For over a decade, Roberto has served in a number of domestic and international humanitarian ministry efforts. He also regularly served in a local homeless ministry. In this capacity, a group routinely traveled to an uptown location, under a bridge and fed the homeless while they were ministered to.

In support of this program, Salema led a ministry that provided homemade baked goods, packaged with a word of encouragement and helpline to call for assistance and prayer. It spread across all aspects of their lives. This ultimately led them to co-found Compassion’s Way Inc! Today, they primarily serve men, women, and children in the Central Ohio area experiencing homelessness.

Roberto is a former business owner and public speaker. He is the Executive Director and manages the daily operations of Compassion's Way. He builds relations with existing entities who are difference-makers in the community. They include resource allocation providers and community leaders. He identifies and supervises work projects for some of the men and women Compassion's Way serve. He is also the leader for street and venue outreach.

Salema is a tenured Chief Data Officer and Global Managing Director for a large multinational professional services company. Her corporate relationships and team-building skills enable her to secure sponsorship and manage Compassion's Way's volunteer network.

They have two children, Sariya and RJ, who serve and lead different aspects of the ministry.