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WAYNFLETE SCHOOL’S COACH KELLY HOFFMAN WANTS A CHILD PROTECTION ACTIVIST TO BE SEVERELY PUNISHED.

COACH HOFFMAN WANTS PAUL KENDRICK TO PAY A $29,000 FINE.

QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT COACH HOFFMAN’S FAILURE TO REPORT.

IS COACH HOFFMAN IN VIOLATION OF STATE OF MAINE MANDATORY REPORTING LAWS?

Coach Kelly Hoffman said nothing and remained silent when she discovered, in her role as Attorney Kelly Hoffman, that a multi accused child molester, two of his lawyers, and U.S. diplomats stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti, were peddling their influence in an effort to obstruct and hinder a criminal investigation of child sexual abuse charges against Haiti orphanage director, Michael Geilenfeld, their friend and colleague in Haiti.

Coach Hoffman is employed as field hockey coach by the prestigious Waynflete School in Portland, Maine.

As such, Coach Hoffman is designated as a mandatory reporter by State of Maine child protection laws.

Coach Hoffman and her law partners at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy are asking a federal judge in Maine to levy a fine in the amount of $29,000 against child protection activist, Paul Kendrick, for violating a court ordered confidentiality agreement which Kendrick ignored by revealing the aforementioned information to law enforcement and Haiti child protection officials.

Coach Hoffman wants the information that Kendrick revealed to be kept secret, even from the police.

Here is Paul Kendrick’s statement:

“By the way, so that everyone’s on the same page, I didn’t release just any information.

“I released a thread of emails that exposed efforts by USAID staff member, Jessica Reitz, multi accused child molester, Michael Geilenfeld, Boston Attorney Rosario Rizzo, Boston Attorney Robert Oberkoetter, and Hearts with Haiti board member, Paul D’Oliviera, to abort a criminal investigation of child sexual abuse charges against Geilenfeld at the U.S. State Department level in Haiti.

“One wonders why Attorney Peter DeTroy, an Officer of the Court, didn’t report the same information he’s now punishing me for to law enforcement and State Department officials?

“One wonders why Norman, Hanson & DeTroy lawyer, Kelly Hoffman, didn’t report the information to officials when her boss, DeTroy, refused to do so.

Hoffman is also employed as the Field Hockey coach at the prestigious Waynflete School in Portland, ME. In her role as coach, Hoffman is designated a “mandatory reporter” according to the laws of the State of Maine.

“Because of my action, further attempts by the above mentioned individuals and U.S. Embassy employees in Port au Prince to hinder and obstruct the investigation of Geilenfeld, a US citizen, multi accused child molester, ceased immediately.

“Under U.S. Federal Court rules of confidentiality, I was ordered to keep this information secret.

“I did what I did so that the Haitian child abuse victims would be able to speak freely without fear of intimidation to law enforcement officials about their abuse by Geilenfeld.

“The victims in Haiti had been threatened and intimidated long enough.

“Children needed to be protected without delay.”

Paul Kendrick
Freeport, Maine
207-838-1319

Published on by Joseph Guyler C. Delva (author)

Haiti police detain US citizen on orphan abuse charges

Michael Karl Geilenfeld was arrested on Friday and taken to custody

September 6, 2014

By Joseph Guyler C. Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haitian police, under the authority of the capital’s top prosecutor, arrested and detained on Friday a US citizen accused of abusing children, housed in an orphanage he founded years ago, in the Caribbean country, officials say….

“I have waited for too long…too long, while the children suffered from this wily horrible man….nobody listening to them. Pray now for the abused of the last thirty years. I had tried to notify visitors to the orphanage through Trip Advisor. “

http://hcnn.ht/en/2014_09/politics/367/Haiti-police-detain-US-citizen-on-orphan-abuse-charges-US-orphanage-Michael-Geilenfeld-Haiti-police-judge-prosecutor.htm

Michael Geilenfeld Arrested

Michael Geilenfeld Arrested

Michael Geilenfeld Arrested In Haiti

Michael Geilenfeld Arrested In Haiti

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For immediate release:
Friday, April 4, 2014

In a complaint filed in U.S. Federal Court on Monday, March 31, 2014, lawyers in Portland, ME who are representing Haiti orphanage director, Michael Geilenfeld, are accusing long time child protection advocate, Paul Kendrick, of attempting to get Attorney Kelly Hoffman of Norman, Hansen & DeTroy fired from her position as Waynflete School’s Head Field Hockey Coach.

Ms. Hoffman is one of several attorneys representing U.S. citizen, Michael Geilenfeld, Director of the St. Joseph’s Family of Homes in Port au Prince, Haiti.

Geilenfeld is accused of sexually abusing poor and vulnerable street kids who were in his care at the orphanage.
“With these emails, Kendrick sought to have an attorney at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC who also coaches field hockey at Waynflete removed from her position there,” says the complaint.

Students who attend the prestigious Waynflete School are the same ages as were the Haitian men who are testifying that they were sexually abused by Geilenfeld.

According to Waynflete School’s attorney, Patricia Peard, Waynflete School officials have “not made any statement about Mr. Kendrick.”

This is not about me, it’s about people calling the abuse victims liars.

Paul Kendrick
Speaking of law suit filed
Against him 2/6/2013

 

An affiliate of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys, when asked about Bill Nathan’s Machete attack, goes silent.  See a skype conversation from December 17, 2012.  Perhaps this Haitian National fears being cut with a machete if he / she talks about the Machete Attack.  Is it too dangerous to talk?

12-17-2012 5-07-09 PM

[3:42:07 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: xxxxx,  what happened with bill nathan the other day?

[3:45:32 PM] xxxxx xxxxx: Hi Bryan, how have you been

[3:48:48 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: good.  how are you?

[3:54:17 PM] xxxxx xxxxx: I am well, thanks. It was just a little name calling and nit picking at the St. Joseph that escalate into dispute and Bill have to be thrown into jail. He spent about 3 days in jail and got out on Saturday night.

[4:03:22 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: I heard Nathan used a machete

[4:05:41 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: I heard the guy was really cut bad.

