Meet Missy, the compassionate soul and visionary behind Hope for a Village. Known to most as Missy, she is a devoted Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a heart dedicated to serving others. Born in the heart of Cotes-de-Fer, her roots in this community run deep, forming the foundation of her unwavering commitment to its people. She is a devoted mother of five. Four adults and a 16 year old. Missy currently lives in the Midwest.
With a nursing career spanning 16 years, Missy brings a wealth of experience to her role. Her expertise covers a wide spectrum, including home health, geriatrics, gynecology, and general surgery. Currently, she serves as a nurturing pediatric nurse, providing specialized care to children with unique medical needs.
Missy’s journey of service began over a decade ago when she founded Hope for a Village in December 2010. Guided by her unwavering faith and a profound sense of purpose, she envisions a future where every individual in Cotes-de-Fer is uplifted, empowered, and given the opportunity to thrive.
For Missy, serving others is not just a duty; it's a calling that breathes life into her. God gifted her with a passion for her community, igniting a vision within her from an early age. This vision is her driving force, compelling her to dedicate her skills, time, and resources to bring hope and transformation to those in need.
Missy believes in the power of collective action. Over the years, she has led numerous medical missions to Cotes-de-Fer community. These missions have included significant initiatives such as a housing project for those displaced after the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, a deworming campaign, woman empowerment programs, school base health education and more.
She sees her role as a connector, shedding light on the deficiencies in her birth village and bringing together individuals and resources to fulfill the existing needs. Her mission is clear: eradicate extreme hunger, ensure access to quality healthcare for all, fulfill basic needs regardless of life status, promote cultural appreciation, and provide safe, quality education for every child.
Missy envisions a future where the youth of Cotes-de-Fer grow and invest back into their community, creating a cycle of prosperity and empowerment. With her dedicated team, she eagerly anticipates how God will use their collective skills and compassion to usher in a better future for the entire Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti region.
Join Missy and the Hope for a Village family in this transformative journey. Together, we can turn dreams of a better tomorrow into reality, one life at a time.
Today, we introduce to you the person who has taken upon himself the responsibility to ensure that every financial decision is aligned with our mission and vision. Always striving for simplicity, transparency, and ensuring that every penny is put to the best possible use. Our volunteer financial analyst for "Hope for a Village," Mr. Jonathan Onoh! With his expertise and guidance, we are confident in making strides towards a brighter and more sustainable future for those we serve.
- Missouri State University
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, General
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Accounting and Finance
Jonathan Onoh is an ambitious senior accountant with a strong passion for business growth and services. He brings a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise to the table, having earned both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accounting and Finance from Missouri State University.
His dedication to contributing to causes that make a difference in society is evident in his involvement in various areas, including children's welfare, disaster and humanitarian relief, education, health, poverty alleviation, science and technology, and social services.
As a board member of Hope for a Village, Jonathan Onoh is committed to leveraging his financial acumen and passion for community impact to help drive the organization's mission of bringing hope and positive change to the Cotes-de-Fer region. His dedication to making a meaningful difference in the world is a driving force behind his contributions to the board and his support for the organization's various initiatives.
We are delighted to introduce Sean G. Smith, a distinguished professional, skill trainer, and esteemed Board member of Hope for a Village. With a wealth of expertise and a passion for humanitarian work, Sean plays a vital role in our mission to bring positive change to communities in need.
I am Crystal. I have a BS in Business Administration from College of the Ozarks and a Certification in Non-Profit Grant Writing. I live in Missouri. I attend New Beginnings Felloship in Hollister, MO. I look forward to steer the Hope For a Village team in bringing its God given vision to fruition. To Him be the Glory!
Lab Manager, specializing in Anatomic Pathology, at a 600 bed general medical and surgical hospital with 16 years’ experience in histotechnology and cytotechnology processes. She completed her MBA in 2017.
Introducing Jocelyn Clerveaux, a proud native of Haiti and a dedicated board member with Hope for a Village. Jocelyn holds a pivotal role as a hospital liaison for Bishop Joseph Sullivan Hospital in Cotes-de-Fer, where she provides ongoing education and mentorship for the laboratory department.
With an extensive 16-year background in histotechnology and cytotechnology processes, Jocelyne serves as a Lab Manager specializing in Anatomic Pathology, playing a crucial role in the medical and surgical operations of a 600-bed hospital.
Her commitment to continuous learning is evident through the completion of her MBA in 2017. Beyond her professional pursuits, Jocelyne is passionate about mentoring future histotechnicians and serves as an adjunct professor, sharing her expertise in histologic science.
As the proud mother of Olivier, her 10-year-old son, Jocelyne finds immense joy and inspiration in the light of his presence. Despite her demanding schedule, she skillfully carves out precious moments to engage in her passions. Jocelyne takes pleasure in cooking Haitian cuisine, expressing herself through dance, exploring new destinations through travel, and cherishing quality time with her family and friends.
In addition to her vital roles with Hope for a Village, Jocelyne's commitment extends to serving at Bishop Hospital in Cotes-de-Fer as part of our dedication to the local community. Her multifaceted contributions make Jocelyne an invaluable member of our organization, and we are truly grateful to have her leadership and expertise guiding us toward impactful endeavors at Hope for a Village.
Mr. Smith Neonatal resuscitation Program Bishop Joseph Sullivan Hospital in Cotes-de-Fer, Ht. 2020