Partners in Literacy Haiti (PILH)

Our Vision

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


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
Committee Chair

Family Literacy Consultant
7750 Rotarian

Lisa Bodenheimer
Committee Secretary

Clemson University Librarian
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Rita Yarbrough
Committee
Treasurer
Retired Business Leader
7750 Rotarian

Dr. Reggie Brooker
Committee Member

Retired Oncologist
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Linda Russ
Committee Member

Retired History Teacher
First Baptist Church Greenville

Thiela Schnaufer
Committee Member

Retired Latin Teacher
Community Leader
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Rev. Patrick Gué, Phd
Committee Member

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

Dr. Peter Manuel–retired
Committee Member

Children’s Books Author
9510 Rotarian, Australia

Melinda Long
Committee Member

Children’s Books Author
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Tracy Welch Tiddy
Committee Member

Attorney
7750 Rotarian

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


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