About Us
We are a group of professionals from various backgrounds and nationalities.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to build strong partnerships, combat dependency and promote the empowerment of the people of Haiti to build sustainable economies in their communities

Our Team

Dr. Joshua Paul


Joshua Paul was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti until his early teenage years when his family moved to South Carolina. He currently lives in Greenville SC with his wife and two children.

Dr. Paul attended Southern Wesleyan University and went on to obtain a Medical Doctor degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Dr. Paul is involved with local philanthropic organizations such as Nouvel Elan and Partners in Literacy, Haiti who raise funds to improve access to education for underprivileged children. He has participated in a variety of missionary tours. He has travelled extensively throughout Haiti, the Caribbean, Central and South America. He is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English.

Ron Talley


Ron Talley is an instructor in the Industrial Electronics Technology Department at Tri-County Technical College. His experience includes the development of standard and customized curricula, classroom and laboratory instruction and professional development for practicing educators.

Ron was a NASA Research Fellow from 1988 to 1990 and was later recognized by the American Technical Education Association as one of the ten outstanding technical educators in the nation. He has traveled throughout Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Richard Ameris

Secretary / Treasurer

Richard Ameris was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and grew up in Spring Valley, New York. He currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife, Kimberly K. Ameris, and their three children.

Richard received an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Rockland Community College, earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Akron, Ohio. He also earned an MBA from The University of Akron in International Business. Currently, he is Corporate Recruiting Manager for Michelin North America, Inc.

Richard is quite active serving the Greenville community through his church (Mt. Carmel A.M.E.) and various organizations such as The United Way of Greenville County and the American Heart Association. He is also Co-Chair of Partners In Literacy, Haiti, an organization aimed at building the educational base of Haiti’s Central Plateau (Central Province) for children ages 3 to 8 years old.


Contact Information

Greenville, SC

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