Our Board Members
Our board is integral to the success of our ministry! Grangou is a 100% volunteer run organization and our board contributes countless hours and resources to keep us going. Our board covers all administrative and travel costs required for operation.
Mr Norris spent a career building businesses and turning businesses around
to be profitable. In December of 2014, Mr Norris retired as Chairman of
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (MEEC), where he had earlier also been CEO.
Prior to MEEC he was President, CEO and Director of Fuel Tech. Prior to
Fuel Tech he was Sr Vice President of Operations and Technical Services at
AEP, which included operating and support for the largest electrical
generation fleet in the US. Prior to AEP, he was President & Chief
Operating Officer of the American Bureau of Shipping. Prior to ABS, he was
Corp Senior Vice President and Chairman & CEO of Duke Energy Global Asset
Development having worked up through the ranks after starting as an
Assistant Engineer. Prior to Duke Energy, Mr Norris was a fighter pilot in
the USAF flying the F-4 and A-10 fighters. Mr Norris graduated in Nuclear
Engineering from NC State University in 1971, where he is a Distinguished
Engineering Alumnus. He attended NCSU on a football scholarship where he
played offensive center. He was raised and baptized in the Baptist Church,
is an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church and is currently a Sunday
School teacher and past Council President at All Shepherds Lutheran Church.
He is on the board of several other not for profit organizations including
Alpha Group of Delaware County who helps disabled clients achieve their
maximum work and life potential.
Bill retired in 2006 from Distribution and Auto service, Inc where he last served as President and COO.He joined the Grangou Board in 2008. Bill lives in Lantana, Texas with Kathy, his wife of 47 years. Together they enjoy spending time with their eight grandchildren(including two from Haiti), playing golf and sitting in the back yard.
Dori’s passion for serving God’s people dates back to the early 1990’s when she was
a Community Organizer in Cleveland Ohio. One major accomplishment in that role
was to secure a vacant hospital for purposes of emergency shelter in the winter
months. For the past two decades Dori has been involved with organizations that
focus on homelessness and at-risk- youth. Dori’s has been a supporter of Grangou
since 2008 and she joined the Grangou Board in 2015.
In addition to Granguo’s Board, Dori also serves on the Family Promise of Orange
County California Advisory Board and she is a resume writing and interview
volunteer with the Youth Employment Service of Orange County.
Gary was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and received a BBA- Accounting. Four years later, he began his career in the healthcare industry, working as the chief financial officer in several hospitals. After accepting a management position in a hospital company he and his family relocated to Tennessee, where they have lived for almost three decades.
Gary and his wife enjoy living in the same community with their two sons, daughter in laws and four grand children. He has been a member of Christ Community Church for over 20 years. Gary enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.
Carrie co-founded Grangou with her husband Mike in 2008 after traveling to Haiti in 2007. They live in Texas with their 5 children including two sweet twins adopted from Port au Prince. Carrie travels to Haiti several times a year and loves serving in this ministry. She is thankful that God has given her the privilege to serve as “mom” to 70+ children and that she has a home away from home at Travay Bondye. In her free time she works in Specialty Coffee and tries desperately to learn Creole. Bondye Bon!
Michael is a co-founder of Grangou and currently serves as its President. He has been working in Haiti since 2007 in various capacities. He co-founded Grangou with his wife, Carrie, in 2008 in order to provide support spiritually, physically, and mentally to the people and children of Haiti, focusing on outreach to homeless children on the streets of Port-au-Prince. He is father to five children, makes his home in Texas and works in banking.