DancircleDan O’Deens, Executive Director


Dan is a visionary architect who understands leadership and creativity and has the ability to see dreams become fully implemented and multiplied.  He is committed to holistically caring for people’s physical and spiritual needs.  Dan’s greatest desire is to see justice and redemption played out in our world…to redeem desecrated space and make it sacred.   His message is to “Breathe Life” and “Stop Doing Wrong and to DO Justice.”

Dan has served in lead roles on the front lines of America’s greatest crisis’…9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. Haiti’s earthquake opened the doors to see a movement of God holistically care for the country of Haiti. His passion for developing young leaders is evident in the organization that he leads. He is a life coach and speaker for churches, conferences and seminars.  His greatest desire is the success of others (especially NOW generation leaders).

Dan was the founding pastor of Gateway Church and founding director of CPR-3/Breathe Partners.  He is the president of Lavi Partners, Inc., a “business as mission” enterprise that assists the poor and works to eradicate malnutrition. He is the founder of the International School of Justice Bible Institute in Haiti and the founder of CompassionCorp a 3-year program preparing young adults for world missions.

Gabrielle Paige Stepan, Administrative Assistant and Experience Director


As our Experience Director, Gabrielle coordinates trips, events and conferences as well as acting as Partner Liaison. Gabrielle also serves as our office communication and administration.

StephcircleStephanie Taylor, Compassion Corp Coordinator


Stephanie is a full time missionary in Haiti. She is the CompassionCorp Director as well as the Culture Specialist and Haiti Community Advocate.


StephcircleJenna Evangelista, Wellness Coordinator Breathe Center Philly


MoisecircleJoseph Moise Charles, Respire Lavi Haitian Coordinator

Moise is our National Director and the Director of Respire Lavi, a Haitian registered NGO (Non-Government Organization).

SusicircleSusi Vermillion, Child Sponsorship Coordinator


Susi is our Child Sponsorship Coordinator overseeing the sponsorship opportunity between partners, individuals, the Haitian church, and the sponsored children.

Chaim O’Deens, Breathe Center Philly Directorchaimcircle


Chaim works to direct operations at the Breathe Center in Coatesville, PA.

Cassidy Anderson, Breathe Haiti InternCassidy Anderson

Cassidy is Compassion Corp student who recently graduated from The Ohio State University. She loves people – hearing and knowing their stories, simply being with them, and creating art inspired by what she learns from them.


Brooke Angle, CompassionCorp Student


Brooke is currently a 3 year CompassionCorp student who plans to stay on staff as a fulltime missionary after her 3 year commitment.

Isken Cosip, Breathe Haiti InternIsken Cosip

Isken came to love Christ in the summer of 2014 and, as a disciple, was called to serve through different ministries like prison ministry and short term missions. It was through serving that he decided to move to Haiti and join the Breathe Partners team. Isken was an active singer/songwriter in the Columbus music scene, something that he will be bringing to Haiti to worship God.

Mekayla Deffenbaugh, Breathe Haiti InternMekayla Deffenbaugh

Mekayla is from Rittman Ohio, and from a young age she knew that she wanted to spend her life serving in ministry on a global scale. She is excited to work with Compassion Corp, and use the gifts, and passion that God has given her to help others in need.

Alyssa Goad, Breathe Haiti InternAlyssa Goad

Alyssa is a student from Pickerington, OH who will graduate in June 2017, right before flying to Haiti to start living on the ground with the Compassion Corp 1 Year program. A CIT alumni, Alyssa loves bringing humor and joy to relationships while also passionately pursuing learning how to wisely & sustainably be a part of spaces transforming. She is passionate with children’s ministry & thinks outside of the box with a passion for creativity.

Noah Hazlerig, Compassion Corp StudentNoahcircle

Noah, an 18 year old from Pickerington, Ohio, chose to be a part of CompassionCorp to fully surrender to God and God’s purpose for Noah’s life. Noah spends most of his time outdoors, a lifestyle that he’ll integrate to living in Haiti with our team.

Leah Hill, Compassion Corp StudentLeah Hill

Leah, a 19-year-old from Pickerington, OH, is a three-year CompassionCorp student. After visiting with an experience team, she felt called to missions long term and will be on the ground in June 2017. Leah has the heart for people with special needs and plans to integrate that into her time in Haiti.

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