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Our Staff //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


Jody Castillo – Director of Haiti Operations

Jody Castillo has served in various capacities at Northwest Haiti Christian Mission for almost her entire life.  The daughter of NWHCM founding director Larry Owen, Jody grew up traveling frequently to Haiti.  She moved to Haiti full-time in 2002, when she ran a pediatric clinic in St. Louis du Nord. In May of 2009 she planted a new campus in Mole St Nicolas. She also manages our travel department. 

As travel coordinator, Jody facilitates flight and transportation arrangements for visitors, and works with other NWHCM staff to coordinate group ministry activities.  As field director she works directly with the Haitian and missionary staff as well as oversees the day to day Haiti operations. She earned a B.S. in nursing at the University of Kentucky, where she also met her husband, Jose.  They live in Mole Saint-Nicolas, Haiti, with their eight children. Click here to view the Castillo’s personal blog.*


Jose Castillo – Technology Director

Jose Castillo serves as the facilities manager of Northwest Haiti Christian Mission’s main campus in Saint-Louis du Nord, and also maintains communications technology for all NWHCM’s Haiti operations.  He and his wife, Jody, moved to Haiti full-time in 2002.  When not running around northwest Haiti with bags full of computer parts and assorted cables, Jose helps Jody run their home in Saint-Louis du Nord and care for their seven children.

Jose was born in Honduras and moved to the United States when he was 10 years old.  He studied computer engineering at Sullivan University in Lexington, Kentucky, and also serves on NWHCM’s board of directors.



Autumn Marshall- Therapy Director, Miriam Center

Autumn first came to Haiti in 2007 and fell in love with the Miriam Center children. She continued to work at finishing occupational therapy school while simultaneously doing all she could to fight for the therapy needs of the children. In 2009 she took on the role as therapy coordinator and spent 3-4 months a year in Haiti and the other months fighting to make the children visible from the states. She moved to Haiti full-time in February, 2013, to further lay the foundation for meeting the therapy needs.



Stephanie Mosier- Miriam Center Director

Stephanie Mosier is our Miriam Center Director. She is from Denver, Colorado, where she worked for Denver Public Schools in a severe and fragile classroom. She first stepped foot on the mission almost three years ago, when she came on a short-term trip. The Miriam Center was a fit from the start. When Stephanie got back home, God was really working on her heart and talking to her about the needs of the kids at the Miriam Center. She applied to be a Miriam Center intern with the focus being to start a special needs classroom. She could not be happier with God's plans for her, and nothing brings her greater joy than sharing His love with these precious ones.



Caitlin Smith- Groups Coordinator

Caitlin Smith is serving a long-term internship working with our groups. Caitlin is from Chester, Virginia and graduated from Longwood University in Virginia. She came to the mission on a trip four years ago. Following that trip, she decided she wanted to come to Haiti for longer. She interned with the mission for 3 summers. After graduating from college, Caitlin flet like God was calling her to a longer ministry here in Haiti. Caitlin has a special passion for our prison and brothel ministries.



Junior Veillard- Chief Director

Junior Veillard has worked for the mission for several years. He began working with the travel team before becoming the Haitian Director. He oversees all of the Haiti side operations. Junior is married to Betty and they have two children: Debbie and Julmar.




Mary Beth Winkler – Office Manager

Mary Beth Winkler has worked for NWHCM since 1998 in various capacities.   In her current position as Office Manager, she works in the areas of travel, finances, and the sponsorship programs on the St. Louis du Nord campus.

Mary Beth traveled on short-term trips to Haiti multiple times before joining the NWHCM staff. Previously, she worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She studied Christian education at Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois. Mary Beth lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and travels frequently to Haiti.