[4:06:02 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: will you speak out about this?

[4:09:49 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: are you there?

[4:18:50 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: victims of geilenfeld’s abuse need to be heard.  please contact cyrus sibert and tell him what you know.

[4:49:10 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: i hope you do so.

[4:49:12 PM] Robert Bryan Davis: let me know.

 

ABC News — Please report on this again. http://www.istwanouayisyen.com

BillNathanABCNews_2010ABC News  — Please report on this again. 
http://www.istwanouayisyen.com

December 14th, 2012 – 5:50 PM

Haiti travelers,

Three nights ago in Haiti, Bill Nathan attacked a man named “yyy” with a machete.  (I have deleted names for their protection).  Bill Nathan was arraigned in court yesterday, and he is currently in jail in Haiti.

I ate lunch with a man today,  who is also a graduate of St. Joseph’s.  He told me that Mike Geilenfeld has offered yyy (the victim) money to drop any charges against Nathan so he can get out of jail. yyy has defensive marks on his body; that is to say, his forearms and head have slashes.  He was using his arms to protect himself.

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Email Quote  I received the news in an email, copied to me on December 12 at 1:30 PM.  The originator of the email is a person in Haiti.  I have blanked the sender’s name out.  The sender is a friend of the victim and lives in Haiti:

From xxx…

I am at this moment at the police station in petion ville with one of the victims and Bill Nathan who harmed him with manchet.

Will keep you update.

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Email Quote from a person that travels to Haiti multiple times each year.  I have blanked identifying information out from the email:


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Email quote I received, 12/14/2012, today 8 Am hour

 

UPDATE

Michael Geilenfeld’s attempts to bribe judge and Haitian police fail.

Bill Nathan to be arraigned today.

Nathan is Geilenfeld’s number two man in Haiti.

Nathan tried to kill a man whom Nathan accused of posting news clippings about Geilenfeld’s history of sexually abusing children.

Visitors to Haiti are being warned to stay away from St. Joseph’s Family of Homes.

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I do not know what St. Joseph is saying about this incident.  If any of you feel moved to ask the “St. Joseph Family” what they believe happened, please share with me what you learn.  Many of you do not believe that Michael Geilenfeld is capable of sexually abusing the children.  As you know, I have believed that this allegation is most likely true for quite some time now.  I spent many hours contacting people all over North America and in Haiti, to see if I could ascertain the truth.  After many hours, I came to the conclusion that Michael Geilenfeld, at minimum, needs to leave Haiti while all these allegations, 26 + years of allegations, are investigated.

Some of you may know that the US and Haitian government have been investigating Mr. Geilenfeld.  They have reported, apparently, that no one in Haiti is talking about sexual abuse committed by Geilenfeld.  The victims that have somehow been able to leave Haiti are speaking about  their abuse, but no one in Haiti is.  Perhaps they are afraid of being attacked with  a machete if they speak the truth.

Just today, at lunch, the young man I ate with told me that a Haitian friend of his that lives in North Carolina is advising him to stop speaking out about Geilenfeld’s sexual abuse because  it is becoming too dangerous.  Bill Nathan attacking this man with a machete seems adequate proof that this fear of being harmed is a real one, if you live in Haiti.  I would not have the courage to speak up if I were a sexual abuse victim, if I knew I would be hurt for talking.

I implore each and every one of you to take the time to read the material I have shared with all of you.  You can find the material at http://www.istwanouayisyen.com.  Please spend time with it.  Make the phone calls.  Contact Cyrus Siebert in Haiti.  Talk to people on different sides of this.  Confirm for yourself that Bill Nathan did attack this person with a machete.

We have all met these children.  We owe it to them to not shut ourselves out from these unpleasant realities.

The young people, some of whom are now in their 40s now, who have suffered at the hands of Geilenfeld’s sexual abuse, are going to need help.  Michael Geilenfeld has told the victims that  “if I go down, I am going to take all of you with me.”    I am compelled to try and help these victims.  I hope you are to.  If Michael Geilenfeld is arrested, and he does fulfill his promise to take the Haitian children he has been “helping” down with him, they will need our help.  I hope you will join in that effort.

One of our Atlanta neighbors had this to say about stopping to help someone who is hurt:

And you know, it’s possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around.
Or it’s possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to
seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the priest asked — the first question that the
Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question:
‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?

Will you please stop on this dangerous road with me.

Robert Bryan Davis


Excerpt below from Martin Luther King’s “Mountaintop speech”.  Entire text can be read at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm

Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness. One day a man came to Jesus, and he wanted to raise some questions about some vital matters of life. At points he wanted to trick Jesus, and show him that he knew a little more than Jesus knew and throw him off base….

Now that question could have easily ended up in a philosophical and theological debate. But Jesus immediately pulled that question from mid-air, and placed it on a dangerous curve between Jerusalem and Jericho. And he talked about a certain man, who fell among thieves. You remember that a Levite and a priest passed by on the other side. They didn’t stop to help him. And finally a man of another race came by. He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy. But he got down with him, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his brother.

Now you know, we use our imagination a great deal to try to determine why the priest and the Levite didn’t stop. At times we say they were busy going to a church meeting, an ecclesiastical gathering, and they had to get on down to Jerusalem so they wouldn’t be late for their meeting. At other times we would speculate that there was a religious law that “One who was engaged in religious ceremonials was not to touch a human body twenty-four hours before the ceremony.” And every now and then we begin to wonder whether maybe they were not going down to Jerusalem — or down to Jericho, rather to organize a “Jericho Road Improvement Association.” That’s a possibility. Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the causal root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effect.

