HAPI Board of Directors

Yolande Gabriel Zephir

At Large Member

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Dorothy Wetzel

Board Member

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Reverend Melissa Maher

Board Member

United Methodist Pastor Houston, Texas … Read More

Jacson Celestin

Board Member

Registered Nurse, Metropolitan Hospital, Michigan … Read More

Michael J. Pisani, Ph.D

Adjunct Member

Professor of international business at Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA). He has been involved in community development projects and field research in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. He has written … Read More

Joe Turk

Board Member

Joe’s first trip to Mizak, Haiti, occurred in 2012 with a joint Mission Team from Concord and Sharon United Methodist Churches. That first year, the team supported the excavation work for what would become the Merlet Center. The following … Read More

Jim Searls

Board, Chair

Retired educator and broadcast engineer. Ivolved in web devevelopment for several non-profits, including HAPI. Married to Abby.   Lives in Zeeland, MI … Read More

Valerie Mossman-Celestin

U.S. Executive Director

Valerie Mossman-Celestin is an United Methodist Deaconess appointed in the role of US Executive Director to Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI), a women's empowerment and community development ministry which she co-founded in … Read More