Board of Directors

 

Drawing from a diverse set of professional backgrounds, the DRM Board of Directors provides guidance, oversight, financial accountability, and logistical support to the Mission. Each board member has actively engaged in on-the-ground ministry in Haiti, some for many years.

 
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Michael Worthing

FOUNDER

In 2005, after owning of a successful business in NJ, Michael and his wife Nancy had a nontraditional plan of how to spend their retirement years. Occasional travel to Haiti to see how he could help has blossomed into the multifaceted ministry, Deep River Mission. Michael and Nancy currently reside in the mission house.

Jennifer Ladas

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA

Mom to four children and wife to Andrew, Jennifer helps out with DRM’s communications, website and social media presence when she’s not chauffeuring her kids to soccer games. She and her family have run soccer clinics for the children in Deep River Mission's neighborhood.

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Tina Saniewski

MEDICAL TEAM COORDINATOR

Tina has been a registered nurse for 38 years and currently works at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. She manages all aspects of the medical clinics and is the team leader during the trips. For more information on how you can join an upcoming Medical Clinic, see our Medical Mission page.

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Alan Bensen

MARKETING & CHURCH OUTREACH

Alan is married to Lisa, and they have two children. Alan lends Deep River Mission his expertise in marketing and church outreach. If your church is interested in finding out how it can play a role in Deep River Mission, please reach out to Alan.

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Benoit Bosi

TREASURER

Benoit is married to Michelle, and has three children. As DRM's Treasurer, Benoit handles our finances. He is a native of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, which helps him connect easily with the Creole-speaking Haitians. He and his family have also run basketball clinics at DRM's French House Community Center.

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Karen Koehler-Cesa

SECRETARY

Karen was introduced to Haiti missions in 2013 when she attended a medical mission clinic. She was immediately struck by the needs in Haiti, and joined our board as secretary soon after. Karen hopes to serve the Haitian people in the months and years to come.