Our People

JOHN KEANE (Founder)

Haiti Orphan Project's Founder John Keane

John Keane is the president of the Keane Insurance Group, an insurance agency based in Saint Louis, Missouri, specializing in professional liability insurance for physicians.  John and his wife have eight children and two grandchildren.  John has also been an elder in his church for many years.

Learn more about the agency or read more about John’s professional background.

LES PROUTY (Executive Director)

Haiti Orphan Project's Executive Director Les Prouty

Les has experience both in the insurance business as well as over 25 years as an ordained minister.  Les and his wife have five children and five grandchildren.  Les is also an elder in his church as well as an ordained Baptist minister.

LUKE AND JULIE BROUWER (Executive Directors, HOPE Medical Project)

Luke and Julie

Luke and Julie serve as co-directors of Hope Medical.  Luke is the big picture guy.  Julie is the every little detail gal.  It works (usually!). Luke and Julie met at Kuyper College (then Reformed Bible College) in Michigan.  They moved to St. Louis where Luke earned  Master of Divinity and Master of Counseling degrees from Covenant Seminay. Luke has directed a non-profit ministry and worked as a counselor  for the past six years. Julie has worked for The Keane Insurance Group since moving to St. Louis in 2002 and with Les Prouty and Haiti Orphan Project since 2011.  Julie manages the details: trips, donations, marketing and most recently the development of healthcare for the Village de Vie community. Together they will be developing and administrating HOPE Medical…FROM HAITI! They have three kids.  Micah (9), Chloe (7) and Jude (5).  They hope to be in Haiti by the end of 2013. See more at HOPE Medical Project.

WES MURRELL (Graphic & Video Designer)

Wes studied multimedia design in college and has aspired, all of his life, to cartoon and create.  He’s the fifth child of eleven kids and is the son of Anglican minister Sam Murrell. He’s uncle to ten children and is the younger twin in the first of two sets of twins.

Cartoonist website

JEFF AND BECKY PETERS (Development and Training, HOPE Medical Project)

Jeff and Becky Peters

 

Jeff and Becky Peters will also be serving in Haiti with Luke and Julie. Jeff spent his career in the printing, mailing and packaging industry and currently is also a partner in a marketing and advertising agency. Becky was in elementary education early on and is an LPC working in a Christian counseling center. They have lived on Hilton Head Island the past five years. They raised their two sons, Rob (28) and Gregg (26) in St. Louis. They also were foster parents to over 70 children. Jeff will serve with Julie in the development of the clinic and community health education in addition to fundraising. Becky will be responsible for the hospitality of visiting teams, working with Luke to develop trauma training classes for Haitians and coordinating the home schooling of the Brouwer children. See more at HOPE Medical Project.

Brandi Huebner (Trip Coordinator)

Brandi Huebner

Brandi  is the owner and esthetician at Spa Rain Medical Spa in Columbia, MO. Originally from Nebraska, she is married and has 3 children all of whom are Husker fans. Brandi and her husband, Jeff, took their first trip to Haiti in December 2010 and have continued to make the trip at least twice a year since then.  Brandi has a passion for the children and people of Haiti.  They have captured her heart in such a way that she is always working to share the joy that Haiti brings to her with everyone she meets.

 

LINDSAY JARROLD (Medical Information Coordinator)

Lindsay is a Registered Nurse, and has spent the majority of her career working in a level 1 trauma emergency department in Cincinnati, OH.  She is currently the Clinical Educator in the emergency department at West Chester Hospital, near Cincinnati, as well as a nursing professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Lindsay is a foster parent, and has a foster son that she plans to adopt in the future.  She has also traveled to Haiti multiple times a year since her initial trip in 2010.  Traveling to Haiti has been such an amazing experience for Lindsay that it led her to give back by becoming a foster parent.  Lindsay collects medical information for HOPE volunteers traveling to Haiti, and is available for any medical or vaccination related questions prior to traveling out of the country.