Our Founders

Jeff Boston, Psy D., R.N.

Co-Founder

Founder of Boston Health Care Systems, Inc. and Haven Chemical Dependency, Inc. Haitian children are born into a world a hundred times harsher than the one I was born into. Therefore, much is required of me to give and to work to make that better.

 

 

Michele Boston, J.D., M.S.W.

Founder and Executive Director

Former CEO Boston Health Care Systems, Inc. Haiti is hard. I did not choose Haiti. It chose me. This being so, when I think of the miracles that happen at Klinik Timoun Nou Yo each and every day, I am reminded that whoever has chosen… It be the right choice for me.

 

Board of Directors

Karin Martinson

Owner, producer, and director of Studio Caswell, a commercial photography business. Prior to and since joining the board I have worked on various projects for NTFP and am very supportive of the NTFP mission.  I am extremely impressed with how the clinic is making a big difference in so many children’s lives.

 

Cheri Rolnick, PhD, MPH

Former Associate Director of Research for the Health-Partners Institute for Education and Research. Having worked on health-related issues for women and children throughout my career, the interests of NTFP were a wonderful match with my background. Also my daughter-in-law’s family is from Haiti, which is giving me a link to her roots. It is a privilege to serve on the Board.

 

Michial Mularoni, AIA

I have worked in Haiti for many years and built an orphanage there.  I was also the Architect and principal builder of KTNY.  Haiti and its children have a piece of my heart and I am happy to be able to serve them with No Time For Poverty.

Peter J. Kordell

Having lived and built a business in Haiti many years ago and having served on Mount Sinai Hospital’s board of governors for 10 years, I hope I was able to contribute some insights into developing and building our pediatric hospital in Port Salut Haiti. To see the fantastic impact and results Klinik Timoun Nou Yo has had on this remote Haitian community is very gratifying.  I am proud to be a part of this noble journey.

Jill Kraemer

Having worked for Michele and Jeff in the past and also volunteering in multiple capacities for No Time For Poverty, I have been moved and motivated to try and do more. No Time For Poverty is the perfect way for me to join my love of service and children. I’m excited to join the No Time For Poverty board and to continue to serve the people of Haiti.

Paul Moehring

I have been a free lance video producer/director for twenty years.  I have been to Haiti three times with No Time For Poverty and filmed the last two NTFP gala videos.  I am very familiar with Klinik Timoun Nou Yo, its operations, and its mission.  I look forward to providing assistance to NTFP for many years to come.

Karen Betts Mielke, MD, JD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Medicine, St. Catherine University.  I had the privilege to visit Klinik Timoun Nou Yo and, as a Pediatrician, I was impressed by the quality of the facilities and medical care the children receive.  Our PA students are lucky to work with and learn from the fantastic local staff. I look forward to using my gifts as I serve on the board of No Time for Poverty.

 

Thomas Saunders, CFP

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2011 with a degree in Finance.  I currently work as a Wealth Planning Associate at Windsor Financial Group.  I am excited to be working with No Time For Poverty and making a difference in the lives of the children of Port Salut, Haiti.

 

Colleen Youso

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Northwestern and have worked for various non-profits throughout the nation in areas of development, fundraising, and advocacy. I am passionate about the work that we are doing to provide children living in poverty with the best medical care.

 

 

 

Annalee Habstritt, MPA

My career path has taken me from the classroom as a student teacher, to a small technology company, to corporate America and into non-profit leadership.  These days you’ll find me studying at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy, working with students and faculty located all around the world. Having worked and volunteered with a number of child-centered organizations and being interested in international work, being on the board of No Time For Poverty seems a perfect fit!

 

 

Rik Lalim

I am a public relations and marketing professional specializing in the design and building industry. I became aware of No Time for Poverty in 2015 and had the chance to visit the clinic in 2017. This visit made such an impact on me as I got to see first hand how the clinic is saving the lives of so many children and making a difference to their families and the entire community. I’m proud to support No Time for Poverty and fortunate that I can.

 

Steve Lepinski

I recently retired after serving for 43 years as the executive director/CEO of a nonprofit children’s organization; the last 30 at Washburn Center for Children.  Being recognized for my work in nonprofit management, strategy, leadership and fundraising, I am excited to use my experience to do as much for No Time for Poverty as I can.

Board Emeritus

Al Michael, MD

Emeritus Dean and Regents Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School. Past president of the American Society of Nephrology, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a National Institutes of Health Merit Awardee, an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and recipient of the Alumini Achievement award for Clinical Science from Temple University School of Medicine, the John Peters Award in Nephrology, and a Guggenheim Foundation award. Other awards include the Bolles Rogers Award, The Shotwell Award, the Harold S Diehl Award, and the Gold Headed Cane Award in Pediatrics.

Carson Harris, MD

Director, Emergency Medicine Toxicology Service at Regions Hospital
Academic Appointments: Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Executive Staff

 

Sue Grundhoffer

Chief Operating Officer

Having worked with Michele and Jeff Boston for over 20 years, I have been a part of No Time For Poverty since the very beginning. Klinik Timoun Nou Yo has changed the lives of the people in Port Salut and beyond. I am honored to be a part of this amazing organization.