Nicholas Hunsaker- Director
Nicholas is the founder of Honey for Haiti as well as a recent Providence College Graduate. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management with a concentration in Public and Community Service. Upon returning from a trip to Haiti in 2015, he decided to make a business plan for Maison L'Arc-en-Ciel as a class project. The model was promising, so Nick founded Honey for Haiti with the goal of creating a model of sustainable economic development that could be utilized by Maison L'Arc-en-Ciel to ensure their long-term existence. Nick currently works in Finance for a non-profit in the Global Health sector.
Molly Andrus- Director
Molly Andrus is a graduate of Providence College. She majored in global studies with a concentration in global health and premedical sciences. Molly attended the original trip to Haiti with Nicholas and started working with Nick on the project at its conception. Currently Molly is applying to physician assistant school and hopes to work clinically as well as in healthcare policy to improve access and quality of care to the underserved.
Board of Directors
Jason Dodier-Vice President
Nick Denice- Secretary
Jason is an international business professional at Schneider Electric SE, which is the global specialist in energy management. Since commencing his career with Schneider Electric Jason has lived in the Middle East and Europe, while performing a variety of functions on behalf of the company in operations, business development, marketing and sales management. Jason is currently a corporate ambassador for information and communications technology, sustainability, and innovation.
In addition to his work at Schneider, Jason has been established as a bedrock of Millennial leadership within the international IT and manufacturing communities, currently holding positions on the Green Grid Executive Committee, French American chamber of commerce in DC, Strengthening Rhode Island Advisory committee, and of course Honey for Haiti.
Nick Denice is a corporate attorney at Duffy & Sweeney, LTD where he focuses on business law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate. Mr. Denice is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Mr. Denice is a member of the Board of Directors for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island where he serves on the Finance Committee and as Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. Blue Cross is Rhode Island’s leading health insurer with over 400,000 members and revenues of $1.7 billion annually.
Mr. Denice served as Chairman of the Town of West Warwick Pension Board where he participated in an historic pension reform effort saving taxpayers over $5 million annually and where he formulated investment strategy for $30 million of fund assets.
Mr. Denice is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Denice is a graduate of Bryant University, holding a bachelors degree in accounting, summa cum laude, and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. He studied Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated magna cum laude from the Roger Williams University School of Law where he was an Assistant Editor of the Law Review. During law school, Mr. Denice interned with both the Honorable Brian P. Stern, Associate Judge of the Rhode Island Superior Court, and the Honorable Lincoln D. Almond, of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Peter Arpin is the fourth generation of Arpin family members to run the company first established in 1900 by his Great Grandparents. He assumed his current responsibilities at Arpin International Group in 1989, and also oversees its Alaskan division. During his tenure at Arpin, the company has grown from a single company with annual sales of $5 million, to a group of eight companies with revenue in excess of $200 million. Peter also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
In 2008, Peter became the President of Arpin Renewable Energy, LLC. This division is responsible for all internal environmental auditing across all Arpin Group companies and actively participates in developing products that address climate change and contribute to creating a cleaner environment. Peter currently leads the company’s Sustainability Committee which oversees the development of environmentally responsible programs and initiatives as Arpin continues to grow internationally.
We get asked at Arpin and Renewable Now why support Honey for Haiti? Quick answer is, every person, every soul matters. We view our community as across the world. No one left out of support and opportunity to excel.
Our mission at Arpin is to integrate sustainability in every fabric of our company and to help move the world into balance. Honey for Haiti does this in a very fundamental way. Honey for Haiti is changing lives by righting wrongs. By giving hope. By teaching a poor orphanage to become operationally and financially independent. So they can thrive. So they can bring love to the unloved. So they can bring miracles to one of the poorest areas of the world.
Honey for Haiti delivers, with great kindness, positive change in a place that badly needs it. They are planting seeds of renewal. Of hope. Of a smarter planet that lives and breathes social and economic equity for all.
We want to be part of that success. Our rewards are the smiles of those beautiful children who will someday thrive and give back to Haiti and to the world.
Natalia is currently finishing a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Florida International University. Her interest in International Development emerged from her upbringing in Haiti, which gave her insight into the domestic problems relating to the lack of educational, as well as economic, opportunities. As a young woman, she grew passionate about gaining knowledge on the socio-economic and political challenges individuals in developing nations face. In addition, she developed an interest in contributing to the alleviation of poverty, and food security through finding sustainable solutions focusing on education and social development.
Currently, she is working as a Communications Associate at Jubilee USA through an internship program with The Washington Center. Jubilee USA is an international non-profit organization that aims to alleviate poverty in developing countries by advocating for financial reform. In this role, she is conducting research on current events and coordinating various aspects of communications to support senior leadership. This role has included media outreach, translation of information between English, French and Haitian Creole, and the dissemination of the organization’s thought leadership on social media. Prior to her internship at Jubilee USA, she spent summers between college semesters working as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of Marché Titony S.A, a wholesale distributor of basic commodities in Haiti. In this role, she took care of all administrative functions for the CEO, in addition to supporting the company in expanding its base of support locally and internationally through marketing strategy. Apart from her work experience, she volunteered at various local organizations that focus on improving child education, promoting the role of women in democracy, and enhancing the lives of orphans.
Everything she has engaged in so far has been driven by her keen interest in various aspects of International Development. She is a global citizen; her time at Jubilee USA has helped her to further establish herself in this field and learn about how she can make a positive impact. Through her past experiences she has developed core analytical, research and communication skills that would allow her to succeed in a career focusing on International Development.
Michael Kraten PhD, CPA
Michael Kraten, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor at Providence College. He teaches the graduate capstone course in Accountancy in the school of business, and the Sustainability Colloquium in the Western Civilization program of the school of liberal arts and sciences.
Mike writes extensively about sustainability issues for the CPA Journal and other publications, and continues to develop his award-winning case Save The Blue Frog (URL: savethebluefrog.com) for teaching and consulting applications. He is the Founder and Director of the Sustainable Value program of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, and is the Faculty Advisor of the Sustainable Development Club at Providence College.
Nick Hunsaker first conceived Honey For Haiti while taking Mike’s accounting and sustainability courses at Providence College, and later earned his Professional Certificate in Sustainable Value from the Rhode Island Society. As an alumnus, he continues to collaborate with Mike on opportunities to incorporate sustainability issues into the PC curriculum.