About Us

Our Vision

To transform the lives of very young children in Haiti through literacy.


Our Mission Statement

To provide books and literacy materials and preliminary training for personnel to develop primary level children’s reading skills and enhance their joy in reading in libraries, schools, and centers in underserved areas of Haiti.


Our Values

  1. Partnership: Partner with organizations, both within and beyond Haiti
  2. Action: Work to benefit as many children as soon as possible
  3. Education: Embody passion for education with the flexibility to seek new solutions
  4. Stewardship: Promote the responsible use of resources to achieve goals

PILH Steering Committee

Dr. Sara Mansbach
Director

Family Literacy Consultant
7750 Rotarian

Lisa Bodenheimer
Secretary

Clemson University Librarian
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Rita Yarbrough
Treasurer

Retired Business Leader
7750 Rotarian

Dr. Reggie Brooker
Board Member

Retired Oncologist
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Linda Russ
Board Member

Retired History Teacher
First Baptist Church Greenville

Thiela Schnaufer
Board Member

Retired Latin Teacher
Community Leader
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Rev. Patrick Gué, Phd
Board Member

Adjunct Professor, Wesley Seminary
Haitian Evangelical Wesleyan Church Minister
Previous 7750 Rotarian

Dr. Peter Manuel
Board Member

Children’s Books Author
9510 Rotarian, Australia

Melinda Long
Board Member

Children’s Books Author
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Tracy Welch Tiddy
Board Member

Attorney
7750 Rotarian

Auxiliary Committee
Michaelle Saint-Natus
Milady Auguste Blanc
Payton Dziekan
Rhonda Alperin


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