175 Makers of History: Twila Haynes

Twila Haynes 80N
Humanitarian; Nurse

Twila Haynes

Twila Haynes has used her passion for health care in one of the world's struggling nations: Haiti.

With the help of her daughters -- also Emory nursing alumni -- Haynes founded the Hope Haven Orphanage and clinics known as Eternal Hope in Haiti. The orphanage specializes in caring for medically fragile children. Eternal Hope clinics treat an estimated seven thousand needy people each year, providing more than 286 million pounds of food, medicine, and supplies.

Haynes currently works with the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing. She cofounded Health Connections, an Atlanta-based organization tending to 5,400 poor and underserved patients annually.