Woodlhey Ambroise, President
Born: Brooklyn, New York
Education: Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Healthcare Administration
Favorite Haitian Dish: Fried red snapper with white rice and sois pois blanc
Helping the Haitian community is something that is near and dear to my heart. I want HHU to be the organization that new Haitian residents
look to be the resource that that will need to help be successful. Woodlhey is also passionate about healthcare awareness and prevention.
Ronald Mathieu, Vice President
Born: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Education: AS in Information Technology
Favorite Haitian Dish: Griot
Without a doubt, Ron is passionate about HHU!
“We’re doing something positive to impact our community and pave ways for the future generations.”
In addition to his passion for HHU, Ron spends his free time traveling, shopping and enjoying soccer.
Ketsia Laguerre, Secretary
Born: St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles
Education: Associate Degree of Nursing
Favorite Haitian Dish: Diri blan, sous pwa nwa ak legume
Simply said, Ketsia is excited about the unification of Haitian community in Houston!
Not only is Ketsia dedicated to HHU, but she has been involved in medical mission trips with the Centers of Hope organization and is the events coordinator for her school’s Student Nurses Association.
Her other interests include travel, crafting and spending quality time with family and friends.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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.