Join us for the 8th Annual NAAHP Conference on November 22-23. Early Bird Registration is Now Open!


Learn from leaders and professionals at the forefront of their respective fields and industries…

This year, the NAAHP conference seeks to showcase the most influential trailblazers, professionals, educators and entrepreneurs to present highly-relevant presentations and content for conference attendees. Discover the leaders, disruptors and entrepreneurs who are re-thinking and reshaping how companies and people operate in this era.

Please check back frequently for updates on speakers and panelists who will be part of the 2018 NAAHP Conference.

Keynote Speakers

Moderators & Panelists

Adler Eliacin is the Chairman of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Massachusetts, with the...

Adler C. Eliacin

Head of Supplier Diversity, State Street Corporation

Chairman, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Massachusetts

Albert DeCady is an Intellectual Property Attorney and Electrical Engineer. He is a seasoned senior official...

Albert Decady Esq.

Attorney, US Patent and Trademark Office

Researcher for the struggle to Exercise the Diaspora Vote

Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan advocacy organization working...

Ali Noorani

Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

Alix Claude received his education in Haiti including law school, although he did not practice law...

Alix Claude

Spokesman and Researcher for the 2006-2012 Struggle to Amend the 1987 Constitution to Win Dual Citizenship and the Current Struggle to Exercise the Diaspora Vote

Danielle Saint Lot is founder and President of the Danielle Saint-Lot Haiti Women’s Foundation (DSLF).  The...

Ambassador Danielle Saint-Lot

Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Haiti

President of the Danielle Saint-Lot Haiti Women’s Foundation

Anide J. Eustache is a seasoned marketing and communications professional, certified professional and executive coach, strategist...

Anide J. Eustache, MBA

Principal, Garraud Consulting

Anith Benjamin is a young professional actively involved in the Haitian Student Community connecting them with...

Anith Benjamin

Student Outreach Liaison, NAAHP Organizing Committee

Anthony Teague is the K-12 Partnerships Manager within the Office of Community Engagement at Florida International...

Anthony Teague

K-12 Partnerships Manager, Office of Community Engagement, FIU

Betty Jean is a global trauma expert, certified Trauma Healing Master Facilitator, Licensed Professional Counselor, humanitarian,...

Betty Jean

Co-Founder, ElevateHer International

Global Trauma Healing Consultant

Carel Pedre is a Haitian radio and TV personality, journalist, social media specialist, director and producer....

Carel Pedre

Host, Radio One Chokarella

TV personality, Journalist, Director and Producer

Christine Sainvil, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist at Florida International University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)...

Christine Sainvil, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Florida International University

Assistant to director of “Go for broke:, American feature film filmed entirely in Haiti -1974 Graduate...

Claude L. C. Mancuso

President, Ayiti TV

Cleve Mesidor is founder of LOGOS, the first decentralized social platform exclusively for activists. Previously, she...

Cleve Mesidor

Founder, LOGOS

Clyde Vanel is the Assembly member for the 33rd District of the New York State Assembly...

Clyde Vanel

New York State Assembly Member

Chair, Subcommittee on Internet and New Technologies

Daniel Silva is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of DMS International, an ISO 9001:2015 and...

Daniel Silva

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, DMS International

Daphnee Charles is a Haiti-based agro-economist graduated from “Université Quisqueya” in Haiti with a scholarship from the...

Daphnee Charles

Co-Founder & COO, COCREAD

Co-Founder, ACTIVEH

Career Services & Alumni Coordinator, Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP)

Delle Joseph is Senior Vice President within the Corporate Banking Group for TD Bank in South...

Delle Joseph

Chairman, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF)

Dieula Previlon is the founder and executive director of ElevateHer International Ministries where their vision is...

Dieula Previlon

Founder and Executive Director, ElevateHer International Ministries

Dina Simon was appointed CEO of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery & Resilience Task Force...

Dina Simon

CEO, USVI Hurricane Recovery & Resilience Task Force by the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands

The daughter of Gonel Joseph, a reverend, and Marguerite Mompremier, a nurse and educator, Dotie Joseph...

Dotie Joseph Esq.

Public Servant and Candidate for Florida House District 108

Le 3 août 1965, dans le calme complice de la ville de Limbé est né un...

Dr. Agabus Joseph, MD

Director General, OFATMA

Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Professor in the Educational and Psychological Studies department at University of Miami, School...

Dr. Guerda Nicolas

Professor of Educational and Psychological Studies, University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Jean M. Pierre was born and raised in Haiti where he graduated from Institution Saint...

Dr. Jean M. Pierre

Principal, Haitian American Research Company

MARJORIE P.BRENNAN, MD is a physician specializing in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s National Medical Center and...

Dr. Marjorie P. Brennan, MD

Physician, Children’s National Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, George Washington University

Raj Dahiya, M.D., serves as the Chief Medical Officer to Blue Ocean Harvest and Co-Founder to...

Dr. Rajiv Dahiya MD

Chief Medical Officer, Blue Ocean Harvest

Dr. Sidney Coupet is the CEO of Coupet Quality Clinic (CQC) and CQC Healthcare Systems that...

