International Outreach Director
Julia began her international service at the age of ten. She began by buying pregnant goats for Haitian farmers through CCH, a non-profit in Haiti, and within two years, she had acquired 400 goats. This caught the attention of Robert Duvall and in 2009 Julia was asked to be the Ambassador to The Robert Duvall Fund. During her years working with The Robert Duvall Fund, she made jewelry, selling it at local boutiques, to fundraise. She also raised money through bake sales at Wakefield School. Although she continued to buy goats, she donated money to support the education of girls in India.
As Ambassador, Julia traveled to Haiti in early 2011 to learn more about the people and the needs of the country. Julia's largest project as Ambassador was to raise enough money to build a well for a village, which had no local water source. In September of 2011, Julia travelled to Haiti to help build the well in Bali and to fulfill the village's greatest need.
Julia's love for Haiti and its people has been a focal point in her life. When her sister Diane founded Goals Beyond the Net in October 2011, Julia joined as International Outreach Director. She has devoted years of service to GBTN. In 2013 Julia spent her sophomore year living in Haiti designing, developing and implementing our Goat Farming Program and our English Literacy Program.
Julia designed the Goat Farming Program and also the educational program for the GBTN families. She worked closely to mentor our Community Director of Sustainability in his new position. This program's tremendous success is directly correlated to Julia's creativity and knowledge.
Julia designed the curriculum of our English Literacy Program and taught our English classes the first year (2013-2014) and again the summer of 2017. Each year she reevaluated the program's effectiveness.
Julia has been a member of the arts community since she was in kindergarten. She has performed in over 31 plays, taking the lead role her junior year in the play Harvey, and a major role in Almost Maine. After graduating from Wakefield School, Julia completed a Conservatory Year in Screenwriting at The New York Film Academy. She is currently working on her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Screenwriting.
Outreach Director, Tennessee
Meghan played for the nationally ranked Brentwood Soccer Club's Real Madrid and won State Cup eight times. She graduated from Franklin High School, in Tennessee, with high honors in 2008. In high school Meghan volunteered at St. Bartholomew's Church where she helped feed homeless men and women in the Nashville area.
Meghan attended Arkansas State University where she played soccer collegiately for four years. She graduated cum laude in August 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. During her college years Meghan participated in several volunteer opportunities including visiting the elderly in hospice, painting public parks, and taking part of the massive cleanup and rebuilding process of her hometown after the devastating flooding in 2010. Also, during her senior year Meghan was an intern at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness.
Upon graduation, Meghan has coached a U-8 boys soccer team and the Junior Varsity Girls team at her alma mater, Franklin High School for 4 years. In 2014-2015 Meghan coached the U/11 Girls for the Tennessee Football Club.
She was a research assistant for Dr. Saori Ishikawa in a study correlating elderly women's bone health and daily activity.
Currently Meghan is attending medical school at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. This past spring she helped organize a charity soccer match at the school which raised money for Goals Beyond the Net. She is the Outreach Director of Tennessee for Goals Beyond the Net. Meghan has successfully established a partnership with the Tennessee Soccer Club, organized donation drives, and is networking with other organizations to facilitate partnership opportunities.
Romual Pierre is responsible for the supervision of all personnel and administrative oversight of all six programs and activities of GBTN in Haiti. He reports directly to the GBTN President. In additional to his supervisory role, he is the Technical Director for our Soccer Academy. He mentors our coaches by providing weekly Coaches Clinics and attends all practices. He is responsible for player development. Mr. Pierre works with the local schools to implement our educational program. He evaluates all programs and supervises the Directors to facilitate the success of our programs.
Special Projects Director
Willy is instrumental in facilitating administrative support to the GBTN President and the In-Country Director. Mr. André is active in collecting data for evaluating programs, generating reports, and facilitating partnerships to benefit the GBTN children. Willy works closely with the Directors and staff to accomplish our yearly goals. Additionally, Mr. André coordinates our partners' activities while in Haiti.
Médé Dimy is responsible for our Healthcare Program. He facilitates the healthcare for the GBTN children. In coordination with a M.D.'s supervision, Médé is responsible for home visits to evaluate the child's healthcare needs, triage care, and provide appropriate care - home care, clinic visits, hospitalizations, etc . He is responsible for obtaining any laboratory tests, X-rays, and medicines as ordered by the physician. Parent teaching is critical in his role. Médé maintains all healthcare records of all the children and provides a comprehensive monthly report, which includes the follow-up care and final resolution of each health issue.
Richardson is responsible for our Character Development Program. The Character Development program is an essential program teaching the GBTN children the qualities of good citizenship and good character. Richardson teaches the GBTN children the 13 attributes GBTN has identified as traits, which promote strong moral character. Richardson teaches one attribute per month during weekly classes. He administers a monthly exam, a GBTN Summary Report, and provides a monthly Award Ceremony acknowledging the children's accomplishments.
Community Director For Sustainability
Paul is responsible for the oversight of our Goat Farming Program, a sustainable economic project. He is responsible for evaluating families for this program, educating the GBTN families in the program, and provide weekly visits to evaluate the health of the goat herds and the compliance of the families. Paul is responsible for all emergency care, including the birth of the baby goats. He works directly with our U.S. Community Outreach Director.
Antonio is responsible for overseeing all activities related to our field and its use. He coordinates all activities and games at the field. He is responsible for all JUFC Soccer Academy equipment, field maintenance, water well maintenance, and security.
She has been playing soccer since the age of 4 and continues to competitively play. Sofia is motivated in making an impact for Goals Beyond the Net through her passion for soccer, and her vision for leadership.
She enjoys art, music, and sports, her favorite being soccer. She is interested in learning ways in which to make education and healthcare available in impoverished countries, which is what originally interested her in Goals Beyond the Net.
Her family is originally from Argentina, but has been living in the United States for about 11 years. Allegra's favorite sport is soccer, and has played for Wakefield and for clubs outside of school for a number of years. Apart from soccer, she also enjoys horseback riding and reading. Soccer was the reason she initially became interested in Goals Beyond the Net.
She enjoys playing soccer and volleyball in her pasttime. Catherine is the middle child of five, and loves to work with children.