Our Staff

Project Esperanza is committed to working in partnership with the local community. Therefore, most of our staff in Puerto Plata are Haitian or Dominican and are community members. As many have limited access to email and english language abilities, we also have a handful of dedicated board members and volunteers abroad that help us to communicate and fundraise. 

Administrative Staff in Puerto Plata: 

Caitlin McHale, Co-Founder & Director:

CaitlinMcHale@EsperanzaMeansHope.org

Kati Hinman, Assistant Director and Volunteer Coordinator:

volunteer@esperanzameanshope.org

Gaddy Stephen, Art Shop Manager

art@esperanzameanshope.org

Volunteer Staff in the U.S. and Canada:

Alexis Carpenter, Board Chair

alexiswellscarpenter@gmail.com

Crystal Fox, Sponsor Coordinator

Sponsor@EsperanzaMeansHope.org 

Kathy McHale, Financial Manager:

kmchale@wildblue.net