Andrea has been intricately involved with Hands and Feet Project since the very beginning. Her first visit to Haiti was in 2001 and three years later Andrea linked arms with her husband, Will McGinniss, as he joined Mark Stuart to found the Hands and Feet Project. Before HAFP, Andrea served several local businesses with finances and marketing. She started to work with the HAFP US Office in 2006 serving in finance and operations. She then took on the role of Childcare Director, serving in childcare programming and Children’s Village operations. In January of 2018, she accepted the position as Executive Director.
With a heart to serve others, including the kids and staff at HAFP and her personal family, Andrea leads with compassion, vision, and joy. Andrea, her husband Will, and their three children all live in Franklin, TN.
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Rebekah started leading teams to HAFP in 2009 and has remained an integral part of the team ever since. Before serving with Hands and Feet Project, Rebekah completed a term with AmeriCorp and moved to Nashville to finish her degree at Trevecca University. She has served Hands and Feet Project through leading short term mission trips, interning in Jacmel, working in the US office, and living in Haiti with her husband from 2014 to 2015. Since returning stateside, Rebekah has worked remotely in Florida with her husband, Quinton and four sons. Most recently, Rebekah was HAFP’s Trip Administrator.
Furthering her passion for family, social justice, and orphan care, Rebekah leads us with empathy, grace, and loyalty. With her leadership, we are able to deeper connect with the heart of Haiti and each other.
Marie Silianne Pierre (Mdm Renord)
Children's Village Administrator
Rachelle has worked with Hands & Feet Project since March 2017. She began her time at Ikondo in March 2017 as the Hospitality Supervisor. In August 2021, she became an Administrator of the children’s village in Thozin. When Rachelle is not serving through Hands & Feet Project, she is spending time with her family and friends at church.
Rachelle hopes to see Hands & Feet Project experience growth. She would like the organization to become one of the largest in Grand Goave and Jacmel. She knows it will take seeking out and nurturing financial partnerships to create new and more jobs and projects. Such growth also welcomes new and experienced staff who are called to serve. More growth would allow for Hands & Feet Project to help more vulnerable children in Haiti have a better and safer future.
Special Projects Coordinator
Odius Jean Charles
Odius began working with Hands & Feet Project in 2004. He started as a block-layer and later became a Special Projects Coordinator. Odius is passionate about doing his job well and continuing to grow his skills with each passing year.
Odius hopes to see new doors open for Hands & Feet Project in the coming years. He would like to see ways to help children learn a trade, which will help them move forward with confidence about leading an independent life.
Circle of Care Assistant, Grand Goave
Jesula has been working for Hands & Feet Project since 2015. From May 2015 to 2016, she worked as the Depot Overseer. In 2016, she became our Circle of Care Assistant. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her family. As a minister of the children’s department at her church, she has social, cultural and spiritual activities every Saturday and Sunday. She is passionate about her church activities, her family, and her job.
Jesula wants to see Hands & Feet Project progress in every way. She prays that God will pour His blessings upon everyone who has invested their resources in this organization to help the children grow and respect its village values.
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Member & Co-Founder
Will McGinniss is currently CEO of h.e.i. (Haiti Entrepreneurial Initiative), a job creation initiative that establishes dignified and sustainable jobs in the developing nation of Haiti. In tandem with his wife for their passion to serve others, in 2004 Will joined friend Mark Stuart to found Hands and Feet Project, a non-profit organization bringing sustainable solutions to provide family-style residential care for children in crisis, to help families stay together, and to thrive in their communities.
While serving as Chair on the board of Hands and Feet Project, Will helped oversee the creation of Haiti Made, an active product line united around quality products, dignified jobs, and economic sustainability in an effort to diminish the poverty cycles in Haiti and to join a real fight against the orphan and child slavery crisis in Haiti. He first made a name for himself as the bassist for the award-winning Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline. In more than two decades together, the band produced eight No. 1 radio hits, collected two consecutive GRAMMY Awards for Rock Gospel Album of the Year and numerous GMA Dove Awards, as well as toured around the world. Andrea and Will have three children and reside in Franklin, TN.
