John helping the students

Our Team

We are connected and in this together. Konbit

Keeping with the tradition of Haitian culture, Jou Nouvo community members form a Konbit. We all come together, roll up our sleeves, prepared to work and create whole life improvements for Bon Repos, our families, and for future generations.

Our Board of Directors

Kerline Auguste Tofuri
Founder and President
BA, Social Services Field, Family Advocate

John Huycke
Chairman of the Board
Business Executive, MBA, CPA

Christine T. McDonald
Treasurer, Accountant CPA, MST

Vladimir Jeune
Commercial Counsel, Pharmaceutical Industry Executive


Robert B McConnaughey
Impact Investing Executive

Frank Nielsen
Investment Industry Executive

Liz Robinson
Brand and Marketing Strategy Executive

William Cass
Public Relations Executive


Our Team

Our Haiti Team

Nikenson Romage, Program Director

Lynn’ Balmir, Program Manager

Chrislie Rosier, Operations Manager

Reginald Barbot, Program Associate

Elta Pierre-Louis, Coordinator

Celimene Dalencourt, Literacy Instructor

Fery A. Larose, Literacy Instructor

Narah Leblanc, Instructor

Marie Guerline Belfort, Instructor

Cazelais Ilfra, Literacy Instructor

Johanne Altema, Literacy Instructor

Dieunite Demar, Instructor

Marie Maude Maryse Telemaque, Instructor

Oslyne Gustinvil, Assistant

Our U.S. Volunteer Team

Cathy Huycke, Sponsorship Coordinator

Christine T. McDonald, Volunteer Accountant CPA, MST

We are also grateful for the tireless commitment of our team of regular volunteers. They donate hundreds of hours of their expertise in areas including grant writing, coordination of fundraising events, program administration and development, donation coordination, collecting supplies, website development, and database development.

Ready to make a difference?