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Leadership


EXECUTIVE BOARD

Blondine Narcisse

Vice President

Tony Washington

Treasurer

Shirley Laneaut

President

Born:

Deerfield Beach, FL


Education:

Executive Masters in Public Administration


Favorite Haitian Dish:
Diri jon jon


Rolanda Charles

Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sledge Leonidas

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors


Born: Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Education:Bachelor of Science in Biology
Favorite Haitian Dish:
Duri ac Sauce Pwa avec bon sauce vyan


Sledge is passionate about HHU because “our community needs us.”


He believes that “we have to be a unified front to be able to advance ourselves and leave a lasting legacy of success, prosperity, and pride of our beloved heritage for those who will come behind us.”


His hobbies include music, reading, and writing poetry, playing sports, spending time with family, and developing himself as an entrepreneur


Michel Jean Celestin

Member of the Board of Directors


Born: 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Education:Bachelor of Science in Business Management,

Quality Engineering Management
Favorite Haitian Dish:
Diri blanc, sauce poi noir avec legume


As a child Michel saw his parents support and help grow the Haitian community from a small group called ‘Sentinelle’ originating in 5th ward Houston and witnessed their dedication, fraternity and solidarity.


“Having grown up around that he adapted this character to help our community to shine in this great city and help bring pride in our heritage.”

In addition to making an impact in the Haitian community, Michel dedicates his time to his family, writing and making music, fitness, studying history & spirituality, and career development.

James Pierre

Chairman of the Board of Directors


Born: Boynton Beach, FL


Education:Masters in Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Favorite Haitian Dish:
Bannan avec ze


James wants HHU to be a place for Haitians in Houston to network, fraternize and support each other like what he has experienced in communities in the east coast.


His pastimes include traveling and giving back to the community. Currently, he is the junior varsity head coach for the Alief Jaguars Youth Football program.

Alexandra Okolie

Legal Counsel


Born: Miami, Fl


Education:Juris Doctorate


Favorite Haitian Dish:
Bouyon with smoked Turkey.