Our Leaders


Dr Guerda Nicolas

Guerda Nicolas, PhD

Co-Founder Board Secretary
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 & Founding CEO

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

Executive Committee

Ghislain Gouraige Jr

Ghislain Gouraige, Jr.

Board Chairman

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

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

Beatrice Dalencour Turnier

Beatrice Dalencour Turnier

Communication Committee Co-Chair

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

Natacha J. Janac M.S M.Ed

Natacha J. Janac, MS/M.Ed

Communications Committee Co-Chair

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

Oswald Brandt

Oswald J. Brandt, II

Governance Committee  Co-Chair 

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

Patrick F Martin

Patrick F. Martin

Governance Committee Co-Chair

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

Mireille-Chancy Gonzalez

Mireille Chancy Gonzalez

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Mireille Chancy Gonzalez was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and later pursued her education in Paris and Madrid...

Matthew S. Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

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

Hannah Brandes

Patricia Hannah Brandes

Grants Committee Co-Chair
Friend of Haiti

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

Board of Directors

Bennett Rathbun

Bennett Rathbun

Friend of Haiti

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


Dannie Augustin


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

Commissioner Jean Monestime

Commissioner Jean Monestime 


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

Jean-Pierre Trouillot

Jean Pierre Trouillot


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


Sarah Bouchereau Multidor


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

Michele King Soffer

Michele King Soffer


Michele is currently one of the directors of New Hope 4 Haiti (NH4H) in Les Cayes, Haiti. In addition to NH4H,...

Maryse Penette Kedar

Maryse Pénette-Kedar


Maryse Penette-Kedar has made outstanding contributions in the corporate, government, ...


Joanne Maislin

Friend of Haiti

As President of C432, a boutique management consulting firm that helps institutions, companies...


Guitele Nicoleau Ed.D.

Guitele Nicoleau, Ed.D.

Executive Director

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

Ireola Olaifa

Ireọlá Ọláifá

Executive Administrative Assistant

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

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