Mission of Hope Haiti
Meet Our Staff

Executive Team

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson
President

Brad attended Huntington University in Huntington, IN as a student athlete and graduated in 1993 with a B.S. in Educational Ministries with a Business Emphasis. While at Huntington, he broke school records in Track and Field, won the National Championship, and was awarded the prestigious Wheeler Award, given to the National Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year for outstanding character, athletic achievement, and campus leadership by the NCCAA. Upon graduation, Brad joined Youth for Christ as the Director of Campus Life at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, IN, where he developed his passion for coaching and mentoring young leaders. In 1997, Brad went to Haiti on a week-long mission trip to serve the people there and realized that this was where he was called to be. In 1998, he and his family moved to Haiti to help bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child through Mission of Hope, Haiti. For 15 years, Brad directly oversaw all strategic and operational aspects of MOH, while mentoring and grooming young Haitian leaders to step into key leadership roles. In 2008, the Huntington University Alumni Association awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Citation in recognition of mission work and commitment to impacting the world for Christ. Today, Brad and his wife Vanessa, along with their four children (JD, Georgie, Beau, and Jaima) live in Bethany, MO.

Bob King

Bob King
Chief Operating Officer

Bob graduated from Grace University with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Human Resource Management, then earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He worked for 10 years as the Director of Global Business Development for Visteon Corporation/Ford Motor Company. Bob also served as an adjunct professor at Cornerstone University from 2002-2006, teaching Strategic Management, Business Law, and Managerial Finance. He then left the private sector to become the Executive Pastor at Hill Country Bible Church Austin, where he served for six and half years. He joined the Board for MOH in 2010 and officially joined the MOH staff team in January, 2013. Bob’s greatest joy comes from spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Lori, and their four children: Whitney, Alyssa, Cassidy, and Isaiah.

Marc Jean Lubin

Marc Jean Lubin
Executive Director

Before Marc came to work for the Mission of Hope, he worked for the United States Embassy for 31 years. Marc was the highest ranking Haitian in the US Embassy in Haiti. Marc oversees all full-time staff in Haiti, payroll and operating finances, and ensures that the mission is in full compliance with Haitian laws.

Otis Garrison

Otis Garrison
Vice President

Otis graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BS in Education and from earned is Masters Degree in Christian Ministry from Southwestern Christian University. Otis has been involved in local church ministry in various roles for 25 years, serving as Executive Pastor at Lakeside Assembly of God in Oklahoma City, OK for 12 years. He joined the Board of Directors for Mission of Hope in January, 2000 and served there until he joined the staff in January 2004 as the U.S. Director. He and his wife Charletta live in Oklahoma City. They have two married children and 3 grandchildren.

Operations Leadership Team

Annette Boorman

Annette Boorman
Vice President, U.S. Operations

Annette graduated from Baylor University with degrees in Marketing & Management and earned her Teacher Certification at the University of Texas. She worked in the Round Rock, TX School District as a Teacher, Teaching Team Leader, and Teacher Trainer, before retiring to raise her children. She then joined the staff of Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, TX, eventually becoming the Generations Team Lead, overseeing all ministry from birth through high school. Annette joined Mission of Hope, Haiti in 2013. She and her husband Chuck have two children, Courtney & Holden, and live in Austin, TX. Privileged to grow up in a pastor’s home with a missionary heartbeat, Annette’s passion is connecting people to Christ, to each other, and to their God-given mission in life.

Lookens Pickering

Lookens Pickering
Executive Director Assistant, Village of Hope, Clinic, HaitiOne

Lookens graduated from Infotecnique School of Haiti with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and is currently studying International Relations and Diplomacy at CEDI(Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et des Relations Internationales). Lookens worked as a supervisor at Haitibec S.A. in Petion for seven years, then worked briefly for the Elrancho Hotel, before joining Mission of Hope in 2007.

Austin Holmes

Austin Holmes
Director of Business Development

Austin Holmes graduated from Furman University in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in History and Religion, and then went on to complete his MBA from Nova Southeastern. He served as an educator for a while before holding a position of international auditing with the UN. In January 2011, he chose to leave that position to be a full-time staff member with MOH. He and his wife, Chelsey, were married in 2007 after graduating from Furman and happily added a son, Caedmon, to their family in 2013.

