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...

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,...

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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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...

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 Ayiti

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

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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...

Ouigi Theodore

Ouigi Theodore

Haitian-American

Ouigi Theodore was born in Ayiti and later migrated with his family to Brooklyn at the tender age of eight...

Commissioner Jean Monestime

Jean Monestime 

Haitian-American

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

Hannah Brandes

Patricia Hannah Brandes

Friend of Ayiti

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

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...

Samuel Dameus

Samuel Dameus

Haitian

A native of Cap-Haitien, Ayiti, Samuel Dameus is a dynamic Communications Specialist and Photographer...

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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Dreema Stokes

Development Associate

Dreema Stokes is a development and community engagement professional with more than 9+ years of experience...

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Laurence Beauvoir Girault

Public Relations Associate

Laurence Beauvoir Girault is a Public Relations Specialist whose works focuses on communications,...

Friends Of ACT

Friends of ACT (FACT) champion the work and success of the Ayiti Community Trust. This group includes former ACT board members, Dessalines Society members, Ven Pou Ven ambassadors, and community partners who are aligned with ACT’s mission and vision and demonstrate their commitment with annual giving. Friends of ACT are invited to advocate on behalf of ACT, to serve on ACT board committees, and lend their names to ACT’s promotional efforts. The variety of opportunities to become a Friend of ACT allows individuals and groups to participate in a long-term path of meaningful impact.

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Abner Septembre

Haitian
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Maryse Pénette-Kedar

Haitian
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Jonathan Vilma

Haitian-American
Mireille-Chancy Gonzalez

Mireille Chancy Gonzalez

Haitian-American

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Wendy Francois

Haitian-American
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Samuel Ludington

Haitian-American
Michele King Soffer

Michele King Soffer

Haitian-American
DAVID-LAWRENCE

David Lawrence Jr.

Friend of Ayiti
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Roman Lyskowski

Friend of Ayiti
JOANNE-MAISLIN

Joanne Maislin

Friend of Ayiti
Beatrice Dalencour Turnier

Beatrice Dalencour Turnier

Haitian
SARAH-BOUCHEREAU

Sarah Bouchereau Multidor

Haitian-American

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Ayiti Community Trust
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