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
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.
Board Member / Legal Consultant
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.
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.