Advisory Council



Hans earned a B.A. in Accounting from Lynn University and followed up with a Masters of International Business from NOVA Southeastern and a Masters of Science in Finance from FIU.  He began his career working for a Caribbean import/export company.  He then was employed in Miami at an Engineering firm as Project Administrator and was essential Expedition document control software and Primavera  Scheduling software expert.  He customizes reports for Expedition using Sybase Infomaker software and has provided financial and risk management services as well.


MEMBER | Kevin Shelly

Kevin earned his B.A. in Business Administration from USC.  He has spent the last 25 years in Executive Sales Management and Business Development in Government and Education.  He is the current Vice President of the public sector for MarkLogic focusing on sales and services.  He also served as Vice President of Sales for Angel, Senior V.P. of Sales for the US & UK for ACS (acquired by Xerox), and worked for Oracle Corp. for almost 10 years leading in business development.  Kevin’s stellar resume also includes, V.P. of Sales for state, local, and education in the US & Canada for Bearing Point for more than 10 years.  He spent  several years working in account management for the Federal Government and has overseen projects with revenue streams of up to $60 million dollars.


MEMBER | Laurence Desvignes

Laurence Desvignes has a Bachelor degree in agronomy and development, a Master degree in agriculture and a Master Degree in International Relations and European Politics. She has 20 years’ experience in 20 war-affected countries where she worked both in development and emergency situations. She worked with various NGOs as an agronomist initially and with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a coordinator, then general manager of mine action programs worldwide. In 2005 she arrived in Haiti as the regional office manager for ICRC in northern Haiti. In 2008-2009, she was the assistant manager for a private import company as well as its director of operations for a tourism project in Labadie. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, she was recruited again by the ICRC. From October 2010 to October 2011, she ran the MSF office (Doctors without Borders) in the North for the emergency response to the cholera epidemic. Currently, she is the Program Manager of OXFAM for the North and North-East departments and also serves as the President and founder of MANUSODANY, Association for Haiti, a French NGO registered in Haiti.