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Christel DeHaan 1942-2020
Founder, Christel House International

Everyone faces challenges in life—but the capacity to overcome hardships, learn from mistakes, and forge ahead in the face of immense adversity is a quality inherent in most successful individuals.

The obstacles facing Christel House students are daunting—daily exposure to gang warfare, drugs, alcoholism, hunger, abuse, negative role models, violence, suffering, and discrimination—but every day our students come to school, learn, and set their sights on a better tomorrow. They have dreams, and while at Christel House their aspiration is to make those dreams become reality.

We celebrate their determination and courage. They are breaking through the barriers of poverty to build a new and better life for themselves and a future for their families. They are our heroes, and role models for others to follow.

Sincerely,

Christel DeHaan
Founder, Christel House International

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Our Leadership
Bart Peterson
President and CEO, Christel House International
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David Harris
Executive Vice President, Christel House International
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Joseph Schneider
Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
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Cheryl Wendling
Senior Vice President and Secretary
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Barbara S. "Bobbi" Bosch
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development
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Morty Ballen
Senior Vice President, Global Academics
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Jaison C Mathew
CEO, Christel House India
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Hon. Sally Porteous
CEO, Christel House Jamaica
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Javier Alarcón Benet
Executive Director, Christel House Mexico
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Adrienne Marais
CEO, Christel House South Africa
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Dr. Sarah Weimer
Executive Director, Christel House Indianapolis
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