Administration & Staff


Jillian Kittrell

Executive Director 

Jillian lived in Haiti from 2011-2017 and co-founded Emmaus House in 2013. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University and holds degrees in both Psychology and Special Education. Jillian resides in Tennessee and serves Emmaus House as Executive Director. Jillian is mom to 4 beautiful children, 2 of which she adopted in Haiti. 


Gerome Annee


Gerome has experience working with youth in Haiti for many years. He began his work at the Cap Haitien Children's Home as lead mechanic and team translator in 2006. Gerome has been with Emmaus House since the beginning in 2013 and is a founding leader of the program. As administrator, Gerome oversees both the youth and staff in Haiti. 


Jonathan Raphael

Spiritual Director

Jonathan has been with Emmaus House since our formation in 2013. Originally serving as house father for the boys, Jonathan is now the Spiritual Director for the program, and oversees the spiritual development of both the youth and staff. Jonathan is a graduate of the Center for Biblical Preaching and has planted two churches in Haiti.


Wiselene Noel

House Mother

Wiselene works alongside her husband, Samuel, as house mother for the boys' house and has a background in accounting and office administration. Wiselene has been active working with youth in the church for years and is a mother to three beautiful children. 


Marie claudie Guerrier

House Mother

Marie Claudie is one of the house moms for the girls' house. Before coming to Emmaus house Marie Claudie ran her own small business and worked in an office. 


Delaneau Francoeur

Mental Health Director

Dealaneur is a masters level Psychologist with a degree from University Franco Haïtienne. His specialities include child and adolescent development as well and marriage and family counseling. He is fluent in many languages including Creole, French, English, and Spanish. 

Stephane Joseph


Stephane has a background in Administration, Informatics, and Agronomy. After completing an accounting internship with Emmaus House in 2019, Stephane has been assisting our college students living Port au Prince. Stephane is now joining our team to manage the accounting needs of our construction project on the new Emmaus House campus. 

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Tanya Pirtle

Programs Manager

After working with youth in Haiti since 2010, Tanya co-founded Emmaus House alongside Jillian. Tanya now serves as Program Manager, overseeing the development and and growth of our programs in Haiti. On top of working with Emmaus House, she is a mother of 6 from Utah who adopted from Haiti in 2012. 


Marie Annee

Administrative Assistant

Marie is a trained nurse and helps to oversee the needs of the girls' house as well as the medical needs of the youth and staff. In addition, she serves as an administrative assistant to Gerome, managing the office needs, calendar, and youth paperwork.


Samuel Noel

Lead House Parent

Samuel has a degree in administration, as well as certifications in theology, English, and computer science. He has worked as a university professor and as a community health educator. Samuel and his wife, Wiseline, were presidents of the youth group at the Airport Road Church of Christ from 2003-2006. 

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Levi has been with Emmaus House since we first started in 2013. When he isn't tutoring the secondary students at Emmaus, he is a college professor at a nearby university and teaches Math, Physics, and Chemistry. 


MicaëL Beliarol

House Mother

Micaël is a house mom for the girls' house. Micaël loves to cook and used to own her own restaurant. Her favorite thing about working at Emmaus House are the relationships she has developed with the girls and staff. 

Leadwine Pierre


Leadwine is a masters level Psychologist and is a graduate of University Franco Haïtienne. Her speciality is in art therapy. Leadwine is married and a mother to one beautiful baby.