Wantously Nicolas

Wantously Nicolas
Team Lead, Site Management, Security & Vehicle Maintenance

Nicolas as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Institut Universitaire Quisqueya Amerique(INUQA). He worked for Bureau the Nutrition et Developpement(BND) for 7 years as a Stock Keeper and I joined Fondation Mission de l’Espoir (FOME) in May 2006 as a Dispatcher and Stock Keeper and now I am serving as an Operations/Logistics Manager.I have 3 children ;Gaelle,Wancarmy and Junior.

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell
Team Lead, Business Operations

Scott Campbell joins MOH the Team Lead overseeing all MOH Business Operations. He comes to MOH with over 20 years of experience in business operations and consulting with SAP and brings a wealth of knowledge and operating wisdom to the team. As part of his new role, Scott will oversee the meal packaging operation, HaitiOne development, and all other MOH private business initiatives. Scott and his wife Barbara (our North American Medical Director) live in Austin, TX and have unofficially served with Mission of Hope for many years.

Kenol Bernard

Kenol Bernard
Team Lead, Church Advancement

Kenol Bernard is originally from Port au Prince, but after falling in love with Mission of Hope, Haiti’s vision for his country, he felt called to leave the city life behind and move out to the country to be a part of the amazing things happening through Mission of Hope. Out of the ashes of the earthquake, and terrible loss, God’s goodness shone through as He miraculously brought a wife and mother to Kenol. He and Rachel were married in February of 2012 and are now serving together at Mission of Hope. They are raising their four children: Joshua, Olivier, Joseph, and Jubilee. Kenol is overseeing all of the Mission of Hope churches and the outreach programs that are happening in and through the Haitian church.

Jay Richardson

Jay Richardson
Team Lead, Mobilization

Jay graduated from Texas A&M in 1995 with his Bachelor’s degree and then completed his Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary while serving in ministry. He has served in several different pastoral roles in three different churches since going into full-time vocational ministry in 1998. Ever since his first trip to Haiti in 2010, he has been a partner with MOH Haiti. It is his privilege to now serve as the Director of Mobilization and have the opportunity to introduce others to God’s redeeming activity in Haiti. Jay married his college sweetheart Kelly Gray Richardson in 1998, and they are blessed with two daughters – Kendall and Hope. Jay’s whole family is ecstatic to be on the MOH Haiti team, bringing life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti and to the ends of the earth.

Dennis Harrison

Dennis Harrison
Chief Financial Officer

Dennis graduated from Liberty University in 1988 with his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his Masters Degree in Finance from Walsh College. He spent 20 years in the construction industry in the Detroit area, the last 12 years as Financial Director for a large subcontractor. Dennis moved to Austin, TX in 2008 with his wife Donna and their three children. After holding positions as a Controller and CFO in the Austin area, he joined the Mission of Hope, Haiti team in November of 2014.

Drew Garrison

Drew Garrison
Child Sponsorship Director & Regional Development Director

Drew has been a part of the MOH family for over a decade, but recently came on board to serve as Director of Church Partnerships. Drew graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, MO in 2007, and has since served in the roles of Student and Outreach Pastors with two of MOH's church partners before joining the MOH staff. Drew's wife Rachel is a Nurse Practitioner and although not MOH staff, she is excited to give of her time voluntarily to serve in Haiti with MOH.

Janeil Owen

Janeil Owen
HaitiOne Director & Regional Development Director

As a second generation missionary Janeil has grown up in and around the country of Haiti. Living in Haiti, serving in the Northwest, Janeil connected with Mission of Hope through HaitiOne which he now leads. Leading a multimillion dollar organization, living in Haiti, and speaking Creole fluently has given Janeil a unique perspective on the challenges organizations face while serving in Haiti. He has a heart and passion for developing community amongst those serving in Haiti, leveraging their resources and experiences for greater Kingdom impact. Janeil graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 2000 with a BA in Biblical Studies. He met his wife Heather serving on the field and they are blessed with 5 children.

Leadership Staff

Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson
Village of Hope Director

For the last 9 years Katie has lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Growing up in a pastor's home, Katie had opportunities to live in Indiana, Canada and Pennsyvlania where her parents served throughout the years. After high school and into her early 20s Katie struggled with her faith, but eventually was able to find her way back and rededicated her life to the Lord in 2008. Since then, Katie has been dedicated to serving locally and in her church. Katie is passionate about outreach and has actively been involved with children, youth, and young adult ministries as well as music! For the last 2 years Katie worked for a program that helped house the homeless/mentally ill. God recently laid it on Katie's heart to prepare for a change, and shortly after opened the doors for Katie to be part of Mission of Hope! Katie loves building relationships and making people laugh!

