THE COMPASSIONATE CONNECTION

Our Team

Our Team

CITIHOPE’S COMPASSIONATE CONNECTORS

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Paul Moore II, President

Paul has served as CitiHope’s President since 2015. From 1996-2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, prior to which he was Operations Director and Warehouse/Logistics Coordinator. Paul has personally led over 125 relief missions, accompanying and supervising CitiHope deliveries around the world. In addition to his supervisory role, he works closely with public and private sponsors fulfilling program commitments and developing new programs and outreaches. He is also the founder of Logic Knights, a rural youth program in the Catskills, providing mentoring and gaming in a positive environment that reinforces traditional values and encourages local boys to develop into honorable young men. The father of four compassionate children, Paul is married to CitiHope CFO, Jessica Moore.

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Jessica Moore, Chief Financial Officer

Jessica has worked for CitiHope International since fresh out of college in 1994, and began by managing CitiHope’s Belarus Child Sponsorship Program. She has also worked in Bookkeeping, Human Resources and Web Design/Public Relations, and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2004. Jessica has extensive experience with non-profit accounting and governance, and has a passion for promoting best practices internally as well as among the many organizations CitiHope partners with. Although her duties keep her primary Stateside, she enjoys representing CitiHope worldwide when necessary. Married to Paul Moore II, CitiHope’s President, she relishes the dynamic partnership created by working together. Jessica is the proud mother of four compassionate children, and loves serving her local church. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and serves as Board Treasurer for WorldHope Corps, a humanitarian relief and development organization working in Africa.

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Austin Landes, Program Fulfillment Officer

Austin serves as CitiHope’s Program Fulfillment Officer, traveling worldwide to monitor and evaluate the impact of CitiHope programs, and working with the team to expand CHI’s network of partnerships. Austin is a bold advocate of team-building and helping others utilize their gifting both in business and in serving others. After 18 years in construction and project management with his family’s business, Austin’s life diverged to assisting others in starting several different companies. This has resulted in the creation of Gener8 Holdings Company which helps manage multiple companies across various industries. Recent transplants from Southeastern Pennsylvania, Austin, his wife, Julie, and their two daughters have settled in Margaretville, NY and thoroughly enjoy mountain life, spending time together as a family, traveling, and passing on to the next generation the desire to define your gifting, follow your calling, and serve others.

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Letty Johnson, Donor Relations Director

Letty has worked for CitiHope International since 1996. In 1998 she began work in procurement and currently serves as Director of Donor Relations, primarily focused on working with gift-in-kind pharmaceutical and medical supply donors, procuring medicines and supplies for CitiHope programs around the world. She has an Associate’s Degree in Communications from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and a BA in Journalism from The Brooklyn Center of Long Island University.

Letty is the wife of Randall Johnson, an elder and associate pastor at Catskill Mountain Christian Center in Margaretville, NY. As a pastor’s wife, she serves the church in the women’s ministry, hospitality and as a home group leader and teacher. In the 70’s they founded a nationally known jewelry business in NYC which they continue to run, selling nationally and internationally at trade shows. They enjoy spending time with their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren.

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Sheila Johnson, Data Entry/Logistics Coordinator

Sheila has worked for CitiHope International since the summer of 2003. Brought on initially as Paul Moore II’s assistant, she became involved with data entry and inventory tracking later that year. Presently, she is responsible for inventory controls and shipping documentation for all CitiHope shipments. She also makes great pie…charts!

Sheila has an AAS in Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management, pursued a 2 year certificate in Missions and International Community Health from Elim Bible Institute, spent two months in Oaxaca at the Roca Blanca Mission Base/Corban Clinic and has an LPN degree.  She’s been an EMT-B, a preschool teacher, sous chef, professional student, and is currently studying for her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification.

Sheila lives in Margaretville, NY with her husband, Jacob, and a boxer named Booth. She has also served at her local church as a youth leader since 2011 and is the founder of a tween girl ministry called Precious Pearls.

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Hannah Estifanos, Director of Food and Nutrition Programs

Hannah’s first experience with CitiHope was in 2005, when she traveled to Belarus with her father and brother to serve on the “Bridge of Friendship” volunteer youth mission.  She then served a field internship in CitiHope’s Minsk, Belarus office in 2009, and joined the CHI staff in 2010 after graduating from Lafayette College with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Russian/East European Studies.

Hannah lives in Washington, DC, and enjoys representing CitiHope in the city’s vibrant international affairs/international development community, while managing the reporting and administration of current food and nutrition programs, and developing new proposals and programs in the nutrition sector.  She enjoys sharing CitiHope stories with the rest of the world. In her spare time, she and her husband, Brook, enjoy cooking, playing soccer, and serving in their local church.

Our Board

Rev. Paul Moore Sr., Board Chairman

Rev. Moore is the Chairman of the Board of CitiHope International, which he founded in 1990 following a mission trip to Belarus, where he encountered children dying from exposure to radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion. He served as CitiHope’s President and CEO from 1990-2013. Rev. Moore has spent more than 50 years in Christian compassionate ministry in New York City, across America, and around the world. He is the founder of the Maranatha Christian Center in New Milford, NJ; the Lamb’s Center, Manhattan Church of the Nazarene in Times Square, NY; Here’s Life Inner City, the urban ministry outreach of Campus Crusade for Christ; and CitiHope Radio Ministry.

