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.
Phil Schultz has been married for 26 years to Melanie, who currently serves as the Preschool Director of Christian Academy, and has three children: Hannah (freshman at Grace College), Caleb (freshman at Ivy Tech), and Faith (8th grade at Liberty Christian Academy). Hannah and Faith were adopted from China.
Phil has been involved with rescue ministry for over 25 years. His passion is helping people understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and live it out daily. God has used him to bring explosive growth to several ministries. He has served as a Senior Consultant for CityGate Network and a Moderator for Christian Leadership Alliance. Phil has pastored three churches and has led hundreds to faith in Jesus Christ. He firmly believes, "every person has been created in God's image and likeness and is capable of doing great things for Him." He is also a Professor for City Vision University.
He has three degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX including a Master of Divinity. Phil completed 2/3 of a Doctor of Ministry in the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
“I am blessed with the opportunity to put my experience developing Christian non-profits to work where my heart is...International missions. Very excited to partner with Leanna and the WIN team in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the less fortunate. The great missionary William Carey said, "Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God." Praying you join us at WIN as we attempt great things for God!”
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
Phil Schultz - Executive Director
Laurie Sellden - Office Manager
Linda Solarek - Finance Manager
Steve Fernalld - Director of Partnership Development
Jalen Kohn - Development Coordinator
Barbara Fox - Development Volunteer
Elaine Stattman - Administrative Assistant
Kathy Svenson - Editorial Assistant (volunteer)
“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
“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