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Vice Chairman & Co-Founder
Mark is a founding member of Hands and Feet Project. His connection with Haiti roots back to his first trip as a high school student with his father, 25 years ago. Mark instantly fell in love with the nation and its people. In 1991, Mark founded Audio Adrenaline with Bob Herdman and Will McGinnis. The band went on to enjoy a 17 year long career and two Grammy wins, with Mark as their lead singer. In the aftermath of the band’s career, Mark founded Hands And Feet Project alongside his bandmates in 2004.
Shining a light on the dignity of the Haitian people, Mark leads us with insight, dreaming, and passion. He now travels the country with his wife, Aegis and two children, meeting with partners and sharing the story of Hands and Feet Project.
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Dean has been involved with Hands and Feet Project for almost 10 years now, and it all started by meeting Mark and Will at a concert for his church. Since 2010, he has traveled to and from Haiti several times. After each trip, Dean says he feels refreshed and encouraged by seeing the work done by Hands and Feet Project for the Kingdom of God. He has fallen in love with the country, the people, and the organization’s leadership. Stateside, Dean owns a business in North Carolina and is in leadership at Discovery Church. His hope to see Haiti transform plays out in his vision to see kids in the care of the Hands and Feet Project grow in their relationship with the Lord, pursue their education, and become leaders in their community.
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Greg has been an important part of the Hands and Feet Project family since August of 2015. He’s been a trip goer as well as a trip leader, and he passionately sponsors many children in our care. Greg works as a Strategic Business Manager with Triumvirate Environmental Inc. Outside of work, family takes top priority with Greg. This focus overflows to a vision to be a voice for those who can’t speak (Proverbs 3:18) and to support widows and orphans (James 1:27). We’re grateful that Greg’s passion and vision go hand-in-hand with Hands and Feet Project as he prays that we may continue to be a beacon that sets a standard for orphan care and rebuilding a nation.
Haiti Resource & Support Assistant
Michelle Meece, a Southern Indiana native, is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University. She holds degrees in Elementary Education and Bible. Michelle, a veteran Haitian missionary, has served in Haiti since the mid 1980’s. She is very passionate about caring for and educating the children of Haiti and has served as a full-time staff member since January, 2007. Many people consider Michelle the heart and soul of our organization. We treasure having someone with so much experience and a deep love for helping children in distress.
“I have always been passionate about helping and caring for children. I am so blessed that I have been called to the country of Haiti to live out God’s purpose for my life. I was raised in a loving, supportive family and I pray I can share that kind of love with these kids. I believe every child needs to know there is someone who loves them and that they matter. Our God is so great and I’m so thankful I get to serve these beautiful children” Michelle Meece
“When I think of Michelle, I see someone who demonstrates the “fruit of the spirit.” Her spirit is one of giving and sharing of her faith and herself to others. She is an asset to the Kingdom of God.” James Petty, D. D. Minister
Residential Care Social Worker
Guyteau joined Hands & Feet Project in January 2019 as a part-time Social Worker for our Jacmel Children’s Village. In November 2020, he signed a full-time contract for the same role. In his free time, Guyteau enjoys cultivating his garden and raising livestock. He also loves working with the children’s ministry at his church.
Guyteau’s goal for Hands & Feet Project is to provide for more families while optimizing its care for the children in residential care.
Walkens has been working with Hands & Feet Project since 2007. He first began working in construction, and now oversees our maintenance tasks. With a Children’s Village with over 60 children, you can imagine there is a lot of work for him! Walkens is a DJ outside of work, and he spends a lot of his free time enjoying music with family and colleagues.
Walkens sees a successful future for Hands & Feet Project. He wants to see everyone roll up their sleeves and do their part. Together, the organization can move forward. He would also like to see each child given an opportunity to learn a trade just as they begin to wrap up classical school. He wants children to be confident in their independence after graduation.
Dana’s passion for Haiti began in 2013. One year prior Dana had one of those undeniable God moments, the kind that shake you to the core and change the direction of your life. From there, Dana began learning about Missions and trying to understand more of what God was calling her to do. She attended the Lead internship at Bethany Global University, then became a ministry intern working in their Media and Marketing Department. Through the years, she has been on four short-term trips and two 3 month stays in Haiti, the last of which she interned at Hands and Feet Project. Dana has been on other mission trips serving and filming missionaries, but God has always continued to open doors for her to come back to Haiti. Through her own creative endeavors, working with kids at church camp and in Haiti, life’s circumstances, and continuing to growth in her faith, she began to understand the calling she felt so strongly her senior year of high school. She discovered it was more about who God was calling her to be in every circumstance, and that Haiti is the place where she can best thrive with the gifts and talents God is continuing to grow in her. Dana didn’t know her journey would lead her here, and she continues to be in awe of God’s timing and faithfulness. She is thankful to be a part of our team using her work and life experience serving Hands and Feet Project’s vision and values.
