About Us
Founded in 2005 and incorporate in 2007, GHS has been working helping Haitian immigrants  and supporting schools in NW Haiti.  

Idalbert Joseph, CEO & Founder

Born and raised in Northwest Haiti, Idalbert has lived in Kansas City for 10 years. He is a graduate of DeVry University.  Before founding GHS, Idalbert worked as a Pathfinder at Children's Mercy Hospital, where he helped patients, families, and visitors find their way and delivered flowers and gifts. Idalbert teaches Haitian Creole classes at UMKC's Communiversity program and serves as the Haiti commissioner for the Ethnic Enrichment Commission - Kansas City. He is also passionate about improving the quality of life and education for Haitians back in his homeland. He looks forward to seeing the organization continue to grow.

Board Members

Executive Committee

Janice Taylor, President

Laura Fitzpatrick, Treasurer

Kathleen O'Kane, Secretary

At Large

Olisa Gravney

Ann Harbin

Marcia Humprey

Jay Manifold

Kathleen McCather


Jean Altema

Mackley Altema

Glory Joseph