SARAH ROLFE (Director of Operations):
Sarah Rolfe received her BA from Mills College in Oakland, CA with a major in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis where she focused on political economy and post-colonialism in Latin America. She picked up her MBA at Mills College Graduate School of Business where she learned how uninterested she is in corporate America and focused her studies on non-profit and NGO management instead. She is currently studying for the LSAT with hopes to practice immigration law. She is passionate about promoting women's human rights globally and hopes to improve the lives of women and children in Haiti by helping to create sustainable opportunities. Sarah loves watching cooking shows on TV and is currently struggling to learn Spanish.
HOLLI GRIFFITHS (Project Manager):
Holli found herself in Port au Prince about three weeks after the 2010 earthquake, with a dear friend and joint funds they had each raised. Heather came from Paris, Holli from Seattle, where they met in Santo Domingo, and boarded a long, hot bus ride towards the adventure of their lives! Having the freedom of no real connections, they jumped in wherever needed. After three days they determined their primary focus would be as IDP (Internally Displaced Person) advocates and camp organizers. After collaborating with Save The Children and World Food Program, in addition to the funds raised, they were able to provide shelter tents and feed 235 people for four months. In June, they were invited to volunteer with JP Haitian Relief Organization, and spent a couple of weeks doing manual labor and making lifelong friends. JP had taken over the largest IDP camp of 55,000 residents, established two hospitals, and several schools. Holli later returned to JP in September, and became the Logistics Coordinator, shortly after the cholera epidemic hit in October. She will be forever amazed and in awe of this organization and honored to have spent almost five months with them! It was at JP HRO that Holli met her now Fiancee, Charles Henry, as he was one of the Bodyguards. In September 2011, Holli will take a thirteen week CERT course, followed by a fourteen week EMT Basic training course to further expand her ability to assist in Disaster & Emergency Response.
NATHAN BEAN (Strategy / implementation):
Nathan Bean grew up in North Conway, New Hampshire as a Boston Red Sox fan. He dropped out of art school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and afterwards, foolishly moved to Ogden, Utah. He found a home in Seattle, Washington and has made people laugh in Tanzania, India, Nepal, and Thailand. Nathan was sent to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake and was surprised by the amazing adventure it turned out to be. He now works with Haitian Organization Program for Education and Health (HOPEH) and is raising a five year old crazy person named Miles Cary Bean.
GREG BENNICK (Founder / executive director): Greg is the founder of One Hundred For Haiti and has been to Haiti seven times since the earthquake. Immediately after the January 12th earthquake in Haiti, Greg was on the crew of the Liberty Schooner, an all-volunteer mission that sailed from Miami to the southern coast of Haiti to bring 10,000 pounds of medical supplies and food to the people in most dire need. The Liberty and its crew were the first independent relief boat to reach the southern coast of Haiti from the United States and Greg received international press coverage of the trip on the Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program. He realized the need for ongoing involvement and One Hundred For Haiti campaign responds to that need, through ongoing support and development projects. Greg is also the co-founder of The World Leaders Project, a multi-year initiative to discuss issues related to the psychology of human violence face-to-face with world leaders, an initiative that led to a meeting with the President of Guyana as well as correspondence with other governments as well. He was the co-producer of the multi-award winning documentaries “Flight From Death: The Quest for Immortality" and “The Philosopher Kings"two films which explore often unseen sides of the human experience: our relationship with death and the effect that this has on our psyche, and the quest for wisdom and with whom in our social strata does that wisdom reside.
TYSON SADLER (Strategist / Cinematographer): Tyson is a Canadian social activist, filmmaker, and founder of Back Porch Media, a company devoted to creating socially aware media productions. A member of Cineworks Vancouver and the BC Chapter of the Canadian Documentary Organization, Tyson's films have been screened in Film Festivals, on PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and as viral videos on the Internet and around the world. Over the past 10 years, Tyson has established himself as a Director, Editor, and Producer working on a large array of film projects. His interest in filmmaking and social activism has taken him to over 37 countries on 5 continents.
His most recent work has been on a PBS/WETA production on Forgiveness and Reconcilliation which is scheduled for broadcast in early 2011. Social documentary is the heart of his work. He has produced films dealing with subjects such as substance abuse, addiction, mental illness, physical disability, and garbage scavenging in rural Nicaragua. These films have introduced him to the themes of social conscience, trauma and reconciliation. They have helped shape his world view and are an intimate part of his desire to make films with a social impact. Seeing the devastation immediately following the Haiti earthquake and the desperate need for relief and rebuiding inspired him to take direct action and get involved with the One Hundred For Haiti project. He spends his time between New York City and Vancouver, BC. He can often be found singing karaoke in seedy metal bars and eating in Chinese dumpling houses on New York's Lower East Side. He collects passport stamps and loves to play the piano.
CHRISTIAN CASTRO (Videographer / strategic team):
Christian Castro is working on his first documentary on immigration. He also does photography and music video work. He spends his time helping small businesses grow, working with 100 For Haiti, volunteering for Project Manzana which helps high school students prepare for college, hiking, and camping. You can usually find him in the woods in his tent or in front of his MacBook editing pictures and tweeting for 100 For Haiti.
PHILIP DUPLESSIS (Ocean/marine strategist): Former owner of the schooner Liberty and coordinator of marine logistics, Philip Duplessis was a driving force behind the late January mission to sail from Miami to Haiti with ten thousand pounds of medical supplies and food. Philip’s dedication is so absolute that he sold his house to buy the schooner Liberty. His dream is to be a sailor with a mission to serve people in need.