Dr. Sidney Coupet, MD

CEO, Coupet Quality Clinic (CQC) and CQC Healthcare Systems

Dr. Vilas Saldanha moved to Texas after serving at the rank of Major in the United...

Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD FACS

Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction Surgeon, Texas Orthopaedics

Dumas M. Siméus was President and COO of Beatrice Foods International, a $2 billion corporation with...

Dumas M. Siméus

Former President and COO, Beatrice Foods International

Empowering Cultural Arts Innovator, Eveline Pierre, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the first Haitian Heritage Museum,...

Eveline Pierre

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Haitian Heritage Museum

Faith James is regarded and hailed as the Queen of Branding and has the awards, the...

Faith James

CEO and Chief Brand Strategist, The Personal Branding Consultancy, LLC

Francesca Menes is the Florida State Coordinator for Local Progress at the Center for Popular Democracy,...

Francesca Menes

Founder & Chief Community Engager, CommUnity Strategies, LLC

Florida State Coordinator, Local Progress, Center for Popular Democracy

After completing my master’s degree in economics in Montreal and working as a teaching fellow in...

Fritz Duroseau

Economist and Board Member, Bank of the Republic of Haiti

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a photographer, Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999 he left the...

Garry Pierre-Pierre

Founder, Haitian Times

Co-Founder, City University of New York's Center for Community and Ethnic Media

Mr. Georges  Bossous, Jr. is  a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health. He is a graduate of...

Georges Bossous, Jr.

Executive Director, Word and Action

Ph.D. Candidate in Public Health

Guerline M. Jozef is a woman on the move with a passion to serve others and...

Guerline M. Jozef

President, Haitian Bridge Alliance

Guylene Berry is a versatile and talented woman, counting among her accomplishments the creation of a...

Guylene Berry

Director, Sak Pase Media

Hadassah St. Hubert, Ph.D. is currently the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Latin American...

Hadassah St. Hubert, Ph.D

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at dLOC

County Judge Fred Seraphin graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of...

Honorable Fred Seraphin

County Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

Dr. Hoy graduated from Nova University with a Doctorate in Education (concentration in educational leadership and...

Jacquelyne Hoy, Ph.D.

Vice President, Hoy Global Consultants

James Pierre is an award winning journalist with almost 20 years’ experience in Radio and Television....

James Pierre

Radio and TV Personality

Jean Armand Mondélis, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), has obtained in 1998 an Agricultural engineering degree from...

Jean Armand Mondelis

Deputy Director, Bank of the Republic of Haiti

Dr. Jean Orelien is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SciMetrika, LLC, a leading population...

Jean G. Orelien, DrPH, MStat

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SciMetrika LLC

Jean-Jacques Rousseau is an innovation policy expert and philosopher of science who applies theories of scientific...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Science and Innovation Advisor to the President of the Republic of Haiti

Information coming soon.

Jean-Robert LaFortune

President, Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition

Jeff Lindor is dedicating his life in finding innovating solutions that aims to break the barriers...

Jeff Lindor, MS

Founder & CEO, The Gentlemen's Factory and Groomed Success

Jeff Lozama is the President and CEO of CMS International Group, Corp a company specialized in...

Jeff Lozama

Board Member, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF)

JP Michel is the Founder and Managing Partner at Blue Ocean Harvest and the co-founder of Grupo BOH. ...

JP Michel

Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Harvest

Jude Celiscar is the CEO and Co-Founder of goodoo courier. His educational background is in Political Science and International...

Jude Celiscar

CEO and Co-Founder, Goodoo Courier

Lionel Jean-Baptiste is a Circuit Judge of Cook County, State of Illinois. He is a founding...

Judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste

President, United Front of the Haitian Diaspora

Kara is the President and founder of the Vaval Ferrier Law Group and the CEO of...

Kara V. Ferrier, Esq.

President and Founder, Vaval Ferrier Law Group

CEO, InPowerment Institute, LLC

Doctor in Law and Lawyer-Economist (University of Deusto), Mr. Echebarria Ariznabarreta is currently the Representative of...

Luis Echebarria

Representative in Haiti, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Magdalah R. Silva, is President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of DMS International (Data Management Services,...

Magdalah Racine-Silva

President, CEO and Co-Founder, DMS International

Marcel Fontin is currently Chief Operating Officer of Simact, Inc., a socially-conscious company, based in the...

Marcel Fontin

Chief Operating Officer, Simact Inc.

Former Chairman and CEO, Banque de l’Union Haïtienne, S.A.

A first generation American, based in Washington, D.C., Global Entrepreneurship, Government & Corporate Relations Executive and...

Maritza T. Adonis, J.D.

CEO, MTA Visions LLC

Founder, Society of Global Impact Entrepreneurs

Global Innovation Fellow-China, U.S. Dep’t of State

Emerging Young Entrepreneur Fellow, NMSDC

Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University (FIU). A public institution of...

Mark B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

President, Florida International University

Marleine Bastien, a licensed clinical social worker and graduate of Miami-Dade Community College and Florida International...

