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.
LEANNA CINQUANTA - Founder
Dr. Leanna Cinquanta is a business woman, equestrian, philanthropist, educator, international motivational speaker and the founder of WIN, based in Colorado.
BARRY HOWARD - Treasurer
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.
BARBARA FOX - Secretary
Barbara’s is the retired Manager of Continuous Development for Fortune 100 Companies. Her lifetime in the corporate world brings to WIN a wealth of experience in development and management. Barbara is an incredible strategist and communicator in regard to organizational growth and steering.
“I have visited TellAsia’s* work three times in the last three years. I participated firsthand in the holistic ministries to children, women and the marginalized. Their aim is to see lives and communities transformed. I am beyond impressed with this incarnational model that is serving the most underprivileged in the world. *(as of February 2020, TellAsia birthed WIN in order to continue and expand our community development and children's projects) ”
Pastor John Kuo Wu-Chang Conservative Baptist Church Taiwan
“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
“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