Alison Rakotonirina is the Executive Director of the Colorado Haiti Project. Alison has relevant experience in organizational management, community development, and international development organizations. Alison is engaged in the program for Nonprofit Management at Regis University and a participant in the Global Studies Leadership Cohort. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was awarded membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Alison is a Colorado native, speaks French, and has traveled in Europe, West Africa, and South Africa. As an undergraduate Alison spent a semester in Madagascar, where she met her husband. Her current interests include exploring the world with her son Winston, aged 5. This past summer they spent several weeks in France visiting extended family. Alison has a sustaining passion for sustainable development and is committed to upholding the mission of the Colorado Haiti Project.
FUND DEVELOPMENT AND DONOR ENGAGEMENT
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.