We are excited to introduce our new Executive Director – Taryn Silver Lorthe. Taryn has strong community-based public health program and leadership experience and connections to the Fond des Blancs community. She started her public health career working in Haiti and served in leadership and advisory positions with several non-profit programs focused on maternal and child health.
“I am excited to work with the Haiti Projects team to empower women and their families in Fond des Blancs by providing access to jobs, healthcare, and education. The mission of Haiti Projects is very close to my heart and I look forward to supporting the team as they work towards that goal.”
Taryn comes to Haiti Projects from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she served as the Senior Health Communications Specialist with the Bureau of Infectious Diseases. Prior to that, she worked at the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) as the Director of Marketing and Communications where she worked since moving back to the states from Haiti in 2016. Immediately prior to her role with ISID, she was the Program Director for the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti. Taryn also worked at Hospital St. Boniface (now Health Equity International) as the Community Health and Nutrition Advisor, and she lived and worked in Fond des Blancs for a few years. She helped co-found the Girls Soccer Club, which Haiti Projects took on as a program in 2015. Taryn has been consulting with Haiti Projects since October 2021 to support our marketing and operations.
Taryn holds an MPH from Boston University’s School of Public Health, with an emphasis on Global Health. She resides outside of Boston, MA with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.