Daniel Dorsainvil, Ph.D.

January 1st, 2017 by DCI

Dr. Daniel Dorsainvil served as the Minister of the Economy and Finance of Haiti from 2006 to 2009. Since serving in that role he has provided his leadership skills and expertise in economics and finance to a range of evaluations for economic programs and projects. Dr. Dorsainvil was Director of the Monetary and Economic Analysis Section of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti between 1998 and 1999. Prior to returning to Haiti in 1997, he had served as a Research Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C and worked on research at the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Rutgers University. Dr. Dorsainvil pro bono work in Haiti include duties on boards of several institutions such as Fonkoze, Centre d’Art, and the Artisan Business Network.

Marie Evangéline Roussel

September 20th, 2016 by DCI

Marie Evangéline Roussel of the DCI Marketing/Media Team, a graduate of Université Quisqueya, Haiti, has held a long career in the administration and finance area, first in the banking industry in Port-au-Prince, then in the in the health care industry in Rhode Island, USA.  Her community activities spread across several organizations, as the PR person for GRAHN New-England/Boston, the distribution coordinator of the publication GRAHN-Monde revue thématique in the US and the Chapter Representative for the CCH-FSCAA – Collège Canado-Haitien/Frères du Sacré-Coeur Alumni Association.  She holds membership with La Providence Foundation in Rhode Island, l’Alliance Française de Providence RI and NAAHP, New-Jersey USA.  She resides in Norwood Massachusetts.

Esther “EJ” Dupervil

September 20th, 2016 by DCI

Esther “EJ” Dupervil is a native of Atlanta, GA. She is an International Policy Professional with a focus on Human Rights and Social Justice. She received her undergraduate from Paine College, a private liberal arts college located in Augusta GA. She received her B.A in History and French. Her area of specialization include Caribbean, Middle East, and Africa.

She received her graduate degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College located in Monterey CA. She studied International Policy with a focus on Human Security & Development. She completed both degrees with distinction. She later went on to obtain her law degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her law degree focused on International Humanitarian Law and Non-Profit Management Law.

EJ has lived and extensively studied in Rabat Morocco, Rennes France, and Port-au-Prince Haiti.

EJ is an International Institute of Public Policy (IIPP) fellow which is a fellowship geared towards developing leaders in the field of international development. She is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Awardee, and Clinton Hunger Leadership Award Finalist. EJ has published and has been featured in several articles.

EJ has served as the Vice-President of Programming at NAAHP.

EJ has working experience in the field of conflict management, international development, education, and advocacy.

She serves as the Principal Consultant at Off The Ground Solutions LLC  which is a consulting firm that helps not-for-profit organizations by providing effective strategies to help advance projects and programs.

Claslyne Doris Jean Pierre

September 12th, 2016 by DCI

Ms. Claslyne Doris Jean Pierre is the Founder of Centre de Recrutement et de Services Professionels des Gonaives (CRSPG), an organization focused on promoting higher education and career development of Students and youth in Gonaives, Haiti. Claslyne is committed to make positive impacts on her country, as well as her community and has been volunteering since the age of 15. She has volunteered and held many leadership positions with various organizations such as the International Club at Boynton Beach Community High School, Djakout Lakay at Palm Beach State College, Vision for a Better Haiti in Gonaives, and many more.

Claslyne is inspired by many incredible leaders that are doing inspiring work here in the US, in Haiti and other countries. Among those who inspires her is Ms Corhinn Brunot, the Founder and President of the CCWC Network Corporation. She admires Corhinn for her positive attitude, confidence and determination. She is grateful for her parents, relatives and close friends that encourage and support her dreams. Above all, she thanks God for his everlasting love.

As a First Generation, Claslyne holds a Bachelor of Health Services Administration from Florida International University. Prior to graduating, she also completed an administrative internship at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida. Claslyne plans on completing her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is a proud member of the NAAHP, Golden Key, and Sigma Alpha Lambda.

Claslyne was born and raised in Gonaives, Haiti, and she currently resides in Palm Beach County.

