Robert Pierre is our distribution director. Pierre is by trade a nurse practicing in New York City. After completing high school in Haiti, Pierre studied Architectural and Technical Drawing at the College Canado-Haïtien where he graduated with a diploma. He spent many years working as a trainer in youth and adult literacy campaigns throughout rural Haiti under the program “Mission Alpha”. Pierre was an instructor for the Haitian Red Cross. In the 1980s he became a prominent member of a youth association conducting research on science and culture under the leadership of late Father Mathelier. He co-founded the first UNESCO club in Haiti.
Johnny Tranquille has been a photographer and a market analyst for The Haitian Voice for more than a decade. Johnny is also a Application Analyst for the Office of Children and Family Services in New York. Additionally, he is a co-founder and a vice-president of UNESCO Center for Global Friendship, Inc. Tranquille holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from York College (CUNY). He previously worked as Director of Operations for the NY division of Sea Specialties Inc. He has in the past worked in the non-profit sector as well. He contributed to the Haitian Red Cross as a first-aid instructor and has co-founded the first UNESCO club in Haiti.
Ghislaine is a native of Haiti. She immigrated to New York City as a teenager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-med and Anthropology, a Master’s degree in Public Health from Hunter College, NY, NY, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, NY, NY. She joined The Haitian Voice's staff writers in 2011. Ghislaine's professional interests are deeply rooted in experiences she acquired in the fields of public health, business administration, and non-profit field. With over twenty years as a healthcare professional, she has crafted a career of substance through strong work ethic, a passion for her craft, and a proven track record of successful relationships building. Ghislaine has worked with a wide and varied group of prestigious institutions ranging from the New York City Department of Health to Maimonides Medical Center. Ghislaine has served as a consultant to companies in China, and she has conducted training for teachers across West Africa. Besides her professional life, Ghislaine has devoted her energies to building International Alliance for the Advancement of Children (IAAC). Established in 2003 in New York, IAAC is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization that provides educational opportunities for orphans and other vulnerable children in Haiti. IAAC offers the only community library serving the community of Torbeck, in Haiti. Furthermore, Ghislaine serves on the Advisory Board of the UNESCO Center for Global Friendship, Inc.
André Fouad is an award-winning poet and a trained journalist. He studied at École Supérieure de Journalisme et de Communication and at the French Institute in Haiti. André also holds a degree in pedagogy of the French Language. André worked as a host/editor for the cultural section of Haiti’s State-owned television station - TNH (Télévision Nationale d'Haiti) from 1998 to 2001. He also contributed to the oldest Haitian daily Le Nouvelliste, and Recreation Magazine (Stars Magazine) from 1992 to 2002. He is the author of several books, including "Gerbe d'Espérance" (1992), "En Quête de Lumière" (1992), "Bri Lan Nwit" (2000) and "Étensèl Mo'm Yo" (2006). Most of his poems can be found in several anthologies. In 2004, the mayor of the city of Miami, Alex Penelas, gave an "Award of Recognition" to André for his contributions to the cultural landscape of the city. André Fouad has been a staff writer for The Haitian Voice since 2006.
Damicia Manigat holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She was educated both in Haiti and in the United States. She was inducted to the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International. Damicia holds a management position at a Connecticut skilled facility. She is also a co-founder and the Executive Treasurer of UNESCO Center for Global Friendship, Inc. Furthermore, Damicia is an active member of First Baptist Church of Stratford and Haitian Women Association of Connecticut, Inc. She lives in Connecticut with her family.