Staff & Board
Mercy & Sharing employs over 200 Haitians, thus creating real hope and real opportunities.
Susie Krabacher | Co-founder & President
Susie Krabacher is a dedicated humanitarian whose work with saving, feeding, and educating the poorest of the poor has been featured in People Magazine, Marie Claire, Redbook Magazine, Stern Magazine, More Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, the Canadian Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the New York Times and many other major publications. Susie’s work has been broadcast on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox TV, C-SPAN and CBS. She is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. The driving force behind the incredible work of Mercy & Sharing, Susie is a relentless advocate for the children.
B. Joseph Krabacher | Co-founder
B. Joseph Krabacher is one of the most blessed men in business today. Married to the former Susie Scott, Joe enjoys a thriving law practice in Aspen, Colorado, and is developing real estate in Colorado and Arizona. Valedictorian of his law school class and editor of the law review, he is the recipient of five American Jurisprudence Awards. His law firm is one of the largest in Aspen, and specializes in business, tax, real estate, and commercial litigation. Prior to focusing on real estate development, Joe co-founded a satellite communications company and a fiber optic networking company. Joe is Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer for Mercy & Sharing. He is responsible for legal matters as well as financial and auditing matters, and has a BA degree in Accounting and Finance. Joe speaks two languages, plays the piano, guitar, saxophone, and flute and is an avid windsurfer and snowboarder.
Stephen J. Higgins | Chief Development Officer
“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer .
Married for 36 years to my bride Paula with four adult kids and five grandkids that fill my life with joy! All my kids (and their mates) and my bride have been all over the world serving different people in multiple continents and countries. My mission in life is to give that hand up and with Mercy & Sharing to help others to join in that journey of life with us! In the last 36 years I have pastored three churches, served as a College Vice President of development and a College President, and consulted many NPO in the US and abroad. I’ve been blessed to serve internationally people in Eastern/Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and Middle East. I have taught over 150,000 people in 17 countries. Recently left a CEO position to join Mercy & Sharing! I completely enjoy life, my bride, kids, grandkids and several great dogs… and always strong coffee and chocolate anytime! Absolutely serving the Father to help the least, the lost and the left-behind with that hand up so they won’t be! I have met and enjoyed so many wonderful people Mercy & Sharing is giving me even more opportunities to do so. What I love beyond my family, is to build new stakeholders for Mercy & Sharing that will build with us life-giving opportunities for the least, the lost and the left-behind in Haiti, so they can change a country.
Lorey Esquibel | Accounting Manager
Lorey comes to Mercy & Sharing with a successful background as a small business owner. She brings with her extensive leadership, management and bookkeeping skills. One of 7 children raised in a military family as an “Air Force Brat”. Lorey lived with her family in Japan and Okinawa for 4 years of her childhood, with Albuquerque, NM serving as home base. Relocating to Colorado as a young adult, Lorey utilized her skills and resources to eventually own and operate a successful construction related small business while raising her two children. She has served on numerous community non-profit boards and most notably served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for 8 years.
Donna Ganger | Guardian Angel Program Administrator
Donna is a native of Colorado and has spent the last 35 years in and out of the business world. She attended Northwest Nazarene University. Her experience has varied from being the Administrative Assistant to the VP of finance for an airline, working for a non-profit sports ministry, taking care of elderly and owning her own business. For the last 30 years her life has been blessed with her husband Tim, 5 amazing children and two beautiful granddaughters. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, reading and thrift store shopping. She has been with Mercy & Sharing 3 years and loves being a part of changing the lives of the children in Haiti.
