Our Directors

Annie Blackstone

Annie Blackstone

Founder & CEO

Annie Blackstone is the U.S. Director of Sionfonds for Haiti, and the mother of five children, two adopted from Haiti. Annie became involved in Haiti after visiting there in 2003. Meeting Guesno Mardy and staying at Foyer De Sion Orphanage, changed her life. With the support of her husband Gerhard Grotke and her family, Annie has been working full time for the last 8 years “growing” Sionfonds for Haiti. She considers this work, helping Haitian families, to be her calling and feels incredibly blessed to have found it and to have such loving and supportive family and friends in the U.S. and Haiti, helping to make Sionfonds’ mission a reality.