Schiff to Host Panel Discussion with Experts

Washington, DC – On Sunday, February 28, 2010, Congressman Adam Schiff will host a panel discussion about the crisis in Haiti and efforts underway to rebuild the country. The panel will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Altadena Public Library’s Community Room and will include experts involved in the recovery efforts and an overview from Rep. Schiff on aid being provided by the American government. 

“Haiti is still very much in crisis and the potential loss of life is every bit as great over the next several months as it has been over the last several weeks. I have heard from many concerned constituents who want to know what they can do to help,” said Schiff.  “This panel is comprised of experts who have travelled to Haiti since the earthquake, and have firsthand knowledge and I look forward to hearing what they have to say and to suggest.”

Below are the confirmed panelists:

Dr. Henri Ford, Surgeon-in-Charge at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles – Dr. Ford is a native of Haiti and recently returned from the country after performing hundreds of hours of emergency surgery.

Andrew Mollenbeck, reporter for KNX 1070 News Radio – Mr. Mollenbeck is a reporter for KNX 1070 News Radio who recently returned from a week-long trip to Haiti where he covered the aftermath of earthquake.

Dr. Jean Bouchebel, Director Resource Development for World Vision – Dr. Bouchebel has served as the Resource Development Director for World Vision International since 1999.  World Vision is a development and advocacy organization that has worked in Haiti for over 30 years. Since the earthquake the agency has been distributing shelter supplies to thousands of people in camps and has helped more than half a million people with food and other emergency assistance.

Event Details:

Sunday, February 28, 2010
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Altadena Public Library, Community Room
600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001