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Staff & Board

wrench2HaitiChildren employs over 200 Haitians, thus creating real hope and real opportunities.

U.S. Staff

Susie Krabacher | Co-Founder & CEO
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 HaitiChildren, 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 HaitiChildren. 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.

RobinHamillRobin Hamill | President
Robin has joined HaitiChildren as its President. He has over thirty years of experience in philanthropic work, the majority of it in fund development. Prior to joining HaitiChildren Robin provided strategic consulting services to both not for profit and for profit organizations with an emphasis on fund development through his company, Hamill Advisory. Prior to establishing Hamill Advisory Robin served as the Chairman and CEO of Igility Limited and as President of subsidiaries of Merrill Lynch and Allianz AG. Robin has been actively involved in the Aspen Education Foundation (“AEF”) the last three years as it’s volunteer President. He is also founding member of the Aspen Chapter of Young Presidents Organization having served on the board of the Bermuda Chapter and Northeast Regional Board. Robin lives in Aspen, CO.

HannahThimsenHannah Thimsen | Project Coordinator 
Hannah has called the Roaring Fork Valley home for last 15 years. Originally she is from Minnesota but was raised in the Roaring Fork Valley with her 3 adopted siblings. She now has strong roots in Colorado where she plans on raising her beautiful daughter. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where she studied International Affairs/Political Science and is currently continuing her education at Colorado Mountain College. Hannah brings 8 years of extensive administrative experience to the team. She feels honored and blessed to contribute in the wonderful work that HaitiChildren does for the abandoned children in Haiti.


Erin Hillman  | Account Manager
Erin comes to HaitiChildren with nearly 20 years of accounting experience and was raised here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Erin has done accounting and bookkeeping for various industries and companies including having her own bookkeeping company. Erin’s passions include traveling, paddle boarding, and snowboarding. Erin’s traveling has provided her with the humility and opportunity to see how other countries, cultures, and people struggle to survive and thrive in different environments. This travel led her to pursue a job with a non-profit such as HaitiChildren which saves lives and improves the quality of life for others.

Donna Ganger | Guardian Angel Program Administrator
Donna is a native of Colorado and has spent the last 38 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 33 years her life has been blessed with her husband Tim, 5 amazing children and two beautiful granddaughters and 2 awesome grandsons. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, reading and thrift store shopping. She has been with HaitiChildren 5 years and loves being a part of changing the lives of the children in Haiti.


Haiti In-Country Staff

Gerald Oriol Jr.  |  HaitiChildren Special Advisor
Dr. Barbara Villemenay  |  HaitiChildren Medical Director
Suze Melina Selmon  |  HaitiChildren Orphanage Director
Juimy Louis  |  Account Manager
Henri Pamphile  |  In-Country Asset Manager, Williamson Campus
Claude Ozceus  | Pastor, HaitiChildren Community Christian Church


Board of Directors

Jerry Fitzgerald  |  Jerry was born in 1951. He is a Colorado native, growing up in the small town of Idaho Springs. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 with a degree in accounting, became a CPA and began working in Denver at the international accounting firm of KPMG (Peat, Marwick & Mitchell at that time). In 1981 he became Chief Financial Officer of Whiting Petroleum Corporation — a small private Denver based oil and gas company. Jerry later became Vice President of Finance at Whiting as the Company grew into a larger public company before being acquired by mid-western utility company. Jerry retired from Whiting in 2000. H also coached girls basketball for twenty three years, the last seven at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CO.

Julie Fitzgerald  |  Julie was born in 1950. She is also a Colorado native, growing up in Brush and later moving to Idaho Springs. Julie attended one year of college in Rangley, CO before beginning a career in the insurance industry. After Julie and Jerry started a family she began her long career as a stay at home mom. Jerry and Julie also owned and operated two small businesses. They owned a motel in Idaho Springs for twenty years and a Dairy Queen franchise restaurant in Arvada, CO for twenty six years. They were very hands-on owners of both successful businesses, and Julie became quite well known in the area for the quality and creativity of her ice cream cake decorating. Jerry and Julie have four adult daughters and fifteen grandchildren. They enjoy their grandchildren’s activities, travel and golf and are active volunteers in their church community.

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 HaitiChildren. He has served on the HaitiChildren 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 HaitiChildren. Susie is a relentless 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 HaitiChildren Board since 2004.


Advisory Board

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.

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.

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 also attended Harvard and UCLA. She holds an advanced degree from California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA).

Scott Johnson | Bio pending.

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.

Pat Marquis | Bio pending.

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.


Major Awards

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

Helping Haiti’s Most Desperate Victims: 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