Child Sponsorship Manager
Daryl Hauck II
Daryl may be one of the newer member of Hands & Feet Project team, but his heart for Haiti began many years ago. Daryl and his wife, Katie, took their first missions trip as a couple to Haiti in 2011, after the damaging earthquake that destroyed many buildings in Haiti. They spent a week near Port-au-Prince serving the people who were living in tent cities while also rebuilding a church that had fallen down due to the earthquake. It was that trip to Haiti that set a desire in their hearts to help spread the Gospel through foreign missions.
Daryl has had the opportunity to serve on many missions trips throughout the years. Whether it has been serving in orphanages in South Africa and Mexico, working with a human trafficking organization in Belgium, serving Ukrainian refugees in Austria, or serving local missionaries in Tokyo, God has placed a desire in his heart to reach the unreached.
Daryl is very excited about his new role with Hands & Feet Project, our mission to serve the vulnerable in Haiti, and how he gets to play a role in that. Who knows what sorts of doors the Lord may open?
Daryl has been married to Katie since 2000 and has 2 daughters, Charlie and Sydney. He and his family live in the Cincinnati area with their 2 dogs, Kaya and Hazel.
Media & Photography Coordinator
Carys’ passion for Haiti and its people began in 2010, when her church’s Missions and Outreach Pastor visited a youth group fundraiser and shared powerful images and stories from a recent trip. Between that fundraiser and her first trip to Haiti seven years later, God gave her a love of photography and put a camera in her hands, inviting her to capture and share His glory through images. In 2017, on her first trip to Haiti, that camera became a bridge between Carys and her new friends, fostering connections that crossed cultural and language barriers.
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Mackendy (DiDi) Laloi
Didi has been working for Hands & Feet Project from its very beginning in Jacmel (2004). He first worked in construction, and now primarily works as our driver, taking children to and from school and activities and taking care of all of our errands on campus. Outside of serving with Hands & Feet Project, he raises livestock.
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Bart’s first trip to Hands & Feet Project was in 2017, in response to an invitation by another board member, Dean Cline. Since then, he has traveled to Haiti multiple times, engaged in international mission opportunities with his family through Hands & Feet Project, and is currently a child sponsor. He officially joined our Board of Directors in 2020. He is most passionate about coming alongside our staff to fight for the vulnerable children of Haiti as they help develop their God given talents and abilities.
Bart grew up in Volusia County, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. Bart has held senior management/ VP positions for a number of major companies such as NASCAR, Ranger Boats, White River Marine Group and Bass Pro Group. He is also a successful entrepreneur, starting, building and selling companies of his own to major corporations.
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Gabe first visited Haiti 5 years ago looking for an international missions organization to partner with for his children’s school, not knowing that the Lord had a different plan for him and his involvement with Hands and Feet Project. He has since been to Haiti on several trips to go and serve at Hands and Feet Project’s different campuses. Gabe owns several technology-centric businesses in the Nashville Tennessee area and is currently building a first-generation sustainable farm. Gabe sponsors several of our children as part of his family’s personal mission to give back. Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future and Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do – is two verses that Gabe constantly prays for our kids, the country of Haiti and Hands and Feet Project.
Children’s Village Administrator
Natacha has been with Hands & Feet Project since 2022. She first served as our Daycare Administrator and has since become our Children’s Village Administrator. Outside of her role with Hands & Feet Project, she teaches English and is studying law. Her passions include singing, reading, and playing basketball.
Natacha’s vision for Hands & Feet Project is to see its continued contribution to the well-being of the children, which includes considering future plans for the children even after they leave the organization. She hopes to see it project a good image in the community. She also wants to help the team in how it works with and empowers children. She will give her support to each department and share her knowledge and experience to participate in the growth of the institution and ensure respect for the values of the village.
National Daycare Administrator
Jean Rony Dor
Jean Rony has been working with Hands & Feet Project since 2014. He was first our Head Translator for mission trips at Ikondo. Since then, he has come back on staff full-time as our Regional Daycare Administrator in Grand Goave. Outside of work, Jean Rony ikes to play soccer and help people in the community.