Tracy Vertus

September 12th, 2016 by DCI

Tracy Vertus is the current Community Living Assistant at Atlanta Mission, a multi-facility non-profit organization serving Metro Atlanta’s large homeless population. As a Community Living Assistant, Tracy engages with clients and staff in identifying and obtaining benefits and community services as well as conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, and rehabilitation.

During her academic years, Tracy served as president of a Haitian Student Organization, Haitian Inter-Cultural Association (HICA). Within this role, she was able to educate others about Haiti and its rich culture as well as giving back to the community through health fairs, toy giveaways and many others. Tracy held multiple positions while pursuing her degree such as Student Philanthropist at her university, Guest Logistics Agent at SMS Intenational Shore Operations and Program Assistant for the Haitian Empowerment and Literacy Project.

Tracy’s greatest strengths are her creativity, leadership and passion to help others. Outside of Atlanta Mission, she participates in yearly mission trips with her church youth group. She is the current Youth Coordinator at her church, Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, founder and co-host of the Tracy & Malika Show, an online radio show, volunteer at an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. Her long-term goal is to work as an ambassador to at-risk youth in low developing countries such as Haiti through fundraising, advocacy, and community outreach programs. As a recent graduate, she is looking to continue gaining valuable skills and career experience in the Non-Profit sector.

Tracy holds a Bachelor degree in International Studies from Barry University. She was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and lived in Miami before settling in Atlanta GA. She plans on going back to school for a Master’s in Development practice.

Verlene Julceus

September 12th, 2016 by DCI

Verlene Julceus is a Recreational Therapy student completing her undergraduate degree at Florida International University (FIU). She currently serves as an intern at Tampa General hospital in Tampa, Florida. Prior to this position Ms. Verlene worked as an Recreational Therapy Assistant providing innovative services for Recreational Therapy to you.

As a leader, Ms. Julceus made a difference within the Haitian community of Miami, FL . She actively help spread awareness about the culture by serving as the secretary (2012-2013) of Djakout Lakay at Palm Beach State College (PBSC); then proceding to becoming the president the following year. She developed professional skills, inspired younger Haitian leaders, and networked with other great student leaders across Florida. After two years completion at PBSC, she transferred to FIU where she became an active member of Haitian Student Organization (HSO). Her involvement in the community led to her role as secretary of United Haitian Student of Florida (UHSF). UHSF is an organization which serves as an umbrella organization for all Haitian Student Organizations in Florida.

Ms. Julceus has also been part of the Student Support Services Program (Trio) for 5 years. Trio is a program that provides opportunities for academic development and motivates students toward the successful completion of their bachelor degree. Pleased with the services and succesful result of this program; Ms. Julceus later held a position on the Trio executive board providing opportunities for other undergraduate students. The Trio program has been a key factor towards Ms. Verlene’s academic and professional success.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Julceus understood the importance of civic engagement and community empowerment. She merged her time and developing knowledge as a member and/or executive officer for various organizations such as the Recreational Therapy Club (President) and Health Occupational Students of America-HOSA (Events coordinator). Getting involved, inspiring others, and making a positive difference are important core values to her. As a result of her leadership and warm heart; she is excited about being a part of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals(NAAHP). Her involvement will allow her to continue making a positive difference within the Haitian community.

Samuel Charles

September 12th, 2016 by DCI

Mr. Charles, a Civil Engineer by training, was born and raised in Saint-Marc, Haiti. He moved to New Jersey from Haiti in January 2000. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2007 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an Associate of Science in Engineering from Essex County College.

He is currently working for T.Y. Lin International, a Civil and Structural Engineering Firm in the New Jersey/New York area.

Mr. Charles is a founding member of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals.

