Grassroots Community Development in Borgne, Haiti.

Board Of Directors

Rose-Marie Chierici, Ph.D. 
Founder, Executive Director
Email: chierici@geneseo.edu

Former professor and head of the Anthropology Department at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Rose-Marie has served on the Board of Advisors for Partners in Health since its inception, and she draws upon many years of community development experience. As a founding member of H.O.P.E., Rose-Marie has provided continuous vision and leadership. She is a native born Haitian whose family left the country under the oppression of the Duvalier dictatorship.

Rose-Marie is widely recognized for her insights into grassroots development work - always with respect for people, their culture and their need for dignity and self-sufficiency. H.O.P.E.'s ethics are rooted in these same values.In 2006 she was instrumental in forming the Borgne Health Alliance (ASB) which has since flourished, growing into the sole health system for Borgne.

Michael Shields 
Deputy Executive Director 
CEO eLogic Group
Email: mshields@elogicgroup.com
            James Myers, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board, Director, Economic Development
Associate Provost, International Education and Global Programs
Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jamisr@rit.edu  
Kelly Myers
Board Secretary
Director, Human Resources
Morgan Mangement LLC
            Sosthenes Pierre-Philippe
Board Treasurer
Tax Auditor, NYS Dept of Taxation & Finance 

Stephen Burgart, DDS

Director, Dental Programs
Dentist
            Christine Burkhart
Board Member
Development Manager, Global Fund for Children 

Michel Cassagnol
Chief Operating Officer 
Retired Program Manager, STV Inc.
             Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D.
 Director, Education Programs
 President, Buffalo State College

Timothy Dye, PhD

Board Member
Professor
School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester
            Kevin Fiscella, M.D./ MPH
Director, Health Programs
Prof. Depts of Family Medicine & Prev. Medicine Oncology
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 

Hillary Mickell  

Board Member
Chief Marketing Officer and Founder Foodily Inc.
            J. Shields Sundberg
Board Member
Educator