Food For The Poor-Haiti Names New Executive Director
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 26, 2015) – The Board of Directors for Food For The Poor-Haiti has named Bishop Ogé Beauvoir as Executive Director/FFP Haiti Office. He will be responsible for the charity’s operations within the country and provide a vital link to the organization in the United States. The appointment is effective on May 1.
Bishop Beauvoir brings a depth of knowledge about the country, having been born there and then serving in the country as a missionary and priest. He was educated in Canada, receiving degrees at the Université de Montreal and the Montréal Diocesan Theological College. Ordained as a priest by the Anglican Church of Canada, he then returned to Haiti where he worked as a leader in education before traveling as a missionary in Africa and the Middle East.
"I look forward to working with FFP to help reduce poverty in Haïti and to empower families,” said Bishop Beauvoir, upon accepting the position.
He is currently Bishop-in-charge of the Northern Region of the Episcopal diocese of Haiti, a role he will relinquish when he begins work with Food For The Poor.
“In collaborating with Bishop Ogé Beauvoir through the church in Haiti, we have seen firsthand how he pours his heart and soul into work on behalf of the poor,” said Food For The Poor President/CEO Robin Mahfood. “He truly is a man of the people, and as we have walked with him through slums and prisons, we have witnessed his compassion and dedication to improve the lives of the people in his country. We are tremendously pleased to have him join our work at Food For The Poor.”
Bishop Beauvoir will be replacing Kareen Dolce, who has served as executive director of FFP/Haiti since March 2009.
“Madame Dolce has been a blessing to the people of Haiti and to Food For The Poor in one of the most tumultuous times in our experience of serving the country. Her work immediately after the earthquake, and in the rebuilding efforts since then, has been nothing less than heroic,” Mahfood said. “We will always be grateful to her, and we ask that God continue to bless her.”
Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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