But I’m going to tell you what my imagination tells me. It’s possible that those men were afraid. You see, the Jericho road is a dangerous road. I remember when Mrs. King and I were first in Jerusalem. We rented a car and drove from Jerusalem down to Jericho. And as soon as we got on that road, I said to my wife, “I can see why Jesus used this as the setting for his parable.” It’s a winding, meandering road. It’s really conducive for ambushing. You start out in Jerusalem, which is about 1200 miles — or rather 1200 feet above sea level. And by the time you get down to Jericho, fifteen or twenty minutes later, you’re about 2200 feet below sea level. That’s a dangerous road. In the days of Jesus it came to be known as the “Bloody Pass.” And you know, it’s possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it’s possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the priest asked — the first question that the Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

 

 


11/10/2011 10:05:37 PM

ABC News

77 West 66th Street

New York, NY 10023

Dear Sir / Madam:

Dan Harris of ABC News wrote an article entitled “Haitian Man Who Rescues Boys in Trouble Rescued From Haiti’s Devastation” on January 17, 2010.  The story was about a man Bill Nathan, whom I have met and spent some time with.

Mr. Nathan works at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys, located in Port au Prince, Haiti.  Mike Geilenfeld founded the orphanage in 1985. Mike Geilenfeld is still the Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys.   I have visited the orphanage twice – October 2010, and October 2011.  When I returned recently, I found the following posted on the internet:

Haiti – Pedophil : One more testimony of Michael Geilenfeld’s victims.

There have been sexual abuse allegations going back to the 1980s regarding Mike Geilenfeld at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys.    Yet the allegations are always explained away, and nothing has been done.  I don’t know if these allegations are true or not, yet none of the foundations supporting Mr. Geilenfeld are willing to start an investigation.  He is doing too much ‘good’ in their eyes; how could he be sexually abusing the children.  However, two or three men have recently been convicted of sexual abuse in Haiti.  John Duarte was looked upon as somewhat messianic by his followers.  Yet he was abusing children. As was Doug Perlitz in Cape Hatien.  I fear Mr. Geilenfeld might be doing the same.

I urge you to speak with Don Lajoie of the Windsor Star (Canada).  He wrote extensively about John Duarte in Canada.  I have spoken with him; he said he heard about Geilenfeld as soon as he started writing about Duarte.

I have corresponded with a lot of people, read a lot of articles regarding Mike Geilenfeld’s possible sexual abuse.  It seems that sexual abuse is a horrible problem in Haiti.  People are so bad off, that if they are fed, or housed, or schooled, they put up with sexual abuse, so they can survive.

This is not right.  I fear this is going on all over the world.  Well-meaning people give millions of dollars to help people all around the globe.  Yet there may be a lot of ‘humanitarians’ who collect this money, help people, but sexually abuse the vulnerable for their own pleasure / sickness.

I urge ABC News to do a series on this problem.  John Duarte was literally a little lower than a messiah in Labadie, Haiti.  He brought medicine, built schools, was a doctor, judge, mayor, priest, confidant, sheriff, …. all wrapped up into one.  He brought millions of dollars over the years into the economy in Labadie.  But he was a sex offender.  No amount of saintliness can make up for abusing a child.  This must be stopped.

Mr. Harris wrote about Ben Skinner, who wrote about modern slavery several years ago.  He met Bill Nathan in Haiti, and he is a supporter of Saint Joseph’s.  Like others who have become intimate with St. Joseph’s home for boys, I believe he refuses to entertain the thought that Mike Geilenfeld could be abusing children.  Hearts with Haiti and the Haitian Timoun Foundation refuse to believe that Mike Geilenfeld could be abusing children.  Father John Unni, Priest at St. Cecelia’s in Boston, Ma, resigned from the Hearts With Haiti board because they refused to investigate Mr. Geilenfeld.   St. Joseph’s says these allegations are produced by satan, and amounts to spiritual warfare.  They also claim that all allegations of sexual abuse made by the children are false; that the children are transferring their experience of sexual abuse before they got to the orphanage to a safe person in Mike Geilenfeld.  St. Joseph’s also claims that the children are manipulating well-meaning people so they can leave Haiti and go to the United States.   I believe Geilenfeld’s supporters are well-meaning people, but if these allegations are true, they are blinded by the ‘good works’ that are being done in Haiti.

Please look into this.  See my correspondence with Ben Skinner below.  Additionally, I will send you some more documentation in another email, as the document is too large to fit with this email.

Thank you.

 

R Bryan Davis
Atlanta, GA
404-567-5906


 

11/10/2011 5:40:57 PM

Dear Mr. Skinner:

I hope you have had a good trip; your associate, Ms. Elsner, tells me you were to be back at Brandeis approximately a week from 11/3. Please do read my communication.  I would appreciate your response.  I do encourage you not to simply stay silent in response to my inquiry.

I continued to be amazed at people’s refusal to acknowledge the smallest possibility that these sexual abuse allegations could be true.  The common response seems to be:

 This is impossible.  There is so much good being done at the St. Joseph Family of orphanages.  How could sexual abuse of children exist at such a place?

We just saw such a case again.  A man in his 60s at Penn State University has just been charged with sexually abusing children for 10 years at least; probably more.  I believe today, this same man is being accused of pimping these children to rich donors.  This man has a successful foundation that helps young people.  Apparently millions of dollars have been raised and that money is helping youth.  That foundation also gave Sandusky access to youth whenever he wanted it.  Sandusky was observed assaulting a pre teen in a shower over 10 years ago.  But they found a way to cover it up.

Madden: Sandusky a State secret

Penn State Scandal: Rumor Claims Sandusky “Pimped Out” Boys to Rich Donors

Please don’t contribute to covering up these sexual abuse allegations.  Don’t turn a blind eye.  Use your journalist eye, not your emotional eye.  Talk to Mr. Lajoie of the Windsor Star in Canada.  Call up Hearts Together For Haiti board members.   No one knows the truth here.  But there is one outstanding truth.  Boys that have been a part of the St. Joseph’s family have been complaining since 1985 about sexual abuse occurring at St. Josephs.  This is not satan.  This is not the devil.  What is satan is ignoring these repeated allegations and not calling for a thorough and documented investigation by US and Hatian authorities.  There is too much at stake.

