Our Team

We’re a passionate group working to end the Poverty Crisis in rural China.

Kristen Levitt
Director

From an early age, Kristen has wanted to help those in need. She’s spent extended amounts of time in Mexico, India, and China. In 2006, she was asked to take over the operations at Project Partner. Kristen is responsible for the day to day operations, fundraising and trip planning.

Gary Kendall
President

Gary dedicates his life to helping others around the world. This took on new meaning when the Chinese people and culture grabbed his heart on his first trip to China in 2000. Gary’s primary roll is building private donor relationships, but he also leads some of our trips.

Eric Chia and Michelle Kee photo

Eric Chia and Michelle Kee
Office Managers

Michelle Kee and her husband Eric Chia serve Project Partner as our Kansas City Office Managers. They draw on their Chinese heritage and knowledge of culture to help train our international teams. Michelle also serves as a translator and Eric’s famous for his authentic meals he cooks for meetings and dinners.