Frantz Jacques – Chair
Mr. Jacques is a corporate attorney whose practice area focuses on fintech law, mergers and acquisitions, ESG, debt and equity financing, corporate governance, securities regulation, and cross-border transactions. Mr. Jacques is the Chair of the DC Bar CFSL Community, Committee on FinTech Regulation & Enforcement; and the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Finance. He served as team coordinator of a consortium of Georgetown University Law Center Trade Law Clinic and Trapca members providing technical assistance to the African Union for the drafting and negotiation of the Continental Free Trade Area Dispute Settlement Chapter.
Kathleen McDonough – Vice Chair
Kathleen McDonough, is President/CEO of Community Health Network (Holliston, MA), which she purchased in 2001 from our Founder, Sarah Hackett. Like Sarah she has a professional background in nursing, public health and home care, and has been involved with Haiti Projects for over 10 years. She will be on the Executive and Finance Committees.
Susan M. Gately – Treasurer
Susan M. Gately has been an economic and policy expert specializing in the telecom and information policy arena for more than 40 years. Her consulting firm, SMGately Consulting, LLC (SMGC) caters primarily to very large users (Fortune 500 Companies) of communications services. Susan lives and works in Duxbury, Mass.
Eileen Freitag – Secretary
Eileen is retired from an over 40-year career in home health care — as CEO of Visiting Nurse Association of Boston and Partner and Director of Strategic and Operational Consulting at Fazzi Associates. She serves as Secretary and is on the Artisanat and Clinic Committees.
Nick Carter is a thirty-year trial lawyer in Boston with an affection for Haiti. He spent a summer in 1982 in Port au Prince establishing a nutrition center for malnourished infants. More recently, his mother was lovingly cared for in a memory care unit by Haitian-American caretakers.
Kathleen is currently a French elementary school teacher in Toronto, Canada. She grew up in Canada, but moved to Haiti shortly after obtaining her education degree from Queen’s University. From 2010 – 2021, she spent eleven years doing education work in Port-au-Prince and various rural regions across Haiti, working as a teacher in local schools and later leading a professional development team that provided training and pedagogical coaching for Haitian school directors and teachers. Kathleen believes that quality education should be accessible to all children and she is passionate about continuing to promote this through Haiti Projects.
Marie Miliane Clermont is a general practitioner working at Saint Boniface Hospital in Fond des Blancs as Deputy Director. She managees the health programs focusing on community health, maternal and child health, ongoing training for health professionals and TB/HIV. She got her medical degree at State University in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and post graduate course in Health System Management. She has interest in health system reinforcement, education for health professionals, quality improvement and community development. She has been living in Fond des Blancs for 16 years and is very involved in the community as well as with the women microlending program.
Paul P. Harris
Paul P. Harris, the principal of Corporate Financial Consulting, LLC, received his B.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, magna cum laude, and his MBA from Babson College. He is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts with 40 years of progressive business experience and provides financial and management consulting services to local and worldwide companies.
Dale Joachim is on the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Labs, where he is involved in airport runway optimization. A PhD in Electrical Engineering, he has also been involved in One Laptop per Child, the MIT Media Lab, and numerous other commercial and academic endeavors. He will work on the Library/Education Committee.
Alisa Kuno is COO and CFO of the Americas region for DEPT®, a digital agency. Prior to this role, Alisa was a fractional Chief Financial Officer for a number of privately held companies. Alisa has held a variety of other general management, finance and strategy roles throughout her career. Alisa earned her MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Harvard University.
Sheila resides in Buffalom New York and has been a certified nurse-midwife since 1985 having a career that spanned serving women of all ages, throughout their lives. It was her privilege to guide women through many life transitions involving birth, childrearing, and family challenges. In addition, she has been involved in quality assurance review, clinical education & staff management.
Inobert Pierre grew up in Cap-Haitien on Haiti’s northern coast. Dr. Pierre began his career teaching high school chemistry and physics in Port-au-Prince. After ten years of teaching, Pierre decided to move into medical care. He earned his medical degree from the Public Medical School in Port-au-Prince in 1998. Dr. Pierre is a pediatrician. He oversees Health Equity International’s operations in Haiti, and he is a member of the Haitian Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Pierre’s passion is working with children and helping the poor.
Peter Sanborn was a portfolio manager and analyst for 25 years with Oechsle International Advisors, a Boston-based investment advisory firm specializing in non-U.S. equities. Prior to that, he worked in Tokyo, Japan, for six years as an analyst of Japanese stocks for Jardine Fleming Securities. In affiliation with Community Consulting Teams of Boston (CCT), since 2010 he has served on many pro bono consulting projects on behalf of Boston-area nonprofits.
Pierre Valette is the president of amplifi, a boutique marketing and communications agency, that develops marketing strategies and contents for mission-driven companies and nonprofits. He has worked as a marketing executive and a children’s TV and documentary producer, garnering 4 Emmys, 2 Peabodies, and numerous other awards.