Who We Are

Roots of Development is a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes community-led development.

We accompany local partners as they improve quality of life in their communities, and we advocate for aid efforts to center local knowledge, resources, and actions. Roots believes in a world in which communities decide their own future and lead their own development.

Board of Directors

Rudy Brioché, J.D.


Vice President and Policy Counsel
Comcast Corporation

Brenda Huneycutt, PhD


Director, Global Regulatory Policy

Jenna Willits


Chief Operating Officer
Ivory and Bone Interiors

Karl Racine, J.D.


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

Jean Francois Bauer


International Development
The World Bank (retired)

Luc Castera


Software Engineer & Entrepreneur
QuickNode; Bluejay Labs LLC

Gina Guillaume-Joseph, PhD


Chief Innovation Officer
Eztera Digital Solutions


Chad Bissonnette

Co-founder & President

Charlie Estes

Strategic Initiatives & Communications Director

Louino Robillard

Program Advisor (HAITI)

Proud Pro-Bono Clients Of

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 (2021-2024), GlobalGiving’s Efficient Organization (2021-2024), Candid/GuideStar’s Platinum Transparency Seal (2022-2024) and Gold Transparency Seal (2019-2021).

Based on results from the last three years.

Annual Reports

Some of Our Generous Partners

“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 & Chairman of Roots of Development’s Board of Directors

Help us fight for a development that is more

sustainable and respectful.

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