Dr. Leanna Cinquanta is a philanthropist, motivational speaker, business woman, equestrian and the founder of two organizations, WIN and WIN Life, based in Colorado, USA.
Leanna remembers her father looking into her face and saying, "You can do anything you want to if you want to do it bad enough!" Her life is a testimony of this truth. Her father taught her to fly a plane when she was nine years old and her mom Kathy home-schooled her until high school. By age fourteen she had helped her parents design and build four homes. By sixteen, with a handicapped horse and very little instruction, she became the youngest rider in her region to win a national equestrian championship.
At age fifteen Leanna had a personal experience with Jesus and became a committed follower of Christ. In 1996 she went to northern India and began living directly with the native people in the small towns and villages. She subjected herself to the rigors of a developing nation including drinking putrid water from village wells and surviving on rice and lentils. Seeing her love and willingness to live like one of them, the native people gave her the name “Jyoti” saying “you brought light and hope into our difficult lives.” In 1997 Leanna founded TellAsia Ministries to share the love of Christ and to provide education and a brighter future to needy children. Today, 22 years later, that work has resulted in hundreds of thousands of lives transformed. The story is now a book titled Treasures in Dark Places.
With the founding of WIN in 2019, Leanna is following the heart of God to ignite hope, healing, and transformation across entire communities and nations.
I came to know Christ as a very lost College Student, who became overwhelmed by the wonder and beauty of the Gospel of Jesus. That wonder led me into full-time Christian work, upon graduation, and has sustained me for the past 35 years of ministry.
I was asked a few years ago, in a job interview, “what was my biggest ministry accomplishment”? It occurred to me that seeing Jesus bring hope to a child in a very dark, desperate and hopeless situation seemed to be the most important work that I have been involved in. I feel very privileged to be able to join the WIN family and continue to pursue this calling.
I am also privileged to be married to a wonderful woman named Denise. Together we have a family of five children and two grandchildren. Crystal, Candace (and her two children Sage and Phoenix), Victoria, Josh and Caroline keep us busy and are a great joy in our lives. I also enjoy flyfishing and hikes with Denise and our Lab named Luke.
LEANNA CINQUANTA - Founder
Dr. Leanna Cinquanta is a business woman, published author, equestrian, philanthropist, educator, international motivational speaker and the founder of WIN and WIN Life, based in Colorado.
BARRY HOWARD - Treasurer & CFO
Barry Howard is the chief financial and administrative officer (CFAO) at New America. Previously he served as CFO/SVP of finance, administration, and human resources at World Relief. Barry has walked with TellAsia from the time of our beginnings in 1999. Barry’s experience in leading the financial department of large nonprofits provides an invaluable source of both guidance and accountability.
WESLEY CAMPBELL - Member
Founder of Be a Hero and international speaker, networker and philanthropist. , Wesley and his wife Stacey have been in ministry together for over 35 years. They are authors of five books and the Praying the Bible CD series. Since 1994, Wesley and Stacey have travelled to between 50 – 100 cities a year, ministering in over 2000 churches, spanning 70 countries, laboring to see revival and social justice transform the world. They have five grown children and reside in both Kelowna, B.C. and Santa Maria, CA.
Leanna Cinquanta - President
Laurie Sellden - Office Manager
Linda Solarek - Finance Manager
Steve Fernalld - Director of Partnership Development
Barbara Fox - Development Volunteer
Bethany Warren - Administrative Assistant
Kathy Svenson - Editorial Assistant (volunteer)
“TellAsia* is serving the most vulnerable in the most difficult places. *(as of February 2020, TellAsia birthed WIN in order to continue and expand our community development and children's projects) ”
Barry C Howard CFO, New America Baltimore, MD
“Through TellAsia*, even the least likely person can change the world. *(as of February 2020, TellAsia birthed WIN in order to continue and expand our community development and children's projects) ”
Wesley Campbell Be a Hero Kelowna, BC, Canada
“TellAsia* identifies the most desperate people, assembles a team of local workers and gets the job done. They are an “emergency response team” that releases victims trapped by poverty's earthquake. TellAsia* heals their wounds and sets them on the pathway to finding light and hope. *(as of February 2020, TellAsia birthed WIN in order to continue and expand our community development and children's projects) ”
Ken Urban Retired Businessman Arvada, Colorado
“In northern India, one of the most hardened, unreached and difficult areas of the world, Leanna is pioneering and leading a work that is transforming a nation. Today, TellAsia’s* vision to end child trafficking and illiteracy among millions of needy children may seem overzealous. I would not have believed it unless I had touched this work personally. But God is doing it! Leanna’s team through TellAsia* is well on their way to seeing this vision become a reality. *(as of February 2020, TellAsia birthed WIN in order to continue and expand our community development and children's projects) ”
Rev. Gary Wilkerson World Challenge Colorado Springs, Colorado
“I had come expecting to give, but I have received; to bless but I have been blessed; to teach but I have learned. The work here can be summed up in one word – ‘faithfulness:’”
Steve Smith Winchester, UK