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The 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers & Ones to Watch (2014)
Who are the Haitian-Americans making a difference in America? To answer that question, The Haitian Roundtable joined with The Haitian Times, Radio Soleil, Kompa Guide and The Stewardship Report to select the Inductees for the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones To Watch in the United States (2014).
The 1804 List, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizes Haitian-American Changemakers in the United States who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their profession and proven themselves to be forces for change in their communities. They are seen as thought leaders, trailblazers, or unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. The 1804 List will also recognize outstanding Haitian-Americans as our Ones To Watch who represent our community’s innovators and rising stars from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.
Our List reflects the broad range of accomplishments by Haitian-Americans in the United States. The 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones To Watch for 2014 includes a former U.S. Ambassador, an international soccer superstar and a NBA legend, an Emmy award winning make-up artist, iconic actor, pioneering not-for-profit leaders, ground breaking jazz vocalist, legislator and entrepreneur.
The 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers (2014)
Jean Appolon, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Jean Appolon Expressions
Jozy Altidore, Member, U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team
Firmin & Magalie Backer, Co-Founders, Haiti Renewal Alliance
Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent, Miami Herald
Linda Dorcena Forry, State Senator, 1st Suffolk District, Massachusetts
Nancy Dorsinville, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health
Roger Dorsinville, Chair, Electrical Engineering & Co-Chair Computer Engineering,City College of City University of New York (CUNY)
Karen Dupiche, Emmy Award-Winning Make-Up Artist
Harvey Gedeon, Executive Vice President, Global Research, Development and Product Innovation, Estee Lauder Companies
Victor Glemaud, Fashion Designer
J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jamie Hector, Actor & Philanthropist
Marie E. Hyppolite, President, Haitian American Nurses Association
Karine Jean-Pierre, Political Strategist
Claudine Joseph, Chief Operating Officer, LL Cool J Inc.
Patrick Lemoine, Author
Linda Marc-Clérismé, Ph.D., Education and Curriculum Development Director, Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) & Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
Geraldine Méhu, Executive Director & Assistant Complex Director, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Olden Polynice, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian & NBA Icon
Pierre-Richard Prosper, Partner, Arent Fox LLP & Former U. S. Ambassador-at-Large
Quddus Philippe, Founder & CEO, Q Side Entertainment
Jean-Michel Voltaire, Trial Attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Lesly Zamor, Chief Executive Officer, SEED Design Solutions
The 1804 List of Ones to Watch (2014)
Victoire Charles, Actress
Meta Golding, Actress
Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jazz Vocalist
Yves-Car Momperouse, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kreyol Essence
Florcy Morisset, Founder & Director, Vivant Art Collection
A Recognition Ceremony and Cocktail Reception will be held on
Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 6:00PM to 11:00 PM at
Florence Gould Hall located at 55 East 59th Street New York, NY.
The 1804 List continues a worthwhile tradition of
showcasing the best in the Haitian community to the world.
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The Haitian Roundtable
The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), founded in New York in 2008, is an organization comprised of Haitian-American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes. The organization seeks to heighten awareness locally and nationally of Haitians as an emerging constituency among key stakeholders and institutions through networking, forums and events.