PROMOTING HEALTH IN HAITI
If we grab a hand and take a stand, we’ll see a change that we demand.
Promoting Health in Haiti is a 501c (3) organization dedicated solely to support nursing education in Haiti. Promoting Health in Haiti partnered with Haiti State University to create the first Nurse Practitioner Program that began in April 2015.
Nurses are the front-line of health and wellness in a society. They are the primary source of care for individuals who are suffering and vulnerable. Promoting Health in Haiti was founded to provide support for Haitian schools of nursing. The organization’s goal is to create collaborations between North American and Haitian schools of nursing, in order to develop Bachelor’s level and Master’s level nursing education; so that nurses will have the training they need to provide the complex care they are called on to deliver, in hospitals and in outpatient settings.
At Promoting Health in Haiti, we’re committed to the fundamentals of nursing that include advocating for others, providing care, and education. We seek to improve health in Haiti through enhancing nursing education and nursing knowledge. With the help of the dedicated nursing students of HBSON, we are able to educate peers about the crisis in Haiti, the need for higher education nurses, and the impact every donation has on the future of nursing. To all those with whom we have had the privilege of working with, thank you.
HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF PROMOTING HEALTH IN HAITI, INC
Promoting Health in Haiti (PHH) was founded in 2010 by four distinguished nurse educators: Dr. Carol Roye, Dr. Steven Baumann, Dr. Joanna Hofmann and Dr. Carmelle Bellefleur. Thanks to their tremendous efforts, not only is the level of nursing education in Haiti being upgraded, but an entire profession is being recognized as making a major contribution to public health. Ultimately, the people of Haiti, who have such scant access to primary care, are the prime beneficiaries.
Dr. Carol Roye has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 30 years. Her practice was primarily in adolescent health. She also has been an educator, at Columbia, Hunter and now Pace where she is Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship.
Joanna Hofmann has been a registered nurse for over 50 years and a nurse practitioner for the past 18 years. She has worked as both a nurse educator and a practicing clinician, retiring from full time teaching at Hunter College School of Nursing in 2013.
Steven L. Baumann is a professor of nursing at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
Program Coordinator, Co-Founder
Dr. Bellefleur graduated from Manhattan Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1978. She received her B.S. in 1982, her M.S. in 1984 from Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical Surgical Nursing.
PHH BOARD MEMBERS
Research & Development & Accreditation
Dr. Carmelle Bellefleur – Dr. Carol Roye – Dr. Joanna Hofmann – Dr. Margarett Alexandre
Stephen Hofmann, ESQ,
Dr. Margarett Alexandre – Sabine Victome, MS, Ed – Nadia Joseph, MS, Ed
Dr. Kathlyn Lumas, DNP – Nadia Joseph, MS, Ed – Dr. Judith Wackman, DNP – Dr. Marjorie Bonhomme, PhD – Sabine Victome, MS, Ed
Jed Levine, MA – Dr. Natalia Cineas – Dr. Andrea Sonnenberg – Irma Bois, Ed – Dr. Edouard Hazel – Marie Edeline Hyppolite, MS, Ed
Dr. Rosia Lamarre