Jacky Poteau

September 10th, 2016 by DCI

Jacky Poteau is Program Coordinator for the Haiti Development Institute (HDI), a newly-established organization issued from The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation. HDI works with leaders of community-based organizations in Haiti to enhance their capacity and to provide them with skills necessary to meaningfully contribute to the development of their own communities.  In this role, Mr. Poteau is involved in the conception and implementation of various components of HDI’s Capacity Building program; he also participates in periodic reviews of grant proposals from applicant organizations to HDI’s various initiatives. In addition, he oversees the conception and development of the Incubation component of the program.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Poteau served from 2006 to 2014 as President and Executive Director of FATEM (Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais), a Boston-based nonprofit community organization assisting in Mirebalais (Haiti) in the areas of Education, Information and Communication Technology, and Economic Development. From 2009 to 2011, he was Executive Director of 1000 Jobs/Haiti, a Rhode Island-based 501(c)(3) organization operating in Haiti with the mission to create sustainable jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities in the Plateau Central region.
Mr. Poteau has been lending his assistance throughout the Haitian Diaspora to various initiatives that are geared towards development in Haiti; as such, he has served on the board of several community organizations. He is currently the Associate Director of Operations for GRAHN-USA, the U.S.-based chapter of GRAHN-World (Group for Reflection and Action for a New Haiti).
Mr. Poteau holds a Master’s Degree in Health and Medical Informatics from Brandeis University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University.

Maude Toussaint-Comeau

September 10th, 2016 by DCI

Maude Toussaint-Comeau is a senior business economist in the community development and policy studies division of the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Toussaint-Comeau’s research has been on the use of formal and informal financial markets by minority groups and the use of alternative financial services, such as check-cashing outlets and payday loan companies. She has also conducted a line of research on immigrant utilization of financial services; labor market adjustment of immigrants; immigrant impact on natives; homeownership attainment of immigrants; and immigrant self-employment and business ethnic networks. Her current research focuses on consumer sentiment and consumption expenditure and on diversity and firms’ productivity.

She has been published in International Migration Studies, Contemporary Economic Policy and Review of Economics and Statistics. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in June 1998, she taught economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received a Ph.D. in economics/public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.S. in economics from Temple University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Monalisa Ferrari

September 10th, 2016 by DCI

Monalisa Ferrari is currently employed by the New York City Department of Education has worked in variety of positions including Professional Development Coordinator, Dean, Middle School Director, Lead Teacher, and Mentor among others. She has served as President of the Haitian Educators League for Progress from 2011-2013 Inc., a not for-profit community-based organization serving Haitian educators in New York City and Haiti since the earthquake 2010. During her presidency she travelled to a variety of regions in Haiti with a delegation to provide professional development for teachers and administrators on an array of topics. As a community organizer and activist, she has collaborated with other organization on a wide selection of issues surrounding human rights.  She has served as consultant and volunteer with the Congressional Black Caucus, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP), the New York Immigration Coalition, several political campaigns, host committees and mobilize around issues that affect youth as they are the leaders of tomorrow.

As an advocate for bilingual education, she has also served as the 2nd Vice President and Haitian Creole Language Delegate on the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE). Her contribution as a writer on the Bilingual Common Core Initiative enhances the teaching and learning process of all bilingual and English Language Learners.   After the earthquake she joined the Haitian Leadership Fellowship now known as the Haitian Leadership Coalition which is a project of CAUSE-NY, the intergroup relations department of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY), and is in partnership with the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s New York City Haitian American Hope and Healing Fund. This experience has stimulated ongoing interactions with all community leaders who have tirelessly worked towards the rebuilding of Haiti.

Some of her credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College; a Foreign Language Advance Certificate from New York University, a certificate from Harvard school of Education Project Zero, a Master’s degree in General Education from Cambridge College, a Dual-Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College, Advance Certificate in TESOL from St. John’s University.  Her other credentials include Certified Social Worker (CSW) and the following licenses from the New York State Department of Education: French Teacher Grade 7-12, School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL). In addition she is the recipient of several awards and certificates. She is a PhD Candidate with Concordia University.

Monalisa’s vision is to build sustainable relationships with all constituents locally that will have global impacts. To uphold and achieve her vision, she believes that she must remain focused despite all challenges. The persistent and consistent communication between supporters and community leaders will reinforce the need to achieve the goals of the community at large. Her interpersonal interaction with other leaders within the Diaspora is overwhelmingly and intrinsically rewarding. She currently serves as Vice President of the United Front of the Haitian Diaspora as well as Chairperson of the Society for Haitian Research. She is also the Host of a variety of segments on Haiti News Network (HNN) Perspectives Haitiennes 91.5 FM and Radio Tele Solidarité (RTS-TV) Her educational and professional background in educational leadership and administration could be highly appropriate for the long term goal of informing, educating and empowering others.