 

R Bryan Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11/3/2011 2:48:58 PM

Hi Ms. Elsner, Mr. Skinner,

I imagine Mr. Skinner is very familiar with the allegations.  I understand he is part of the St. Joseph’s family in that he has been visiting quite often.  These allegations have disturbed me deeply, because of the experience I had while in Haiti.  The missions have accomplished great things.  But no matter how great the accomplishment, nothing can justify sexually abusing children.  If this is happening, perpetrated by whomever,  it must be stopped.

I have attached a portfolio PDF file that has some communication that I have received and sent regarding the sexual abuse allegations.  Download Adobe X in order to view it.

As I wrote to Mr. Skinner earlier, I want these allegations to be untrue.  However, to be sure they are untrue, an investigation, I believe, is necessary.  The waters are too murky.  For instance, I have been told from more than one source (Canadian journalist, child advocates) that there is no regular orphanage inspection regimen in Haiti.  One person told me that they know of an orphanage that has not been inspected in 20 years.  I found a document on the internet that claimed the child agency in Haiti has enough funding to investigate 6 sexual abuse allegations a year.  That is not a lot of capacity.  I have not seen a government produced document from the IBSER that documents a hearing regarding the events in 1990, centered around the event called the ‘coup’.  This hearing, it is claimed, exonerated Mike.  However, there have been accusations later than 1990 regarding events occurring after 1990.  Even if exonerated by a hearing in 1990, this hearing does not cover allegations about events that occurred after 1990.

This is a messy situation.  Thus, I am advocating for a criminal investigation by joint Haitian / American effort.  I believe the American officials must be involved because an American may possibly be involved.  Plus, it is well documented that Haitians overlook humanitarian efforts that may involve sexual abuse.  As in the case of Perlitz or Duarte, they brought so much good to their communities, each for 10 years or more.  People were fed, obtained medicine, housing, education…… But both were sexually abusing.  I am not sure if Perlitz has been convicted, but I know Duarte has.  So I can say with surety that Duarte was committing this crime; he confessed to it (Windsor Star).

As I write below, perhaps someone, or some other persons in the St. Joseph’s community, other than M Geilenfeld, could be committing these crimes.  Only an investigation will shed light on this.

I had the opportunity to speak with Father Unni.  He told me he is in no way accusatory of MG.  He loves MG.  As I think a lot of people do, obviously.  As well as I can, I love MG.  However, if he has the sickness of committing sexual abuse, this needs to be found out and stopped.  The truth is not known yet.  In order for these great things that have been accomplished to continue into the future without blemish, these repeated allegations of sexual abuse need to be investigated so whomever might be perpetrating sexual abuse at the St. Joseph community can be found out and removed.

I have copied Mr. Skinner on this email.  I pray that God embrace all people involved – the children, adults that may possibly be committing sexual abuse, supporters throughout North America and beyond, people making allegations of sexual abuse against M Geilenfeld, child advocates that tend to berate people that won’t listen to them, advocates that use more even language….everyone.  There can be redemption in all this.  I believe it.

When I ponder these allegations, I think about what is evil?  Duarte was doing so much good, yet he was using his position of power, especially over young people, to sexually abuse children.  No one knows for sure if Mike Geilenfeld has done this, except for Mike and possibly the children that have incurred sexual abuse.  It seems that evil could be when so much good is being done, but behind it is something like sexual abuse.  But I think there is a greater evil.  That greater evil is when the adult community does not listen to the children, whether grown to adulthood, or still in their youth.  When they are ignored, healing for these children is cut off, and the possibility for redemption for the perpetrator is cut off, and the veil gets even darker.

Thank you for replying.

 

R Bryan Davis

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From: Sophie Elsner [mailto:selsner@brandeis.edu]
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 10:04 AM
To: Bryan Davis
Subject: Re: Benjamin Skinner – St. Joseph’s Home for Boys – Allegations of Sexual Abuse – A Crime So Monstrous

Mr. Davis,

My name is Sophie Elsner and I work with Ben Skinner. Ben has been out of the country for two weeks on a reporting trip and thus I have been checking this email address (although not very regularly) in his absence. He has not had the chance to see any of your emails yet.

When he returns to the country (likely in a week), I’m sure he would be very interested to learn more about the issues you have raised. In the mean time, it would be great if you could send any further documentation and other information that you have on Mr. Geilenfeld.

I apologize for the delay in responding to you, and I hope that you and Ben have the opportunity to discuss this further once he’s back in internet/phone contact.

All best,
Sophie

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Eric Skinner <bskinner@brandeis.edu> wrote:

 

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From: Bryan Davis <bdavis@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:46 PM
Subject: Benjamin Skinner – St. Joseph’s Home for Boys – Allegations of Sexual Abuse – A Crime So Monstrous
To: bskinner@brandeis.edu
Cc: NPR_Response@npr.org

11/1/2011 11:29:22 PM  +5 GMT

E. Benjamin Skinner
Senior Fellow
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University

Author of:  A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face With Modern Day Slavery

Hi Mr. Skinner,

I have learned that you are not concerned about the sexual abuse allegations against Mike Geilenfeld.  I took another look at the donor report from Hearts With Haiti and see that you are pictured in the document.

I want these allegations to be untrue.  Can you return this email, and help me towards this end?  The two main reasons the official St. Joseph’s response document  asserts seem thin to me (dated June 15, 2011):

We believe the new charges against Michael and the St. Joseph Family are based on two things. First of all, the St. Joseph Family has always had its share of detractors. People, for whatever reasons of their own, who questioned the integrity of the mission and of the people responsible for creating and leading the St. Joseph Family. We don’t know why they cannot see the good being done by the St. Joseph Family or why they seek to destroy the St. Joseph Family, but we accept that they exist and will look for any excuse to start rumors or make trouble where they can. We believe such actions by those detractors are instigated by the devil and creates a spiritual warfare. We pray for our detractors that God will change their hearts, and we pray for our supporters that they are protected from embracing such negativity.

