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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 NAAHP Conference.

Highlighted Speakers


Arielle Dominique is a Public Engagement Strategist with 20+ years of extensive experience in developing and...

Arielle Dominique

Executive Director, Haitian-American Foundation for Democracy

Co-Founder, Haitian Ladies Network

Ashley is a Staff Software Engineer at Apollo GraphQL, leading teams on application security and  building...

Ashley Narcisse

Staff Software Engineer, Apollo GraphQL

Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon is the Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti...

Brian Concannon

Human Rights Lawyer

Brunir Olivier Shackleton has been a very active member of the Haitian Community for many years....

Brunir Olivier Shackleton

Haitian-American Writer, Actor, Activist

Dr. Carline Crevecoeur is a Haitian- American obstetrician and gynecologist who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in...

Carline Crevecoeur, MD FACOG

Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist

In his regular line of work, Charlot Lucien is a public health manager for the Commonwealth...

Charlot Lucien

Public Health Manager, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mrs. Charnette Frederic was born in Cazale, Haiti, where she attended and graduated from Saint Trinitė,...

Charnette Frederic

Councilwoman, Irvington, New Jersey

Chairwoman, NHAEON

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

Christine Coupet Jacques


Claude Clodomir is a project management professional specializing in implementing projects funded by the United States...

Claude Clodomir

Chief of Party, ATTEINDRE

Dielson Gustama is a filmmaker, screenwriter and producer with extensive knowledge of the creative film process....

Dielson Gustama

Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter

Alix Cantave is a senior program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, working in partnership with...

Dr. Alix Cantave

Senior Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Gabrielle P Abelard is the CEO of Abelard Psychotherapy Inc., a multi- site community mental...

Dr. Gabrielle P. Abelard

CEO, Abelard Psychotherapy Inc.

Born and raised in the United States and of Haitian descent, Dr. Saint Jean has broad...

Dr. Gilbert Saint-Jean, PhD

ADC Project Co-Lead

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin left Haiti at the age of 9 and moved to Queens, New York,...

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin, MD

President, Haitian American Foundation for Democracy

Dr. Joyce Hope Scott is Clinical Professor of African American Studies at Boston University, a former-Scholar...

Dr. Joyce Hope Scott

Clinical Professor of African American Studies, Boston University

Dr. Monalisa Ferrari is the Founder and President of FEWGI Foundation for the Emancipation of Women...

Dr. Monalisa Ferrari

Founder, FEWGI

Founding President, DREP

Dr. Paul Etienne is a business and financial consultant, who holds a masters of business administration...

Dr. Paul Etienne, DBA

Founder, Madbu

Bio information coming soon.

Dr. Philippe-Richard Marius

Professor and Author, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, CUNY

Bio information coming soon.

Dr. Yveline Alexis

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College & Conservatory

Dr. Errol L. Pierre is a business executive, healthcare strategist, public speaker, professor, and author. He...

Errol L. Pierre

Senior Vice President of State Programs, Healthfirst

Esterling Accime is a software engineer, educator and entrepreneur with a wealth of knowledge in fintech,...

Esterling Accime

Founder, PG Rewards

Also known as the “One Woman Bandit,” Broadcast Journalist Fadia Patterson has been telling stories for...

Fadia Patterson

Broadcast Journalist

Fritz M. Clairvil, MBA, MPA is known as serial entrepreneur. For nearly four decades, Fritz M....

Fritz M. Clairvil, MBA, MPA

CEO, Vest Net Capital Holdings

President, SiMACT Foundation

Gepsie Morisset-Metellus is co-founder and Executive Director of the Haitian Neighborhood Center Sant La, an award-winning...

Gepsie M. Metellus

Executive Director, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center

Born and raised in Haiti, Guerda Nicolas obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston...

Guerda Nicolas, PhD

Co-Founder & President, Ayiti Community Trust

Guerline Jozef is a leading human rights advocate who dedicates her life to bringing awareness to...

Guerline M. Jozef

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance, The Black Immigrants Bail Fund, and The Cameroon Advocacy Network

Herby Duverné was born in Haiti and came to the United States in 1989 seeking better...

Herby Duverné

CEO, Windwalker Group

A former student of HEC Montréal, Dumarsais JACQUES began his career in 2003. Marketer by profession,...

Jacques Dumarsais

Founder, AgriNova

Jamie McInerney is part of CrossBoundary’s global investment advisory team and leads implementation of investment activities...

Jamie McInerney

Head of Caribbean Advisory, CrossBoundary

Jean E Gustave is a Creative Director and Partner at Remora Inc, a software company, where...

Jean Gustave

Creative Director and Partner, Remora Inc

Jean-Marc Cuvilly is a development finance professional with over 25 years of experience. Since 2018 Jean-Marc...

Jean-Marc Cuvilly

Manager, Haiti-INVEST

Jeannine Barthélemy-Paul is the co-founder of ViAHSA – Les Villages Apicoles Horizons S.A. (ViAHSA) –, which...

Jeannine Barthélemy-Paul

Co-Founder, ViAHSA

Jemadari Kamara has been the elected chairman of the Africana Studies Department at the University of...

