Leon D. Pamphile, PhD
Leon D. Pamphile is an educator and historian with a focus on Haitian American relations. Following his studies in Haiti in law and education, he earned a master’s degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a PhD in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Executive Director of FLM-Haiti. He is also serving as Bishop with the Church of God in Christ in Haiti overseeing more than 100 churches. In his spare time, he enjoys walking and playing the piano for relaxation.
Assistant Executive Director
Marie Rozelle Pamphile
Marie Rozelle Pamphile is a certified cosmetologist. She studied at the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and earned certification from the University of Pittsburgh as a cosmetology teacher. Over the past five years, she has served as the Associate Director of FLM-Haiti. Rozelle enjoys cooking and helping Haitians newly immigrated to the Pittsburgh area. She is highly committed to missions work for Haiti.
Russell Bynum, President
Russell Bynum is President of Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc., a graphic design, advertising and communications firm, which he co-owns with his wife, Kathy. He is a deacon at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, Pittsburgh. He enjoys spending time with his family (they have two adult daughters), doing work in the community, mentoring youth, and serving on numerous boards and committees. His motto for helping the poor in Haiti is: “We want to do more than show the people of Haiti how to fish, but help them to gain the means to own the pond.”
Susan Robinson, Vice President
Susan Robinson is a retired teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in elementary education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is Vice President of the FLM-Haiti Board of Directors. She has been participating on FLM-Haiti mission teams for 17 years and is also a mission team leader. She is the coordinator of FLM-Haiti’s Classroom Sponsorship Program.
Bertha Reynolds, Secretary
Jim Strang, MS, MPH, Treasurer
Jim Strang has served in executive management positions in seven non-profit organizations. He has a master’s degree in Health Services Administration and achieved Fellowship status with The American College of Healthcare Executives. Most of his professional life was in the field of healthcare administration where he served two hospitals as CEO. More recently, he has served as a consultant to a variety of non-profit organizations, assisting them in the areas of strategic planning and financial development. Jim has a passion for mission. He has served as FLM-Haiti’s Board Treasurer for the past six years and has been privileged to participate in six mission trips. He is now trying his hand at retirement, but has not been very successful at it.
James R. Bryant
James R. Bryant is a Management Consultant and Project Manager with experience across organizational levels in multiple industries, including Energy, Healthcare, Transportation and Information Technology. He has delivered services and solutions to U.S. and global clients including EQT, Royal Dutch Shell, Highmark Health, GM, SABIC, HP, ExxonMobil, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He has a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. James serves in the technical education area with the FLM-Haiti board, aligned with his passion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach.
Verna Crichlow is a retired math teacher for the Woodland Hills school district; the owner of Caribbean Vibes Steelband; a former WYEP Volunteer deejay for Caribbean Rhythms; a volunteer for Global Pittsburgh with the Pittsburgh Council of International Visitors; and a Sunday School Teacher at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. She is also a cancer survivor who volunteers at the Hillman Cancer Center. She is an organizer with the FLM-Haiti walk-athon.
Ervin E. Dyer, PhD
Ervin Dyer is a senior editor/writer with Pitt Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh.
He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in journalism and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves with the communications committee on the FLM-Haiti board. When he is not traveling, writing, or playing tennis, he is thinking about and praying on how to help the people of Haiti.
The Rev. Molly Golando
Maggie Hill hails from Boston, where she served in the Boston school system for 35 years as an elementary reading specialist and classroom teacher. She has been involved with FLM-Haiti since its inception and currently serves on the Advisory Board. She travels to Haiti bi-annually to volunteer with the education team. Maggie has been to Haiti so many times that she is known as “Lady Haiti.” In Boston, she is recognized as “the lady from Haiti.” Both titles she wears with honor because, as she says, “It is not about me. God gets the glory!”
The Rev. James Moran
James Moran is the senior pastor of the Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church in Cranberry Township, Pa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Reformed Theological Seminary. He made his first mission trip to Haiti in 2009 and has returned many times since. He serves on the Medical Committee of the board. He is married to Lynn Moran, a pharmacist. They are the parents of three children and four grandchildren. Jim fell in love with the Haitian people and tries to find creative ways to serve them.
Danielle M. Smith
Danielle Smith is an award-winning audio journalist with Sheridan Broadcasting Networks and a personality with WGBN Gospel Radio Station in Pittsburgh. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from Point Park University. A contributing writer for the Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine, Smith also hosts a community affairs show on PCTV 21/47 called Good News. In 2012, she organized a Church of God in Christ Support Group annual luncheon to educate local churches about the organization and the work needed to assist the Haitian people.
Rhonda Taliaferro, PhD
For more than 35 years, Rhonda Taliaferro was a teacher and administrator with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Though retired, she continues to serve in education as a part-time university supervisor in the Education Department at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Duquesne University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in educational administration and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on the Education Committee with the FLM Board for two years. Some of her favorite pastimes include international and domestic travel, cooking, theater, sharing with friends, classical music, and jazz, jazz, jazz. In gratitude, she serves with FLM’s educational colleagues to empower children in Haiti.
Carol A. Williams
Carol Williams is a retired music teacher. In addition to providing private lessons in piano and voice, she has taught music in public school and was the director for Christian pre-school at Sixth Mt. Zion and Lincoln Avenue Church of God. Her last assignment was as Children’s Music Director for Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, a master’s degree in Christian Counseling and is working on the doctorate for Christian Counseling. She is forming a non-profit FAYTH—Family and Youth: Today’s Harvest. She has been associated with the FLM board for 25 years.
ALLIANCE d’ ACTION CHRETIENNE
(BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HAITI)
Evens Frejuste, Chair
Pastor Romilus Louis, Secretary
Saincal Renestil, Treasurer
Bishop Leon D. Pamphile, Executive Director
Dieudonne Catulle, MD
Eluid Louis Jacques
The Rev. Jean-Bernard Saintime