The Haitian Voice Staff
Angelucci Manigat, Jr.Publisher and Editor in Chief
Angelucci Manigat, Jr. is a journalist, poet, community activist, labor organizer, educator, entrepreneur, translator and interpreter who started his professional writing career as a teenager in 1982 with the monthly magazine Gindol, under the mentorship of Emile Célestin-Mégie (Togiram) – one of the leading Haitian scholars who contributed to the advancement of Haitian Creole. promotes pride, unity, tolerance, competence, resilience and responsible leadership.
Alix ManigatBusiness Managers
Alix Manigat has been the business manager of The Haitian Voice’s bureau in Haiti since 2009. He has introduced the newspaper to thousands of readers in Port-au-Prince, Pétion-Ville, Delmas, Carrefour, Gressier, Léogâne and many other cities and towns in Haiti. Before joining the Haitian Voice, Alix has worked both in the private and public sectors. He has conducted seminaries and workshops on domestic violence prevention on behalf of the Ministère à la Condition Féminine et aux Droits des Femmes. He also attended some World Bank training on the reconstruction process. In 2016, he received from the Executive Board of The Haitian Voice the Business Leadership Award for his strong work ethics and community engagement. Alix Manigat is currently developing several projects intended to give more visibility to The Haitian Voice.
Sabine JanuskiStaff Writers
Sabine is a seventh grade Language Arts teacher at Thurgood Marshall Magnet Middle School at Six to Six Magnet School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has been nominated for the 2019 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Award. In the spring of 2004 Sabine received a Bachelor’s of Science in English at Sacred Heart University. She went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University in the spring of 2005. She completed her Sixth Year Degree in Reading Intervention and Reading Coaching in December 2016. A seasoned volunteer, she has been collaborating for more than 10 years with The Haitian Voice, a free trilingual newspaper. She has also been very instrumental in the development of the youth programs of the Haitian-American Community Center, Inc. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sabine has lived in Connecticut nearly all of her life. She enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and husband. In her spare time she loves reading and writing.
Joseph Pierre PaulPhotographers
Pierre Paul is a journalist, photographer and cameraman. He graduated from UPH (Université Populaire d’Haïti), and Lens Magic Video School, in Haiti. He has been a staff member of The Haitian Voice since 2010.
Pascale Millien-FaustinPublic Relations
Pascale Millien-Faustin is a Haitian-born dancer, choreographer, community activist and the author of a collection of short stories in Haitian Creole, Tim Tim: Jaden Kreyasyon. She graduated from Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut with an Associate degree in Management and later from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Connecticut earning a Bachelor Degree in Human Services Management. She is fascinated by Haitian culture and started her debut in Haitian Folklore and theatre in 1988 with Sosyete Koukouy Miami, a cultural organization established since 1965 to promote Haitian culture through different art forms in US, Canada and Haiti. In 1990, Pascale became founder and Dance Director of Sosyete Koukouy Connecticut. She is the President of the Haitian Women Association of Connecticut. Pascale continues to provide Human services related assistance to member of the Fairfield County area. She has been instrumental in organizing rallies for equality and justice for Haitian Immigrants. She has both volunteered and worked at The Haitian She has served in several boards of many local non-profit organizations. Pascale has taught Afro-Caribbean Dance Classes at Hall Academy of Arts and later co-founded Anacaona Enrichment Program to offer local families multiple programs and activities for children ages 5 through 17. She is a member and warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport where she coordinates youth and cultural activities for Community in Motion. She has been an integral member of the Connecticut Haitian Voice Team since the newspaper’s creation. Pascale speaks four languages: Creole, English, French and Spanish.
Damicia ManigatProject Manager
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.
André FouadStaff Writers
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.
Ghislaine GeorgesStaff Writers
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.
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.
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.