Meet Our Team

Bethany Gray
Creative Director

In 2019, Beth left a career as a lighting specialist and store manager of a showroom to move to Haiti and invest full-time in Thrive Ansanm along with her husband Josh. She is passionate about storytelling and women’s empowerment.

Charly St. Louis
Resource Center

Charly, who goes by Bello, helps manage the Thrive Ansanm Resource Center. He is a Jeremie native, and he has a diverse professional background which includes agriculture, computer science, and photography. He also promotes the city of Jeremie through his YouTube channel Jeremie Lakay.

Josh Gray
Executive Director

Josh moved to Haiti with his wife Beth in 2019, and now he oversees the day-to-day operations of Thrive Ansanm. He has over a decade of experience in nonprofit administration, financial management, marketing, and cross-cultural leadership.

Kerry Danielo Joseph
Photography/Videography

Kerry is a Jeremie native who does our photography and videography. He is very active in the local community, and he also promotes Jeremie and surrounding areas through his media platform Paradis Grand’Anse.

Maillard Magloire
Country Director

Maillard is a native of Jérémie, and he’s been active in humanitarian work in his community from a young age. He’s passionate about empowering children and youth, and his experience and local knowledge is an invaluable asset to our team.

Board of Directors

Josh Gray
Board President

While leading volunteer teams in Haiti in 2012, Josh formed a partnership with a youth club in a struggling neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. Together they started a small education program that developed into Thrive Ansanm. He’s dedicated much of his adult life to serving in various Latin American and Caribbean countries, and he’s been working in Haiti since 2011.

Matt Turk
Board Vice President

Matt is a real estate investor based in Venice, CA where he lives with his wife, twin daughters and dog. He holds an MBA from UCLA and manages the development of nearly 2,500 apartment units across Southern California. Matt serves on the board of UCLA’s Real Estate Alumni Group and enjoys spending time outside.

Twyla Salaiz
Board Treasurer

Twyla is an experienced talent leader who currently serves as the Vice President and Chief People Officer at the Tucson Airport Authority. As a child, she lived in Africa, and this opened her eyes to challenges that people face in developing economies. She is passionate about helping young people around the world to access education.

Chris Mateo Sharnbroich
Board Secretary

Chris is an energetic leader with experience in the healthcare, tech, and non-profit sectors. His background includes marketing, communications, and project management. He was named to the top 40 under 40 list in the MM+M publication for leadership in the healthcare industry. He is passionate about education, leadership development, and social justice.

Rudy Bazin
Board Member

Originally from Haiti, Rudy is a music lover and entrepreneur who currently spends most of his time either serenading his family or running his startup accounting business. He has expertise in financial management and is dedicated to helping small to midsize businesses achieve their financial goals, an endeavor that has earned him respect and admiration in the Jackson, MS business community where he lives. He is also passionate about education being readily available to all considering how drastically having received an education has changed his life.

Wesley Robinson
Board Member

Wesley is Prime Healthcare’s Regional Chief Nursing Officer, overseeing operations for eight hospitals in Texas, Georgia, and Alabama. Wesley has 20 years of medical experience serving in the Army Reserves and overseeing emergency care for Heads of State in the Middle East. Wesley is married to Dustin James, a senior healthcare recruiter for Common Spirit Health. They reside with their three dogs on South Padre Island, Texas.