Lori Burris
Nonprofit Development Executive

Lori is a Certified Fundraising Executive with 18 years of experience and success in developing, overseeing, and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies for nonprofit organizations.  Some of the areas she has worked in are world hunger, Bible translation to remote people groups, anti-trafficking, clean water, Universities, and education technology nonprofits. She has earned a reputation for her ability to organize and implement comprehensive fund-raising plans. Lori conducts board training and executive mentoring programs to assist with infrastructure and create sustainability in fund development. She’s a hands-on, proactive leader who can identify opportunities, formulate strategic planning, initiate changes and implement new programs with an innovative and responsive leadership style. 


Fritz and Magalie Desir
Directors of Family Care Haiti

Family Care Haiti was founded by Fritz and Magalie Desir in 2013. Fritz was born in Port-au-Prince and was raised in Port-a-Prince and Jacmel, Haiti. Growing up, Fritz lived with his mother in Cite Soleil, the largest slum in the Western Hemisphere.  Surrounded by hopelessness and despair, God began to work in Fritz’s life birthing compassion for orphans. As a young man, he successfully oversaw the day-to-day operations of the 50-child orphanage. In 2008. Fritz and Magalie were married and became united in their commitment to rescue abandoned children.  Once again, God was facilitating Fritz to help the starving children of Haiti. The first and primary passion of Fritz and Magalie is to teach and show the love of Jesus Christ and bring orphan children of Haiti to a saving knowledge of the Lord.


Edelyne Augustin
Director, Career Hope Initiative

Edelyne was born in Cite Soleil, Haiti, the largest slum in the Western Hemisphere.  She was raised in two rooms with 6 family members, no running water and no septic system.  Edelyne understands poverty in Haiti and brings a valuable perspective to Child Hope Worldwide Inc.  She is currently the manager at Family Care Haiti, our orphanage in Port au Prince cares for 30 children.  She is familiar with all aspects of running an orphanage and serves as an invaluable source of information.  Edelyne has a heart for the older kids who age out of the orphanage at 18.  She is also Director of Career Hope Initiative and oversees the selection and placement of young men and women in vocational and English school programs.  Her knowledge of institutions in Port au Prince allows her to effectively help our young people build promising careers. 

Venel Ulysse
Principal, True Hope Academy

Venel is a native of Port au Prince and lives in Delmas, Haiti. He is married and has one child. Venel has always had a heart for children and loves being a teacher. He is responsible for the curriculum of True Hope Academy and oversees the teaching staff. We are grateful for Venel and his work for Child Hope Worldwide Inc.