Board of Directors

About HHIBoard of Directors
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Sara Ditto

Board of Directors Chair

Biography

For as long as Sara can remember she has always had a desire to go on a humanitarian trip. In April 2016, her husband and she had the privilege of joining HHI on a medical mission trip to Timo. She had the privilege of serving on the health education team and also had many opportunities to be involved in organizing the details of the trip. Since that trip, Sara has been involved in the fundraising efforts for the primary school in Timo. She has loved using the skills and talents that she has developed for the benefit of others. Sara’s first love is her husband, who supports her dreams and crazy ideas of travel and serving others. Sara attended BYU-Hawaii and then earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University. She is an active mom of six children, and recently became a mother-in-law!!! Sara loves volunteering in her children’s schools and often can be found doing graphic design projects for her church congregation or leading a group of young women in her local church. Sara is a sun-loving momma trying her hardest to be Christ’s hands here on earth.

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Elizabeth Miller

Infrastructure
RD

Biography

Beth Miller is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She received a master’s degree in nutrition science from the University of Utah in 2014. As a dietetic intern, she completed clinical rotations at LDS Hospital and the University of Utah Hospital working with the Cystic Fibrosis clinic, Cardiovascular Medical unit, and the Acute Internal Medical unit. She completed her thesis research on children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the Pediatric Motor Disorders Clinic at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. For the past five years, she has worked as the clinical dietitian at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City. She first heard of HHI from Kathleen Nielsen, RD who presented a lecture on her experiences in Haiti at the Utah Academy of Nutrition’s annual meeting. She felt inspired to help and contacted Kathleen to go on the trip. Her first trip to Haiti was in October 2015 and then again in April 2017. As a member of the medical team, she provided nutrition consults to patients in the medical clinic, provided nutrition education to children at the local schools, and continues to help recruit and train dietitians to go on future trips to Haiti. Beth enjoys dancing ballet, watercolor painting, and hiking with her dog.

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Sheree Evans

Logistics

Biography

Sheree is currently serving on the board as administrative support to the medical and dental teams. She had a deep love and respect for the people of Haiti. In 2010 she adopted two children from Haiti, they came home two weeks after the earthquake. She first became involved with HHI on a medical trip in October 2015 and has been on a trip every year since that time. She was impressed with the mission of HHI to help people by not giving handouts but by teaching and helping them to be self-reliant. She is excited to work with upcoming medical and dental teams as they prepare for their trips to Timo. She would love for her children to know their culture and have the desire to give back to Haiti. She has worked for many years in the administrative field. She currently works as a cost accountant for a large business based out of Ogden, Utah. In her spare time, Sheree loves spending time with her children, grandchildren, and pets. She loves to be outside gardening, hiking or just enjoying nature.

Dan Ursenbach

Outreach
MBA
Biography

Dan Ursenbach is an engineer and manager at United Technologies Aerospace Company in Rockford, Illinois. He has a graduate degree in materials science from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Brigham Young University. Dan served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Haiti where he developed a love for the people and learned Haitian Creole. Dan was attracted to Haiti Health Initiative because of its balanced and transparent approach to health programs. He was excited to be a team leader on a medical trip in 2013. In his spare time, he likes to hike and sail with his family.

Brad Bills

Oral Health Services

Mark Lindhardt

Pharmacy Services
PharmD

Carl Bechthold

Public Relations

Matt Pettit

Infrastructure 

RECENT BLOG & UPDATES

The following selection of articles provides an inside look at HHI’s updates on recent projects and history of accomplishments.

AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Evens Robert, one of the founding members of AgwoAyiti, observed the precarious economic and environmental conditions in his home community of Fond d’OiesFrom his observations in Fond d’Oies, he realized that there was untapped potential in...

Latrine Design Report of the School in Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. To Recap, HHI contacted the company ARUP to develop the design of the IMPV school in Timo, Haiti.This project aims to bring a much-needed new school facility in the remote, mountainous community of Timo. The school will be attended by around 225...

School Progress in Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. The earthworks for the new Timo school are completed.This includes retaining walls, perimeter walls and fencing. We resumed talks with our engineer and architect partners at Arup (designer of Sydney Opera House) who are reviewing the...

School Site Visit Successful

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Arup partners Alex, Aidan, and Rossini and HHI representatives Matt and Doug returned 2/3/2017 from their week-long trip to Haiti. The goals of their trip included a visit to the site where the Timo school will be built later this year. They...

The Story of the New School

Background The new school project is one of Haiti Health Initiative’s many humanitarian efforts. In progress since 2015, the project aims to bring a much-needed new facility to the Girls and Boys School of Perfection of Viciere [translated] in the remote, mountainous...

Provide the Tool that Gives Hope to Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. “Education is the most powerful tool that can be used to change the world” (adapted from Nelson Mandela). In 2015, Haiti Health Initiative launched a project to build a safe, world-class school building for the children of Timo. The school would...

A Successful Dental Trip (August 2018)

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. On August 16–19, Dr. Robert Lerohl and Dr. Scott Ferguson and his son Parker, made a brief visit to Timo.During their short stay, they provided additional training to the Haitian dental lab team and organized the dental materials and...
AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Evens Robert, one of the founding members of AgwoAyiti, observed the precarious economic and environmental conditions in his home community of Fond d’OiesFrom his observations in Fond d’Oies, he realized that there was untapped potential in...

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HAITI HEALTH INITIATIVE PARTNERS

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Contact Us

For general questions, concerns, or comments, use the form below to contact a member of HHI, who will assist you.

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Haiti Health Initiative aims to improve the overall health and well being of rural Haitians, one community at a time. We seek to accomplish this through providing education and services in primary health care, dental care, public health, and nutrition within each community at risk.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about Haiti Health Initiative, contact Marc-Aurel Martial at [email protected] or at 801-830-3043.

If you are interested to join us in Haiti, click here for more information.

ORGANIZATION

If you would like to know more about Haiti Health Initiative as a Non-Profit Organization and registered Non-Governmental Organization, you can review the organizing documents by clicking here.

LARGE DONATION

If you would like to make a donation to HHI exceeding $1000, you can either send a check to 1761 Gold River Drive, Orem, UT 84057, or pay by credit or debit card by clicking here.

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