Christina Menelas, President







Nikkii Dolce, Vice President







Dorothy Jean, Treasurer







Myrtha Simon, Secretary







Benjamin Jean, Public Relations Officer








Sledge Leonidas

Born: Port-au-Prince
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, Vice-Chairman

Born: Petit-Goâve, Haiti
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business 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 originating in 5th ward Houston and witnessed their dedication.

“Having grown up around that I have 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 being a Musician in Lafamille Royal, fitness and studying spirituality

James Pierre, Chairman of the Board of Directors

James Pierre

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 on 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.

MacArthur Pierre-Louis, Legal Counsel


Born: Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite, Haiti
Education: Juris Doctorate, Master of Education
Favorite Haitian Dish: Diri Kole ak Poul

Keeping us on the up and up, MacArthur loves to use his legal skills to help grow HHU and fulfill its mission.

In addition to being a full-time lawyer and volunteering his time to HHU, his interests include anything involving technology and digital marketing.