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, J.D.

Chairman

Vice President and Policy Counsel
Comcast Corporation

Brenda Huneycutt, PhD

Vice-Chair

Director, Global Regulatory Policy
Merck

Jenna Willits

Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer
Ivory and Bone Interiors

Karl Racine, J.D.

Director

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

Jean Francois Bauer

Secretary

International Development
The World Bank (retired)

Luc Castera

Director

Software Engineer & Entrepreneur
QuickNode; Bluejay Labs LLC

Gina Guillaume-Joseph, PhD

Director

Chief Innovation Officer
CyberSec International

Staff

Chad Bissonnette

Co-founder & President

Charlie Estes

Strategic Initiatives & Communications Director

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 (2021-2024), 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.

“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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