Merle and his wife Edith live in Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada. Merle serves as administrator for Open Hands. As administrator he assists with planning for new programs and monitoring existing programs. Merle supervises the other Open Hands staff.
Open Hands Program Coordinator
Lyndon Swarey is based in Haiti and has worked for Open Hands since 2009. Lyndon serves as program coordinator for Open Hands. As program coordinator Lyndon provides training for staff and facilitators in all countries where Open Hands has programs. Lyndon also provides training for other organizations that wish to use our finance curriculum.
East Africa Program Supervisor
Joe and Marilyn Kuepfer and their family are based in Nakuru, Kenya. Joe serves as the program supervisor for the Open Hands program in East Africa. As program supervisor Joe hires and supervises the national staff that operate the programs in East Africa.
Haiti Program Liaison, Mexico and Guatemala Program Supervisor
Darin Hershberger is based in Haiti. Darin serves as the program liaison for the Open Hands program in Haiti. Darin also serves as the program supervisor for the Open Hands programs in both Mexico and Guatemala. In his role Darin works with the national staff who operate the savings group programs in all three countries.