Jemadari Kamara, Ph.D.

Professor, Africana Studies Department, UMass Boston

Jessicah Pierre is a skilled public relations professional who has spent the last 10 years using...

Jessicah Pierre

Chief of Communications, City of Boston

Jhonson Napoleon was born on July 19, 1973, in Haiti. He is a father of three,...

Jhonson Napoleon

CEO, Azure Group

Johnny Celestin is currently a Deputy Director in NY City’s Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned...

Johnny Celestin

Deputy Director, NY City’s Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Joseph M Chery is a community peace activist, a self-taught painter, and a mortgage loan specialist....

Joseph M. Chery

Mortgage Loan Specialist, Guaranteed Rate

JP Michel serves as the Chairman and CEO to Santé Nou Health, Inc., (Santé Nou)—a US...

JP Michel

Chairman and CEO to Santé Nou Health, Inc.

Jude Jean-Baptiste, an alumnus of St. John’s University, New York, is the CEO and founder of...

Jude Jean-Baptiste

CEO and Founder, Paon Bleu S.A.

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

Ketsia Saint-Armand (she/her/hers) is a Senior Nonprofit Strategist at PNC Institutional Asset Management (IAM). In her...

Ketsia Saint-Armand

Senior Nonprofit Strategist, PNC Institutional Asset Management

Kwani A. Lunis is currently the social media producer and a digital host at NBC 10...

Kwani A. Lunis

Social Media Producer , NBC10 Boston

Leonie M. Hermantin was born in Haiti and grew up in New York City. She has...

Leonie Marie Hermantin

Director of Development, Communications and Strategic Planning, Sant La

For over two decades, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry has dedicated her professional life to a career...

Linda Dorcena Forry

Former Massachusetts Senator and State Representative

Lyse Fedjanie Barronville (she/li/they) is a Black queer womxn from Haiti who came up in “the...

Lyse Fedjanie Barronville

Executive Director & Strategy, Konbino

Macollvie J. Neel is a writer, editor, and communications consultant focused on elevating voices in workplaces...

Macollvie J. Neel, M.B.A.

Executive Editor, The Haitian Times

Bio information coming soon.

Macollvie Nell

Executive Editor, The Haitian Times

Dr. Marc Prou is co-founder, former director and senior teacher-researcher of Institut Supérieur de Formation, Recherche...

Marc Prou

Senior Researcher & Dean of Students, Université Quisqueya

Dr. Nadia M. Valentin NP, APRN, FNP-BC was born and raised in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.  Immigrated to...

Nadia Valentin DNP, FNP-BC

CEO and Co-founder, NewVision Healthcare Group, P.C.

Ms. Liautaud is an international development professional with over 20 years’ experience in program and project...

Nathalie Liautaud, M.A.

Project Manager,TRANSFORM, Cargill

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)

Pierre Noel has led Haiti Development Institute for 11 years, from its origins as The Haiti...

Pierre Andre Noel

Executive Director, Haiti Development Institute

Bio information coming soon.

Ralph Edmond

CEO, Farmatrix

Rebecca is a Haitian-American born to Haitian immigrants who also had the privilege of living in...

Rebecca Obounou

Assistant Dean, Social Innovation MIT Public Service Center

Dr. Regine O. Jackson is currently the Dean of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts...

Regine O. Jackson, Ph.D.

Dean, Morehouse College

Régine René Labrousse is originally from New Orleans, LA of Haitian parents. She is a former...

Régine René Labrousse

Founder & CEO, Replenish 509

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

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Steve Desrosiers grew up in Mattapan and attended Boston College where he...

Steve Desrosiers

Family Education Coordinator, Boston Public Schools

Bio information coming soon.

Steven Fondriest

EGAD Office Director, USAID-Haiti

Tarah Ernest is a First-Officer for American Airlines flying the Boeing 737 based out of Miami,...

Tarah Ernest

First-Officer, American Airlines

Vania Andre is a digital media executive with a background in marketing, public relations, and journalism....

Vania Andre

Digital Media Executive

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

Vladimir Laborde

Project Executive, MBE & Corporate Engagement

Vladimir Sterlin was born in Brooklyn, NY. Since birth, education has played an essential role towards...

Vladimir Sterlin

Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Whitney Lubin is a Product Manager at Microsoft, 2019 Code for America Fellow, 2001 Center for...

Whitney Lubin

Founder, Haitians in Tech

Executive Director, Code for South

Yselande Pierre was born and raised in Miami, FL. Experienced Senior Associate Director of Operations for...

Yselande Pierre, Ed.D.

Senior Associate Director of Operations for Campus Life, FIU

Yvette Modestin- Lepolata Aduke Apoukissi- Empress Modest-I is a writer, activist, poet, storyteller born and raised...

Yvette Modestin (Lepolata)

Founder/Executive Director, Encuentro Diaspora Afro

Yvrose Joseph studied in Haiti and abroad, particularly in Switzerland and in Canada. She has a...

Yvrose Joseph

Head of the Financial Inclusion Unit, Bank of the Republic of Haiti