Jean Rony hopes to see Hands & Feet Project continue its fight to keep families together by creating jobs for Haitian people, helping the vulnerable, and providing a secure place for the children who have been rescued.
Jean Eddy has been working at Hands & Feet Project as the Bookkeeper for 2 weeks. He enjoys playing sports, watching soccer and listening to music when he’s not at work. His vision for the organization is to keep helping children and families in Haiti, and for the Hands & Feet Project to continue working in the country to help local communities.
For Haiti, he would like to see it return to a place where people can live comfortably in the country, for it to be a place where people are not trying to leave but rather a country where people can stay, live and thrive.
Haiti Operations Director
Ryan and his family reside in Ashland, KY, and have been married for over 25 years. Ryan has been a professional firefighter for over 20 years. Ryan is also an ordained Pastor and has served as youth Pastor at his local church and was on the Pastoral staff of a local church plant in nearby Huntington, WV.
Ryan was introduced to the Hands & Feet Project in 2008, and the rest is, as they say, “History”. Ryan visited Haiti on several occasions and then he started taking his wife, Alicia, and daughter, Abby. The Zornes eventually joined the Hands & Feet Project team as missionaries, serving in Haiti. Now Ryan serves as the Haiti Operations Director.
“ Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be
exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
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Psalms 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act
It all started with a gift certificate. After receiving a gift certificate to a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember marriage conference as a wedding gift, Denise and Randy McGarvey attended the conference within a month of getting married. This sparked a desire in their hearts for helping others, focusing on helping people improve their marriage and family relationships. They volunteered at the marriage conference the following year and never looked back, volunteering every year since then. They led the western New York efforts to help make every home a godly home for many years.
Denise and Randy have served on short term mission trips to other countries with a variety of organizations for many years and Denise was drawn to Haiti through their church soon after the earthquake. On their first trip to Haiti together (in 2012) they taught that same material from the marriage conference they had attended 14 years earlier. The audience was from Morne Oge, a small community outside Jacmel that was growing in their faith and learning about God’s plan for marriage and family. They have made annual visits since 2012, building relationships with many people of all ages as their love for the Haitian people grew. They have developed a love for Haiti and the Haitian people through their visits, and look forward to what God has in store for the next phase of their lives. They have worked in a village near Jacmel doing things like teaching nutrition, leading medical teams and working in a medical clinic, working in a computer lab, and delivering back-to-school backpacks.
In the Fall of 2015, while Randy was in Haiti, he was invited to meet with Will McGinniss to resolve a computer issue at the Hands and Feet Project (HAFP) children’s village in Jacmel. Who knew that was God’s way of introducing us to our next adventure?
In late 2015, Randy and Denise began a search for more meaningful work that lead them to investigate opportunities with a variety of ministries, and through a series of events that were truly the hand of God, they were led to start a conversation with Hands and Feet Project. As interviews with other ministries progressed, it became clear that God wasn’t calling them to serve anywhere but with HAFP. After many conversations, prayer and a visit to the Jacmel campus, they said, “Yes Lord, send us.” They will be overseeing the Jacmel Campus and serving as Child Advocates.
Denise and Randy McGarvey were married in 1998 and have 2 adult children, Emily & Forrest. They live in Rochester, New York, where Denise works in the health and fitness industry and Randy works in computer programming and testing. Denise has a background in motivational speaking, teaching, fitness coaching, nutrition and weight loss. She leads women’s ministry, and she also organizes and speaks at women’s retreats. Denise has a certificate in dental assisting and worked in the dental field for many years. Randy works in clinical research as a software validation engineer. His background is in software development and testing, web development and information technology. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Randy and Denise are deacons at their church and lead small groups and events focused on marriage and family.
Follow the McGarvey’s journey here: Blog: http://haiti.denran.net
Social Media Manager
Samantha has been traveling to Haiti since 2013. Two months after her first trip, she connected with Hands & Feet Project and has become a vital part of the team. Her story is one of passion and purpose, as she has dedicated herself to advocating for orphaned children worldwide. When she was younger, her father was killed; Samantha strongly feels that God is using her father’s death to fuel her passion to advocate for the orphaned and abandoned. With a strong heart for connection, Samantha leads us with confidence, perspective, and an eye for endless possibilities.
