Susan Place Everhart
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Susan comes to the Colorado Haiti Project from a long career in international business consulting. Prior to joining the Colorado Haiti Project, she was President/Co-Founder of Ionis International, a cross-cultural management consultancy based in Boulder, Colorado. She also served on the Board of the Colorado Haiti Project since 2012. Susan has lived and worked internationally for many years, most recently for three years in Shanghai, China where she was actively involved with the Grameen Foundation, a non-profit organization working to reduce poverty through microfinance. It was during this time that Susan became particularly interested in, and inspired by, sustainable, collaborative, and integrated community development – and the real difference it can make in impoverished regions of the world.
Susan is honored to be part of the Colorado Haiti Project, to learn as much as possible about the issues specific to the Petit Trou de Nippes community, and to work together with the dedicated people in both Haiti and Colorado who have built this inspiring and growing partnership. In her personal life, Susan enjoys travel and outdoor adventures with her husband and two daughters.
DIRECTOR OF FUND DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS
Dennis brings compassion, commitment, and a sense of humor to his work with the Colorado Haiti Project. For the last 20 years Dennis has been involved in the Denver nonprofit community in executive or development positions, including 7 years as V.P. for Development at St. Anthony Health Foundation, directing Project PAVE for 7 years, and 6 years as Development Director or Director of Communications and Government Relations at Mount Saint Vincent Home. He has considerable experience and success with individual donors and foundations, including 6 years serving on the board of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. As a Catholic priest, Dennis was very much engaged with justice and peace efforts for many years through his religious community in Colorado and Latin America. And for the last decade he has been a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denver.
Tate Lowrey, MPH
Tate is thrilled to join the Colorado Haiti Project as a full-time staff member after having volunteered with us since the spring of 2012. One important aspect of her job will be to help expand our healthcare program in Petit Trou de Nippes. In 2012, she earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In 2009, she moved to Cape Town from France, where she taught English for a few years and improved her French language and joie de vivre skills. During the summer of 2006, Tate participated in a cross-cultural exchange program in Agadez, Niger in West Africa. There she was mentored by a rural hospital staff working in dire conditions. The lessons Tate learned by helping and being helped by the poorest of the poor and her other travel and work in various international settings means humility, grace, flexibility and hard work are key attributes she aspires to live out. Outside of working, Tate likes to go on adventures and dance.