Sharon Caulfield, Esq. - Chair
Sharon currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Haiti Project. Ms. Caulfield joined Caplan and Earnest LLC in 1993, where she practices law as chair of the Health Law Section. Her practice focus is on healthcare provider organizational compliance, transactions, and litigation.
She has been a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities since 1993, and serves biannually on the adjunct faculty of the University of Colorado – School of Law, teaching courses in bioethics and health law. Ms. Caulfield has also served on many community governing boards including as President of the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder and as director of such groups as the University of Colorado Foundation, the Colorado Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Frasier Meadows Retirement Community. Ms. Caulfield is also on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care. She also served for five years as a Girl Scout leader for teen scouts.
Before joining Caplan and Earnest LLC in 1993, Ms. Caulfield spent over a decade in the practice of health law and litigation at a major Denver law firm. She is married to research geologist and climber Ned Andrews, and together they have two adult children.
Don Snyder - Past Chair
Don is a professional engineer and the president/owner of Tuttle Prilling Systems, an engineering company founded by his grandfather, which is engaged globally in the design and development of specialized processes for the nitrogen fertilizer industry. His work exposed him to the developing world long ago . . . an environment in which he is quite comfortable. It was this exposure, combined with his faith that fueled his desire to work directly with people struggling to meet life’s basic needs. He is firmly committed to a collaborative approach in identifying and implementing sustainable solutions. Timing and circumstance landed him in Haiti.
Don is the past board chair of the Colorado Haiti Project, and has been to Haiti more times than anyone else with our organization! Don speaks Kreyol and has developed an extensive network of relationships on the ground in Haiti. He played a significant role in the design and implementation of the water project, which now has a dozen water wells throughout the region of Petit Trou de Nippes. He also provided over-site for the construction of St. Paul’s School.
Jana is the Controller at The Denver Hospice and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1997. Before The Denver Hospice, she spent 13 year as an auditor in a public accounting firm. She has extensive experience in providing auditing, accounting and advisory services for not-for-profit organizations. Jana graduated from the Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting. Participation in the community has always been a priority whether it is through political affiliations or volunteering on not-for- profit boards.
Jack Zeller - Treasurer
Jack is now retired, but formerly worked for Arthur Andersen as an auditor CPA. He taught at community colleges in Iowa for 25 years and taught a CPA review course for several years at the University of Iowa. Jack was also self-employed as a computer consultant for several years.
During his tenure on the Colorado Haiti Project Board, Jack has done extensive work in developing the accounting procedures for the Colorado Haiti Project, as well as work on improving accountability from our Haitian partners. In retirement, Jack and his wife Mary like to hike, bike, ski, travel and spend time with the grandkids.
Mike Earnest, MD - Medical Director
Michael Earnest (Mike) is a physician and Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado -School of Medicine and the medical director for the Colorado Haiti Project. In his retirement he began a new exploration of new ways to invest his skills to help people, so has committed to helping the people of Haiti through the Colorado Haiti Project. He has participated in many medical missions and several community health and assessment planning trips to Haiti.
He also teaches in biomedical ethics and foundations of professionalism courses at the School of Medicine and he volunteers as attending physician on the Neurology service at the Denver Health Medical Center. He actively participates in the spiritual life of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Denver, and is a member of the Vestry. He loves playing with his five grandsons, traveling the world with his wife Vicki and playing tennis.
Fr. Abiade Lozama - Priest in Charge, St. Paul’s School
Père Abiade Lozama was ordained a priest in 2010, and completed a MA at Virginia Theological Seminary in 2011. He served at St. Paul’s in 2007 during his seminary training, and he has developed a longstanding connection to the community. Fr. Abiade also teaches every few weeks at the Episcopal seminary in Port au Prince, he oversees Colorado Haiti Project work in Haiti, and he is actively working to improve economic and educational opportunities for the communities of Chevalier and Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti. In addition to his work as Priest in Charge at St. Paul’s, Fr. Abiade is responsible for the relationship between the Episcopal Churches of the Caribbean and the Episcopal diocese of Haiti. And, he is the Vice President for the Diocesan Committee for Ministry in Haiti. Fr. Abiade is married and is the father of a healthy baby girl.
Nic grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and went to Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering. He moved to Colorado after graduating in hopes of starting a great career in structural engineering.
For nearly 8 years he has worked as a structural consulting has earned his Professional Engineers License for the state of Colorado. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in structural engineering at the University of Colorado Denver.
Married in 2010, Nic and his wife Ashley live in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, with their dog Kiddo and their new human kiddo, Jack. They enjoy camping, skiing, cooking and traveling. Nic has yet to convince Ashley that fishing is fun, but it is one of his favorite activities. Nic is also a bow hunter.
Rev. Bruce Swinehart
The Rev. Bruce Swinehart was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 2009, and served for three years as Priest-in-Charge at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has 30 years of experience in human services and non-profit management and consulting. He has traveled, studied, and worked in India, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Australia, New Zealand and the British Isles. He is particularly interested in developing a sense of “mission” as shared hospitality and cultural exchange.
Anne Skamarock (Bio coming soon!)