Jean Gary Aristide

Jean Gary Aristide
Bercy School Principal

Jean Gary has a background in Chemistry and Natural Sciences from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). He worked as a chemistry and biology teacher at College Moderne School, la Sève Institute and as the Pedagogical Director at College Notre Dame of Cabaret. He began working at Mission of Hope in 2010 as a teacher at the Titanyen school campus. Since 2013, he has been the Director at the Bercy school campus.

Guerline Augustin

Guerline Augustin
Human Resources Officer

With a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and Social Communication, Guerline has worked in the field of Administration and Human Resources for almost 7 years for different NGOs such as USAID, HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, and INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC). She started working at Mission of Hope in September of 2015 in the Human Resources department.

Doug Barker

Doug Barker
Regional Development Director

Doug Barker has been in Pastoral Ministry for 40 plus years. From the 1st year of Pastoring, God placed a heart for missions and with that Doug led the congregations that he served with a desire to follow the voice of God by "going into all the World and proclaim His Gospel." 4 years ago Doug was introduced to MOH and on that first "Vision Trip" he knew that God was directing him to be as effective as he could to help others know about and see the incredible work being done in Haiti thru MOH. Doug and his wife Janice live in the DFW area where they enjoy time with their children, grand-children, family, and talking with everyone that they can about MOH-Haiti.

Elizabeth Billingslea

Elizabeth Billingslea
Mobilization Director

Elizabeth is originally from Colorado. After graduating high school in 2001, she attended an intense leadership academy and studied global missions and leadership training. After spending 3 years in the program she knew that sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth is what truly made her come alive. In 2009 she felt the Lord calling her to Arkansas, so without any real explanation she took a leap of faith and obeyed the gentle whisper to go. She started working with the college ministry at the church she attended and joined the executive staff with a focus on discipleship and mentoring. Little did she know that her new church had a deep connection with Mission of Hope and a real love for the people of Haiti. In May on 2011 she came to Haiti for the first time on a weeklong trip. It didn’t take long for her to know that this is where the Lord had always intended her to be and He had been setting things into motion long before she knew it. She is definitely looking forward to taking over group trip coordinating and having the opportunity to work with Mission of Hope.

Barbara Campbell

Barbara Campbell
North American Medical Director

Barbara Campbell attended the University of Texas and University of Minnesota leading to her dual careers as a pharmacist and clinical nutritionist. Her husband Scott also works for Mission of Hope, and they have 2 children: Tyler and Lauren, 17-year-old twins. She worked in full-time pharmacy management until her children were born, then moved to part-time. Barbara was blessed to be able to come to Haiti a few weeks after the earthquake, and that short trip to Mission of Hope changed the course of her life along with her thinking and priorities! She developed a passion for leading short-term mission trips that has grown into a deep passion for the people they are serving in the villages, as well as the team members that come to serve. Barbara is amazed at how God can transform lives in such a short amount of time when a short-term trip is done with intentionality. She started out helping with operations at the clinic as they developed the mobile clinic program, but her involvement has grown, in just a few short years, to overseeing all the North American medical operations. Barbara has been blessed to have a front row seat to see God work in so many ways, and in so many people. She sees unbelievable potential for what God is going to do in the future with the medical program!

Rose Bertha  Champy

Rose Bertha Champy
Church of Hope Secretary

Rose Bertha has a background in administration. She previously worked as the secretary and receptionist at the School of Christ International. In 2013, she began working for Mission of Hope as the secretary for the Church of Hope.

Nickson Constant

Nickson Constant
Labodrie Village Champion

Nickson Constant began working at Mission of Hope in February 2016 as a Village Champion. He works in the community of Labauderie and is doing a great job of sharing the Gospel, ministering to the people and finding and meeting the needs of the community.

