Barry White has served as a pastor for over 21 years and is the founding pastor of Park Valley Church in Haymarket, Virginia. He has served churches in both Virginia and Massachusetts. He graduated in 1988 from Liberty University and later completed a two year Bible Institute program. He has a passion for the church and takes to heart his responsibility to spread the message of Jesus, and to help the poor, widows and impoverished children who are in need all around the world. He and his wife Christine have four boys and are active in their community.
Bob Brower has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He currently serves as President of George Mason Mortgage, LLC, Cardinal First Mortgage, LLC, and Excel Title Corp. Bob has served on many advisory counsels and has held a number of financial services licenses including series 6, 63, 7 and 24. Bob has also served as the President of Capitol Insurance Exchange.
Bob grew up in Des Moines, Iowa where he participated in college basketball. He and his two children are active in local travel and AAU basketball programs. He has been married to wife, Sandra, for 17 years and enjoys spending his free time doing family activities. “I feel very honored to be a part of an organization that touches lives in such a meaningful way. HHA’s focus on lifelong change and opportunity and the passion of its leadership truly make this a special organization that has a very special place in my family’s hearts.”
Stephen J. Annino is a partner in the Leesburg, Virginia and Falls Church, Virginia law firm of Rees Broome. Mr. Annino is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia bars, the Maryland Bar Association, District of Columbia and the Virginia Bar Association. He is also admitted before various federal trial and appeals courts, as well as the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Claims Court.
Dr. Raymond Ford – “Dokte Ray”, as he is affectionately called in Haiti, was born in Pittsburgh, PA as the son of “Bob” Ford. He went through primary and secondary schools in cities all over the Southern United States following which he earned a B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University. He graduated from Duke University with an M.D., stayed on for his internship and residency, and became Chief Resident in Pediatrics. He subsequently served in the United States Army Medical Corps, followed by private practice as a Pediatrician in Charlottesville, Virginia until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the Pediatric Clinical Attending Staff at the University of Virginia for a number of years.
He has served as a volunteer Pediatrician in Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Belize and Haiti. For this volunteer work, he received several humanitarian awards, the most recent being the Duke University School of Medicine Humanitarian Award in 2006.
He is Medical Director for the Haiti Mission which supports the Tovar Clinic in Grison-Garde, Haiti. He founded the Robert Ford Haitian Orphanage and School Foundation, named after his father, which supports the schools and orphanage in Grison-Garde. He is deeply involved in other projects such as the “Rita Christine Vocational School” and a project to provide food, shelter, and potable water for the homless elderly also in Grison Garde. Other projects on his plate are the Carmillot School and Tremesse School near Grison-Garde.
Dokte Ray is an extremely vigorous and generous man. He has shared his talents, his humor, and love of his fellow man with many who join him on these humanitarian missions.
Nicolas Bussenius was educated in Port-au-Prince, France and Florida. For the past twelve years he has served as board member, treasurer and principal vice-president of the Northern Haiti Chamber of Commerce (CCIPN). The Mont-Joli Hotel, originally opened with six rooms in 1954, is nestled on a leafy hill of the same name overlooking the city of Cap-Haitien, its bay and the surrounding mountains. Family-owned and run for three generations, the hotel has grown to forty-one rooms. Nicolas Bussenius became the sole owner in November 2003.
Nic has been president of the local tourism association TOURINORD and president of the oldest Cap-Haitien Division 1 soccer team. Since 2002 he has been a warden in Cap-Haitien for the U.S. consulate.