
Yanamono, Peru
Lauris Burns, Social Media
Willington, NC USA
John Waymire, Radio Electronics
Iquitos, Peru
Kim Kramer, Data Specialist
Washington DC
Dennis Ferguson, Community Advisor
Lima, Peru

Peru Officers and Board of Directors

Asociación DB Perú is registered with SUNAT to issue Certificates of Donation in Peru. Asociación DB Perú is registered with APCI in Agencia Peruana de Cooperación Internacional in Peru.

Lori Myers, Director
Knoxville, TN, USA
Raul Petit, Director
Iquitos, Peru
Emma Vinces-Trelles, Director
Piura, Peru