Haiti In-Country Staff
Tessa Maximilien | Mercy & Sharing Country Representative in Haiti
Dr. Lesley Algenor | Mercy & Sharing Medical Director
Suze Melina Selmond | Mercy & Sharing Orphanage Director
Jean Belzire | Mercy & Sharing Education Director
Juime Louis | Account Manager
Henri Pamphile | Inventory Manager
Haronce Joseph – Pastor | Mercy & Sharing Community Christian Church
Board of Directors
Ray & Marie Ginther | Raymond earned his B.S. at Michigan State University. He held various management positions with The Conde Nast Publications, Waldenbooks,Inc. and The Hearst Corporation. Marie earned her Bachelors degree from Loyola University Chicago. Her professional expertise is in the area of accounting. Raymond and Marie have two children. They have completed numerous overseas bicycle trips and are avid philanthropists.
B. Joseph Krabacher | Joe is an attorney with Sherman and Howard, practicing with their Aspen office. He has over 30 years of legal experience, and provides tax and corporate services for Mercy & Sharing. He has served on the Mercy & Sharing board since inception.
Susan Scott Krabacher | Susie Krabacher is a dedicated humanitarian whose work with saving, feeding, and educating the poorest of the poor has been the driving force behind the incredible work of Mercy & Sharing. Susie is arelentless advocate for the children, and was the recipient of the prestigious 2000 “International Humanitarian Award” from the National Association for the Advancement of Haitians in Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Leck | Jeffrey is a venture capital investor who has managed institutional private equity funds for several decades. He has served on the Mercy & Sharing Board since 2004.
Richard K. Taylor | Richard Taylor is a private investor.
Eula Adams | Eula Adams is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Xcore Computer Corporation. Xcore designs, assembles and markets a line of low cost, low maintenance and low energy netbooks, keyboard computers and touch pad computing devices which are distributed globally. He has over 39 years of experience in the financial accounting, financial services and technology industries. During an 18 year tenure with Deloitte (Touche Ross until the merger with Deloitte in 1989) gained experience in numerous industries such as higher education, government (federal, state and local), financial services, manufacturing and services. During this distinguished career was recognized on numerous occasions for technical leadership, innovative customer service, attracting new talent and winning new customers. Eula has served as a member of numerous Boards of Directors including a four year stint on the MasterCard of America Board. A graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. He is married to Janet Cannon Adams and they have one son, Kevin.
Alain Azizi | Alain Azizi is a well-known restaurateur in Aspen, Colorado.
John Conyers, Jr. | U.S. Congressman from Michigan, Democrat. John was re-elected in November 2010 to his 24th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the second most senior member of the House of Representatives and he was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. In the 111th Congress, he worked with John Kerry, (D-MA) to propose legislation that would ensure that the United States’ response to the 2010 earthquake was comprehensive, coordinated, and efficient.
Bill Fabrocini | Mr. Fabrocini is a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and sports performance training specialist. He has worked at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute in various capacities since 1990. In 2008 he co-founded Aspen Core Fitness (ACF), a training company committed to developing state of the art training products and programs based upon sports science and research. Their newest product, the Rip Trainer, was recently sold to fitness industry giant TRX. Mr. Fabrocini now serves as an education consultant for TRX and is actively involved in both the development and certification of the TRX Rip Trainer courses. Many of Mr. Fabrocini’s rehabilitation concepts and training methods have been highlighted in several fitness magazines including Men’s Health, Skiing, Private Clubs. Outside Magazine, etc. He has also published numerous articles in training and medical journals along with producing several sports conditioning videos. Mr. Fabrocini is a frequent lecturer at medical and sports performance training conferences across the country. In addition, he is an active educator in youth sport development and consults for several schools and organizations including the Team Prep USA running academy in Crested Butte, CO. He has collaborated with several universities and medical facilities and recently headed up the exercise component of the Healthy Heart Study at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA. Mr. Fabrocini is currently consulting with the author of Younger Next Year for the next publication in 2012. Younger Next Year was as on the New York Times best-seller list in 2004. His innovative approach and methods to the development of athletic skills have attracted a vast array of professional athletes and Olympians. These include former NBA Champion and MVP David Robinson, Olympic Snowboard Medalists Chris Klug and Gretchin Bleiler, Tennis Grand Slam Champions Martina Navratolova and Conchita Martinez, US Open Women’s Golf Champion Jane Geddes, former NFL rookie of the year Mike Croel, and several members of the US Ski Team, among the many other recreational athletes he sees daily. Mr. Fabrocini is involved with several local charities in the Aspen community. He served on the board of the Komen Aspen Ride for the Cure for four years and was the ride chair in 2007. He is the co founder of The Voices for the Sled Dogs, an organization committed to improving the standards of care for sled dog operations.
