Our Leaders

Founders

Dr Guerda Nicolas

Guerda Nicolas, PhD

Co-Founder & President
Haitian-American

Born and raised in Haiti, Guerda Nicolas obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University...

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Pierre Jonas Imbert

Co-Founder
Haitian

Born, raised, and educated in Haiti, Pierre was a senior advisor to the Barr Foundation’s global program in Haiti...

Board of Directors

Ghislain Gouraige Jr

Ghislain Gouraige, Jr.

Board Chairman
Haitian-American

As a private wealth advisor, Ghislain has worked with ultra-high net worth families, endowments and foundations...

Richard J. Roy

Richard J. Roy

Board Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Haitian-American

Richard is Founder of an investment firm based in Miami, Florida. He received his master’s in Business Administration...

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Dannie Augustin

Board Secretary
Haitian-American

A Miami native, Dannie Augustin is the owner of a Nothing Bundt Cake franchise in the Sunrise/Plantation area...

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Joëlle Cerge

Fundraising Co-Chair
Haitian-American

Joëlle Armand Cerge was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and raised in Miami, FL. She spent some time living in St. Thomas...

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Vanessa Prosper, PhD

Communications Committee Co-Chair
Haitian-American

Dr. Vanessa Prosper is a licensed psychologist with more than 10 years of experience in providing behavioral and...

Patrick F Martin

Patrick F. Martin

Governance Committee Co-Chair
Haitian-American

Patrick, with a BA from the University of Virginia and a JD from Florida State University College of Law,...

Matthew S. Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Haitian-American

Matt Anderson is a Vice president and Private Client Associate at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth...

Bennett Rathbun

Bennett Rathbun

Grants Committee Co-Chair
Friend of Haiti

High Water Global, a private philanthropic initiative investing in high-impact social entrepreneurs, works to...

Beatrice Dalencour Turnier

Beatrice Dalencour Turnier

Communication Committee Co-Chair
Haitian

Passionate about Haiti, psychology, and women’s rights, Beatrice Dalencour-Turnier received her basic training in...

Oswald Brandt

Oswald J. Brandt, II

Governance Committee  Co-Chair 
Haitian

Born in Port-Au-Prince, Oswald J. Brandt II has held senior positions in a diversified group of companies with interests...

Natacha J. Janac M.S M.Ed

Natacha J. Janac, MS/M.Ed

Communications Committee Vice Chair
Haitian-American

Natacha J. Janac is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program on the Miami campus of Albizu University...

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Sarah Bouchereau Multidor

Haitian-American

Sarah Multidor is a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and currently serves as Chief Operations Officer for BMe Community...

Commissioner Jean Monestime

Jean Monestime 

Haitian-American

Jean Monestime strongly believes that there is no greater gift than the gift of service to others...

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Carole Berotte Joseph, PhD

Haitian-American

Dr. Carole Berotte is a former educator and administrator, the first native Haitian to be president of a college in the USA...

Jean-Pierre Trouillot

Jean Pierre Trouillot

Haitian-American

Jean-Pierre Trouillot, a partner in the Miami office of KPMG’s Transaction Services practice, has been with KPMG...

Hannah Brandes

Patricia Hannah Brandes

Friend of Haiti

After leading philanthropic entities for more than 20 years, including the largest private foundation in New England,...

Staff

Guitele Nicoleau Ed.D.

Guitele Nicoleau, Ed.D.

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Guitele Nicoleau is a leader with over 25 years of senior-level management experience in nonprofit organizations.. 

Ireola Olaifa

Ireọlá Ọláifá

Operations Manager

Ireọlá Ọláifá is an Educator and solutions-focused entrepreneur with nearly a decade of professional experience..

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Nadjejda Chapoteau

Chief Operations Officer

Nadjejda Chapoteau is a Haitian-American leader & social entrepreneur who was raised in Haiti...

Friends Of ACT

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Abner Septembre

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Jonathan Vilma

HAITIAN-AMERICAN
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Roman Lyskowski

FRIEND OF HAITI
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David Lawrence Jr.

FRIEND OF HAITI
Mireille-Chancy Gonzalez

Mireille Chancy Gonzalez

Haitian-American
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Wendy Francois

HAITIAN-AMERICAN
Samuel-Ludington

Samuel Ludington

HAITIAN-AMERICAN
Michele King Soffer

Michele King Soffer

Haitian-American
JOANNE-MAISLIN

Joanne Maislin

FRIEND OF HAITI
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Maryse Pénette-Kedar

Haitian

Contact Us

+1(888) 814-1804

+1(305) 901-1814

Ayiti Community Trust
685 NE 126th Street
North Miami, FL 33161