Milena Ruiz

We are excited to welcome Milena Ruiz to the Rhino Family!  Milena joins BVSA from the Jacksonville Jaguars, where she worked for the Jaguars Foundation.  With the Jaguars, she managed corporate fundraising events, communications, marketing, and helped develop a community leadership program to assist emerging leaders in Jacksonville in their fundraising efforts and community stewardship.



Milena and her husband have visited BVSA-Guatemala several times over the years, and have developed special relationships with the Rhinos and BVSA staff.  It was during these visits that Milena chose to surrender her life to Jesus, and eventually walk away from her career and into ministry. 


Milena will take on the role of a "stateside office manager" for BVSA, which basically means handling a little bit of everything!  Her skills in the areas of fundraising, networking, advertising, and creative design will certainly be a huge asset for the ministry.  She will be a liaison to all the missionary families, as well as assist BVSA Officers in areas of finance and administration.


Milena, with her husband Mauricio and son Maddox, lives in Jacksonville, FL.  You can contact her at