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Pure Water for the World, Inc.
Pure Water for the World, Inc. Appoints New Country Director for Haiti
Rutland, VT – February 8, 2016. Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mario Andre as Country Director for Haiti. Mr. Andre succeeds Noelle Thabault, who retired in December after serving six years with PWW in Haiti.
Mr. Andre, a Haitian national, grew up in the States but returned to Haiti in 2011 to help with the reconstruction era following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the island nation. He joined Pure Water for the World’s Haiti staff, as Deputy Director, in August of 2015.
Mr. Andre completed his undergraduate work at Marist College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at American Graduate University. Mr. Andre brings his breadth of experience in large project management and social service to the PWW team.
“When human beings decided to give up their individuality, they formed societies. With societies, comes an inherent obligation to support one another. At PWW, we are committed to eradicating waterborne diseases around the globe, using education and technology that is simple, proven, and sustainable,” states Mr. Andre. “With our great staff, leadership, and generous donors, we will continue our work to achieve this objective.”
“We are thrilled to have Mario as our head of country in Haiti and look forward to him applying his expertise and passion to advance our work there,” shares Carolyn Crowley Meub, PWW’s Executive Director. “Mario is committed to making a difference in the lives of fellow Haitians and driven to reaching more families and communities with safe water and sanitation solutions.”
Mario Andre succeeds Noelle Thabault, who went to Haiti in 2010 to assist PWW with post-earthquake disaster efforts. During her tenure, both as Deputy Director and most recently as Country Director, Dr. Thabault shared her medical background and expertise, making tremendous contributions to PWW’s work by bringing the public health perspective into intervention programs. Dr. Thabault has returned to New England and is enjoying time with her family.
To learn more about Pure Water for the World, please visit our website at www.purewaterfortheworld.org.
About Pure Water for The World:
Pure Water for the World, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the health and livelihood of children and families in the developing world by partnering with communities to establish safe water solutions. To date, PWW has served over 200 communities across Latin America and Haiti, reaching more than 750,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.purewaterfortheworld.org.