The second reason that the charges of abuse come about is based on the history of the population that the St. Joseph Family serves. The St. Joseph Family is made up primarily of children who spent part of their childhoods on the street and/or children who were child slaves. In those situations they had to lie and manipulate in order to survive.  These tactics and habits, ingrained in their very beings, are hard to break, even after years in the supportive environment of the St. Joseph Family, and even as they matured into adulthood. They know simply making charges of abuse will get them attention and help them manipulate otherwise well-meaning people to giving them what they want — whether it be money, power, the ability to live in the United States, or something  else.
…….

The St. Joseph Family also recognizes that when children with a history of abuse find themselves in a safe place, they often are finally able to acknowledge internally and externally their past abuse, however how that takes place is often not in truthful and accurate ways. Children with histories of abuse often accuse people in their lives they feel safe with of abuse, abuse that was actually committed by others, because that is the only way they feel safe acknowledging their past experiences. The unfortunate thing is that because of their circumstances prior to joining the St. Joseph Family, many of the children did, in fact, experience abuse, so their stories are horrific and detailed and sound credible. However, the details of who the true abusers were and the specific  circumstances of abuse are not accurate, but changed to suit their accusations.

The first reason:  detractors who can’t see the good that is being done, their actions being instigated by the devil.  The devil is a spirit.  We cannot talk with the devil.  It is too easy an explanation.  John Duarte, ‘there was something messianic about the man’.  From what I have read, Duarte probably out did Mike in the good things he created for the people of Cite Soleil and Labadie.  However, he was recently convicted of sexually abusing minors in a court of law in Canada.  He confessed to having sexually abused young people.  He did so much good.  He was priest, doctor, judge, mayor, friend, job creator, established schools, brought much needed medicine….  He did many amazing things.  Yet he was sick and sexually abused children.  No one can deny he did great things for the Haitian Community he was involved in.  But it is not acceptable to sexually abuse children, no matter what you are doing for the world.

The second reason: the children are lying, manipulating, and transferring their allegations of sexual abuse and blaming a safe person, Mike Geilenfeld.  Haiti is a different culture, of course.  But the research here in the United States indicates that this transference of blame rarely happens.  It happens in cases involving custody battle, yet that is not the case here.  Is there research in Haiti that has found the opposite of studies in the US?

Darkness to Light (http://www.d2l.org), in their publication 7 Steps to Protecting Our Children says:

 

 

 

 

Please note that child abuse allegations against Geilenfeld are documented as early as 1987 in Boston; 1990 in Haiti and the U.S.; 1995 in Detroit; 1997 in UK and Haiti; 1999 in Haiti; 2006-2007 in Haiti and U.S

Robert Hoatson, President, Road to Recovery, 862-368-2800
Paul Kellen, National Survivor Advocacy Coalition, 781-395-3628
Ruth Moore, Speak Truth to Power, 781-264-6519
Michael Sweatt, National Survivor Advocacy Coalition, 207-831-3791

The above people wrote the US Embassy in Haiti recently asserting documented sexual abuse allegations.

The children keep telling this story.  According to Marc K Louis, children asserted sexual abuse at the hand of Mike Geilenfeld in Boston, and Mike came to him and Emile Millien for help, and Marc asserts they lied on Mike’s behalf, and directed the children to go on the radio the next day and say they were lying.  I understand that this Emile Millien is different from the Emile Millien who spoke with Father Unni and Paul Kendrick in the spring of this year.   Can these testimonies be ignored?

Hearts With Haiti discounts all sexual abuse allegations: “Hearts with Haiti knows of no credible allegations that have been brought forward against Michael Geilenfeld.”

I can accept this assertion.  Perhaps Hearts with Haiti is correct.   Suppose the children are transferring their allegations of sexual abuse to Mike Geilenfeld, their safe person.  Then the question must be asked:  is someone else perpetrating sexual abuse of young children in the St. Joseph family.  We as adults, owe these children an investigation of their complaints.  Maybe someone else in the community is doing this.  If so, this will only be found out if an investigation is launched.

I believe you are close to Bill Nathan.  I saw a picture of you and he in hospital, I imagine in the States.  Did you help make his visit to hospital in the US possible?  Wow, what a story that is.

Your being so close to the St. Joseph’s community, these allegations have to be even tougher for you to take into your ear.  To act on these allegations would probably be the toughest thing you might have ever done.   I do urge you to take a chance though.  Perhaps a joint Haitian / American criminal investigation will bring out someone in the community other than Geilenfeld that is perpetrating sexual abuse.  No one will know until steps are taken.  I think that the only way knowledge will be obtained is if someone close to the community urges an investigation.  Whoever might be perpetrating sexual abuse must be prohibited from intimidating those that are alleging this offense.  I would fear being thrown back on the street if I were one of these children.  I imagine it is an easy task to intimidate any orphan, no matter what country, into not telling about sexual abuse; they could quickly be thrown back out onto the street.  Although, there seem to be plenty of adults that have graduated from St. Josephs.  Apparently there are more than a few that live in the United States, perhaps in other countries.  All of these people could be questioned.  Foreigners like me cannot do it.  I have only been there twice.  Yet if someone in the family is strong enough to take the chance, knowledge might be obtained.  And the children will be protected.

Don Lajoie, a journalist in Windsor, Ontario and I spoke several days ago.  He said this problem has been going on for years in Haiti, long before the earthquake in 2010.  Duarte and Perlitz apparently were committing this crime as far back as the early 90s and late 80s.  If this is going on at St. Josephs, it is time to stop it.

I think of your NPR interview on March 11, 2008, regarding your book – “A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery”.  You spoke of a negotiation you conducted in Haiti where you would have been able to buy a human being for $50.  You ended the interview with these words:

It’s one thing when you’re planning an effort like this, a project like this to say this is a work of journalism – I’m not going to interfere with my subjects.  It’s another thing when you actually see in an underground brothel in Bucharest, a young woman who has the visible affect of down syndrome, who you know is being raped several times a day, and when this girl is offered to me in trade for a used car and when I walk away from that. That’s not an easy thing to do.  And to be honest it stays with me.

