Meet our US Board of Directors

Director (dih-rek-ter): one of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of a company or corporation:

The US Board of Directors has been delighted to take on a very active role in the mission of God’s Littlest Angels,; primarily responsible for strategy, governance, and financial oversight of GLA.  Our team works closely in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Director of Development, meeting monthly or more to pray, discuss, and help implement the vision of providing exceptional neonatal care and a safe haven to the smallest, sickest, and most vulnerable children of Haiti. Each of us are committed to serve in our roles, be responsible stewards, maintain accountability of all funds given, and to seek God’s will for GLA. We are blessed to have a team with diverse backgrounds and gifts jointly serving God as He leads.

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them - not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be…” 1 Peter 5:2 NIV

Rebecca Leib


  • Pediatric nurse of 10+ years.
  • Pediatric office administration. 
  • Volunteered with Safe Families for Children and Bethany Christian Services
  • Passionate about orphan care and prevention
  • Board of Directors since 2019

Trey Starnes

Vice President

  • Pastor for 12 years and is currently Missions and Outreach Pastor at NewLife Church.
  • Involved in Haiti since 2016 for and in partnership with GLA since 2018.
  • Been the lead on multiple skilled construction teams to GLA.
  • Passionate about orphan prevention & long term poverty solutions.
  • Board of Directors since 2020.

Steve Lapp


  • Senior Pastor of a community church in Wilmot, Ohio.
  • Involved with various mission organizations In Haiti since 1997.
  • Lived & worked in Haiti for three years.
  • Brings invaluable Haitian cultural insight to the board.
  • Board of Directors since 2020.

Christy McDonald


  • Registered nurse with 18 years of NICU experience.
  • Hospital administration case manager.
  • Married to pastor Andy McDonald of Redeemer Church.
  • Has two adopted children from GLA.
  • Board of Directors since 2020.

Tom Leib

Board Member

  • Board certified pediatrician.
  • Heavily invested with GLA for the past decade.
  • Provided medical consultation for special needs children at GLA.
  • Father of a special needs daughter adopted from China.
  • Board of Directors since 2019.

Wendy Robinson

Board Member

  • Former Executive Director at Christian Adoption Services.
  • Worked with Soleil Des Nations to initiate an adoption program from Haiti. 
  • Trained thousands of families in understanding preparing for trans-racial adoption.
  • Involved with GLA since 1994.
  • Board of Directors since 2018.

John Tiberio

Board Member​

  • Involved with GLA Haiti since 1998.
  • Strong financial and business background.
  • Speaks French.
  • Six children, three adopted (two are Haitian born)
  • Board of Directors since 2014 (both Canadian board & US)
  • Multiple trips to Haiti.

Catherine Downes

Board Member

  • Stay at home mom of 3 boys.
  • Adoptive parent of son who is from GLA.
  • Married to Christian filmmaker, Kevin Downes.
  • Family had an active role with the GLA partnership with Family Christian Bookstore and past building projects at GLA.
  • Board of Directors since 2016.

We are passionate about the mission of GLA in Haiti and fulfilling the vision God has called us to.  However, this is only attainable through our generous supporters and prayer warriors.  Whether you give financially, volunteer your time and talent, or lift us up in prayer, it is YOU who make the difference in the lives of the children. You enable us to provide safety, security and shelter to each little one in our care, all of whom come to us with a background of healthcare needs, trauma, and insecurity.  We are so grateful for our faithful supporters and your continued partnership with GLA.

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