Our Team

Our Organization

The Coalition of Children in Need Association is a 501-c-(3) not-for-profit organization that exists to raise funds, to inform prospective donors, to organize mission trips, and to support the staff at Institution Univers school and Univers Medical Center in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. The Board meets annually and is in frequent contact across the miles by phone and e-mail.

The COCINA Board

COCINA€’s Board is made up of 25 volunteer members from Haiti and across the United States. Having an entirely volunteer board allows donations to go where they are most needed: COCINA ministries.

2016-2017 COCINA Board

Leadership Team

Jim MacMillan

Chairperson: Missions and Facilities


Dr. Karen Bradley

Chairperson: Healthcare


Chris Gurreri

Chairperson: Economic Development


Tony Iannetta

Chairperson: Development and Communications


Dennis Kachmarsky

Chairperson: Institution Univers


Chris Kline

Executive Committee

John Neill

Executive Committee


Tom Norton

Executive Committee


Eric Spires

VP of Finance


Hugues Bastien

Director: Institution Univers and Univers Medical Center


Matt White

Director: Development and Sponsorships