Rev. Robert Engelhardt

Rev. Engelhardt is Senior Pastor of Catskill Mountain Christian Center in Margaretville, NY, one of the most successful grass-roots organizations to emerge in Delaware County in the past twenty years. Rev. Engelhardt’s tenure has resulted in a steadily increasing membership, building projects, and many innovative programs and services. An expert in rural community assistance programs, non-profit financial governance and Biblical counseling, Rev. Engelhardt is also a published author, radio host and seasoned international missions team leader. Board member since 2007.

Major Ronald Grandel

Major Ronald Grandel, U.S. Army, Retired, brings over 44 years of experience as a hands-on manager, leader, teacher, and coach in the military, state and private education sectors, with expertise in operations planning, education, budget, human resources, facility maintenance, building construction and renovation. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and abroad. Following his retirement from the active Army in 1987, Major Grandel began a 17-year career as Senior Army Instructor at Xavier High School in New York, NY. His first experience with CitiHope came in 1991 when he accompanied then-Xavier student Paul Moore II on a mission trip to Belarus. Board member since 2015.

Dr. Thomas Smock, Board Treasurer

Dr. Smock serves as the treasurer of CitiHope International. He has worked in public education for over 25 years, teaching a generation of students numerous science-related courses. His involvement with CitiHope stems from an in-class project undertaken by students interested in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster. He has served on four short-term missions with CitiHope in Belarus, and has coordinated several local emergency responses in partnership with CitiHope relief efforts. As Missions Coordinator for the Philadelphia Church, where he also serves as an elder, Dr. Smock continues to work with CitiHope in Belarus, Haiti and other locations. Board member since 2007.

Austin Landes

Austin serves as CitiHope’s Program Fulfillment Officer, traveling worldwide to monitor and evaluate the impact of CitiHope programs, and working with the team to expand CHI’s network of partnerships. Austin is a bold advocate of team-building and helping others utilize their gifting both in business and in serving others. After 18 years in construction and project management with his family’s business, Austin’s life diverged to assisting others in starting several different companies. This has resulted in the creation of Gener8 Holdings Company which helps manage multiple companies across various industries. Recent transplants from Southeastern Pennsylvania, Austin, his wife, Julie, and their two daughters have settled in Margaretville, NY and thoroughly enjoy mountain life, spending time together as a family, traveling, and passing on to the next generation the desire to define your gifting, follow your calling, and serve others.

Paul Moore II

Paul has served as CitiHope’s President since 2015. From 1996-2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, prior to which he was Operations Director and Warehouse/Logistics Coordinator. Paul has personally led over 125 relief missions, accompanying and supervising CitiHope deliveries around the world. In addition to his supervisory role, he works closely with public and private sponsors fulfilling program commitments and developing new programs and outreaches. He is also the founder of Logic Knights, a rural youth program in the Catskills, providing mentoring and gaming in a positive environment that reinforces traditional values and encourages local boys to develop into honorable young men. The father of four compassionate children, Paul is married to CitiHope CFO, Jessica Moore.

Dr. Andre Muelenaer, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President

Dr. Muelenaer serves as CitiHope’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, and remains active in a medical career that now spans over 35 years, including 27 years of active duty in the Army Medical Corps. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology, and has held leadership positions at Duke University, Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital, Carilion Biomedical Institute, and the Pediatric Medical Device Institute. Dr. Muelenaer has served as a medical consultant for CitiHope International since 2004, and chairman of CHI’s Medical Advisory Committee since 2006, traveling to Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Dominican Republic performing needs assessments, teaching, and serving as medical liaison for multi-disciplinary professional humanitarian and medical relief teams.

Timothy Tuccelli, Caribbean Regional Director

Tim brings over 25 years of business leadership experience to CitiHope International. Instrumental in producing over $500 million in resort development, he was a guiding force in the hospitality industry; building brands and guiding top-tiered companies of several Caribbean destinations, including Mexico, Aruba and the Dominican Republic. As a humanitarian, Mr. Tuccelli is now dedicated to developing strategies and programs that ensure sustainability and multiply benefits for human development of the most vulnerable populations of Latin America.
Mr. Tuccelli helped create the CitiHope program Sanar una Nación (Heal a Nation) with Dominican corporate partners, as a banner to join prominent corporations, government agencies and credible local NGOs to serve those “without a voice”; the most vulnerable populations of developing nations. This very successful public-private partnership, launched in the Dominican Republic, is spearheaded by CitiHope’s proven capacity to deliver needs-based donations. In just three years this program has delivered over $100 million in critically needed medicines, medical supplies, equipment and life saving nutrition to the needy of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Sanar una Nación platform is expanding to other developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Born of medical missionary parents and raised in Papua New Guinea, Mr. Tuccelli is married and has two daughters, one son and a granddaughter. Mr. Tuccelli is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic public speaker and is fluent in English, Neomelanesian and Spanish. Board member since 2015.

All donations are distributed freely without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity. We are passionate to continue our work of being a bridge – where there is a need we can fill, we will fill it.