24
MAY
2017

Marie-Paule Dupiton

Marie-Paule Dupiton graduated from the State University of Haiti School of Medicine in 1992. She founded Camkids Pediatrics P.C., a medical facility in South East Queens, almost two decades ago.  She is a strong advocate for her patients and their families, addressing their...
24
MAY
2017

Mecca Grimo

Mecca “Grimo” Marcelin is a cultural ambassador and a champion for youth programs. His five uncles were musicians and his great uncle, Félix Morisseau-LeRoy, was a renowned poet who broke the language barrier by writing and reciting poetry and plays in Haitian Creole. Mecca...
24
MAY
2017

Michèle Voltaire Marcelin

Michèle Voltaire Marcelin is a multifaceted artist is a performer, poet, writer, and painter who has lived in Haiti, Chile and the United States.  While some artists are born, ready to spread their magic when the muse touches them, others are shaped through li...
24
MAY
2017

Myrto Cesaire

Myrto Navado Cesaire is the founder and president of the Camyina International Farmworkers and Migrants Association and an indefatigable advocate for reform concerning farm workers. She joined the Georgia chapter of the Haitian American Nurses Association in 2011 and introduced a...
24
MAY
2017

Naomy Grand’Pierre

Naomy Grand’Pierre became Haiti’s first female Olympic swimmer when she swam the 50-meter freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The 19-year-old was born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Atlanta by her Haitian parents. She is the oldest of five children.  She...
24
MAY
2017

Patrick Gaston

Patrick R. Gaston is president and CEO of Gaston Consulting, a management consulting company that assists corporations and non-profits in building corporate social responsibility, strategic planning, private/public partnerships and philanthropic strategies. Prior to this, Patrick...
24
MAY
2017

Samyr Laine

Samyr Laine is a well-known track and field athlete who represented Haiti in international competitions for nearly a decade and among the best in the world in his discipline: the triple jump. He is Haiti’s national record holder with a jump of 17.39 meters and has won...
24
MAY
2017

Shaun “Kangol Kid” Fequiere

Shaun Shiller Fequiere (Kangol Kid) was simply the first Haitian in hip-hop. Kangol’s career as an entertainment entrepreneur began as a break-dancer for the super producing team and R&B band Full Force, and then joined the legendary rap group Whodini as a break-dancer....
24
MAY
2017

Stephan Berrouet-Durand

Stephan Berrouet-Durand, born and raised in Haiti, is an award-winning chef and founder of the Gout et Saveurs Lakay – Haiti Food & Spirits Festival and Taste of Haiti in Miami. He has represented Haiti at many events including the White House for the celebration of Caribbean...
24
MAY
2017

Wilner Auguste

Wilner Auguste has been a cultural force in Massachusetts for more than 40 years. He is the founder of Haitian Americans United (H.A.U.), a Massachusetts organization that hosts several annual patriotic events such as the Haitian Independence Day Gala, the May Haitian Heritage...