Board of Directors, USA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEON D. PAMPHILE, PHD
Leon D. Pamphile is an educator and historian with a focus on Haitian American relations. Following his studies in Haiti in law and education, he earned a master’s degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a PhD in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Executive Director of FLM Haiti. He is also serving as Bishop with the Church of God in Christ in Haiti overseeing more than 100 churches. In his spare time, he enjoys walking and playing the piano for relaxation.
Assistant Executive Director, Marie Rozelle Pamphile
Marie Rozelle Pamphile is a certified cosmetologist. She studied at the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and earned certification from the University of Pittsburgh as a cosmetology teacher. Over the past five years, she has served as the Associate Director of FLM Haiti. Rozelle enjoys cooking and helping Haitians newly immigrated to the Pittsburgh area. She is highly committed to missions work for Haiti.
Russell Bynum, President
Russell Bynum is President of Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc., a graphic design, advertising and communications firm, which he co-owns with his wife, Kathy. He is a deacon at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, Pittsburgh. He enjoys spending time with his family (they have two adult daughters), doing work in the community, mentoring youth, and serving on numerous boards and committees. His motto for helping the poor in Haiti is: “We want to do more than show the people of Haiti how to fish, but help them to gain the means to own the pond.”
Susan Robinson, Vice President
Susan Robinson is a retired teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in elementary education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is Vice President of the FLM Haiti Board of Directors. She has been participating on FLM Haiti mission teams for 17 years and is also a mission team leader. She is the coordinator of FLM Haiti’s Classroom Sponsorship Program.
Jim Strang, MS, MPH, Treasurer 3
Jim Strang has served in executive management positions in seven non-profit organizations. He has a master’s degree in Health Services Administration and achieved Fellowship status with The American College of Healthcare Executives. Most of his professional life was in the field of healthcare administration where he served two hospitals as CEO. More recently, he has served as a consultant to a variety of non-profit organizations, assisting them in the areas of strategic planning and financial development. Jim has a passion for mission. He has served as FLM Haiti’s Board Treasurer for the past six years and has been privileged to participate in six mission trips. He is now trying his hand at retirement, but has not been very successful at it.
bertha reynolds, secretary
Birdy Reynolds is a District Sales Coordinator with Aflac. She is also an experienced chemist who has spent more than a decade conducting education research and transformative professional teacher development at the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC). She has served on the board since 2013. She believes education is a human right and offers a pathway out of poverty. So, in the fall of 2015, she relocated to Haiti for six months to help launch Excelsior Technical Institute (ETI). The institute, one of the newest educational initiatives offered by FLM-Haiti, is the only technical school and the only school of higher education in the Thomassin area that FLM-Haiti serves. To relax, she enjoys dancing and the performing arts. The native Pittsburgher is the mother of five sons.