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Dedicated, hard-working and committed to achieving our mission

Christel DeHaan 1942-2020
Founder, Christel House International

Everyone faces challenges in life—but the capacity to overcome hardships, learn from mistakes, and forge ahead in the face of immense adversity is a quality inherent in most successful individuals.

The obstacles facing Christel House students are daunting—daily exposure to gang warfare, drugs, alcoholism, hunger, abuse, negative role models, violence, suffering and discrimination—but every day our students come to school, learn and set their sights on a better tomorrow. They have dreams, and while at Christel House their aspiration is to make those dreams become reality.

We celebrate their determination and courage. They are breaking through the barriers of poverty to build a new and better life for themselves and a future for their families. They are our heroes, and role models for others to follow.

Sincerely,

Christel DeHaan 1942-2020

Founder, Christel House International

 

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Our Leadership
Bart Peterson
President and CEO, Christel House International
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Joseph Schneider
Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
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Cheryl Wendling
Senior Vice President and Secretary
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Barbara S. "Bobbi" Bosch
Vice President, Marketing and Development
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OUR CHRISTEL HOUSE JAMAICA BOARD
Dr. Garth Anderson
Mandeville
President, Church Teacher's College,
Christopher Bovell, CD
Kingston
Attorney, Consultant, Notary Public, Dunn Cox,
Felice Campbell
Chief Financial Officer & Director, Apex Healthcare Assoc.
Hon. Steadman Fuller, CD JP Custos Rotulorum of Kingston
Kingston
Chairman & Managing Director, Kingston Bookshop
Edward Gabbidon
Chief Executive Officer, Syn Con Technologies Ltd & Chairman, HEART Trust NTA
His Grace the Most Rev. & Hon. Charles H. DuFour DD, OJ,CD
Mandeville
Apostolic Administrator, Mandeville Catholic Pastoral Centre
Hon. Sally Porteous CD JP
Mandeville
Chairman, Christel House Jamaica
Joseph Schneider
Indiana
Senior Vice President & CFO, Christel House International
Hon. William Shagoury CD JP, Custos Rotulorum of Clarendon
May Pen
CEO Sha-Gore Aggregates, Ltd.