Rachel Durban

Rachel Durban
Mobilization Logistics Coordinator

Rachel was born and raised in a small North Texas town and has her bachelor's degree from University of North Texas in Communication Studies. While on staff as the Visual Arts Director at her home church in Texas, Rachel first visited Mission of Hope in 2011 on a short-term mission trip. She, like so many others, was captivated by what the Lord is doing in Haiti through MOH. After another short-term trip in 2011 and a 3 month summer internship in 2012, God called her to be here full-time! Rachel experienced significant spiritual growth on her trips to Haiti and developed a deeper understanding of the Truth of the Gospel and the Lord's plan for His people. Her desire is to help others experience the same transformation. She has a deep love for the people of Haiti and the beautiful redemptive plan God is working out for His people, and she is so thrilled to be a part of Mission of Hope. Rachel has a heart for Jesus, people, and serving. She loves photography, videography, coffee, The Office, and laughter...lots of it.

Pierre  Fautil

Pierre Fautil
Security Supervisor

Pierre Fautil has worked at Mission of Hope since 2005 as the Chief of Security Guards. He manages his staff with professionalism and is a very dedicated employee to the Mission.

Carol Hansen

Carol Hansen
3 Cords Sales and Operations Coordinator

Carol Hansen grew up in the small Texas German town of New Braunfels and went to college in San Marcos where she earned a degree In Art and Fashion Merchandising. Upon graduation she once again travelled north to Austin where she married her husband Rick and together they have 2 daughters and one son. Carol has worked in both retail and sales management positions as well served as director of the 5th and 6th grade department four years at her church. Carol now serves with 3 Cords with Mission of Hope. Carol enjoys cooking, entertaining, painting, interior design and just about anything creative. She also loves to use creativity as opportunities to connect with people and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Bridget Henderson

Bridget Henderson
Marketing & Communications Director

Bridget has been producing, interviewing, and editing for almost 20 years. She spent several years as an anchor and reporter in Washington D.C. and 9 years as an editorial producer at CNN. Bridget is an experienced producer covering multiple Presidential elections, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the impeachment trial of President Clinton, and many other major news events. She was recognized for her contribution to CNN’s 2005 DuPont Award for coverage of the tsunami disaster in South Asia. She was also part of the Emmy Award –winning production team for CNN’s 2006 mid-term elections. As a talk show host for 3 years, Bridget moderated panel discussions on current events, trends, politics, and entertainment. She has interviewed a number of celebrities and U.S. senators and dignitaries, such as former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Ambassador to China James Lilley. In 2000 Bridget helped launch CNN's The Situation Room, anchored by Wolf Blitzer. In her role as an editorial producer for the show, she developed editorial content, produced stories, and booked high profile guests such as George Bush Sr., Lance Armstrong, Warren Buffett and Clint Eastwood. Since leaving CNN, Bridget has been freelance producing film and short stories for a number of non-profit organizations including Mission of Hope Haiti, the LEAP Foundation, and the e3 Foundation. She is currently assisting Mission of Hope tell stories of life transformation as the Marketing and Communications Director.

Canier  Hir

Canier Hir
Maintenance Supervisor

Canier studied at Ecole Professionelle J.B Damier and graduated with a degree in Engineering & Architecture at Université Richard Leconte. He worked as the Construction Chief at Solidarité, the architecture teacher at Université Richard Leconte (ISTH), and the designer and coordinator for the construction of the oolice station of Malpasse. Canier began working as the Construction Chief of Maintenance at Mission of Hope in 2001.

Joshawa Hodges

Joshawa Hodges
Development Director, Medical & Grant Relations

Joshawa is an Arkansas native and son of a Southern Baptist pastor. After completion of his undergrad work in Social Science and History, he moved to Northern California to serve with the United States Air Force in the medical field. While there, he met his wife, Carrie, and completed his MBA, specializing in Health Care Administration. Joshawa is currently finishing his doctoral program in business administration, specializing in transformational leadership. Joshawa joins the MOH team with several years of account/project management experience working for large technology and education corporations in the Austin area. Most recently, he facilitated and managed large-scale, technology-focused, federal grant proposals for health care, education, and nonprofit organizations.

Marie Suze M.  Jacque Cena

Marie Suze M. Jacque Cena
Bercy Kindergarten Principal

Marie Suze graduated as an Early Childhood Education teacher at Ecole Normale de Delmas. She has been working at Mission of Hope as a Teacher for 11 years, and she is the Pedagogical Director at the Bercy campus.

