Meet our team of passionate volunteers.

 
 

"Become friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn't the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn't come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow."

Board of Directors

 
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Brenda Staley

Founder / Director

I began going to Haiti while working as a flight attendant in 1993. I was drawn to the sweet and cheerful nature of the people and soon I was volunteering on my days off with Airline Ambassadors.

After the earthquake in 2010, my husband Jeff and I went to help. We were blown away by the strong and resilient people we met. Even with impossible devastation to overcome, they remained positive and cheerful.  I noticed that the aid did not reach many of the areas of Port Au Prince we were visiting and I wanted to do something more long term to help. I chose education because it can provide the tools that kids need to build their futures and better their communities. I tested the program with 3 kids in 2011 with great success. By 2013 I had 15 kids enrolled and sponsored.

Since then, Chris Clark has joined F4H as my partner and our organization has steadily grown. We now sponsor 23 kids in school and with the help of our airline passes, we travel to Haiti four times each year to monitor their progress and deliver donated goods to the kids and their families. 

This is truly a labor of love for me and I appreciate everyone who has helped make F4H possible.

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Chris Clark

Assistant / Coordinator

In 2013 I became a sponsor with Futures4Haiti. Four months later I was on a flight heading to Port Au Prince to meet young Kevins. When I saw firsthand the work Brenda was doing and met the amazing kids and families, I was hooked. My decision to join F4H was an easy one and the appreciation I feel from the kids and our Haitian friends is immeasurable.

Each visit to Haiti I fell more in love with the people. One of my favorite parts is seeing their big beautiful smiles as they run to greet us in our taptap. However, seeing their bare feet broke my heart and I decided to make it my mission to put shoes on as many as I could. Through donations and after trial and error, I am proud that we are able to deliver and fit hundreds of people with shoes 3-4 times a year. 

Even with an education, it is very competitive to find work in Haiti. In the past few years, more hotels have been built and tourism is on the rise. We feel that speaking English is a valuable skill that would benefit our kids for future employment and we have made this another goal of ours.

The Haitian people have such kind hearts and are able to persevere and enjoy life through all of their challenges. My life has truly been enriched since I began this adventure.


 

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Alexis Coyle

Treasurer

While I had been a supporter of Futures4Haiti from afar as a sponsor since 2012, I fell in love with every child in our program on my first trip to Haiti in January 2016. I have since joined the Board as Treasurer and have visited Haiti every few months since. The beautiful, positive spirit of the people of Haiti gives me hope for the future of the children. As a Korean-American immigrant whose parents brought me to the U.S. seeking education, I am a strong believer in the power of education.

I am a graduate of Wellesley College and have been in Corporate Banking for over 23 years. I am a Managing Director at a bank in San Francisco, CA. I live in Lafayette, CA, with my husband, Jim, and my two children, Ryan and Caitlin.

 

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Jeff Staley

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Staff in Haiti

 

 
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