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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 2019 NAAHP Conference.

Keynote Speakers


Sociologist with a master degree of the University of Ottawa; Graduate in African, Afro-American and Caribbean...

Abner Septembre

CEO, Hotel Villa Ban-Yen (HVB)

CEO, Banyen Center for a Smart Agriculture and Tourism

Bio information coming soon.

Alex Saint-Surin

Owner, Radio Mega

Danielle Saint Lot is member of the Advisory Council of NAAHP. She is the President &...

Ambassador Danielle Saint-Lot

Former Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

President of Danielle Saint-Lot Haiti Women’s Foundation

Hervé H. Denis is a career Haitian diplomat with forty years of experience in Public Administration...

Ambassador Hervé H. Denis

Haiti Ambassador to Washington D.C.

Carl Momplaisir is a respected team leader, hands-on senior executive and Telecom professional with over 26...

Carl Momplaisir

Managing Partner, Caribbean Media Group

Dr. Carline Noailles is an International Development professional specialized in Urban and Regional Development with over...

Carline Noailles

SVP Strategy, BD & PM, JESCA Solutions LLC

Christine Coupet Jacques, is a marketing and communications professional. Her career includes 15+ years at the...

Christine Coupet Jacques


Claudia Gourdet is a recent Miami Dade College graduate, earning her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems...

Claudia E. Grourdet

Founder, STEM Access For Girls

Mr Clifford Reginald Nau is the Director of the Economic Promotion Division at the Ministry of...

Clifford Reginald Nau

Director of Economic Promotion Division, Haiti Ministry of Economy and Finance

Assembly member Clyde Vanel was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2016....

Clyde Vanel

Assemblymember, Queens Village, New York

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

Commissioner Jean Monestime

Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, District 2

Professional Life: Retired from the City of Miami Police Department as a Police Sergeant after working...

Commissioner Paule Villard

City Commissioner, North Miami Beach , FL

Councilman Alix Desulme believes that one of the most critical aspects of Public Service is giving...

Councilman Alix Désulme

Councilman, District 4, North Miami Florida

On June 11, 2019, Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin was elected to the City of North Miami representing...

Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin

Councilwoman, District 3, North Miami Florida

Davidson Toussaint is a Haitian-American Entrepreneur, Tourism CX Designer, Marketing Specialist and Author. Mr. Toussaint is...

Davidson Toussaint

Founder, Tourism Innovation Summit

Dominique F. Carvonis is a multilingual (speaks 5 languages) hotelier and business consultant with over 35...

Dominique F. Carvonis

Founder and President, DFC Consults (USA/Haiti)

Bio information coming soon.

Edouard Faubert

Executive Chef, Sodexo Corporate Food Service

Mr. Laguerre was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on May 30, 1963. He studied both in Haiti...

Garaudy Laguerre

Real Estate Developer and Project Designer, Gala Tower Condominium Hotel

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

Guitele Nicoleau, Ed.D

Executive Director, Ayiti Community Trust

Jacqueline Charles is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award-winning foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald...

Jacqueline Charles

Journalist, Miami Herald

Dr. Jean Orelien is the founder of SciMetrika, LLC, a leading population health research company, and...

Jean G. Orelien, DrPH, MStat

Founder, SciMetrika LLC

CEO, ScitoVation, LLC

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

Jeff Lozama

President and CEO of CMS International Group

Karen Andre has dedicated her life to public service and advocacy. She was recently appointed by President Biden as Associate Director...

Karen André

Associate Director for Consumer Education and External Affairs, CFPB

Katia Saint Fleur has over a decade of experience in Florida government and politics. Katia is...

Katia Saint Fleur

Council Member, Miami Shores, FL

M. Lovens Gjed is an award-winning entrepreneur and Forbes Under 30 scholar from Gonaives, Haiti and...

Lovens Gjed

Chairman & CEO, MEnvesti

Merline “Mimi” Thermora’s humble beginnings began in Port Au Prince Haiti. She left her beloved native...

Merline T. Saint Juste

Owner, Mimi’s BoutiQ

Fashion Show Producer

Mike Singh is a globally respected telecoms consultant and an investor in the Indus‐Americas Subsea Cable...

