Our Beginnings

Delmas 32 and Beyond

Following Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010, MHI Founder and Executive Director, Sara Wasserman began volunteering in the country through J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO). Sara used music as a tool to help children cope and find joy after this traumatic uprooting. After countless visits to the Port-au-Prince community of Delmas 32, she saw the unmistakable impact of music as Haiti began to heal and rebuild. Partnering with J/P HRO, Little Kids Rock and local Haitian educators, Sara started Music Heals International as a way to bring music education to the children of Delmas 32 and communities beyond.

Taking Music to Heart

See how Music Heals International students become
passionate about their education and lives through their love of music.

Music By The Numbers

Our Impact

Students Educated
Cumulative Growth

New Students with Disabilities

Repeat Students

New Students


Total New Students Served


Enrolled at Summer Music Camp


Instruments Donated


Peer Mentors
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Impact Report

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Founder/Executive Director

Sara Wasserman

A singer/songwriter, recording artist and producer, music has always been an important part of Sara Wasserman’s life. The daughter of Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman, she first began performing on tour with her father and Bob Weir’s band, RatDog. This was followed by solo tours of the US and Europe and the release of her debut album Solid Ground, which featured collaborations with Aaron Neville, Lou Reed, Christian McBride, Stephen Perkins, Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman. Sara joined the Board of Directors of the Peruvian children’s orphanage Casa de Milagros in 2007 and produced a series of fundraising concerts, featuring many of the artists with whom she has collaborated...

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MHI Leadership

Meet Our Team

Dennis Strazulo

Board President

Tony Sauza

Merl Saunders Jr.

Melissa Pegus

MHI Board Treasurer

Pete Fisher

Gloriana Mejia-Gund

Paul Beaubrun

Sara Wasserman

MHI Board President and MHI Founder/Executive Director

Stephanie Clarke

MHI Board Secretary

Ashley Orton

Strategy & Impact Advisor

Tyler McBrien

Communications Consultant

Jean Marc Didis

Program Manager

Emmanuel Piervil

Program Officer

James Joseph Donatin

Field Agent

Ashley Orton

Strategy & Impact Advisor

Lynn Asher

Owsley Brown

Peter Fisher

Isabelle Fox

Richard Habib

Shannon O’Leary Joy

Larry “The Hat” Lautzker

Mary O’Mara

Christy McGill

Gardly Philoctete

Sherri Prince

Douglas Rosenberg

Lisa Rueff

Lukas Nelson

Robyn Shore

Art Smith

Dave Stroud

Clare Wasserman

Natascha & Bob Weir

Dave Wish

In Memoriam

Lou Reed

Rob Wasserman

Our partners' support is critical to our success. We thank you!

Implementing Partners

CORE Logo Music Will Logo Oscar Foundation Logo WTF Logo

Supporting Partners

Founding Sponsor

Owsley Brown III

Supporting Sponsors

EarthSense Foundation

Erica Abrams

Alan Bauer

Sharik Currimbhoy

Bob Danielson (In Memoriam)

Hope & Pete Fisher

Larry the Hat’s FAMOUS4

Further Foundation

The EACH Foundation

William Hobi

Michael Klein

George & Gloriana Mejia-Gund

Sherri Prince

Brian & Jonette Rockett

Douglas Rosenberg

Brad Swaback

Michele & Craig Waldman

Natascha & Bob Weir

Rusty & Mari Williams

Corporate Sponsors

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