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Santra Denis

Founder, Avanse Ansanm

A South Florida native, Santra Denis serves as the Chief Programs Officer at Catalyst Miami, an anti-poverty organization in Miami, FL. In her role, Ms. Denis oversees all programs, services, and initiatives at Catalyst Miami. Ms. Denis is also the President & Founder of Avanse Ansanm. Avanse Ansanm’s mission is to engage & connect Haitian-American Millennials, understand and harness their collective economic & political power, preserve Haitian culture in Haitian- American Millennials, & cultivate a strong community bounded by a shared strategy to advance All Things Haitian. Ms. Denis serves on several community boards, including Miami Dade County’s Office of New Americans and The Community Advisory Board at Florida International University Research Center in Minority Institutions to name a few. She is a New Leaders Council Fellow and a Sant La Fellow. Ms. Denis has been recognized by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida as part of the “20 Under 40 Young Professionals” and by Legacy Magazine’s “40 under 40” Leaders of Today and Tomorrow in South Florida to name a few. Ms. Denis received her Bachelors from the University of Florida and her Masters from Florida International University. Ms. Denis is a lover of all people and her life’s mission is to aide in the provision of quality and accessible resources and services to the most vulnerable.