Mission Statement

Kellogg GrantConference call with Kellogg held on  January 25, 2021;
PHH to be a partner with Kellogg, not a subdivision under suny
Second call held 2/2/21;
Final decision on grant to be made in March or early April
Additional financial information will be emailed to Kellogg by Joanna Hofmann
Board membersDr. Joanne McGriff, Dr. Edouard Hazel, and Dr. Marjorie BonHomme were voted by unanimous vote to join board of PHH.  All have valuable experience working in Haiti and will be  asset to board.All board members are requested to submit an updated  CV to PHH so it will be available  for submission to Kellogg as needed.
(Please send to Joanna Hofmann at jfhof@aol.com )  
By laws and Mission statementBy laws and mission statement attached to these minutes. Please review and have comments by next meeting on 2/16/21
Rose CourtRose Court will be working with us in Haiti.  Three members of PHH board were elected to be part of steering committee for Rose Court :  Carmelle
Bellefleur, Joanne McGrill, and Edouard Hazel.
Steering committee meeting is scheduled for 2/9/21
Meeting adjourned at 7PMNext meeting 2/16/21 at 6PM
Zoom login will be sent

meeting February 2,2/2/21

Present:  Carol Roye, Vice President; Joanna Hofmann, treasurer; Carmelle Bellefleur,board member;  Henri Desrosiers, President;, Jed Levine, board advisor, Dr. Marjorie Bon Homme (new board member). Dr. Joanne McGriff, (new board member)  ;excused Stephen Hofmann, Sec. Dr. Edouard Hazel (new board member)

Respectively submitted, Joanna Hofmann

Promoting Health in Haiti, Inc


I. The name of the organization shall be Promoting Health in Haiti, Inc.  The purpose of the organization shall be as follows:

Promoting Health in Haiti seeks to improve health in Haiti through enhancing nursing education and knowledge by creating working partnerships between North American and Haitian Schools of Nursing.

II. Board of Directors

  1. The business of this organization shall be managed by the Board of Directors, together with the Officers of this organization.
  2. The Board of Directors shall serve without pay and consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 members.
  3. The eligibility criteria for membership on the Board is that interested individuals have demonstrated some commitment to assisting the organization carry out its purpose or has done similar service for other such organizations.
  4. Board members shall serve for a term of 2 years; provided that, in order to stagger terms, the initial term for one-half of the initial Board members chosen by random lottery conducted by the President shall be one year.
  5. Board members shall serve no more than three consecutive terms; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, (i) former Board members may serve on a committee during any period in which they are not Board members; and (ii) there shall be no limit on the number of terms a person may serve on the Board (subject to the restrictions of consecutive terms above).
  6. Vacancies in the Board shall be filled by a vote of the majority of the remaining members for the balance of the applicable term of such vacated seat.  Any Board member or officer of the organization may nominate replacements to fill vacancies on the Board.
  7. Each director shall have one vote.
  8. A director may be removed when sufficient cause exists for such removal.   The Board of Directors may entertain changes against any director.  Board members with 5 absences shall be dismissed from the Board.*

III. Officers

  1. The officers of the organization shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, each nominated by the Board.
  2. Elected officers will serve a term of two years. 
  3. (a)The President shall be the Chairman of the Board.  The Chair shall preside at all Board meetings, appoint committee members, and perform other duties as associated with the office. (b)The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in case of the President’s absence. (c)The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of the Board, keep all approved minutes in a minute book, and send out copies of minutes to all. (d) The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all monies belonging to the organization and shall be solely responsible for such monies or securities of the organization. The Treasurer shall review the organization’s budget and prepare financial reports as needed.

IV. Committees

  1. The Board may appoint standing and ad hoc committees as needed.

V. Meetings

  1. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held quarterly.
  2. Special meetings of the Board may be held at any time when called for by the Chairman of the Board or a majority of Board members.
  3. Agendas shall be provided at least 7 days in advance.

VI. Voting

  1. (a) A majority of Board members constitutes a quorum. (b) In absence of a quorum, no formal action shall be taken except to adjourn the meeting to a subsequent date.
  2. Passage of a motion requires a simple majority (ie, one more than half the members present). [Or whatever your board’s decision-making process is]

VII. Conflict of Interest

  1. Any member of the Board who has a financial, personal, or official interest in, or conflict (or appearance of a conflict) with any matter pending before the Board, of such nature that it prevents or may prevent that member from acting on the matter in an impartial manner, will offer to the Board to voluntarily excuse him/herself and will vacate his seat and refrain from discussion and voting on said item.

VIII. Fiscal Policies

  1. The fiscal year of the organization shall be July 1 to June 30.

IX. Amendments

  1. These by-laws may be amended by a two-third vote of Board members present at any meeting, provided a quorum is present and provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) are provided to each Board member at least one week prior to said meeting.

*attendance can be by conference call or other telecommunication means 


Mission:  Our mission is to support the Haitian schools of nursing and improve the health and wellness for the citizens of Haiti by educating advanced practice nurses.

Vision: Our vision is to create nurse practitioners who can provide much needed primary care in the Haitian communities.

Core Values:

We believe that a descent society provides all its members with accessible health care

We believe that respecting the dignity of all people is critical to healthy communities

We believe that everyone has a role to play and deserves a chance to succeed

We believe that we are better off when we work together

We believe that family and community systems are critical to keeping balance in a society.

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