David Hintch, MPH – Executive Director
David Hintch joined the organization as the new Executive Director on July 1st, 2014. David brings to our work a 20-year background and passion for international development work, strong managerial skills, effective fundraising background, and strong experience working in Haiti. David has held roles as Senior Manager, Country Director, and Regional Representative providing leadership for successful health, nutrition, disaster/emergency, community development, and education programs both in the United States and internationally. He has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, and the Caribbean. David is joining the Colorado Haiti Project from the Aga Khan Foundation USA, where he served as Senior Health Program Officer. Previously, David has managed programs and regional portfolios of health and development projects with the American Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services, RTI, and CARE International. David is highly regarded by his peers for his technical expertise and management effectiveness, and is described as highly personable and a man of deep integrity.
David and his family moved to Colorado from the Washington D.C. area. They are looking forward to being back in Colorado, having lived previously in Grand Junction, where David served as Executive Director of the Western Colorado Region of the American Red Cross.
Tate Lowrey, MPH – Program Manager
Tate joined the Colorado Haiti Project staff in February 2013, after a year as a committed volunteer. As Program Manager for Health Programs, she supports our healthcare initiative in Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti. Tate brings years of experience of working with refugee populations in Europe, South Africa and the United States. While working with refugees in Austin, TX, Tate focused on helping families meet immediate needs, linking them to essential resources and educating on employment readiness, health and well-being, English language and financial literacy. Tate has lived in France, where she taught English for several years and improved her French language skills – something that has proved valuable in our work in Haiti. In 2009, she moved to Cape Town, South Africa and received a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Cape Town. Subsequently, she worked as a Refugee Rights and Health Associate in South Africa, leading needs assessments in refugee camps and conducting workshops to address HIV/AIDS, and gender and xenophobic issues. Outside of working, Tate likes to go on adventures and dance.
Teresa Henry – Director of Donor Relations
Teresa first became involved with the Colorado Haiti Project in 2008, when she joined a medical team trip to Haiti. Since that time Teresa has been a committed volunteer, a trip leader, and a Board Member, and in February 2014 was thrilled to join the staff of Colorado Haiti Project as the Director of Donor Relations. Teresa brings her considerable energy and passion to her new role as she connects with individual donors and organizations on behalf of the people of Haiti.
Since that first trip in 2008, the community of Petit Trou de Nippes has become one of the most important parts of her life, and like a second family! In 2009 and 2010, Teresa led the original “Tie Dye for Haiti” Project that engaged youth from all over Colorado by building awareness and raising money for the Konbit school program of St. Paul’s School in Petit Trou. And since 2010, she has been partnering with the Haitian community to develop Colorado Haiti Project’s vocational and scholarship programs for the young adults of the Petit Trou region.
Teresa comes to us from a 25-year career in business – she recently sold her floral shop Boulder Blooms in the summer of 2013. Teresa moved to Colorado many years ago, after graduating from the University of Illinois. When not working on Colorado Haiti Project ideas and issues, she celebrates life with her husband, her two daughters, friends and family who mean the world, and in memory and in honor of her son Bobby.
Vicki Ireland – Operations Manager
Vicki grew up in southern New Jersey before the Colorado Mountains captured her heart. She moved out to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Boulder, and graduated with a BA in International Affairs in 2013. After working with the Colorado Haiti Project as an intern for several months, we welcome Vicki as our in-office Operations Manager as of February 2015. In June 2015 Vicki traveled to Petit Trou with CHP working as a leader for our first youth-oriented trip to Haiti in many years!
When not in our Louisville office, you can find Vicki exploring the Denver-Metro area where she continues to uncover all that Colorado has to offer.