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HOI Names Laurie Boltin Education Coordinator
ATLANTA – September 12, 2013: HOI, the international Christian-based mission program that operates schools, clinics and volunteer work groups in Honduran and Nicaraguan villages, has announced it has named Laurie Boltin to the role of Education Coordinator. In this position, Boltin will be responsible for overseeing the Pathway Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for students to attend Aldersgate Elementary and Hope Middle Schools in Culuco, Olancho, Honduras, as well as local high schools.
“We are thrilled to have Laurie join us,” said HOI CEO Jerry Eickhoff. “She brings an extensive background of experience and wealth of knowledge and she will serve as a valuable member of our team.”
Additionally, Boltin will match students with Pathway Scholarship donors, help donors communicate with their students via letters, emails and photos, and assist in helping donors meet their students in person when traveling with HOI.
Prior to HOI, Boltin served as Development Specialist for the Georgia Center for Opportunity, where she focused on event planning, grant writing and community development. Prior to her stint with the Georgia Center for Opportunity, Boltin was the Executive Assistant for the Editor of the Christian Index.
Boltin earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and speech communication from the University of Georgia.
A resident of Lilburn, Ga., Boltin lives with her husband Chris and their 6-year-old son. She is actively involved in the children’s and young adult ministry at Smoke Rise Baptist Church as well as being co-president of the PTA at her son’s school. Additionally, she is engaged with an organization that assists adults and children with special needs. In her leisure time, Boltin enjoys playing tennis, reading and traveling.
ABOUT HOI: Formerly named Honduras Outreach Inc., HOI has coordinated mission trips for thousands of volunteers from all over the U.S. for nearly 25 years, sending more than 800 volunteers annually to the rural Agalta Valley of Honduras. In addition to the community development work accomplished by volunteers, HOI’s local Honduran staff serves the area through programs in healthcare, education, agriculture and economic and spiritual development. In August 2013, HOI expanded its outreach by sending mission teams to Northern Nicaragua. More information can be found at www.hoi.org.