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, D Min. (h.c)

Vice-President of Operations
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Anel Del Castro

Chairwoman
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Dr. Maria Hidalgo

1st-Vice Chair
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LaToya Lewis, Ed.D-CI, MSN, RN

2nd-Vice Chair
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Dr. Constance Miller

Treasurer
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Katarina Alicea, RN-BSN

Secretary
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Bernadette Pierre, MS

Director of Fundraising
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Dr. Danay Rodriguez-Arritola

Director of Programs & Events, Deputy Director of Public Relations
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Dr. h.c. Margareth Reed

Director of Marketing
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Yatanell Dominique

Deputy Director of Marketing
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Lorna Pascal

Director of Communications and Social Media
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Griselle Marino

Director of External Affairs & Advocacy
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Dr. Elina (Tina) Bivins, MBA, JD

Legal Counsel
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Michelle Austin Pamies, Esq

Attorney - Legal Counsel
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Tony Perez

Director of Entertainment
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Dr. h.c. Marjorie Lozama

Director of Mental Health Services
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Dr. Heather Brathwaite, Phd, APRN, PMHNP BC

Deputy Director of Mental Health Services
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Dr. John Cordia

Deputy Director of Mental Health Services
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Jacqueline Exceus

Director of Education
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Dorothy Leveille, BSN, RN, MPH, D Min. (h.c)

Deputy Director of Education
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Sandra Justice, Producer/Actress/Miss Haiti

Director of Public Relations
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DeCarlos Bradley, MSN-Ed, RN

Deputy Director of Public Relations
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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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Marie Odile Val

Director of Grants

Advisory Board Members

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

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