Board of Directors

We have an amazing group of individuals that lead the organization. All of our board members are passionate about Jesus, life and our mission. They are also committed to leading and praying for the organization.

Mike Ellis

Secretary

Mike + Jamie Photography | Website

“I’m Mike. My close friends call me Mikey. God has been good and has graced me with a wife and 3 children that I don’t deserve; and two dogs, but I think I deserve the dogs. I may have a problem with liking coffee too much, although tea is making a strong push. An Indiana native, we moved to Ohio 5 years ago and have served in our local house church ever since. I’m a photographer by day and when not taking photos, or being with the family I enjoy various activities of lumber-jacking, wood working, home remodeling, playing the guitar and cello (not at the same time), and brewing coffee. Lots of coffee.”

“I’m involved with Breath of Life Haiti because I have a passion for doing whatever we can to facilitate lasting change in Desarmes Haiti, and hopefully the surrounding areas. Everyone has something they can contribute, and we’re called to do so. Oh, and Ashley roped me into it.”

Kristin Sedlmeyer, RN

Parkview Health

“My name is Kristin Sedlmeyer. I have been married for 2 years to my husband Tony. We have a daughter named Hazel who is 8 months old. I am a registered nurse and work in the emergency department. I really enjoy spending time with my family and working on projects around our home. In the summer we love spending time out on the boat and working in our garden.”

“I have been apart of Breath of Life Haiti for almost two years now. When I was in college I went on a mission trip to Haiti and fell in love with the country and its people. I always knew that my relationship with Haiti wasn’t over, I was just waiting on the Lord to show me the next step. After learning about Breath of Life Haiti, I immediately wanted to get involved. It was like my two passions coming together; health care for moms and babies and Haiti.”

Andrea LaBarbera, CPA, CMA, CIA

Treasurer

Finance Director, Global Large Joint Reconstruction at Zimmer Biomet

Andrea LaBarbera brings 20 years of experience in both the pharmaceutical and orthopedics industries.

Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business from Carthage College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).  She has served as a finance leader and business partner in large organizations such as Abbott Laboratories, Hospira (recently acquired by Pfizer) and Zimmer Biomet.  She is currently the Finance Director of the Global Large Joint Reconstructive Product Engine for Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw, Indiana.  Seasonally, Andrea serves the community as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Tech.

Andrea is a certified practitioner of several leadership curricula offered at Zimmer Biomet, including: Insights Discovery – a psychometric tool based on the psychology of Carl Jung to understand behavior styles; Coaching in the Moment – a course focused on instilling practical coaching based leadership skills throughout the organization; and The Leadership Circle 360 Profile – a competency based 360° tool used to measure leadership effectiveness and support growth and development.

Andrea has served as the Treasurer of Breath of Life Haiti since May 2015.  After birthing three of her five children at home, her passion for improving birth continues to grow.  Being a part of bring life into the world is a constant reminder of the might God we serve and His’s love for us.  Serving the women in Haiti through education and midwifery care is an honor and privilege.

Andrea, her husband, Victor, and five children live in North Webster, Indiana where they own and operate a small, diversified farm.

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