It seems the children at St. Joseph’s continue to allege sexual abuse at the hands of Mike Geilenfeld.  If St. Joseph’s response letter is correct, perhaps they are all transferring their experience to their safe person, Mike Geilenfeld, but what if they are transferring the experience from someone else that is in the St. Joseph’s community.  Can we walk away from that?  Can we walk away from allegations of Sexual Abuse – “A Crime So Monstrous – That’s not an easy thing to do.”  If every adult ignores these warning signs, walks away from them, and sexual abuse is occurring within the St. Joseph’s orphanages, some child may be being raped several times a day, just like the young girl in the underground brothel in Bucharest.  And again you might find yourself saying “And to be honest, it stays with me.”

Robert Bryan Davis
Atlanta, GA  USA
404-567-5906
(office)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10/31/2011 2:27:17 PM +4 GMT

 

E. Benjamin Skinner
Senior Fellow
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University

Mr. Skinner:

I just listened to NPR coverage of your book “A Crime So Monstrous”.  I found an excerpt in your book where you told the story of Bill Nathan and how he survived a terrible fall during the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  You were very complimentary of St. Josephs in the small excerpt I read.

I have recently returned from Haiti and a visit to St. Josephs Home for Boys, Wings of Hope, and Trinity House.  I traveled with a group that visited for a week in October of 2010 as well.  When we returned this year, I found disturbing allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Geilenfeld.  Your book has come up in my searches as well.  I did not, nor did any of my traveling companions,  see indication that sexual abuse was occurring at these orphanages.  It was a shock to see this posting on the internet (http://michaelgeilenfeld.blogspot.com/).

I have called and emailed many people on both sides of this – Hearts with Haiti and Haitian Timoun Foundation refuse to believe these allegations while child advocates choose to take the allegations very seriously.  The St. Joseph’s Family has categorically denied the allegations.   Hearts With Haiti Foundation (located in North Carolina, USA)  raised $500,000 in 2007, $250,000 in 2008, $400,000 in 2009, and $2 million in 2010 (see this report ).   St. Joseph’s has a $6 million capital campaign underway to rebuild two orphanages (St. Joseph’s Home for Boys and Wings of Hope).  Does it cost this much in Haiti to re-build two orphanages and to operate three?

After numerous conversations, whether by phone or email, I have been converted from a staunch advocate of Mike Geilenfeld into a person that is very concerned.  I believe Mike Geilenfeld and the St. Joseph’s orphanages need to be thoroughly investigated.

Are you familiar with these allegations?  Have you investigated them from a journalists perspective?  I just got off the phone with journalist, Don Lajoie of the Windsor (Canada) Star (519-255-6877).  Mr. Lojoie wrote extensively about John Duarte.  Lajoie began his work 4 years ago.  Fr. Duarte was just convicted of child molestation in Haiti.  ‘There was something mesianic in the man…’ according to Lajoie.  Apparently he improved the lives of countless people in Haiti in the village of Labadie; however, for over 10 years, he sexually abused children.  Duarte created

‘exposure tours’.   He would bring  dozens of volunteers at a time to experience Haiti, in all its panoramic beauty and despair.  The experience would change their lives.  Many became disciples, spreading the word, showing their photos, encouraging others to get involved.

Fallen Angels: Beloved Missionary Build Aid Dynasty
by Don Lajoie
The Windsor Star, December 16, 2009

These ‘exposure tours’ sound very similar to what goes on at St. Joseph’s.  Church groups from all over the US and Canada visit St. Joseph’s and they return home changed.  And you leave sensing that this whole experience is a pure miracle.  And it is.  Geilenfeld has done so much for people in Haiti, starting schools, bakeries, coffee business, three orphanages, gosh knows what else.  From my reading,  John Duarte ‘out-did’ Mike Geilenfeld in accomplishing similar projects.  However, in Duarte’s case, he was also sexually abusing children the entire time.  Might Geilenfeld be doing the same?

Mr. Lajoie told me I am not the first person to contact him about Geilenfeld.  He said that when he started writing about John Duarte 4 years ago, Geilenfeld’s name came up at the beginning.  He was surprised Geilenfeld was still in Haiti because a lot of people are aware of the sexual abuse allegations.

In December of 1990, John Duarte signed a letter defending Mike Geilenfeld of sexual abuse allegations.  I believe the two men know each other as far back as Duarte’s seminary days in Canada.  Cyrus Sibert, a Journalists in Haiti has written about Mike Geilenfeld.  Apparently, Sibert covered the Doug Perlitz case, another missionary convicted of committing sexual abuse in Haiti.  As news of Perlitz spread, Sibert started to receive complaints from people that alleged they had been sexually abused by Michael Geilenfeld.  Mr. Sibert claims “The number of victims is in the hundreds.  In 28 years, there are many who claim to have experienced the onslaught of Geilenfeld.  On a trip survey in Port-au-Prince, Citadel Network met about a dozen adults, olker children of St. Joseph Home for Boys.  The stories are the same: Geilenfeld stroked the neck, face, abdomen, buttocks, he was pressed against his erect penis, and finally the less violent or the most naive, were sodomized.  Sometimes he uses Haitian bisexual pedophiles and especially members of his staff, for the first attacks on children recently arrived.”  (translated by http://translate.google.com/).

These allegations have disturbed me greatly.  I would welcome your thoughts on these matters.  I have a lot of documentation in PDF format if you are interested in reading the material.  It will save you the time of searching for the material on the internet.  I hope I hear from you.

Respectfully,

 

Robert Bryan Davis
Atlanta, GA



Sophie R. Elsner
Program Associate, The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
www.brandeis.edu/investigate
selsner@brandeis.edu
(781) 736-3878


Publication of a letter from Michael Geilenfeld, St. Joseph’s Family and Hearts with Haiti.

Review and response to the letter.

Evaluation of the information in the letter reveals numerous inaccuracies.

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St. Joseph Family

St. Joseph’s Home For Boys ~ Wings of Hope ~ Trinity House                                                          Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti                                                                                                          Lekòl Sen Trinite

15 June 2011

St. Joseph’s / Hearts with Haiti

For the past several months Michael Geilenfeld, the founder and executive director of the St. Joseph Family, and the St. Joseph Family itself, have been the victims of increasingly inflammatory attacks. These attacks have come in the form of internet postings questioning the safety of the children of the St. Joseph Family and allegations of abuse against Michael.

