Haiti Team

Jeantyrard Elmera

President, Haiti NGO

Jeantyrard Elmera has served since 1995 as the Country Director of Espoir Pour les Enfants d'Haiti, HFHC's government-recognized, non-government organization (NGO). Jeantyrard has supervised the construction of 10 HFHC-affiliated Christian schools, two orphanages, and a mission team center in Haiti, as well as serving as the President of the NGO's board of directors. He serves as the pulpit minister of the Delmas Church of Christ in Port-au-Prince. In 2003, he helped found the Delmas Christian School (pre-K through High School) which currently enrolls nearly 30% of the children sponsored by HFHC.

Jean Baptiste Chery

Vice President, Haiti Operations

Jean Baptiste Chery joined our team in 2005. His heart for the children and the Lord is seen daily as he works with the principals to manage the sponsorship program which serves over 1,100 children in our 9 schools. In addition, Jean Baptiste oversees operations at our two HFHC orphanages and serves as a minister for the Cite Soleil Church of Christ. Jean Baptiste and his wife Beatrice have 3 children and live in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Future plans include leadership at our HFHC-owned property in Thomazeau where our Team Center, orphanage, and school are located.

Marieshelle Jean-Pierre

Office Adminstrator

Marieshelle J. Joseph joined our team in July 2010 shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Marieshelle brings great organization and attention to detail skills to our team. She helps us to maintain our high standards for financial accountability by collecting receipts and submitting expense reports for all funds sent to Haiti. In addition, she assists with coordination for all Mission teams and communication with our U.S. staff and Haitian leadership.

Sonia Toussaint

Orphanage Administrator/Care-Giver

Sonya and Jean Toussaint were hired as house parents in 2003 and still lovingly care for the Cazeau orphans today. The children have devotionals and prayers every night before they sleep and memorize God’s Word.

Johnny Laine Evenson

Sponsorship Assistant

Johnny Laine joined our staff in June 2012 to assist with the administration of our Sponsorship Program. In addition to serving by working with the children, he also assists with translation and Mission Team coordination.

Natacha Pierre

Orphanage Administrator/Care-Giver

Natacha has provided a loving care and supervision at our Thomazeau orphanage since its opening in 2012. She understands the needs of these children, since Natacha was orphaned at age three, and grew up living in HFHC’s Cazeau orphanage. Natacha is an outstanding Christian young lady – a graduate of Delmas Christian High School, fluent in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Creole), a professional seamstress, with a huge heart for children.