Executive Vice President
As MERCY’s Executive Vice President, Denise Borderi oversees all MERCY programs worldwide. She’s responsible for the development of new programs and program sites, as well as the recruitment, development, and ongoing management of our MERCY branch Directors. She also oversees marketing, and the International Day of MERCY global t-shirt distribution.
Denise was born in San Bernardino, California and was raised in West Linn, Oregon. In time, Denise worked for the Albany Chamber of Commerce in Oregon, co-owned ELDE Designs an interior design company, and later worked for Nike at their world headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
She also served Nike overseas while living in Argentina and Taiwan . She has had the opportunity to travel to many countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. Denise volunteered abroad in Santiago, Chile after a large earthquake in 2011. She was able to pass out water, food, and clothing items after this devastating event.
While traveling in different regions of the world Denise has witnessed first hand poverty and the different ways that people live. She has an appreciation for the diversity found in the world today and a deep affection to help those in need and make a global impact. For these reasons she helped to establish MERCYWORLDWIDE in 2008 alongside her husband and close friends from her church with a vision to make a global impact on the world today.