Who We Are

Roots of Development is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for a more sustainable approach to development around the world.

We believe in a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which impoverished communities decide their own future and manage their own development.

Board of Directors

Rudy Brioché


Vice President and Policy Counsel
Comcast Corporation

Chris Wells


Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Personalized Medicine Coalition

Jenna Willits


Chief Operating Officer
Ivory and Bone Interiors

Karl Racine


Former Attorney General of D.C. and Partner at Hogan Lovells

Jean Francois Bauer


International Development Expert
The World Bank (retired)

Brenda Huneycutt


Director, Global Regulatory Policy

Luc Castera


Software Engineer & Entrepreneur
QuickNode; Bluejay Labs LLC


Chad Bissonnette

Co-founder & President

Charlie Estes

Communications & Strategic Development

Louino Robillard

Program Advisor (HAITI)

Financial Overview

Roots of Development is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007.

Transparency & Accountability

Our financials are independently audited by DunlapSLK PC and published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your donations.

Reviewed & Accredited

When you donate to us you are placing your trust in an organization that is evaluated annually by numerous charitable reporting agencies. Roots of Development has earned GlobalGiving’s Top-Ranked Organization (2021 and 2022), GlobalGiving’s Efficient Organization (2021 and 2022), Candid/GuideStar’s Platinum Transparency Seal (2022) and Gold Transparency Seal (2019, 2020 and 2021).

Based on results from the last three years.

“The need for effective, sustainable development in Haiti has never been greater. Roots of Development’s approach to development has sustainably improved the lives of tens of thousands of Haitians and has set a high bar for other organizations. That is why I support Roots and encourage you to do the same.”

– Rudy Brioché, Vice President and Policy Counsel for Comcast and member of Roots of Development’s Board of Directors

Annual Reports

Some of Our Generous Partners

Help us fight for a development that is more

sustainable and respectful.

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