Helen Young Hayes | Helen was most recently Managing Director of Investments, Portfolio Manager, and a Director of Janus Capital Group, a Denver-based mutual fund group. Helen headed up the portfolio management and research team and also managed the international and global portfolios, with $22 billion in assets. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager in 1989, Helen was a research analyst covering both domestic and international equity securities. Previously, Helen worked as a research associate with New-York-based Fred Alger Management, following media, entertainment, and consumer companies. Helen holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Helen serves on the boards of investment firm Red Rocks Capital; Q Advisors, a Denver-based investment bank; and Harlem Educational Activities Fund, a non-profit organization in New York City.
Jennefer Hirshberg | Jennefer Hirshberg is a Partner at Alcalde & Fay and has more than twenty-five years of experience in advocacy communications and government affairs for private sector and public sector clients. Ms. Hirshberg is a graduate of Cornell University. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities research grant for graduate work at Claremont Graduate University. She alsoattended Harvard and UCLA. She holds an advanced degree from California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA).
Gary Kilgore | Gary Kilgore was President and CEO of OpenSpirit Corporation, a leading independent provider of data and application integration solutions for the exploration and production segment of the global oil and gas market. OpenSpirit’s software products assist geologists and geophysicists ingathering data from multiple sources for determining the likelihood of finding oil, gas or condensates. Gary is now pursuing his passion of inventing and entrepreneurship by starting another company, Motor Bay Company.
Mark Salter | Mark Salter is the CEO of Dolphin Outdoor Power Equipment, which is a large wholesaler of farm and garden equipment. Mark resides in Pompano Beach, Florida and has a heart for the Haitians.
Alan Schwartz | Alan Schwartz is a lawyer who focuses his practice on government relations, environmental, energy and land use. He has extensive legislative lobbying experience in the Colorado legislature and U.S. Congress. He was the co-author of the “Danish Plan” in Boulder, Colorado, adopted by the voters as one of the first, and most widely emulated community growth management plans in the country.
Gail Schwartz | Colorado State Senator Gail Schwartz has been a corporate officer, small business owner, housing developer and market analyst. Specifically, Gail has a background in community economic assessment and ski area planning throughout North America. Gail has dedicated herself to making her Senate District 5 the best possible place to live, work and raise a family. Gail is committed to preserving Colorado’s majestic environment and protecting her district’s water, natural resources, and agricultural lands. Above all, Gail has always championed P-20 Education, dedicating much of her career to enhancing educational opportunities. To her credit, Senate District 5 will soon have ten new “BEST” schools.
International Humanitarian Award | 2000 | The National Association for the Advancement of Haitians in Washington DC
Humanitarian Rose Award | 2004 | The People’s Princess Diana Charitable Foundation, Kensington Palace, London
World of Children Humanitarian Award | 2006 & 2013 | World of Children
Gift of Life Award | Rotary International
Honorary Haitian Citizenship | Government of Haiti
Hall of Fame Award | 2001 | Miami Children’s Hospital
Citizen Cool Award | Ben & Jerry’s Corporation
National Achievement Award | E-Town Radio
Angels of a Lower Flight | Susie Krabacher
Published by the Touchstone Division of Simon & Schuster
“An amazing story of a life changed!”
— Rick Warren | Author of The Purpose Driven Life
“This is an inspiring book, filled with hope and faith that conquers despair. Susie Scott Krabacher brings us into her own soul as well as into the tragic orphanages of Haiti. You will be deeply moved by both her life and the situation she exposes.”
– Walter Isaacson | Author of Einstein