About Us

Our mission started with helping Guatemalans and now helps refugees in Texas as well. 

How we got started

Action Alliance started through the desire to give care providers the training and tools to rescusitate newborn babies who aren’t breathing at birth. We also felt it important to give families assistance to improve lives through improving education and vital food assistance.

We also wanted to promote cultural exchanges as part of our outreach. Cultural exchange enriches the lives of all participants and their respective communities. Bringing together people of different cultures who work together to help others brings joy and understanding into lives.

We are honored to work with our Guatemalan nonprofit service provider, Fundamaya. Their leadership is and workforce is native to Guatemala and know the communities well. Sharon Smart, a founding member of Fundamaya has lived in Guatemala for 30 years and has worked with Fundamaya for the pasted 15 years. With them, we work to assist their communities’ poorest families to educate their children, care for their elderly, and assist with chronic and acute food needs. We believe that individuals who are in poverty with little hope of improving their situation can be given hope through thoughtful assistance which will, in turn, strengthen their families and communities.



The Action Alliance International Team

We are dedicated to assisting the people in the Sololá area through providing resources and training that will empower them to help their communities. There is a  beautiful culture and people who are able and willing to work together with us to improve their area and to share their culture.


Linda Cotton, Action Alliance President

Linda Cotton


Corrine Nelson, action alliance vice president

Corrine Nelson

Vice President

Cynthia Higgins, MSN, RNC, Medical Advisor & Chief Trainer

Cynthia Higgins

MSN, RNC, Medical Advisor & Chief Trainer

Ana Yacht, action alliance trainer and support coordinator

Ana Yach

Trainer & Support Coordinator

Doug Cotton, action alliance board secretary

Doug Cotton

Board Secretary

Cameron Nuckols, action alliance board treasurer

Cameron Nuckols

Board Treasurer

learning how to help newborn babies start breathing

We help babies breathe

Spreading the knowledge needed to help babies live and thrive not only saves babies but gives people who would never have the chance to meet and work together a unique opportunity to gain important cultural understanding that is life changing.

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We believe in accomplishing more by working together.