Executive Director: Henry Reimer
Mr. Reimer received his Masters of Science in International Development Planning at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, in 1995. He has worked for 15 years as a management consultant, program evaluator, and manager in various settings, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Haiti, Ethiopia, Canada and the United States. He was for four years the Research and Evaluation Coordinator of the Center for Social Policy and Community Development at Temple University, Philadelphia. He was most recently, for two years, the chief management advisor for a World Bank program in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Ethiopia. He has been with the Lamp since 2011.
From 1991 to 1992 he was the manager of an integrated development project in Haiti. The project centered on soil erosion control, linking local farmers’ groups with in-country expertise. Since that time Mr. Reimer has keenly followed developments in Haiti. He believes that the poor must be given decision-making power in all development efforts on their behalf; he views self-determination as a key to sustainable improvements at the local and national levels in Haiti. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife, Shirley, and thirteen year old son, Lee.