For more information about joining us in Mexico, donating mobility equipment, to provide financial support, etc, feel welcome to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your willingness to make a difference in the life of someone with a disability.
Mail may be sent to:
World Access Project, Inc.
1643 N. Alvernon Way, Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85712
Contact us via phone:
(520) 343-4402 – International toll-free number
For Information about Wheelchair Collections contact Richard at 520-343-4402 or Richard@WorldAccessProject.org
Get to Know our Staff & Board Members:
Richard St.Denis, the Director of World Access Project, was previously the Recreation & Sports Director of The Mobility Project, until the organization closed in August 2009. He has been providing wheelchairs to people with disabilities since 1997. Richard is a retired attorney and a service-connected disabled veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team (1990-93), and 3rd in the world in the Downhill in 1990. He is a certified Ski & Tennis Instructor for people with disabilities. He and Hazuki live in Mexico most of the year. Richard’s long-term vision for World Access Project is that we will be able to develop a ‘Life Rehabilitation Center’ facility where people can receive through rehabilitation, learn to use their wheelchairs, learn a life-skill that will provide them with employment, help people with disabilities develop self-confidence and independence, and that it will be a spiritual base to bring people to God. He also hopes that it will someday be run by Mexican people with disabilities to help other disabled Mexicans.
Hazuki St.Denis was born and raised in Japan until she was 13 years old when her family moved to Mexico because of her father’s business. After living in Guadalajara three years she returned to Japan and finished high school and university. With God’s guidance she returned to Guadalajara to the school, where she had been a student, and taught in a Christian bilingual school for ten years. During that time, she met Richard at one of his sports camps in Mexico, in which she was a volunteer. Five years later, in 2005, they were married and she and Richard together serve people with disabilities. In 2010 she started Harmony School for those who haven’t had the opportunity to get an education because of their disability, problems adjusting to a normal school or family issues. We usie A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education), teaching system, the system which she used while teaching in Guadalajara.
Richard Richard@WorldAccessProject.org (520) 343-4402
Hazuki Hazuki@WorldAccessProject.org (520) 343-4328
Mexico Cell Phone – 011-52-712-289-6423
Jim Wilson is the Director of Wheelchair Collections and Refurbishing in Mariposa, California, and is the head of wheelchair distributions. Jim is in business repairing and restoring classic automobiles. He and his wife Carol have been serving the disabled poor in Mexico and other countries for more than 10 years.
Carol Wilson is a Middle School librarian. Once a year she does a fundraiser for World Access Project, using a wheelchair full-time for a week. She invites her students to stay in a wheelchair, simulate being blind, or have another disability for a day. The experience helps others understand what it’s like to be disabled, and motivates them to help and care for others.
Richard McInturff has been on the Board of Directors since January 2010. Richard and his wife Ophelia are active in our wheelchair collection projects, Mexico distributions, and Sports Camp coaching. He and Ophelia live in Mariposa, Ca. Richard has been self-employed for 30 years as a Personnel Recruiter for the Financial Services industry. He attended Duke University graduating in 1975 with a BA in Economics. He and Ophelia are very active with the Mariposa Rotary Club, avid road cyclist, hikers and travelers. They were married in 1998 in Yosemite.
Richard’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 209-628-2170
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Willie Wilcoxen and his wife Diana have participated in distributions of mobility equipment in Mexico and El Salvador since 2007. Previously, Willie went to Mexico 12 times with Amor Ministries to build small houses for the poor in Tecate and the suburbs of Tijuana. He and Diana have lived in Mariposa, Ca. since 1998, where they run a small Bed and Breakfast Inn. Willie attended California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo receiving a BSME in 1974 and retired from Lockheed Martin after 34 years in Aerospace in 2008. They enjoy antiquing, travel and dining with family and friends, and did all four as they celebrated 32 years of marriage in the summer of 2012. Willie loves his shop where he tinkers with rusty old cars and parts, recycling some of the bits into metal sculptures.
Their e-mail; email@example.com Phone : 209-966-3843
Tito Bautista is our Director of Sports & Recreation. He has been working with World Access Project for many years. Tito lives in Guadalajara and recently represented Mexico in the ParaPanamerican Games, competing in tennis. He has been playing and coaching wheelchair sports all of his life. Tito has great compassion to motivate and empower other people with disabilities, using sports to show them that they can do many things and be successful in their life.
David Wise is the newest member of our board, recently elected in February 2013. He lives in Mariposa, California and is a general contactractor. Dave has travelled to many countries to donate wheelchairs to those who don’t have them. He collects used wheelchairs and helps us get them to Mexico to help those who so desparately need mobility. He is a great help in organizing the construction projects to make people’s homes more accessible.