Samantha lives in Texas with her husband and together they share a vision to make great the name of Jesus.
Resource & Support Administrator
Patrick’s experience with Hands and Feet Project began when he was just a kid. He used to watch Audio Adrenaline talk from the stage about Haiti and the work they were doing with Hands and Feet Project. He developed a passion for the work they were doing from an early age.
Patrick’s family was called to the mission field at one of those concerts. They followed the call all the way to Lima, Perú. Patrick had the opportunity to spend 10 years living overseas and to this day refers to Perú as home. He developed a love for all things international.
He moved to Tennessee for music and has been living there for close to a decade now. He lives with his wife, dogs, cats, fish, and chickens in Columbia, Tennessee. He is a songwriter and artist and chases the music dream.
After reconnecting with Will McGinnis over coffee, he found himself applying to a position with Hands and Feet Project. It is full-circle for him to be working alongside the people and ministry that influenced and shaped so many aspects of his life. He couldn’t be more excited to see where this experience will take him and how God chooses to use him to further his kingdom.
Preserving Families Social Worker
Charm is the Preserving Families Social Worker in Grand Goave. He plays the role of the Primary Defender of Family Preservation within the program called Stronger Together. Charm is committed to safeguarding and empowering vulnerable families within the community.
Outside of work, Charm finds solace in the pages of books and the excitement of soccer matches. Additionally, he likes to sing for fun.
As part of his work, his vision for the Hands & Feet Project is to contribute to the achievement of the Organization’s mission, continue to accompany vulnerable families in the community, and give them all the necessary support so that the children remain connected to their families.
Looking beyond the immediate scope, Charm harbors a vision for Haiti’s future—a future marked by development, stability, and security across social, economic, and political spheres, enabling all Haitians to thrive.
Reintegration Care Social Worker
Lafond, a dedicated professional, serves as the Reintegration Care Social Worker within the Stronger Together program in Jacmel. Beyond this role, Lafond engages in family and individual assessments, leveraging his entrepreneurial skills in business endeavors. Passionate about sports, he channels his energy into projects aimed at providing psychological and social support to others.
Driven by a vision of progress and service, Lafond aims to utilize his expertise and professionalism to advance the Organization’s mission, ensuring improved services for children and families while upholding its core values and guidelines. As a native Haitian, he is committed to contributing to a brighter future for Haiti, advocating for equal social justice through investment in individuals, families, and communities.
Residential Care Social Worker
Diana is a passionate and committed social worker who joined Hands & Feet Project in July 2023. Her dedication to fulfilling her role stems from an unwavering commitment to assisting vulnerable families and children.
Outside the professional realm, Diana treasures spending time with her son, engaging in activities like reading stories and assisting with homework. Her interests revolve around reading articles on women’s and girls’ issues and finding solace in Gospel music. Seeking further education is among Diana’s aspirations, aiming to broaden her skill set for enhanced service and support.
Diana’s vision for Hands & Feet Project aligns with her passion for aiding vulnerable communities. She is determined to ensure Hands & Feet Project remains a reliable support system for families and children in need, striving for continuous improvement and leaving a lasting positive impact.
With an unwavering love for her country, Haiti, Diana champions support for others, focusing on empowering women and young girls. Her dream for Haiti involves creating an auditorium in Jacmel for the Christian community, providing a space for empowerment and support.
ILP Administrator & Mentor
Maxime brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the Hands & Feet Project as the Independent Living Program Administrator & Mentor. With a passion for serving communities in Haiti, Maxime has dedicated over a decade to this noble cause, driven by a deep commitment to making a difference.
In addition to his work with Hands & Feet Project, Maxime is an aspiring author. When he’s not immersed in writing or mentoring, Maxime finds joy in reading, staying active at the gym, and indulging his passion for soccer.
Maxime’s love for Haiti and its people fuels his tireless efforts to contribute to its development and recovery. He recognizes the challenges the country faces, from natural disasters to political turmoil, and believes that restoring peace and security is paramount to unlocking Haiti’s potential for growth and prosperity.
With a profound admiration for the core values of Hands & Feet Project, Maxime is honored to be part of an organization that continues to make a meaningful impact in Haitian communities. He holds a steadfast hope that through collective efforts, Haiti will thrive, offering opportunities for investments, job creation, and sustainable development.
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