Our Staff & Directors

 


Randy and Patricia Mortensen

President and VP/Admin Director

Randy Mortensen has been an entrepreneur most of his life and strives to use business as a way to alleviate poverty and make an impact in the world. Pat is a past business owner and an advocate of education as a means to eliminating dependency. Randy and Pat have been traveling to Haiti and leading World Wide Village since 2006 and are passionate about the Haitian people and Jesus Christ. Both also serve on the Board of Directors for WWV.

Peter Seraphin

Operations Manager

Peter has worked for World Wide Village since 2009 as the operations manager. He acts as a community liaison for projects in the rural areas. His engaging personality helps make an experience enjoyable for our teams. Peter lived in the United States for 30+ years. He now lives in the Luly area of Haiti and is married and has two children.

Jamil Lucien

Logistics and Procurement Manager

Jamil started his tenure with World Wide Village in 2009 as a warehouse manager. Since then he has evolved to managing all aspects of finances, logistics and procurement in Haiti. If we need it, Jamil can find it… at the best price! Jamil lived in the United States for eight years and now lives in Port au Prince. He has seven grown children.

Anel Aristil

Construction Project Manager

Anel has worked with World Wide Village for a number of years.  His integrity and construction knowledge have earned him a promotion to Construction Project Manager.  Anel has also been known to passionately share the gospel, even bringing the young man in this photo to Christ. Anel is married and has two little girls.

Alexis Dieusoit

Student Sponsorship Coordinator & Translator

Alexis first started working with World Wide Village as a translator for our Impact Teams. He has since moved into the role of Student Sponsorship Coordinator and works tirelessly to communicate with students and families in the growing sponsorship program. Alexis is a very faithful employee and follower of Christ and is engaged to be married soon. 

Magdala Joseph

Healthy Mothers + Healthy Babies Program Director

Magdala Joseph is a Registered Nurse and trained Midwife. She received extensive education in midwifery through Midwives for Haiti. She started the Healthy Mothers + Healthy Babies program for World Wide Village in 2021. She is passionate about maternal health, family planning and health education for young women. Magdala is newly married. 

Kim Anderson

Board Member/Volunteer Marketing and Student Sponsorship Director

Kim Anderson was trained with a master’s degree in geriatric social work and now helps with marketing, communications and student sponsorship for WWV, while staying home with her three children. Kim and her husband, Matt, travel to Haiti twice per year to work in the WWV mobile medical clinics to provide medical care and and share the love of Christ. 

Stacy Lenz

Administration/Database Manager

Stacy has taken over in our MN office as Administration/Database Manager. She plays an instrumental role in managing our database, processing donations and managing all our team trips. Stacy is passionate about WWV’s vision and helping to give others a hand up, not a handout. Stacy lives in Coon Rapids, MN with her husband, Travis and their daughter.

Board of Directors

 

Greg Ackerson

Greg Ackerson is an entrepreneur who founded three of the first For Benefit Corporations in the State of Minnesota. In addition to serving on the Board, he has been leading WWV mission trips to Haiti with his wife, Lori, since 2012. Greg is instrumental in leading the WWV construction projects and solar power projects in Haiti. 

 

Lori Ackerson

Lori Ackerson is a Registered Nurse from Oak Grove, MN. She loves her time in Haiti doting on all of the amazing children she has met and especially loves the trips she can share with her daughter. Lori plays an important role in the Healthy Mothers + Healthy Babies program thanks to her medical experience.

 

Matt Anderson

Matt is a general internal medicine physician with UW Health in Madison, WI. Since 2013, Matt has worked to care for the people of Haiti physically and spiritually in a unique model that aims to bless them with health as well as a deeper knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Originally from Iowa, Matt lives in Madison with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children.

Bill Brass

Bill Brass is a project manager for Morcon Construction out of Minnesota. He has been instrumental in starting and leading the WWV Goat Program. He has also been invaluable in offering his expertise in training the WWV construction crew and in leading construction projects in Haiti. Learn more about Bill’s heart for Haiti here.

Amy Cheney

Amy cares for children in the foster care system through the local county. She previously was a store manager of a premier pet boarding facility in Minnesota. She has been traveling to Haiti every year with her church since 2014 and loves building relationships with the children and helping build sustainability.

Matt Cheney

Matt is the operations manager for four different businesses, including a manufacturing company, and also manages an IT team. He also runs the maintenance for a premier pet boarding facility in Minnesota. He is very handy and loves using his skills to help educate the people of Haiti to build, repair and restore.

Chris Goetzinger

Chris Goetzinger is a family practice physician at the Rohlf Memorial Clinic in Waverly, IA. He has been traveling to Haiti regularly as a part of the WWV medical teams since 2014. Chris has a passion for integrating medical practice with the sharing of the Gospel. Chris and his wife, Heidi, have three children.

Heidi Goetzinger

Heidi Goetzinger helps with the marketing and communication committee for World Wide Village. She travels to Haiti to encourage and show the love of Jesus Christ to the Haitian people. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and business as well as a master’s degree in higher education. She currently stays home with her three little boys.

Chad Streit

Chad Streit is a high school special education teacher at the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids, IA. He heads the Education Committee for WWV. Chad has been married to his wife, Jennifer, since 2003 and they have three boys. 

Jennifer Streit

Jennifer Streit is a microbiologist/manager for JMI Labs in North Liberty, Iowa. She is part of the Marketing & Development committee for WWV. Jennifer and her husband, Chad, have 3 sons. Jennifer’s heart for serving the people of Haiti comes from her years of growing up with two adopted siblings from Haiti. 

World Wide Village, Inc. is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization:

403 Jackson Street, Suite 308
Minneapolis, MN 55303
Phone: (651) 777-6908

3810 Murrell Rd, #303
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone: (321) 735-8574

info@worldwidevillage.org

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