Marleine Bastien, MSW, LSW

Executive Director, Haitian Women of Miami, Inc

If there is one influencer who has made outstanding contributions in the corporate, government/private and education...

Maryse Pénette-Kedar

Founder and Board President, PRODEV

Personal Dr. Smith Joseph was born in Saint-Louis-du-Nord, Haiti. He completed his elementary studies in his...

Mayor Smith Joseph

Mayor, City of North Miami

Michael Baptiste is Digital Marketing Strategist at BGM Agency (BGM). BGM believes everyone has a SUPER...

Michael Baptiste

Digital Marketing Strategist, BGM Agency

Education: B.S.C.E.- City College of New York, 1972 Graduate studies towards M.S. in Civil Engineering at...

Michael Gay, P.E.

President, GDG Beton et Construction

Michelle Austin Pamies is a member of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks, LLC. Her practice primarily involves...

Michelle Austin Pamies

Member, Austin Pamies Norris Weeks, LLC

Nadege Fleurimond is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and business strategist living life in New York City....

Nadege Fleurimond

CEO, ROAR Consulting, LLC

Natacha J. Janac is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Albizu University. She...

Natacha J. Janac, M.S./ M.Ed

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Albizu University

Research Assistant, CRECER Lab, University of Miami

Mr. Newton Sanon obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout; he...

Newton B. Sanon

President/CEO, OIC of South Florida

Noel Jonathas, Jr. is an entrepreneur, investor, management consultant, lecturer and media host. He is the...

Noel Jonathas, Jr., M.Sc., LL.M.

Managing Director, INSSI Group

Patricia Elizee is a managing partner of Elizee Law Firm, P.A., a firm dedicated to serving...

Patricia Elizee

Managing Partner, Elizee Law Firm

Patrick F. Martin is a Shareholder at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. He focuses his...

Patrick F. Martin

Shareholder, Law Firm of Greenberg Traurig

Raymond Magloire is a financial consultant to business, Government and NGO’s in Haiti. He is also...

Philome Joseph Raymond Magloire

Former Haiti Ambassador to Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the European Union

Information coming soon.

Ronald Cetoute

Co-Founder, B.E.L. Initiative

Mr. Rubens Jn-Baptiste serves as a Financial Analyst at Blue Ocean Harvest (BOH), an emerging markets-focused...

Rubens Jean-Baptiste

Financial Analyst, Blue Ocean Harvest

Sacha has joined Buteau Hospitality group with a portfolio of three hotels namely Karibe Hotel, Kinam,...

Sacha Perez

Sales Manager, Buteau Hospitality

Appointed in May 2015 by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, Saif leads a dynamic team in...

Saif Y. Ishoof, Esq

Vice President for Engagement, Florida International University

Sandra Lucie Jean is a co-Founder and the current Past President of the Georgia Haitian-American Chamber...

Sandra Lucie Jean, Esq.

Treasurer and Chair of the Board Development Committee, Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce

A South Florida native, Santra Denis currently serves as the Chief Programs Officer at Catalyst Miami,...

Santra Denis

Chief Programs Officer, Catalyst Miami

Saurel Quettan is the current President of the Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce.  He is a...

Saurel Quettan

President, Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable Senator Dieudonne Luma Etienne is the only woman elected senator of the Republic during...

Senator Dieudonne Luma Etienne

Haitian Senate

Mr. Renaud is the founding member and currently President of the National Alliance for the Advancement...

Serge Renaud, MBA, MSA

President, NAAHP

Shaina Silva is an award winning ecosystem architect, venture builder, and futurist. In her ten years...

Shaina Silva

Director of Industry Accelerators, RocketSpace

Sinclair Skinner is Co-Founder of BitMari, the largest Pan-African Bitcoin wallet provider that is using blockchain...

Sinclair Skinner

Co-Founder, BitMari

Ms. Soeurette Michel is the CEO and Founder of The Michel Law Firm, LLC based in...

Soeurette Michel, Esq., LLM

Event Chair, NAAHP Conference

Suze François is a corporate social responsibility and workforce development expert, with over 15 years of...

Suze François

Principal, Mileus Global Consultancy, LLC

Mr. Kakou joined IFC Latin America and Caribbean region as Resident Representative for Haiti in November...

Sylvain Kakou

Resident Representative for Haiti, International Finance Corporation

Vanessa Joseph is an immigration attorney based in Miami, Florida. She began her work in immigration...

Vanessa Joseph, Esq.

Attorney, Catholic Legal Services, Inc

Vania Andre is a first-generation Haitian-American media professional with a background in marketing, public relations, and...

Vania Andre

Editor in Chief, The Haitian Times

Vladimir Laborde currently serves as CEO of Avenir Energy, a Haitian Corporation that specializes in renewable...

Vladimir Laborde

CEO and Director General, AVENIR ENERGY S.A.

Mr. William Michel is an Evaluation Program Manager for InnovEd Research institute, at the University Quisqueya....

William Michel

Evaluation Program Manager, InnovEd Research