• "...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me." Matthew 25: 34-40

About Joe Parmele

Joe Parmele



A native Oregonian, Joe has adopted the Midwest as home, having spent the past 34 years living here. Although the mountains and ocean beaches of his younger years still call him, he is proud to be known as a flat-lander.

Retired after working in student services for 40 years with high school and college aged young people, Children for a New Haiti caught his attention as a way to continue being involved in the life of a young person.  Education has demonstrated time and time again its value in training students to be leaders. Haiti is certainly in need of leadership both now and for its future.

It is a pleasure to be a part of this organization and in the lives of the young children seeking an education. Joe's desire is that many children will be able to enjoy the advantages of an education through this noble work.