Executive and Advisory

Betty J Harmsen

Executive Director and Board Chair

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Betty has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and 20 years full-time experience in teaching mathematics, half at the high school level and half at the university level. She has writen a variety of curricula over a period of years. Betty and her husband founded Haiti Share in 2007.

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Raymond Excellent

Director of Operations

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Raymond is a founding member of Haiti Share and a 2011 graduate of Academie Nationale Diplomatique Et Consulaire, Port-au-Prince, with a degree in Diplomacy. He is currently chairman of.....

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David Pope

Vice President of Board

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David Pope graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 1962 he joined the Houston office of Ernst & Young .After 21 years in Houston, including seven as Office Managing Partner, David moved to Singapore to become Regional Partner for Southeast Asia. Later he returned to the states to coordinate worldwide services to the firm's largest privately held-client headquartered in Chicago. David is a founding member and Deacon in The Bible Church of the Lakes, served three years on Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association Board of Directors, and was a Horseshoe Bay city council member for ___ years. David and his wife Nelda have three children and six grandchildren.

Cheri Huerta

Secretary/Treasurer of Board

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Cheri has a Master's degree in International Management from The Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and is currently employed as a financial analyst for Zebra Technologies.? Cheri has almost 25 years of work experience in manufacturing and distribution center environments including nine years working in Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish.? She has held leadership roles in her church and in several organizations, including Boy Scouts of America and Bible Study Fellowship. Cheri lives in McAllen, Texas with her husband and three sons.

Pastor Julio Volcy

Advisory Board

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Julio is a native Haitian Dr. Volcy is a native Haitian with a doctorate in Ministry from Christian Life School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia and extended training in the areas of leadership, world missions, church planting and non-profit administration. He served as the founder and Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church in Bradenton, Florida, for over ten years before moving to Haiti woth his wife, Suzette, and their three children.
He is the founder and president of Hope Outreach International and the executive director of Teen Challenge-Haiti.

Art and Carol Hawkinson

Advisory Board

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Art retired after a 35 year career in Geological Management with Atlantic Richfield and OXY USA.? Then fulfilling a long-time ambition to go into missions, he became Business Manager for Camp Peniel, a Christian camp near Marble Falls, where he has served for the past 20 years.?Art is assisted by his wife Carol, who has worked in data processing and administrative clerical work, Keeping politically active in Llano County, she has served as a newsletter editor for 8 years. Art and Carol live in Horseshoe Bay, Texas and are both actively leading Bible studies in the local area. 

Pastor and Sis Monnet

Advisory Board

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Pastor Monnet is the founding pastor for the Smoking for Jesus Ministries, located north of Kingsland Texas.?Sister Monnet?s many ministries include leading women?s Bible studies. ?The Monnets and their entire church migrated from New Orleans to the Hill Country after the Katrina hurricane in 2005.? They have had many years of experience in helping young people with a variety of problems to experience wholeness in Christ.

(Charles)Tommy Roberts

Advisory Board

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Tommy has a Ph.D. in counseling.? He is the owner and operator of Highland Lake Christian Counseling in Horseshoe Bay and also serves as an adjunct professor of counseling and psychology for Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas.