Staff and Board of Directors
We maintain a headquarters building in Pignon, Haiti that includes offices and areas for mechanical repairs and storage. We have three well drilling rigs, two water trucks, a variety of pick up trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles that are used by our staff in our community development work. Nearly all of our employees in Haiti are citizens of that country. In the U.S., the office is located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. We have a staff of 3 in Minnetonka and 41 in Haiti.
Neil Van Dine, Country Director: Neil was one of the founders of Haiti Outreach in 1997. Originally from New York state with a B.A. in mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration on water, he has lived in Haiti for over 20 years. Before working for Haiti Outreach, he was managing projects for the World Christian Relief Fund and the U.N.’s International Office of Migration in Haiti. Neil is responsible for leading the organization in Haiti.
Roge Michel, Director of Community Development: Roge was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and grew up in the town of Hinche, where he still resides. Before working for Haiti Outreach, Roge worked as an animator for ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Haiti. Roge has been working as an animator (the Haitian name for project manager) and Project Supervisor for Haiti Outreach since 1999. He supervises the other Haiti Outreach animators, who work directly with community members to organize them as partners to help build the project and maintain it after it is completed.
Dale Snyder, Executive Director: Dale has been involved in Haiti since 1990. He helped found the nonprofit organization in 1990 that was renamed and reorganized as Haiti Outreach in 1997. A former business owner, Dale has a B.A. in political science from American University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA in marketing from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. He manages the U.S. organization from the office in Minnetonka, MN. He also leads groups of people to Haiti.
Haiti Outreach Board of Directors
The work of Haiti Outreach is overseen by its Board of Directors. Our current board members are:
Brenda Beniek Fagley – Board Vice Chair – Attorney, Retired
Olaf Minge – Board Chair - Group Manager, Target Corporation
Saurel Quettan – Co-founder, Vice President and COO of Integrated Construction Management, Inc.
Pam Prosser – Secretary/Treasurer – Private Practice – Homeopathic Services