Our Team

Our Incredible Team

The GIF team is dedicated to providing support that promotes awareness and activities that promote positive outcomes for victims and survivors of crime.
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Dr. Marie O. Etienne

Founder, President & CEO
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Tenesha Avent, MPH, CCHW

Executive Director
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Evrose Noel, AGNP-BC, CRNA, MSN, MPH

Vice-President of Operations
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Bernadette Pierre, MS

Chairwoman
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Gloria L. Fonseca

1st Vice-Chair
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Dr. Roxana Orta, DNP, ANP-C, PMHNP-BC, APRN

2nd-Vice Chair
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Dr. Constance Miller

Treasurer
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Oudeline Sinepha, BSN, RN

Secretary
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Sabrina Mota, SN

Secretary
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Doyinsola Akinsomisoye, M.S., HTL (ASCP) CM, B.S.

Corresponding Secretary
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Dr. h.c. Rachel Tourgeman

Director of Intergroup Relations
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Dr. Alan Silber, M.D.

Deputy Director Of Intergroup Relations
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Dr. h.c. Shanika Ampah

Director of Advocacy
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Emily Schraer

Director of Fundraising
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Sandra Bonell BSN, RN

Deputy Director of Fundraising
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Yatanell Dominique

Deputy Director of Marketing
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Dr. h.c. Margareth Reed

Director of Marketing
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Dr. Heather Brathwaite, Phd, APRN, PMHNP BC

Deputy Director of Mental Health Services
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Natalia Patel

Deputy Director of Marketing
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Dr. h.c. Marjorie Lozama

Director of Mental Health Services
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Dr. Martine Philipps

Director of Education
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Dr. John Cordia

Deputy Director of Mental Health Services
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Dr. Shirley Plantin

Deputy Director of Mental Health Services
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Sebastian Parano

Director of Technology
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Dr. Maria Hidalgo

Director of Program & Events
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Katia St. Fleur

Director of Legislative & Government Affairs
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Dorothy Leveille, BSN, RN, MPH

Deputy Director of Education
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Bernice Fidélia Morris, RHIA

Director of International Affairs & Deputy Director of Program & Events
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Sandra Justice, Producer/Actress/Miss Haiti

Director of Public Relations
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Delpha Samuels, Pastor / Mrs. Florida International

Deputy Director of Public Relations
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Tony Perez

Director of Entertainment
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Rachel E. Pinedo

Deputy Director of Entertainment
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Loni Elizabeth Mbele Phillips

Director of Social Media & Communications
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Dr. Tamara LaCroix, Ph.D., MSN-Ed, RN

Director of Grants
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Dr. Elina (Tina) Bivins, MBA, JD

Legal Counsel
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Michelle Austin Pamies, Esq

Attorney - Legal Counsel

Advisory Board Members

  • Michelle Austin, Esq.
  • Dr. Elina Bivins, MBA, JD
  • Honorable Joe Celestin, Former Mayor
  • Dr. Alix Desulme, Vice Mayor,
    City of North Miami
  • Anel De Castro
  • Dr. Jorge Alfonso, B.A., MS, MIBA, MBA, Ed.D
  • Ana Ferguson
  • Dr. Maria J. Perez, PhD, RNC-OB, LHRM
  • Trecia Pierre
  • Jose Peralta, MSN, RN
  • Betty Lara
  • Dr. Dadilia Garces
  • Dr. Francesco Duberli
  • Aland Pierre-Canel, CPA
  • Dr. Basil Philipps
  • Dr. Steadly Foster, PhD, RN
  • Dr. Ileana Pino
  • Dr. Fabrice Laguerre

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