Our Board

Our Board of Directors provides guidance and support for all aspects of the foundation, with an emphasis on the financial viability of the foundation and operations on the ground in Haiti.  Our board is committed to making a difference in the life of a child.

Board Members

Ryan Kenrick President and Chairman

Ryan Kenrick is an attorney with the law firm of Williams Mullen located in Norfolk, Virginia. He focuses his practice on financial services and real estate matters.  Prior to commencing his legal career, Ryan spent a year living in Hinche, Haiti working directly with the children of the Maison Fortune. Over that time he developed

Julie Thomas Sponsorship Coordinator and Secretary

Julie Thomas is a member of St. Stephen, Martyr Catholic Church in Chesapeake, Virginia where she serves on the Haiti Orphanage and Hospitality committees. She has served as Confirmation sponsor and on the Arts & Environment committee. Julie is originally from Michigan where she received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. She and her

Gilbert J. “Chip” Wirth Board Member

Gilbert J. “Chip” Wirth is a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Chesapeake, Virginia.  He is a founding member of the Orphanage Board.  Chip is President of Wirth Development Corporation, a local residential/commercial builder and developer.  He also serves the people of Haiti by serving as the business adviser to the Haiti Program of

David Rabidoux Board Member

David Rabidoux joined the Maison Fortuné Orphanage Foundation in January 2011. He has been to going to Haiti since 2000 as part of a previous affiliation with L’Ouverture Cleary School in Port Au Prince, Haiti. David is currently a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, VA where he is a representative for

Kollette Hillard Board Member

Kollette Hillard is a member of the Church of St. Therese. She first visited Maison-Fortune Orphanage in 2001. Since that time, she has sponsored a Haiti Awareness Club at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy that focuses on Haitian history, current events, and raising money for the orphanage. Kollette took a group of NSA high school students to the

Amy Chesney Board Member

Amy Chesney currently works at St. Matthew’s Catholic School in development where she started 14 years ago an active volunteer before becoming employed.   She has lived in Chesapeake for the last 17 years and has been raising her 5 children in this community since 2001.  They moved here from Jacksonville, Florida then and now calls

Paul Jaglowski Board Member

Paul Jaglowski is the Co-Founder and CEO of Feedtrail, a software startup based out of Raleigh, NC. He previously had a career in management consulting where he specialized in strategy and process improvement. Paul’s involvement with Maison Fortune dates back to 2005, when he was a freshman in high school and a member of the

If you are interested in helping the Foundation serve the needs of children in Haiti, we are always interested in volunteers and financial contributions.

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