Mike Singh

Chairman & CEO, TC GROUP

Milka Milliance, MBA is an organizational development consultant, leadership advisor, author, executive coach and international speaker....

Milka Milliance

Organizational & Change Strategist Consultant, We R Artemis Leadership Inc.

Mohales is a Founder of Poprouser Inc a subscription-based People Operations, HR, and People Analytics consulting...

Mohales Deis

COO/Founder, Poprouser Inc.

Myrtho René studied Management and Communication at Howard University, Washington. In 1995, she began her professional...

Myrtho René

Member of the Board, Banque de la République d’Haïti

Native from Carrefour a city in south Port-au-Prince, Nadia JEAN CHARLES is Co-founder and currently President...

Nadia Jean Charles

Co- Founder and President, Haiti Femmes & TIC

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 a management consultant, lawyer, entrepreneur and media host. He heads the boutique...

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

Managing Director, InSI Group

Nzingah Oniwosan is a Haitian-American inspirational speaker and holistic health consultant who helps people as an...

Nzingah Oniwosan

Entrepreneur, Consultant, Public Speaker, Artist, and Healer

Patrick Dessources is a native of Haiti and has over twenty years of professional experience in...

Patrick Dessources

Executive Director, Centre d’Appui et de Services aux Entreprises Locales et Internationales (CASELI)

Paul Altidor is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to...

Paul G. Altidor

Former Ambassador of Haiti to the United States of America

Philippe Saint-Cyr is the Director of Haiti Start Up Talent, an incubation program for Start Ups...

Philippe Saint-Cyr

Director Haiti Start Up Talent, Fondation CASELI

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

Robert Paret Jr. holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Rouen –...

Robert Paret Jr.

Chairman and CEO, Group ProFin

Rodneyse Bichotte is the Assemblymember and State Committee Woman / District Leader for New York State’s...

Rodneyse Bichotte

Assemblymember, Brooklyn, New York

Roshell R. Rinkins is a skilled negotiator, power broker, and a global business leader with strong...

Roshell R. Rinkins

Director/Grants Administration, Knight Foundation

Born and raised in Cap-Haitien (Haiti), Samuel Dameus is a dynamic young professional in Marketing and...

Samuel Dameus

Founder, Faces of Haiti


Sandra Florvella is the CEO and Founder of Haitian-Businesses.com and co-Founder of Haitea and Business Forum...

Sandra Florvella

CEO and Founder, Haitian-Businesses.com

Co-Founder, Haitea

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

Santra Denis

Founder, Avanse Ansanm

Mr. Quettan is the founder and CEO of exeQfit, Inc., a consulting practice designed to empower...

Saurel Quettan, MBA, PMP

Chair of the Board Development Committee, GAHCCI

Sherry Todd-Green is a mission-driven, tech-savvy communications professional and creative with over 18 years of experience...

Sherry Todd-Green

Director of Communications & Branding, Fonkoze USA

Ms. Dessources is an experienced international legal and management professional, specialized in international trade and investment...

Sophie Dessources

Board Member and Executive Director, Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA)

Mayor Anthony F. DeFillipo is the liaison for the Planning and Zoning Board and the Management...

The Honorable Anthony DeFillipo

Mayor, North Miami Beach

The Honorable Dotie Joseph is the State Representative for District 108 in Florida’s Legislature. Representative Joseph...

The Honorable Dotie Joseph

State Representative, Florida House District 108

The Honorable Philippe Bien-Aime, Mayor of North Miami, was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bien-Aime...

The Honorable Philippe Bien-Aime

Mayor, North Miami Florida

Vanessa Joseph, Esq., is currently the City of North Miami’s Elected City Clerk. In this office,...

Vanessa Joseph, Esq.

City Clerk, North Miami, Florida

Vladimir LABORDE, Project Executive—MBE & Corporate Engagement, is an international business executive and consultant with a...

Vladimir Laborde

Project Executive, MBE & Corporate Engagement

Whenda “Wanda” Tima was raised in Turks and Caicos on the beautiful island of Grand Turk,...

Wanda Tima

Digital Influencer

Media Maven

Founder, L'union Suite