New Saint Vincent Governing Board Partners with CMMH

The Governing Board of Saint Vincent Centre for Handicapped Children (l-r): Ken Quigley, Robert Radtke (ex-officio), Sr. Kethia Jean-Simon, William Craddock, Dr. Stan Shaffer, Dr. Dianne Jean-Franҫois, Cynthia Jaar Handal, Régine Désulmé Polynice, Ary Theodore (not pictured: Dr. Susan Nelson)

The Governing Board of Saint Vincent Centre for Handicapped Children (l-r): Ken Quigley, Robert Radtke (ex-officio), Sr. Kethia Jean-Simon, William Craddock, Dr. Stan Shaffer, Dr. Dianne Jean-Franҫois, Cynthia Jaar Handal, Régine Désulmé Polynice, Ary Theodore (not pictured: Dr. Susan Nelson)

In the fall of 2015, The Rt. Rev. Jean-Zaché Duracin (Bishop of the Diocese of Haiti) called for the formation of a new governing board to support the work of Saint Vincent Centre. The SVC Board of Directors (which includes members from both Haiti and the United States) is responsible for creating a strategic plan, setting policies, and providing oversight of all daily and long-term activities of of SVC.

The Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti (CMMH) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in the U.S. and has been supporting Saint Vincent’s Centre for Handicapped Children since its formation in 1993. Its primary role has been to raise money for the operations of the Centre and to sponsor biennial Haiti Connection Conferences. CMMH is represented on the SVC board by Ken Quigley, CMMH’s secretary/treasurer.

In a memorandum of understanding with the Saint Vincent Centre’s Board of Directors, the Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti has agreed to function as the fiscal agent for SVC. All donations received for the benefit of SVC are tax-deductible, and gift acknowledgements will be provided by CMMH. Funds sent to SVC by CMMH go directly to the Centre’s bank account in Port-au-Prince and are used to pay salaries, buy food, electricity, and cover other operating expenses. Both CMMH and the SVC Board of Directors receive regular financial reports from the Centre detailing funds received and payments made.

Click HERE to learn more about CMMH.

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