Co-Founder & CEO
How does one person have an everlasting impact on one of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti? That is a question for HaitiChildren’s Founder, Susie Krabacher. Founded in 1994, Susie has changed the landscape for orphaned children in Haiti by providing a foundation to help the weak be strong, the sick be heard, and the abandoned find homes. Susie herself, coming from a home of abuse, has overcome her own struggles and has created a safe, loving home that promotes growth and well-being for her 118 children, who otherwise would have been at the mercy of Haitian streets.
Since HaitiChildren’s inception, it has given life and a future to the thousands of the world’s poorest, the forgotten children of Haiti. During HaitiChildren’s 27 years, Susie has raised over $40 million, all of which has gone directly to Haiti’s most vulnerable. A dedicated humanitarian does not even scratch the surface of all that Susie has brought to the lives of her Haitian children. Having built a 100,000 square feet of infrastructure right after the most devastating hurricane Haiti has seen, to saving lives of children, to supplying shelter, to providing medical care to children who would have perished without it, to creating an education system for the orphans, to developing an ecofriendly sustainable farming model, there truly is no obstacle that Susie cannot establish a solution for.
Susie’s highly effective communication style that engenders love, trust and accountability, allows for seamless transitions from engaging Haiti’s poorest people to the country’s Government and private sector leaders.
Susie Krabacher is a dedicated humanitarian whose work with saving, feeding, and educating the poorest of the poor has been featured in People Magazine, Marie Claire, Redbook Magazine, Stern Magazine, More Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, the Canadian Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the New York Times and many other major publications. Susie’s work has been broadcast on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox TV, C-SPAN and CBS. The driving force behind the incredible work of HaitiChildren, Susie is a relentless advocate for the children.
Her deep rooted passion has also allotted her numerous prestigious awards around the world including:
International Humanitarian Award” – 2000, The National Association for the Advancement of Haitians in Washington D.C., Humanitarian Rose Award- 2004, The People’s Princess Diana Charitable Foundation Kensington Palace, London World of Children Humanitarian Award – 2006, World of Children, “Gift of Life Award” – Rotary International, Hall of Fame Award – 2001, Miami Children’s Hospital, “Citizen Cool Award,” Ben & Jerry’s Corporation, National Achievement Award” – E-Town Radio, Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders by John Baldoni, McGraw Hill, 2005, The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us: 7 Choices That Shape a Socially Responsible Life, Lafasto and Larson, Sage, 2011, Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Award for “Best in Non-Profit Childcare” 2017.
Truly led from the heart, HaitiChildren (formerly Mercy & Sharing) is one of the most successful and longest serving NGOs in the history of Haiti under the leadership of Susie Krabacher
B. JOSEPH KRABACHER
B. Joseph Krabacher is one of the most blessed men in business today. Married to the former Susie Scott, Joe enjoys a thriving law practice in Aspen, Colorado, and is developing real estate in Colorado and Arizona. Valedictorian of his law school class and editor of the law review, he is the recipient of five American Jurisprudence Awards. His law firm is one of the largest in Aspen and specializes in business, tax, real estate, and commercial litigation. Prior to focusing on real estate development, Joe co-founded a satellite communications company and a fiber optic networking company. Joe is Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer for HaitiChildren. He is responsible for legal matters as well as financial and auditing matters and has a BA degree in Accounting and Finance. Joe speaks two languages, plays the piano, guitar, saxophone, and flute and is an avid windsurfer and snowboarder.
RAY & MARIE GINTER
Raymond earned his B.S. at Michigan State University. He held various management positions with The Conde Nast Publications, Waldenbooks, Inc. and The Hearst Corporation. Marie earned her Bachelors degree from Loyola University Chicago. Her professional expertise is in the area of accounting. Raymond and Marie have two children. They have completed numerous overseas bicycle trips and are avid philanthropists.
Jerry was born in 1951. He is a Colorado native, growing up in the small town of Idaho Springs. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 with a degree in accounting, became a CPA and began working in Denver at the international accounting firm of KPMG (Peat, Marwick & Mitchell at that time). In 1981 he became Chief Financial Officer of Whiting Petroleum Corporation—a small private Denver based oil and gas company. Jerry later became Vice President of Finance at Whiting as the Company grew into a larger public company before being acquired by mid-western utility company. Jerry retired from Whiting in 2000. He also coached girls basketball for twenty three years, the last seven at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CO.
Julie was born in 1950. She is also a Colorado native, growing up in Brush and later moving to Idaho Springs. Julie attended one year of college in Rangley, CO before beginning a career in the insurance industry. After Julie and Jerry started a family she began her long career as a stay at home mom. Jerry and Julie also owned and operated two small businesses. They owned a motel in Idaho Springs for twenty years and a Dairy Queen franchise restaurant in Arvada, CO for twenty six years. They were very hands-on owners of both successful businesses, and Julie became quite well known in the area for the quality and creativity of her ice cream cake decorating. Jerry and Julie have four adult daughters and fifteen grandchildren. They enjoy their grandchildren’s activities, travel, golf, and are active volunteers in their church community.
Janice James is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Prism Healthcare Partners LTD. She has more than 30 years of experience in management and consulting, with an emphasis in healthcare finance and operations across both the provider and payer arenas. Renowned for her expertise in the U.S. healthcare industry, Janice has served as a CEO for multistate health systems and health plans, successfully leading them through growth and change.
Janice has a history of successfully leading healthcare performance improvement projects, which have yielded upwards of $100 million in annual recurring benefits. Earlier in her career, she also served as CFO for multi-hospital divisions with both for-profit and non-profit hospital corporations and health systems. In addition, Janice has held several leadership positions within the HMO industry, including CEO, CFO and operations vice president.
Janice has been supporting HaitiChildren for years. Her faithful dedication to our mission helps us advance our medical outreach. Janice joined the HaitiChildren Board in 2021.
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Marc Arthur Lange
Program Director/Assistant Orphanage Directorr
Marc Arthur LANGE was born on October 28th, 1984 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He grew up in a single Christian family and has been a devoted Christian his whole life. Marc has dedicated his life to be his “brothers and sisters keeper”. Marc joined the HaitiChildren organization in January 2022 as the Program Director. Marc has an extensive background in management and education and is a pivotal member of the HaitiChildren team. Marc oversees all projects and coordinates with the Executive Leadership team on all campaigns and initiatives.
Marc loves spending time with his wife and the children at the campus and is the President of his local English Club.