Keith Grant, a local attorney with the firm Robinson, Smith, and Wells, accepted the chairmanship of the CNP board of directors in May, 2018.
The Rev. John Talbird, Jr.
John is the retired rector of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, where he served for 24 years. John’s family has a long history with both Haiti and CNP, and over the years the island has come to feel like a second home.
John first visited in 1996, to see the school in Petit Harpon, which his church funded. He and his wife Mary were also present during the early visits and conversations that eventually led to the formation of CNP. In 2002 John and Mary ran the guesthouse of Léogâne’s major hospital, and in 2012 John became chair of the hospital’s board.
John has been a CNP board member since 1998. He remains motivated by his passion to be involved in improving Haitian lives and draws strength from the dedication CNP’s monitrices have in helping their communities.
John and Mary reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the proud parents of one daughter and four sons and the delighted grandparents of four lovely girls.
Laura Reid, CPA
Laura is a tax specialist and financial planner with almost 30 years of experience. She has been a CNP supporter since it’s establishment in 1998, when the organization was still in its infancy and the CNP US office was being run out of her local church.
In 2014 Laura joined the CNP board, drawn to Haiti’s friendly and welcoming people and impressed with CNP’s mission of empowering Haitians to help their communities. Laura has volunteered with several other non-profit organizations that work to improve the living standard of the homeless and poor. She is also currently serving on the board of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.
During her spare time (we’re not sure where she finds it) you can find her curled up with a good book, in her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dr. Mitchell L. Mutter
Founder & Past-Chair
Peter Rawlings, MD
Peter is a pediatrician with over 30 years experience. He served in the US Army Medical Corps for seven years before joining Pediatrics Diagnostics Associates, a pediatric medical centre in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from which he still practices today.
According to Peter, founder Mitch Mutter hoodwinked him into coming to Haiti to use his skills as a doctor to try and improve the health of Haitian children. Our pediatrician joined the board in 2001 and despite his remonstrations has remained steadfastly dedicated to CNP’s mission ever since, serving as both Chair and Vice Chair. Peter remains motivated by the progress he has seen over the years and the conviction that CNP monitrices are helping to improve children’s lives.
Peter lives on Lookout Mountain with his wife Milly, with whom he has three children, Lydia, Joan and Nate.
Richard Joseph Randolph III, MD
Rick is the Chief Medical Officer at Heart to Heart International. He is a board certified family physician with over 25 years experience, and possess a graduate certificate in Public Health in the Developing World. Rick has worked extensively in developing countries, having served in the US Army on assignments in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Most recently he spent five months of 2015 as the Chief Medical Officer of an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia.
Rick first came to Haiti in 1994 with the US Army, and again in 2010 as an initial medical responder following the earthquake. During his work he came in contact with many malnourished children, and felt compelled to use his own time to assist in improving the situation. Following the earthquake he learnt more about CNP, and travelled to Léogâne to meet with the staff and observe the projects. He was impressed with the community based projects which he describes as ‘development done right’ and joined the Board in 2013.
He lives in Kansas with his wife Jo and has four grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Dr. Manish (Manny) K. Sethi
Dr. Sethi is an Associate Professor and Orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University. He is currently Director of the Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy and is the lead author of the book Orthopaedic Traumatology: An Evidence Based Approach and other peer reviewed publications. Dr. Sethi also takes an active role in teaching health policy at the undergraduate level at Vanderbilt University, serving as course director for MHS 0199, The Evolution of American Healthcare, an introductory course for college freshmen.
Dr. Sethi completed his general surgery internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and was a resident in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program. Dr. Sethi’s clinical interests center around the utilization of evidence based medicine in the treatment of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient. He is currently on Faculty at Vanderbilt University.