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Board of Directors

Christie Lamour

Founder of Hens for Haiti, Christie spent several years living in Haiti as a volunteer and project manager, specifically focused on developing a business proposal, fundraising, and bringing to fruition a local egg-laying facility (Poulaye) in the town of Gros-Morne.  Christie was sought for this task by local Haitian leaders due to her education in Animal and Poultry Sciences (B.S.) and Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (M.S.) from Virginia Tech. Since completion of the Hens for Haiti pilot project in 2012, Christie maintains involvement with poultry projects in Haiti by working with groups interested in duplicating the project.  With over 10 years of experience in developmental aid, Christie continues to perfect her skills in program development, non-profit management, and volunteer coordination, in addition to her role as main consultant for Hens for Haiti projects.  Christie currently lives in South Korea with her husband and two young children.  

Larry Newman

Larry is a professional civil engineer with over 30 years experience in the design of infrastructure in the mid-Atlantic region.  He is a LEED accredited professional in addition to his professional engineering licenses.  For the last 9 years, Larry has been working in the Jeremie and Gonaives dioceses of Haiti involved in, among other things, design and implementation of water projects, sewer projects, construction and operation of schools, construction of local churches, solar electrical design and construction and other projects.  Larry assisted the USCCB in May of 2010 in an evaluation of the causes for the dramatic loss of life during the January earthquake.  As a result of his recommendations, the PROCHE organization was established in Haiti to insure that new construction sponsored by the US Catholic Church meets today's international standards for constrution in earthquake prone areas.  Larry has assisted Hens for Hatii in the design of the facility, and has installed electrical solar panels and equipment to provide necessary power for the facility.

Sherley Codio

Sherley Codio

Sherley Codio is a native of Cap-Haitian, Haiti.  In 2010, Sherley earned a BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and continued to complete her MS in 2012.  After her studies, Sherley returned to Haiti and currently lives in Port-au-Prince working as a full-time information technology consultant and a part-time event planner.  Sherley has been involved with Hens for Haiti since its inception as a student-led organization and has participated as a volunteer at fundraising events and Clinton Global Initiative conferences.  Sherley is Hens for Haiti's Local Representative with close access to projects on the ground.    

Dan Tootle

A native of California, Dan attended San Diego State College (B.A.) and the University of Southern California (M.S.).  After college, Dan entered the US Navy and completed 21 years of active duty service.  After military service, Dan continued his career in the corporate sector working for Lockheed Martin, ARINC, Booz Allen Hamilton, and L-3 Communications.  In 2013, Dan finally retired with an impressive 29 years of experience.  Dan continues service to his community in Maryland through his Episcopal Church parish and as President of Board of Directors at a local Community Center.  Dan’s involvement in Haiti also started in retirement when he was assigned as an Episcopal Church missionary and program manager for the revitalization of the Centre d’Agriculture Saint Barnabas in the town of Terrier Rouge on the northeast coast of Haiti. (Project Information)  Dan’s program management experience and knowledge of the agriculture arena in northern Haiti will prove a great asset on the Hens for Haiti Board of Directors. As a member, Dan hopes to expand his work in Haitian agriculture development activities in the area of poultry husbandry.  Dan is also blessed with a loving wife, Merla Kae (well-known artist), two sons, and three grandchildren.     

Retired Board Members

Cameron Varano

Cody Lemieux

Mike Mercurio

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