Board of Directors

 

Ann Hume, President

Ann Hume

     My name is Ann (Annie) Hume and I am founder and president of God’s Children Haiti. I have an associates degree in Applied Science in Medical Assisting and have also worked as a lab and xray technician and those skills help me medically care for the children and adult paraplegic at our orphanage.  I retired from Alcona Health Center after 23 years to work more at the mission due to the advice of my husband. My husband Mark is employed at Mc Murdo Station in Antarctica 5 months out of the year while I am in Haiti  then he comes to Haiti for one month with me before we return  to Michigan to run our canoe and kayak rental. Mark totally supports the  mission and makes all major decisions with me. He helps me with everything including caring for Haitians that come to our home for medical visas.  We have three sons and four grandchildren. Two of our sons have been to Haiti and our oldest son with four children would like to come and do the plumbing when we build the new building.  I have a special heart for mentally and physically challenged children mostly because there are no special schools, homes or any governmental help for them.  Often families don’t want them or don’t have the ability to care for them.   They don’t feel so different at our house and are never looked down upon.

Sean Leach MD, Vice President
 
Dr. Sean Leach is a practicing anesthesiologist in Lincoln, NE.  He joined the board of directors in early 2016.
 Kim Richards, Treasurer

Kim Richards, Treasurer

A single mom with 2 teenage daughters living 20 minutes north of Indianapolis in Lapel, Indiana.   I graduated from Huntington University (Indiana) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  I did social work for many years until moving back to my hometown of Oscoda, Michigan.  While living there I met Ann through my uncle (David Taylor) in 2009.  I found Ann’s passion and heart for the children of Haiti appealing and I wanted to be involved.  I have been the Treasurer since 2010.
Debbie Schirmer, Secretary
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Maureen Rudel, Board Member

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     A retired attorney who lives with her retired attorney husband in East Tawas, Michigan.  While working on board a ship, waiting tables, in 1966, we docked in Port-au-Prince and a number of the waitresses would take food up to an orphanage in the hills.  This is when I became interested in the plight of Haiti’s children.  After graduating from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan, I attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Chemistry and Physics.  Later, with my husband, I attended the University of Detroit Law School at night, graduating in 1974.  I graduated Magna cum Laude.  I have been on the Board since 2014.