The Mission Haiti Inc. Board of Directors

Jimmy with MHI Founder Phyllis Sheehan

Jimmy Dunn, President

Anita Witta, Vice-President

Tina Ham Peterson, Treasurer

Carol Schu DeVetter

Terry Heer

Connie Pelner

Sr. Sue Torgersen

John Jurich



MHI is an all-volunteer organization (no paid staff). 

Our Haitian Partners 

The Sisters of the Companions of Jesus are our hardworking partners in Haiti who manage all MHI projects. Under the leadership of Sr. Alta Emile, the Sisters are in charge of Annunciation Leogane primary school, the College Couer de Marie/Heart of Mary secondary school, the Village of Jesus elder care home, and Bethleem Farm. Several sisters teach at the schools, provide care at the Village, and/or work on the farm. Some are in training for agronomy, nursing, and teaching. Their tireless dedication in working toward a more prosperous Haiti is inspiring. 



The Congregation/Sisters of St. Joseph

Sr. Sharon, February 2016

Sisters from the U.S. and Canadian Federations adopted a proposal, Rebuilding Haiti through the Empowerment of Girls, to raise money over a ten-year period to provide education for ten girls from primary school through higher education/technical school, to assist in teacher salaries and tuition for teacher certification, and to provide assistance for the College Coeur de Marie/Heart of Mary secondary school. In addition to the Federation support, the Sisters have provided grants to support several projects, sponsorships, and emergency responses.


The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is a union of all the Sisters who claim a common origin in foundation at Le Puy, France in 1650. In the United States, this includes 4,684 sisters, 2,979 associates and 25 agregees in 16 Congregations. 


Read more about the CSSJs support of Mission Haiti Inc. here: 

Our Supporters and Donors

Of course, what we are able to do at Mission Haiti Inc. is only possible through the generosity of our family of supporters. Our donors keep us in business, providing on-going monthly support of our four projects and funding for special projects as needed. Our immersion trip travelers that range in age from youth to retirees become Mission Haiti Inc. ambassadors, sharing their passion for Haiti and helping to spread the word. Our volunteers do everything from selling crafts to opening their homes for special events. 




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