Vermont Haiti Project is pleased to announce the addition of Marisa Massery, to its board of directors.
Massery is from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and is currently living in Port au Prince. She first traveled to Haiti in 2003 and has been visiting since, including recent trips with VHP. She brings to the organization experience working in Port au Prince, Desab and Duchity.
She graduated in 2009 from Providence College with a degree in Humanities. She is currently spending time in Haiti working for “Three Angels Children’s Relief."
Massery is dedicated to "exploring the 'plight' of the Haitian people and how it is truly the plight of the world. I thrive on creativity and am passionate about music, singing, world cultures and exploring spirituality." Massery strives to be authentic in her relationships with her Haitian friends- "to act intentionally and with grace, all the while learning about the human dignity that the people of Haiti and all people of the world deserve."
"We're so happy to have Marisa on board," said VHP spokesman Tim Singer. "She adds an important component of youthful ideas and energy to our board." Added board member Kimball Butler, "Having Marisa based in Haiti is such an advantage for us in accomplishing our ongoing work."
Once settled into her new position, Massery plans on contributing a regular blog to this web site, outlining the latest news and developments in Haiti.