About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Aerie Africa is to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home for orphans and vulnerable children who have no other viable care options. Our children can grow healthy within a supportive community, gain education and employable skills, and develop into confident, productive and integrated members of society.

our story our team our home our country

Our team

Our Ethiopian Team

Chairman of Board
Kelemu Desta, M.D.

Director
Henok Desta

Dean of Students
Feleke (Chuchu) Gari

Volunteer Liaison
Nathan Haines

Our US Team

Chairman of Board
Romeo Bachand, Jr. M.D., Ph.D.

President & CEO
Stacey McLaughlin

Board of Directors
Michael Hanlon
Scott McPhee Ph.D. M.P.H.
Brad Hollingsworth (Treasurer)
Jennifer Stefanski (Secretary)
Jim Dickie