Response:

Since at least 1987, there are over ten separate, documented allegations from numerous sources about Geilenfeld’s sexual and physical abuse of children. .

St Joseph / Hearts with Haiti

The St. Joseph Family strongly denies these charges and wants to reassure its friends and supporters that all charges and rumors are false and that the children of the St. Joseph Family, both past and present, were and are brought up in loving and supportive environments, free of any abuse.

Response: 

  When one visits St Joseph’s several times, you realize children at St. Joseph, Trinity, and Wings of Hope do not get the clean water that Geilenfeld and the guests drink, but drink water from a water truck or cistern where rodents and bugs also live.

  Guests sit at tables set by the boys and eat chicken, salads, and vegetables. The boys eat beans and rice for lunch and dinner from their bowls with their spoon.

  In contrast to boys at other homes run by Americans in Haiti, with significantly less financial support, the children at St Joseph are not well educated or disciplined. Those sent on tour to raise more funds miss school. Most of the children do not pass the 6th or 9th grade national exams so they cannot continue their education. 

 St. Joseph’s / Hearts with Haiti

The recent attacks against Michael were first based on abuse charges from 1990. Those charges were originally made by boys from St. Joseph’s Home for Boys after they were coerced and manipulated by the people Michael left in charge of the home while he and several of the boys went on a dance theater tour of the United States. This period in the St. Joseph Family history is commonly referred to as the “coup” when the story of the St. Joseph Family is told and we have never sought to deny or cover up it happening.

Response:

  There are additional documented references to allegations in 1987, 1990-1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2006 – to the present. Some allegations are from the children and some from professions, and some from visitors who were concerned about the care of the children.

According to several accounts, in 1990, Geilenfeld asked American volunteers to act as house parents while he was in the United States. Boys at Geilenfeld’s three houses made allegations of physical and sexual abuse.  Haitian and American professionals interviewed the boys and thought the stories were credible enough to warrant additional investigations. Those investigations gave more credence to the boy’s stories. Rather than return to Haiti to face the charges, Geilenfeld stayed in the United States.

– In Haiti, the “coupe” was when the army overthrew Aristide in 1990. Geilenfeld borrowed the term to describe the boys who made allegations and the adults who wanted to investigate and ascertain the truth.

– If the Haitian government cleared Geilenfeld, that information should be available and verified.  

 At the time of the “coup” the charges of abuse were investigated by the Institut du Bien Etre Social et de Recherches (IBSER), the department of social services in Haiti, and all charges were found to be false. At that time Michael was cleared of all wrong-doing by the Haitian government and allowed to continue the mission of St. Joseph’s. For the past 26 years, the St. Joseph Family has an on-going relationship with IBSER, with all three of the homes licensed and monitored on a regular basis by the agency. IBSER regularly visits the homes for inspections and interviews the children. Many of the children of the St. Joseph Family came to us at the request and referral of IBSER, evidence that they believe in the integrity of the St. Joseph Family and the safety of our homes. The IBSER is aware of the resurfacing of the charges against Michael and the St. Joseph Family and are supportive of our mission and of Michael personally.

Response:

– It is difficult to think the United States and Haitian governments completed an investigation. In 1990, The Institut du Bien Social et de Recherches (ISBAR) and the judicial system were part of the Haitian government that were in chaos during the overthrow of Aristide by the military. The United States Embassy closed and the United States imposed an embargo.

 – People who establish orphanages are required to fill out forms and register. The ISBAR and the US Embassy have lists of registered orphanages. On their web sites, the lists include:

“ St. Joseph Boy’s
Delmas 91, Rue Herne #48
Petionville, Haiti
Director: Frère Joseph Jeilenfield”

“ Demiere Maison Blanche A Gauche
Apres la Cimetiere
Petion Ville, Haiti
Director: Jeilenfield Michael

   Geilenfeld filed out the paperwork for St, Josephs and listed himself as Frere Joseph Jeilenfield.
– Wings of Hope and Trinity are not registered according to web sites that were updated in 2006 and 2010.
– According to several accounts, in 2011 the head of ISBAR was dismissed for allegations of mismanagement, including not visiting orphanages. 

Also at the time of the “coup” there was an investigation of Michael and St. Joseph’s by the American Embassy and no charges were ever filed against Michael as a result of that investigation.

Because the history of the “coup” is documented and the fact that it happened is acknowledged by the St. Joseph Family and outside organizations, people seeking to make new charges for their own personal gain use the same or similar stories of abuse to try and seem credible. Charges of abuse, especially sexual abuse, are sensational and those seeking to manipulate or seek personal gain will use them to get attention and destroy reputations without having any proof. We also know of instances of our detractors offering money to current and former residents, and to other organizations, to create false charges against us to further their own agendas.

Response:

 What “personal gain” could people have who want an evaluation of charges?
What organizations received money and who made offers to boys to make allegations?
At Geilenfeld’s direction, many guests in Haiti and many donors who see the dance tour, give the boys money. Do Geilenfeld and his associates think those people pay the boys to make accusations? 

We believe the new charges against Michael and the St. Joseph Family are based on two things. First of all, the St. Joseph Family has always had its share of detractors. People, for whatever reasons of their own, who questioned the integrity of the mission and of the people responsible for creating and leading the St. Joseph Family. We don’t know why they cannot see the good being done by the St. Joseph Family or why they seek to destroy the St. Joseph Family, but we accept that they exist and will look for any excuse to start rumors or make trouble where they can. We believe such actions by those detractors are instigated by the devil and creates a spiritual warfare. We pray for our detractors that God will change their hearts, and we pray for our supporters that they are protected from embracing such negativity.

Response:

  If there are questions of integrity, why are they not answered? What good is done when boys come and go, do not get nutritious food, clean water, regular medical and dental care and an education. Boys who grow up at St Josephs have little education and few job skills. Many are dependent on Geilenfeld and his associates and work at menial positions.  

