Conor Shapiro ’03
Conor Shapiro is the President/CEO of the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, a nonprofit organization with more than 28 years experience providing health care, education and community development programs in rural Haiti. Since graduating from Middlebury College in 2003, he has dedicated his time and energy to helping the poor of Haiti. He started out as a volunteer for SBHF, teaching English to children in the mountains of Fond-des-Blancs, on the country’s southern peninsula.
Although his teaching career was short-lived, he did take an interest in public health after running the hospital’s first HIV/AIDS program. After earning a master’s degree in public health, Shaprio returned to Haiti and eventually worked his way up to director general of the St. Boniface Hospital in Fond-des-Blancs. He was promoted to executive director of SBHF after the 2010 earthquake and was instrumental in pioneering a unique spinal cord injury program at St. Boniface Hospital. He now leads the organization in its mission to help the poor of Haiti while working in cooperation and solidarity with the local population.
Originally from Concord, MA, Shapiro now lives outside Boston with his family and makes regular trips to Haiti. Shapiro holds a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and played soccer for Middlebury as an undergraduate. A profile of his work in Haiti can be found in the fall 2010 issue of the Middlebury Magazine.