MEET THE TEAM
President & Chair of Board of Directors
Kathy Radcliffe has a degree from University of Wisconsin in Physical Education. She taught elementary school for twenty years in Perrysburg, Ohio, and had a design consultation business for ten years after retirement. She believes in H4H’s goal to find lasting ways to reduce poverty by creating opportunity and independence through self-sustainability. Kathy has tremendous respect for the men of PHF and feels they have the knowledge, determination and expertise to make a long-term difference in their country through agriculture.
Jo Hartman has been a Physical Therapist specializing in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation for the past 33 years. She has been a Mission Committee Member of Epworth United Methodist Church which has had a long-standing commitment to Haiti and H4H. Jo continues to be impressed by the Haitian team, PHF’s knowledge of the land, political and social structures in Haiti, and their dedication to support small farmers. Watching the creative and innovative resolve of the PHF board members, has inspired her to continue working with H4H.
Betsy Smith has a Speech and Hearing Therapy degree from The Ohio State University, MSN from University of Toledo, and Family Nurse Practitioner from East Carolina University. She has worked in a variety of health care settings and is currently working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Terre Haute, Indiana. She has made multiple medical mission trips to Haiti. Betsy believes this initiative is vital to teaching, procuring, and providing food and jobs. Betsy is excited to be part of the H4H board and to have the opportunity to work for her friends at PHF who have established this meaningful and amazing organization.
Lynn Kampfer has an Education degree from The Ohio State University and a M.Ed. from the University of Toledo. She is retired after 28 years as Manager of Learning and Development with The Andersons, Inc., a diversified agribusiness based out of Maumee, Ohio. Lynn is motivated by H4H’s self-sustaining farming initiative because it provides food, education, leadership, and business skills for the men and women of the rural community; and is inspired by the competence and passion of the PHF leaders.
Nidson Beaussejour has a degree in Linguistics from The University of Toledo. Nidson was born and raised in Haiti. He strongly believes that active engagement of local citizenry in local projects is the only way to truly fight poverty in third world countries. Nidson wants to be an effective participant in the progress of Haiti, and feels being a member of the H4H board is the best way for him to pro-actively help his country at this time.
Board Member, Horticultural Consultant
Gordon has a B.S. degree from University of Massachusetts in Plant and Soil Sciences and a M.S. in Horticulture from Kansas State University. Since 1991, he has served on short term missions and consulting in Mexico, Haiti, South Sudan, El Salvador, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Cambodia. He feels strongly that the mission of H4H of empowering the people of Haiti is crucial for the transition from dependence to self sustainability.
Bill has an Associate Degree of Applied Business from the University of Toledo, and a bachelor of Science and MBA degree from the University of Findlay. His work experience is varied, but for the last thirty plus years he has been a law office administrator and paralegal for two family-owned firms specializing in intellectual property law. He became enamored with H4H project when he attended a presentation in 2017, and committed when he learned about the goal of self-sustainability.