The second reason that the charges of abuse come about is based on the history of the population that the St. Joseph Family serves. The St. Joseph Family is made up primarily of children who spent part of their childhoods on the street and/or children who were child slaves. In those situations they had to lie and manipulate in order to survive. These tactics and habits, ingrained in their very beings, are hard to break, even after years in the supportive environment of the St. Joseph Family, and even as they matured into adulthood. They know simply making charges of abuse will get them attention and help them manipulate otherwise well-meaning people to giving them what they want — whether it be money, power, the ability to live in the United States, or something else.

Response:

Thousands of children live at hundreds of orphanages in Haiti. Some orphanages have difficult living conditions, most attributed to poor funding. Some orphanages with children like those at St. Joseph’s, sponsored by US and Canadian organizations and non-profits that oversee the orphanages, are well managed and the children are nurtured and prepared to be contributing members of society. At these homes, including many homes for the handicapped, the children receive appropriate medical care, eat well, are educated, and many graduate from high school, pass the national exam and attend college.    

In contrast, few of Geilenfeld’s boys pass the sixth or ninth grade national exams. Geilenfeld said his children will not study, run away, or he “kicks them out”.

The St. Joseph Family recognizes the fact that many of the children in its care were often physically, psychologically, emotionally and sexually abused prior to becoming a part of the St. Joseph Family. These are experiences that most people cannot imagine and have difficulty accepting. We abhor this reality and do everything in our power to help the children in our care to heal from past wounds, both physical and psychological. It is also paramount to the St. Joseph Family that once they become residents of one of our homes, that they live in safe and supportive environments. Negative treatment in any form against the children is not tolerated by any member of the staff, leadership or guests. Any instances of abuse in any form, perpetrated by any individual on a child in the care of the St. Joseph Family, are dealt with swiftly and severely.

The St. Joseph Family also recognizes that when children with a history of abuse find themselves in a safe place, they often are finally able to acknowledge internally and externally their past abuse, however how that takes place is often not in truthful and accurate ways. Children with histories of abuse often accuse people in their lives they feel safe with of abuse, abuse that was actually committed by others, because that is the only way they feel safe acknowledging their past experiences. The unfortunate thing is that because of their circumstances prior to joining the St. Joseph Family, many of the children did, in fact, experience abuse, so their stories are horrific and detailed and sound credible. However, the details of who the true abusers were and the specific circumstances of abuse are not accurate, but changed to suit their accusations.

Response:

What is the source for the information that “Children with histories of abuse often accuse people in their lives they feel safe with of abuse, abuse that was actually committed by others”? A review of the academic literature and interviews with professional childcare advocates does not support that statement. 

The St. Joseph Family has detailed child health and safety policies we follow in the care of our children and running of our homes. Besides regular inspections of our homes by IBSER, we also host hundreds of guests in our homes each year, many of whom are mandated reporters of child abuse in their home countries — teachers, doctors, therapists, clergy, etc. — and many of those guests visit us several times a year and follow the progress of the children.  These individuals are trained in the detection of abuse and are encouraged by the St. Joseph Family to share any observations
of questionable behavior or suspicions of abuse to the St. Joseph Family leadership. We have never had anyone with that background and expertise bring forth credible charges of abuse; and, in fact, have been told over and over again by such individuals what open, loving, supportive and healthy environments the homes of the St. Joseph Family are and have been complimented for the manner of respect and dignity they children are treated with by all members of the leadership and staff.

Response:

ISBER is not able to inspect many of the thousands of orphanages since they have few personal, little resources and recently was reprimanded for not inspecting orphanages.

 Evidently, whoever wrote this letter is not aware that several professionals, many who work on abuse of children, made accusations for many years. In 1990, those who made the initial allegations were professionals. Those who did additional interviews were social workers and judicial professionals with responsibilities that included child welfare. They thought the boys stories were creditable and warranted additional investigations by the judicial system. This did not happen because of the chaos during the army takeover and most government systems ceased to function. Since then, numerous other professionals have made allegations and asked for investigations. Rather than have independent evaluations of the children’s and adult’s allegations, Geilenfeld, members of Hearts with Haiti, the Haitian Timoun Foundation and their associates, malign those who ask for accountability. Why?

Because of the unregulated world of the internet, anyone can make charges about anything and by the simple fact that they are posted online, those charges can seem credible. However, we caution people to not believe everything you read online. False accusations exist and can be hurtful and damaging; and impossible to retract once they are on the internet. We welcome anyone seeking the truth to come to Haiti, talk to us, see our homes, experience the St. Joseph Family, talk to our supporters. In doing that you will see for yourselves what the truth is, and when you do we pray you have the courage to stand with us and live that truth in the face of these storms.

Response:

False claims against some groups may exist.

 To those who want to ascertain the truth: do research, ask questions, compare other orphanages and homes for the handicapped with what you see at St. Joseph, Wings and Trinity. Check the creditability of the stories they tell about Geilenfeld’s former positions. Ask for transparency and accountability.

 Listen to the children who want protection and the adults who want justice. Pray for them.

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Luckner “Maya” Fond-Rose, Chairman SJF Board of Directors ~ Lead Servant for Mission Advancement for the SJF
Jacky Asse, Vice-Chairman SJF Board of Directors ~ Director of Wings of Hope
Bill Nathan, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Director of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys
Melchi Petit-Homme, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Director of Trinity House
Walnes Cangas, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Assistant Director of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys
Michael Geilenfeld, Member SJF Board of Directors ~ Founder and Executive Director of the SJF
Renee Dietrich, Secretary SJF Board of Directors ~ Communications and Development for the SJF

 

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Lawyer Specializing in Sexual Abuse of Children – Representing Penn State Victim

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“The true reconstruction of Haiti through comprehensive reforms of state structures to restore confidence and encourage investors to put people to work.We must do away with the approach of a paternalistic state while refusing to create the appropriate framework for business development begs the millions on the world stage by exhibiting the misery of the people.” Cyrus Sibert – Citadel Network – Haitian Journalist