Vixamar  Jhoel

Vixamar Jhoel
Church of Hope Sound Operator

Mr. Joel Vixamar has a Degree in Sound Engineering. He worked at Groupe Lumiere de l’Evangéline de l’Arcahaie from 1995 to 1996, at Groupe Combattant Céleste de Source Matelas from 1997-2000 and at Groupe les Rachetés de Cabaret /El Tsedeq from 2000-2003. Mr. Joel Vixamar started working with Mission of Hope in 2005 as the sound engineer.

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson
Mobilization Hospitality Director

Amanda Johnson is originally from Fort Myers, Florida. She and her husband, Matt, met in March of 2010 while co-leading a mission trip to Mission of Hope through Palm Beach Atlantic University. They were married the summer of 2011, and then moved the next year to Wake Forest, NC, so Matt could pursue his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry. Amanda used her degree in Elementary Education by teaching ESL at two North Carolina public schools. Amanda began her love for Haiti at 14 years old when her youth pastor and his wife started the process of adopting a son from Haiti. The Lord has given Amanda and Matt a desire and passion to help reach every man, woman and child with the truth of Jesus Christ and see the life transformation that follows.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
Church Advancement Coordinator

Matt Johnson is originally from Plant City, Florida. He and his wife, Amanda, met in March of 2010 while co-leading a mission trip to Mission of Hope through Palm Beach Atlantic University. They were married the summer of 2011, and then moved the next year to Wake Forest, NC, so Matt could pursue his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry. Matt fell in love with Haiti when he visited on that first mission trip, and the Lord grew that love in both his and Amanda’s hearts giving them a passion to help reach every man, woman and child with the truth of Jesus Christ and see the life transformation that follows.

Mary Magdaline  Jovin Dunelis

Mary Magdaline Jovin Dunelis
Village of Hope Supervisor

Madgaline studied to be a receptionist at Centro de Estudios Jose Reyes in Santo Domingo. She also studied Computers and Technology at INFOTEP and Medicine at the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago. She worked as a teacher and receptionist at College Bon Berger from 2002-2003. She has been the supervisor at the Village of Hope Orphanage since 2014.

Alexandre  Kensley

Alexandre Kensley
Church of Hope Worship Pastor

Kensley is a young Pastor with a background in Theology. He is currently working on an evangelical music album. Kensley is working with Mission of Hope as the Church of Hope Worship Pastor.

Louis  Lonies

Louis Lonies
Church of Hope Leveque Campus Pastor

Liones has a degree in Bible Studies and has been the Church of Hope Leveque Campus pastor since December 2012.

Pierre  Louiner

Pierre Louiner
Church of Hope Music Director

Louiner has worked at Mission of Hope at the orphanage as a a teacher, mentor and interpreter. Since October of 2015, he has been working as the Church of Hope Music Director. His piano skills give a special touch to his music direction.

Reginald Louis

Reginald Louis
IT Coordinator

DR. ALIX LUC

DR. ALIX LUC
Site Doctor

Jules  Marcaisse

Jules Marcaisse
Labodrie Village Champion

Jules started working at Mission of Hope in February of 2016. He is working as a Village Champion in the community of Labauderie and is doing a great job of advancing the church in his community.

Marie Maude

Marie Maude
3 Cords Supervisor

ROSNIC MONDÉSIR

ROSNIC MONDÉSIR
Dispatcher

Mirlande  Preval

Mirlande Preval
Leveque School Principal

Mirlande has a degree in Education with an emphasis on early childhood education. She has been working as the Leveque School Principal since September of 2015.

Dr. Serge Antoni  Riche

Dr. Serge Antoni Riche
Staff Dentist

Serge studied Dentistry at Faculté d’Ondontologie of the State University of Haiti. He joined the MOH as the staff dentist at the beginning of March 2016.

Kerry Smelser

Kerry Smelser
Office Manager

Kerry Smelser had a short career as a social worker assisting abused and neglected children in the Appalachian mountain region before beginning a long career of teaching. She recently retired from teaching middle school to write. She and her husband, Craig, live in Austin, Texas, although part of their hearts will always belong to beautiful New Hampshire where they raised their two grown children. They are also the proud grandparents of three with one more on the way! Kerry has served in many areas of ministry within the church from teaching children, leading women’s Bible studies, to directing VBS. She loves being outdoors, exercising, eating chocolate, watching the Buffalo Bills and is an avid reader, which makes her job with Mission of Hope a perfect fit!

