Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

Haiti Reconstruction International (HRI)

HRI: Dedicated to FOMASYON of Haitians to run sustainable businesses that conserve resources, improve food security and health.


We also maintain Haiti Reconstruction web site to connect all non-profit organizations to keep them informed on what we are major projects are and our training facility for their Haitian communities and for expert advice on conservation, clean water, sanitation, safe cooking stoves and increasing a healthy food supply.

Haiti Reconstruction (website) is a social networking organization whose members are of NGO’s, sister parish groups, aid workers, and volunteers who are trying to improve the conditions throughout Haiti. Our main mission is connecting all our efforts into a powerful force to empower the people of Haiti to become self-sufficient through agriculture and conservation education.  Our website directs them to Haiti Reconstruction Intl who's Haitian teams on the ground can train and give loans so they can buy their own tools and materials for ownership in their sustainable businesses as they become self-sufficient. 

 It is strickly forbidden for HRI members to talk politics on this website.

Board Members:

Criss Juliard PhD

Agribusiness Advisor, technical direction, NGO expert

Cerro de Leiria 1224 –Z
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
8800 158 Tavira Portugal 

  • Current
    Haiti Reconstruction International, PlantesEnviroProtect, Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club
    ACDI/VOCA, Agland, Chemonics International
    PhD, African History at Université de la Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II)

  • Director, THE VETIVER NETWORK INTERNATIONAL (TVNI) currently in North Africa, Mediterrannea and Middle East
  • Read more about Criss 

Criss is our go to man responsible for leading all Vetiver applications and training activities. 



Robert Fairchild

604 Gravel Lick Rd
Dreyfus, KY 40385-9018

Engineering and Production Equipment

 Self employed at Mother Ann Lee power station


 Read more about Robert 

Robert is our Engineering expert in charge of biofuel gasification, electrical generation requirements, and pelletizing of vetiver grass with other forages as binders. 

Robert is in charge of clean burning cook stoves working with Dr.Paul (TLUD)Anderson 

Lloyd Helferty

Engineering Technologist (Automation) at Biochar Consulting & Zintro Inc

  1. Biochar Consulting
  2. International Biochar Initiative
  3. Biochar-Ontario
  1. Biomass Energy Foundation
  2. Climate Change Conference,
  3. Thornhill Solar Initiative
  1. RCC Institute of Technolog

Lloyd coordinator of biochar and biomass energy groups working with us and training.

Orietta Labbate

Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Networking, web, fundraising, Secretary

  • President at Assoc. Amis des Enfants Australia Inc
  • int delegate at Assoc. Amis des Enfants La Gonave
  • Writer at ISG, Int

Association Amis Des Enfants in La Gonave


Orietta is a fundraiser and will be in charge of country personnel when we start our fomasyon centers.


Phillip Sterner

A 40-plus year resident of the community and owner of the oldest insurance agency in Apple Valley, MN

Phil Sterner has passion for volunteerism and public service. He has led local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, coached RAAA youth athletic programs, served three terms as the Rosemount Elementary School site council president and was a member of his church parish council.

After one term on the Rosemount City Council, in 2008 Phil was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving one term representing the residents of Apple Valley and Rosemount. 

He is on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Valley YMCA and is an ambassador for the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

Phil graduated from Apple Valley High School, and attended the University of St. Thomas.

Phil's knowledge in government will help us find funding and support


Junior Obrand

Apple Valley MN / Gris Gris Haiti

Food Aid Coordinator at Feed My Starving Children Nonprofit Organization Management

 HRI Secretary

Haitian Interpreter and country adviser  Adviser

Student at  Normandale Community College

Junior's knows and works in Haiti as the main co-coordinator for Feed My Starving Children.  He says FMSC is trying to implement sustainable programs.  Junior will work with members of related HRI groups to implement sustainable programs.


Todd Rosen

St. Paul, Mn

President and CEO of Apple Valley Rental & Paul's Rental and Sales


Todd has led missions to Haiti for 12 years building school, water and maintenance projects

Finance officer HRI Treasurer, will help find fundraising possibilities 

Joe Minnick 

Burnsville MN

Previous Corporate World Wide Strategic Sourcing Manager for  Chart Industries

Sister Parish Gris Gris Haiti

In country loan officer



 HRI Vice-President Also in charge of business management activities

Mike Mahowald

15200 Chicago Ave

Burnsville MN 55306

Visionary, Web creater, networking expert

Permaculturist, Agriculture & Conservation Leader

 Risen Savior Sister Parish 15 years experience in Haiti


Founder, President, Go to guy for promoting and finding publicity and funding opportunities.  Supports all aspects of HRI


Paul S. Anderson PhD 

(alias Doctor TLUD) \


             TLUD stove technical Adviser

See more about PAUL  Stove Design and Biomass Fuel expert and educator    

Conference was put on by the Center for Energy and Environmental Security

Pauls alternative stove without biochar

TChar Technology for Cookstoves

 These stoves use dry chunky fuel to produce woodgas which burns cleanly and produce charcoal which can be used for continued cooking or as biochar.

Paul is our main connection with stove groups world wide

Olivier Coquillon                                 Adviser

home town Gris Gris Haiti

Highest score entire country on the Haitian 2008 National Exam

Haitian Interpreter, knowledge of consumer,

student at National Central University Taiwan China

Knows Français, Créole, Anglais, Mandarin Chinese

See more about Olivier click here


Olivier is a Haitian National and can help find answers we need.  He is doing a price analysis for charcoal use per marmet and bag.  Also amount of time it boils litter of water.

Jean-Luc Giraud               Adviser

Effective Microorganisms® Technology

Owner at Hesake Environments Inc.
GE Ecomagination, International Biochar Initiative, Hesake Environments Inc.
2.5 years, Physics at Macquarie University


Jean is our microorganism expert and will be in charge of training 


Olivia Jeanne Fradin Harbison

307 Ridgely Rd Timonium, MD 21093

Agro-Forestry Student & Entrepreneur

Greenville, South Carolina Area
Environmetal Services

Grad School: Clemson University class of 2012-Forest Resources

College:        Indiana University class of 2008- Caribbean Ecology & Sustainable Development

Public Relations and Communications industry

April 2006 – August 2010  (4 years 5 months)

Communications, research and development project management for individuals and organizations in agriculture, the Arts, education and technology. Projects include websites, logos, presskits, database management, technology procurement, and product development.

Olivia is our adviser on clean cook stoves and women's health


 Otto Formo                      Adviser

Lanconsolidation Surveyor
Nord-Trondelag County, Norway Environmental Services
Landconsolidation Court, MIOMBO
Cand agric., MSc. Consolidation, Landsurveying and Photogrammetry at University of Agriculture Norway

Otto is cook stove expert who will work with Dr. TLUD promoting clean cook stoves and fuel internationally



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