Joseph Philippe, CSSp, Board member. Fr. Joseph is a Haitian Spiritan priest who has dedicated his life to helping the poor of Haiti help themselves. He is the founder of the Association of Peasants of Fondwa (APF), Haiti, the founder of FONKOZE-HAITI – the “alternative bank for the organized poor” – and the founder of the University of Fondwa – 2004. He trained in commercial accounting at the Ecole du Commerce Andre Laroche in Port au Prince, Haiti. He studied theology and politics at the Chicago Theological Union and cooperative credit management at the Centre Lebret in Paris. He is the Provincial for the Spiritans in Haiti and is fluent in Kreyol, French, English, and Spanish.