Mary Bellofatto, MA, LMHC, NCC, CEDS, TEP
President, Omega Foundation
Mary has a private practice in Naples, Florida and is known for her experiential workshops and intensives that promote healing from the inside out. Her sense of humor and ability to bring heart and hope to this dynamic process has been her hallmark. Before moving to Florida Mary directed a pastoral counseling center in Massachusetts for many years and worked with area wide pastors, their churches, and leadership. Mary has worked extensively with a number of premier treatment centers in staff trainings, strategic planning and program development. Forty years of practice in the fields of addictions, eating disorders, and relationships, as well as directing a 92 bed psychiatric treatment facility has brought her a lively history of experience.
For the past 16 years Mary has taken 2-3 weeks per year to work with trauma victims primarily in Central Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, and more recently in Ghana, Haiti, and the Philippines. Mary works as a consultant to many treatment facilities, helping to establish programs and train clinicians. Mary has also worked as a consultant to Onsite Workshops in Nashville, TN for the past 6 years doing psychodrama training and intensives for couples, families, and trauma groups including military veterans. Mary resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Paul.
Wilson Hickam, DMin
Vice-President, Omega Foundation
Wilson Hickam founded Omega Foundation in 1983 and served as its President for more than 20 years. He attended both the University of Arkansas and Southern California College (now Vanguard University) and later received a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, California. He was the founder of Calvary Temple in Waterville, Maine, and its teaching pastor for over 25 years. During that time he directed the church through many capital campaigns and ministry projects including the establishment of Temple Academy, a private Christian K-12 school. In addition, Wilson helped found the International Christian Adoption Agency, and served as its board chairman for several years.
With a strong emphasis on foreign missions, Pastor Hickam's work has led him to direct both construction and medical mission projects in Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Tanzania, Kenya, India, Jamaica, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In all he has traveled to over twenty-four countries managing missions projects, speaking at conferences, establishing adoption links, supervising building projects, and training church and government leaders. Pastor Hickam resides in Maine with his wife Nita. They have four grown children and eleven grandchildren, all of whom have traveled with him on various international missions projects.
Armando Vazquez, CPA, CGMA
Treasurer, Omega Foundation
Armando graduated Cum Laude from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Puerto Rico Institute of Public Accountants. He holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation and lends his accounting services to several not-for-profit organizations including Omega Foundation.
Armando lives and works in the state of Florida.
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