Who We Are
Our Team of dedicated sanitation heroes
SOIL’s staff are united by a passion for promoting dignity, health, and sustainable development in Haiti. We share a belief that in transforming wastes into resources, we can help restore Haiti’s beauty and vitality. The majority of our staff are Haitian and they are local to the neighborhoods we serve. This helps us build respectful programs that meet local needs while also supporting Haiti’s long-term economic development.
Operational Management Team
Cap-Haitien Sanitation Department
EkoLakay Household Sanitation Team
Waste Treatment and Compost Production Team
Information Technology (IT) Team
Sales & Customer Support Team
Executive Management Team
Research and NonProfit Team
Board of Directors
We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished board with a wide range of experience and expertise. Together, they're helping SOIL change lives with access to safe sanitation.
Dr. Sasha Kramer
Sasha is an ecologist and human rights advocate who has been living and working in Haiti since 2004. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Stanford University in 2006 and co-founded SOIL that same year while also completing a postdoctoral research position...
Dr. Jessica Covell
Jessica has a PhD from the University of Miami with a focus on Haitian non-profits. Her academic background focused on international politics and her professional experience is with small, growing organizations in need of operational support.
Daniel Tillias is a community development agent with over 20 years of experience. He is a social entrepreneur and a visionary behind several sustainable initiatives all over Haiti including, ALAVET AYITI, FATRAKA, and Generation Leader 2030, and was most recently awarded the 2019 CNN Hero award.
Bob McLaughlin is a business and financial professional with over 60 years of experience in accounting, taxes and business consulting. He had his own CPA firm in Rockford IL. He is now semi-retired after his son took over the practice. Prior to owning his own practice...
Nathalie is an experienced Human Resource leader, Career Coach and a professional in theorganizational psychology & development field. For over 15 years, Nathalie worked for some majorplayers like MTV & AIG focusing on general HR work, coaching andrecruitment.
Nick has been with SOIL since 2010, serving first as Operations Director and then Director of Strategy before becoming Deputy Director in 2016 and then Chief Operating Officer in 2020. Nick has a masters in Public Health from Tufts University and was instrumental in coordinating SOIL’s emergency response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Ken is currently Director of Partnerships in Practice – a UK-based consultancy that focuses on ensuring that global to local partnership approaches are fit-for-purpose. Partnerships in Practice builds on the work of the World Bank-supported global multi- stakeholder initiative that Ken directed called Building Partnerships for Development (BPD).
Ingrid Henrys has a Master’s degree in International Agro-Development Engineering and a Master’s degree in Tropical Area Biodiversity and Conservation. She also took a Permaculture Design course in California and is now doing a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design with the International Permaculture University of Argentina.
Johnny Celestin is a current faculty member at the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs program. He was recently the Executive Director of the Future Leaders Foundation (FLF) and was also the Executive Director of the Centre Haïtien du Leadership et de l’Excellence (CLE), a Haitian
Alyse Schrecongost is a Senior Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Program where she leads the team’s regulatory and utility partnership work. Her grantmaking focuses on fostering change in sanitation sector so inclusive, safe sanitation services in urban areas are increasingly institutionalized and sustained as a sector norm.
Tanvi Nagpal is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She was a Practitioner in Residence at SAIS from 2010 – 2021, and served as the Director of the International Development Program from 2019-2021.
Cyra is an experienced financial operations professional passionate about supporting organizations in sustainable administration and growth. Working for over 15 years in the industry, she has amassed a wealth of knowledge and is a leader in best practices around grants management, financial-based systems and templates, and policy and procedure creation...
Erica is a nonprofit professional committed to working for change alongside underserved youth and communities. Erica spent nine years working with SOIL as the Systems Director and later Research Director, during which time she piloted new technology, tested strategies to improve efficiency in operations, and co-authored multiple publications.
SOIL is proud to partner with change-makers from around the globe who are committed to ensuring equitable access to basic human rights. We’re thankful to have this incredible group supporting SOIL.
Angie Bell, a self-motivated, high energy, and result oriented individual with a solid record of success in talent management, public relation, and event planning. Angie is a marketing specialist and a cultural consultant with a degree in International Business and Marketing.
BélO has been hailed as Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world. A socially conscious singer-songwriter with a sophisticated sound, BélO has won numerous awards, including the prestigious “Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006,” With six albums already under his belt sung in his rich and colorful native language...
Baudeler was one of the co-founders of SOIL in 2006 and has guided the organization since its inception. Born and raised in Milot, Baudeler is a dynamic and effective community leader and was a local government official before his thirtieth birthday.
Bryan Gonzales is the Human Resource Director for Digicel, Haiti’s largest telecommunications company. With a background in, General Operations, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Risk Management & Business Continuity, and...
Carel Pedre is a Haitian radio and TV personality, journalist, director, producer, and philanthropist. As the host of Radio One’s Chokarella, Haiti’s number one morning show, and the TV Shows “Kiyès Ki Towo A” and “Digicel Stars” Haiti’s premier talent search, Pedre has established himself as a key figure in Haiti’s entertainment industry.
Elizabeth is currently the Director of the University of Global Health Equity-Haiti. She began her overseas work in the United States Peace Corps as a water and sanitation volunteer in a small community located in the Saharan desert of Morocco.
Ellie Happel is an attorney with the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, where she co-directs the Clinic’s work on human rights and climate justice in Haiti. Ellie also co-teaches the Global Justice Clinic seminar.
Born and raised in Saint Marc, Haiti, Harry Luc is the president of Handzup Group, a company that promotes socially-engaged artists. At the age of fifteen, he moved to Pétionville with his family.
James is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker currently working as a Senior Lead Editor for National Geographic and Disney+. In addition to a BA in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Communication James also has a long history of direct action community development.
Kelvin was CEO of Clean Team Ghana (CTG) until December 2021. CTG is a social business delivering household sanitation services to low-income homes whilst saving them money. Prior to CTG, Kelvin ran Future First Global, a charity leveraging alumni for systems change in global education.
Kory Russel has more than a decade of design, implementation, and research experience in non-networked water and sanitation services focused on resource-constrained locations around the world.
Rea Dol is an educator and community mobilizer from Jeremie who has lived and worked in Port-au-Prince for over 30 years. Rea is married to Jean Jacques Bataille and has 3 biological children and 13 adopted children.
Rich has more than 32 years of hands-on composting experience working extensively throughout the
continental U.S., Hawaii, Central America and Mexico. Principal of the consulting firm, Hidden