Similarly, volunteers are based both in the U.S. and Haiti to develop programs, teach, collect and deliver equipment and supplies, and make infrastructure improvements. The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and other volunteers provide guidance as advisors and committee members.
Emile began work at Konbit Sante in 2013. Prior to his arrival at Konbit Sante, Emile worked at Action Sanitaire, another organization in Cap-Haitien, for about 25 years. He also owns his own business in Cap-Haitien where he repairs and maintains vehicles. In addition to being in charge of our vehicle, he also keeps an eye on safety and security as it relates to transportation in and around Cap-Haitien.
Odelin joined the Konbit Sante team in 2009 as our Office and Apartment Keeper. Odelin attended secondary school in Cap-Haitien and has a background as a logistician. He also has experiences in painting buildings and driving heavy machinery. In 2011 Odelin enrolled in a training course for waste management, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Through the training Odelin obtained appropriate certifications to conduct his work in the office with more expertise and efficiency.
Sam joined Konbit Sante in 2021 as an accountant. Born and raised in Maine, Sam attended university in Florida and was granted a BA in Economics by Eckerd College in 2018. After graduation, Sam joined the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic and returned home in 2020. Thereafter, he worked as a Community Care Aid at a community health center before joining the Konbit Sante team. Click here to email Sam