Olgues St. Fort

Olgues St. Fort
Education General Inspector

Mr. St Fort has a master’s degree in Education at Laurel University of North Carolina. He also studied Modern Language at Ecole Normale Supérieur (ENS) of the State University of Haiti. Since May of 2015, Mr. St fort has been working as the Education General Inspector.

Miss Severe  Virdite

Miss Severe Virdite
Nurse

Miss Severe obtained her degree in nursing in September 2004 at Ecole d’infirmière Notre Dame de la Sagesse (EINDS) and did a specialization in community Health in November 2009. Miss Severe works at the clinic as a nurse. She is a hard working, very kind and strives to always provide good service to the patients in the clinic.

Board of Directors

Gary Baldwin

Gary Baldwin
Board of Directors

Gary is a graduate from Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Management Information Systems. He is a business executive with over 38 years of experience. His experience includes a background in Industry, Software, and Consulting. He was head of the Product Development Group at one of the world’s largest independent software companies. Gary has also served in management positions in the manufacturing industry. He moved on to be a partner with Ernst & Young consulting and vice-president at Capgemini, one of the world’s largest consulting companies before forming Prism Consulting. Gary’s experience has covered a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, consumer products and transportation as well as serving as an advisor to senior executives. Gary and his wife, Cynthia, have two adult children and six grandchildren and reside in Advance, North Carolina, where they have been members of Calvary Baptist Church for over 30 years. He has served on a variety of boards including his church deacon board, the ProVision Foundation, and Lead International. After the earthquake disaster, Gary felt a need to go and help in Haiti. A few months later, on a team from his church, he saw how God was transforming lives through the work of Mission of Hope and wanted to be a part of it in some way. Gary stayed connected and served in various capacities before being asked to sit on the board. He was honored to accept, and has been faithfully serving since 2013.

Charles Dishinger

Charles Dishinger
Board of Directors

Charles graduated from Baylor University before attending Texas State University for his MBA. He then worked as a services director at Computer Science Corporation leading teams of consultants as they managed projects that would guide prominent insurance companies, in the US and Canada, to more efficient management. In 2003, he became the executive pastor of the church that he had become a founding member of only 5 years before, Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. He has led small groups, ministries, serving teams, and has served on the Board of Directors to fulfill the vision of bringing life and freedom in Christ to their community and the world. Charles and his wife, Racquel, have a son, Will, and a daughter, Katelyn. A few months after the earthquake struck, Charles had the opportunity to serve with Mission of Hope. God began to grow a love and compassion for the people of Haiti, and he is continually inspired by them to develop a deeper love for God and others than he ever imagined possible. Charles has faithfully served on the board since January of 2013.

John Matthews

John Matthews
Board of Directors

John received a diploma in communications from Moody Bible Institute and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He began his career as a news reporter and then moved into government, eventually becoming chief of staff to former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. John led the national Public Affairs Practice Group for a prominent law firm based in Milwaukee, serving a diverse set of clients including the Green Bay Packers. He was a senior executive at Diversey, Inc., a global provider of cleaning and sanitation solutions, serving as chief of staff for the president and CEO and senior vice president for corporate affairs. Currently, John provides consulting services and is a member of a variety of boards of directors. He is a member of the Aurora Health Care Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for Call2Recycle, a leading recycler of rechargeable batteries. John and his wife Julie have three children and serve as youth mentors. John and his family worked at Mission of Hope in June of 2012 and were touched by the warmth of the Haitian people and the desperate needs of their communities. John was convinced God’s hand is on MOH and began seeking how he could help. John’s extensive corporate work as well as his experience in government and communications is a strong fit for the needs of the organization.

Steve Yates

Steve Yates
Board of Directors

Steve received a Masters of Business Administration degree through Indiana University. He is the president and owner of O E Trade Marketing, Incorporated which sales for, consults with and trains suppliers in the heavy duty truck industry with cost analysis, quality control, and production management. Steve is an active member of The Chapel in Fort Wayne, Indiana, serving on the Board of Elders for six years and as president of the board for four years. Steve and his wife, Kathy, have two adult children and two grandchildren. Steve was introduced to Mission of Hope through fifty teenagers and a pickaxe on his first trip to Haiti. Since then, he has invested in the vision of the ministry by fundraising and facilitating short terms trips while serving as Outreach Coordinator at his church. Steve was also instrumental in the MOH clinic fundraising and building campaign, and he has served on the board since 2011.

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