The 100FH team

JEAN-FRESNEL DESAUGUSTE

In-Country Director, Haiti

Jean-Fresnel Desauguste was born in Ranquitte Haiti. He completed secondary education in the Dominican Republic and currently teaches language and social skills to young people in Ranquitte. He loves being a part of One Hundred For Haiti because he is committed to helping his people on a local level. He cherishes the idea of having the needs of local people – on their own terms – come into reality the way that THEY envision. He is the proud father to three children.

JOELLE DENIS, MD

Medical Advisor/Consultant

Dr. Joelle Denis is a physician at Bernard Mevs, one of the biggest hospitals in Port au Prince. She works as a pediatric specialist and received her medical degree from Université Notre Dame d’Haiti. She advises on medical and cultural issues, and offers support by way of valuable insights to programming ideas from a medical perspective. Joelle has been connected to One Hundred For Haiti since its foundation. Her father, Dr. Jacques Denis, was the original focus of our mission through his clinic in Port au Prince (where Joelle also works frequently). The Denis family has been instrumental in advising the organization since its inception and Joelle continues to be an important connection for our work.

GREG BENNICK

Founder | Executive Director

Greg is the founder of One Hundred For Haiti and has been to Haiti a dozen times since 2010. Immediately after the earthquake in 2010, Greg was on the crew of the Liberty Schooner, an all-volunteer mission that sailed from Miami to the southern coast of Haiti to bring 10,000+ pounds of medical supplies and food to the people in most dire need. The Liberty and its crew were the first independent relief boat to reach the southern coast of Haiti and received international press coverage of the trip on the Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program. Greg envisions a ten year plan which renders One Hundred For Haiti obsolete, with Haitian independence from foreign aid in the Ranquitte region a thing of the past.

CAMERON COLLINS

Board Member / Legal Consultant

Cameron J. Collins is an attorney, professor, filmmaker,  podcaster, photographer, and aspiring author. Cameron earned his law degree with honors from Seattle University, where he was Director of the National Lawyers Guild and Music Director and General Manager at KSUB/KXSU, Seattle University’s radio station. He serves on the boards of One Hundred for Haiti, Gorilla Football Collective, Seattle Sounders FC Alliance Council, and the Sounders FC Relief Fund, and was voted Best Local Celebrity in Silicon Valley in 2002. Cameron is passionate about service and loves exploring the ways in which 100FH can support the voices of the local communities we serve.

NATHAN BEAN

Development Director / Program Manager

Nathan Bean arrived in Haiti for the first time sixty eight hours after the earthquake in 2010 and has been drawn to the country ever since. After spending years in Haiti working in and learning about NGOs, Nathan returned to school, earning a B.A. in Law, Societies, and Justice from the University of Washington. Joining One Hundred for Haiti has been an enriching experience for Nathan and it has offered a rich experience to apply his knowledge of Haiti and NGOs. Nathan believes in empowering Haitians to bring change in their own community. This approach has developed over the years as Nathan has been involved with NGOs as a volunteer coordinating emergency relief and medical trips, as well as Stateside events and fundraisers. Nathan is from the great state of New Hampshire, enjoys soul music, and fiercely loves his son and partner.

TYSON SADLER

Media Support

Tyson is a Canadian social activist, filmmaker, and founder of Back Porch Media, a company devoted to creating socially aware media productions. Tyson’s films have been screened in Film Festivals, on PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and as viral videos on the Internet and around the world. Over the past 10 years, Tyson has established himself as a Director, Editor, and Producer working on a large array of film projects. Seeing the devastation immediately following the Haiti earthquake and the desperate need for relief and rebuiding inspired him to take direct action and get involved with One Hundred For Haiti. He spends his time between New York City and Vancouver, BC.

PHILIP DUPLESSIS

Honorary, always and forever core team member

Philip Duplessis is the former owner of the schooner Liberty and 2010 coordinator of marine logistics, Philip Duplessis was a driving force behind the 2010 mission to sail from Miami to Haiti with over ten thousand pounds of medical supplies and food which helped launch our renewed connection to Haiti and its people. Philip’s dedication is so absolute that he sold his house to buy the schooner Liberty. A total hero.