The HMP Board is very happy to welcome new board member, Sue McIver. Sue heard of HMP when looking for a way to help after the 2010 earthquake. “I didn’t want to just contribute to a large international organization. I was looking for a way to give that wouldn’t be impersonal. Joyce Mercer, a friend in my band who teaches at the seminary where Father Constant also taught shared information about the Haiti Micah Project’s work in Mirebalais. It was the perfect fit. HMP was already on the ground helping the Haitian people.” Sue was interested in our work with vulnerable children, especially those “who can easily fall through the cracks in times of crisis.”
Sue came to DC from Kentucky for college and stayed to pursue a career with the federal government. She retired in 2006. In addition to bringing new perspectives and energy to the board, Sue plays in an Irish band! She is also a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, volunteers at Carlyle House in Old Town, and is a Book Buddy for two first graders at Maury Elementary School.
We also had a nice surprise at our March board meeting. Board member Col. Ossen D’Haiti (in red) stopped by the meeting during a short trip home from his overseas deployment. We were so happy to see him!