The D2C team is an international group of dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Together, we endeavor to provide vulnerable youth in Haiti with the education and skills for a brighter future
A GLOBAL TEAM.
D2C is based in Park City Utah but operates all its programs in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti. The organization employs six full-time Haitian staff members, including an In-Country Director and Assistant Director to manage the D2C Family Home as well as all of our programs, ensure cultural integration and participation with the community, and coordinate with the U.S. staff. D2C also supplements the salaries of local administrators, teachers and personnel involved in our community programs.
The organization’s seven member Board of Directors is completely women-run and consists of individuals with diverse professional backgrounds, including legal, financial and business expertise. D2C’s Founder and Executive Director oversees the entire organization and ensures adherence to its mission and vision with the assistance of a part-time Managing Director.
Learn more about our Family Home youth and international team below!
Family Home Kids
Since its founding in 2012, the D2C Foundation provides a long-term Family Home for vulnerable children identified by the community who were abandoned, orphaned or forced to work in domestic servitude (Restaveks).
Haitian children brought into the D2C Family Home will never be put up for adoption. Instead, they have been “adopted” into the D2C Family and will be brought up in a nurturing environment surrounded by their own community and culture. In addition to shelter, nutritious food, clothing, and psycho-social care, the children are provided with the best available education to help support their future.
It is our belief that offering a more natural environment for the children will allow them to maintain a place in their communities. By attending school with other Haitian children and engaging in safe, healthy interaction with other community members, the divide that is so often created when children are raised in a segregated orphanage setting will be lessened.
The success of our model is evident in the bonds that have been created between the children and caretakers in our Family Home. The children show signs of emotional and physical growth, and incredible strides towards stability.
In order to achieve its mission of providing educational opportunities for vulnerable children, D2C depends heavily on a small but dedicated staff in Haiti to oversee all its programs, ensure our Family Home kids are well cared for, and develop critical community partnerships.
Madam Evelyne Denasty
Evelyne Dynasty joined the D2C team in November 2018 as a Family Home manager and took on the full-time position of In-Country Director in May 2019. Evelyne was born in Haiti and is a professionally trained financial manager and loving mother to her own two children who reside in the capital city Port au Prince. Evelyne has brought an unmatched nurturing attitude to her role and works tirelessly to ensure our Family Home children are well-supported and cared for. In addition, she oversee's all our community-based programs and endeavors to make education and vocational training possible for many economically disadvantaged children living in the community.
Assistant In-Country Director
Claude is the Assistant Director for D2C in Haiti. Claude began working for D2C in 2014 as a security guard and has worked his way up into a management position. Throughout his time with D2C he has demonstrated unwavering dedication to his work by supporting the Family Home children's development, teaching himself English, and managing in-country finances. Claude spearheaded the D2C After School Tutoring Program and currently oversees all of our community projects.
Madam Nicole Elie
Family Home Manager
Madam Nicole has worked for D2C since its inception in 2012. She began as a nanny and housekeeper at the Family Home and has cared for the children's well-being and development since their arrival. Her role has grown in that time and in collaboration with our Directors, she manages all aspects of the Family Home.
D2C’s Founder and Executive Director oversees the strategic planning of D2C and ensures adherence to its mission and vision with the assistance of a Managing Director who leads all organizational operations.
Founder & Executive Director
In 2012 Kristin founded Devoted to Children (D2C), a non-profit organization with a focus on supporting the needs of the most vulnerable children in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti and providing them with educational opportunities for a better future.
Brooke brings over 10 years of diverse experience with community-based, state and international organizations. Her work has primarily focused on grave human rights violations against children, global advocacy, livelihoods and education. Brooke possesses a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in NGO management, program development, advocacy, and fundraising. She provides D2C with strategic direction, programmatic growth and internal administrative oversight.
Board of Directors
D2C’s Board of Directors brings diverse professional backgrounds, including legal, financial and business expertise, to ensure that the organization serves its mission and operates in the best interests of its beneficiaries.