Wynn Walent – Executive Director
Wynn first traveled to Haiti after the earthquake of 2010 to assist with relief efforts. He intended to stay for two months before returning to the U.S. for graduate school, but the powerful experiences he collected while supporting Haitian relief and development efforts stirred Wynn so deeply that he decided to defer his graduate studies and remain in Haiti. Over the course of the next two and a half years he lived and worked full time in Haiti, developing a deep appreciation for the importance of Haitian leadership and self determination. Prior to his time in Haiti, Wynn worked internationally in Peru and Central America as well as for a non-profit based in Harlem and the Bronx in New York. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Psychology from the University of Virginia, and more recently a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Global Health Affairs from the University of Denver. Wynn has published writing in the Denver Post, Huffington Post, and Latterly Magazine. He is a proud father of two boys, Belony and Vladimir.
Since 2007, Teresa has enthusiastically promoted and supported the Colorado Haiti Project. She founded the Livelihood (formerly Vocational) Development Program in 2012 to offer education in agriculture, entrepreneurship and vocational and professional studies to the communities of the Nippes Region. Through outreach events and numerous visits to Haiti each year, Teresa ignites a contagious passion for CHP everywhere she goes.
Tate joined the Colorado Haiti Project in 2012 after finishing her Masters in Public health in South Africa. She lived and worked side-by-side with our partners and friends in Petit Trou for the last year. It was one of the most incredible experiences and she cannot wait to return to Haiti to continue the amazing work and partnerships. Tate speaks French and Creole with a passion for learning languages. She loves connecting with people from different cultures and discovering our common humanity.