Administration & Staff
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.