Jackie Martin – Board Chair
Jackie was introduced to the Colorado Haiti Project in 2013 and has been forever changed by the power of this unique and deeply rooted partnership. She immediately began volunteering on several committees, joined the Board of Directors in 2015, and was elected Board President in January of this year. She feels blessed to be working alongside the inspiring individuals who make up the CHP family.
Anne Skamarock – Secretary, Former ED
Anne Skamarock is a marketing consultant who has spent over 30 years working with computer systems, storage, and software technology companies. She has a broad range of experience in many aspects of business and technologies. She is also a recognized industry expert analyst and speaker, columnist, and book author. Anne has held positions in both large and small companies including Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, SRI International and a number of successful startups, as well as running her own consulting business. Anne is a past Executive Director for the Colorado Haiti Project and long-time volunteer with CHP. She has been to Petit Trou de Nippes once in 2004 and has plans to visit again, this time with her husband, in November 2014. Anne and her husband Bill love traveling and learning about new places, people, and their cultures.
Cathleen McManus – Secretary
Joining the Board in July 2015, Cathleen is excited to be involved in the Colorado Haiti Project. After living in Southeast Florida for many years, Cathleen and her husband The Rev. Michael McManus, relocated to Evergreen, Colorado. They live at the Church of the Transfiguration where Michael is the Rector.
Throughout her life, giving back to the community has been a priority and Cathleen has held a variety of positions as the President, Chairperson, Coordinator and Board member of several public and non-for-profit organizations. Currently, she is a member of the Governing Board of Evergreen Christian Outreach (ECHO). Participation on mission trips to Honduras, Costa Rica, Kenya as well as extensive local outreach have played a significant role in her ministry and Cathleen hopes to one day visit Petit Trou, Haiti.
As a medical secretary, her experience includes supervising the Medical Records Department at a medical school, employment as an Administrative Assistant for Palm Beach County, Florida and for the past 23 years managing her own medical transcription company. Cathleen enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children, Charles and Elizabeth.
Paul Chyc – WISH Committee Lead
Paul is an electrical engineer working for BI in Boulder. He is also a volunteer rescuer with Boulder Emergency Squad.
Paul has made several of the education trips to Petit Trou de Nippes supporting the English language and experimental science programs.
He keeps active mountain biking, swimming, enjoys live music, and brews beer.
Erin Snyder Ulric – Health Committee Lead
Erin Snyder Ulric joined the CHP board in May of 2014. In her role as a board member, she will lead the health committee, and work closely with CHP to implement health activities in the Petit Trou area. Erin brings over 10 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. She worked as an actuary early on in her career, before she moved abroad and took a position with Outreach to Haiti, based in Port-Au-Prince. She was the Interim Director there, focusing on community activities including health, education and social work. She also worked with the Catholic Medical Mission Board, a faith-based non-profit focused on improving the health of women and children around the world. During her time with CMMB her primary role was as the Regional Manager of LAC, and she worked closely with country offices in Haiti, Peru and Honduras. She also was the acting Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for the organization, and in that role, worked with the global portfolio to measure activities and impact. She also has a long history with CHP (her first trip to Petit Trou was in 2004), designing and implementing training for village health women, and carrying out a comprehensive needs assessment of the Petit Trou de Nippes area.
Erin is now working in domestic public health issues as the Director of the Nutrition Services Branch for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In this role she oversees the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and an Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Unit.
Erin has a Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
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.
Dave Watson – Finance Committee