Jamalyn and husband, David lived in Fondwa, Haiti from 2003-2005 and consider Fondwa like home. Before founding Zanmi Fondwa, Jamalyn held a variety of roles in the United Methodist Church as an ordained Elder. Outside the office, Jamalyn loves hanging out with her family, watching sports and drinking coffee with friends.
Buffy hails from Carmel, IN. Before joining the Zanmi Fondwa team, she worked as an IT Consultant and ran her her own firm. When she's not bringing Jamalyn’s dreams to life, she enjoys spinning, traveling, hiking with her husband, and cheering for her daughter at tennis tournaments.
Raised in Fondwa, Haiti, Luckner graduated from St. Antoine School and studied Management at the University of Fondwa. He is the co-founder of Zanmi Fondwa and has been working to manage building projects for Fondwa families. Luckner brings a strong combination of field and technical experience to our team, as well as an inspiring spirit.
Makendy was born in Delmas, Port-au-Prince. His father is from Fondwa, and Makendy moved back to Fondwa when he was 11 for better security. Makendy graduated from St. Antoinne and continued into college at the University of Fondwa to study management. He has worked with World Concern as a liaison and volunteered for the Swiss Red Cross for four years. Makendy also worked as a secretary for APF. As of March 2020, he is the newest project manager for Zanmi Fondwa. With Zanmi Fondwa, Makendy hopes to help further develop Fondwa and to construct a better life for his family.
Sherlyne is a resident of Fondwa. She was born in Port-au-Prince, but her family has roots in Fondwa. Sherlyne completed secondary school in Leogane. In 2005, she started an internship with APF, working as an animator, and working with APF’s tree nursery. In this role, Sherlyne helped reforest Fondwa and provide better soil conditions for residents to farm. She also performed quarterly land inspections. In 2016, Sherlyne was married and now has a little boy. Sherlyne has good experience with ways to achieve transformation in Fondwa and is excited to be working with Zanmi Fondwa.
Emily is from Westfield, IN. She currently is a freshman at Indiana University Bloomington, where she is majoring in International Studies and Anthropology. Emily went to Fondwa on a mission trip in the summer of 2018 and has loved it ever since. She is really passionate about helping other people and hopes to have a career doing just that. Emily is really looking forward to being a part of the team!