Board Chair

Sarah Bessey lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and their four tinies. She is the author of the best-selling books “Jesus Feminist” and "Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith." She is also an award-winning blogger, a sought-after international speaker, and a passionate advocate for global women’s justice issues. The rare writer who loves spreadsheets and clear objectives, Sarah comes to us with more than a dozen years of experience in financial services marketing and non-profit strategic development, fundraising, and partner communication. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Mass Media Communications in 2001. She has been a supporter of Heartline with particular interest in our Maternity Center since 2012 and began serving on the Board in 2017. Website:

Harold Hanusch

Board Member

Harold lives in Martindale, Texas and is in the signage industry. He met Heartline Director, Troy Livesay several years before the earthquake and has been a passionate supporter of Heartline ever since. He also lived in Haiti for several months.

Dieula Previlon

Board Member

Dieula Previlon is a pastor, licensed professional counselor, life coach, motivational speaker, preacher, and entrepreneur. Dieula lives in Carrollton, Texas where she serves as Associate Pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church. She is also the CEO and Founder of ElevateHer International, a nonprofit ministry that empowers women across the world to heal from trauma and become instruments of healing, peace and hope. Dieula was born in Gonaives, Haiti and later moved to the United States where she graduated from Rutgers University and completed a MA in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dieula and her husband, Fresnel are the proud parents of three teenage sons Reynel, Justin, and Devin.



Tom and Judi have four kids, all adopted through Maranatha, the oldest in 1995.Tom has been 'counting the beans' for Heartline since 2000 when Heartline was formed. Tom is a CPA within his family's firm, White and Company, PC. The White family lives in Sunnyside, Washington.