About Hope For Haitians

Hope for Haitians is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 2001 to extend aid to the poorest of the poor in the country of Haiti. The organization, located in Rockford, Illinois was founded by a group of service minded individuals who experienced the extreme poverty while visiting Haiti. Hope for Haitians is supported entirely by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and churches.

Our Mission

Hope for Haitians provides hope and dignity to the poorest of the poor in Haiti.

Our Vision

Hope for Haitians improves the quality of life for the people living in Haiti who are suffering in extreme poverty.

US Staff

Chris Weickert – Executive Director

Amy McTeague – Development Director

Haitian Partners

Dr. Cleantus Jean, Jr. – Executive Director HELP Foundation

Dadjena Joseph – Field Coordinator for the North/Northeast Province

Genard Antonio – Trouble Shooter

The work of our Haitian Partners is co-funded with other non-profit partner agencies also working in Haiti

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides valuable service to Hope for Haitians. Through fundraising events, meetings and committee work, they keep the organization true to its mission, secure the funds necessary for projects and monitor the completed projects on the ground in Haiti. Their dedication ensures funds are spent well and opportunities for sustainable change are present in the lives of the Haitian families we serve

Founding Board Members
Patrick Bachrodt

Tom Lorden

Peter Roche

Current Board Members

William Derry

Steve Wolf

Amy Ott

Virginia Canavan

William Clancy

Michael Gallagher

Rev. Robert Jones


Danny Lorden

Robert McLaughlin

Andy Schultheis

Keith Jones

Troy Haggestad

Michael Delany, Jr.

Dale Dickinson

Adam Derry

Dan Mcguire

Maggie Clancy

Michelle Coovert

Bernard Forster

Patrick Zacchea

Rick Adams

Rev. John McNamara