Board of Directors
Jackie Martin – Board President
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.
Cathleen McManus – Secretary
A member of the Board since July 2015, Cathleen is thrilled 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. Cathleen visited Petit Trou de Nippes in 2017.
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.
Erica began volunteering for the Colorado Haiti Project in 2015 excited to support the community-driven programs that make CHP so unique. Erica spent 15 years in the hospitality industry first working in hotel operations then as a consultant managing projects in hotel finance and executive search for companies throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. She is the author of numerous articles and market studies for the hospitality industry.
Erica has a a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA. She left Holy Cross imbued with a deep sense of social justice and started to volunteer and align with organizations promoting that mission. Erica joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
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 is an active mountain biker, swims, enjoys live music, and brews beer.
Jamie joined the CHP board in 2018. He is a partner at a CPA firm and has worked in public accounting and IT security for 23 years. Jamie’s favorite thing in the world is his family and going on adventures with his wife and 4 kids. Jamie visited Petit Trou de Nippes in the Spring of 2018. Read his blog about the trip here.
Austin began volunteering with the Colorado Haiti Project in May 2018 and joined the Board of Directors in December 2018. He is a nonprofit professional with a background in international development and humanitarian response.
He has worked with several organizations, including World Concern and Tearfund, holding positions in communications, research, and program management. His work has taken him to the United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines, however the majority of his experience is in Haiti where he lived for two and a half years. In 2017 he led World Concern’s USAID/OFDA-funded shelter recovery program in southern Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Austin has a Master’s in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University (UK).
He currently works in programs and grant management for a nonprofit foundation in Denver called the NextFifty Initiative.
Erin Snyder Ulric
Erin Snyder Ulric joined the CHP board in May of 2014, after nearly a decade of involvement with the Colorado Haiti Project. 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 she worked closely with country offices in Haiti, Peru, and Honduras to manage programs, as well as across the global portfolio to measure activities and impact.
Erin is now working in domestic public health issues as the Deputy Director of the Prevention Services Division for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In this role she oversees the majority of maternal and child health work for CDPHE.
Erin has a Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dave Watson has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently the chair of the finance committee. Dave’s career was focused in the hospitality industry where he held positions including Accounting Manager, Controller and Director of Operations. Dave and his wife Teresa are long time supporters of the Colorado Haiti Project, dating back to their days living in Frisco, Colorado. After moving to the Denver metro area, Dave was thrilled to be invited to join the Board and provides key support to CHP’s U.S.-based operations.
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.
Teresa has been a florist all her life, graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. She was the owner of Boulder Blooms for 12 years and still enjoys any floral assignment. Her greatest passion is travel and fun with her crazy and loving family.