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Our Staff

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Ms. Josette Perard

Executive Director

Josette Perard is one of the few women to head a successful NGO in Haiti. Born and raised in Haiti, Ms. Perard has over 30 years experience in social change work in Zaire and Haiti and over 20 years accounting and management experience in New York. She returned to Haiti in 1986, has been active with women's groups, and has hosted many delegations of U.S. solidarity activists visiting Haiti. As a founding staff member, she has directed Lambi Fund's program since 1994. In 2006 she won the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award and is a founding leader of Women's Earth Alliance.

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Mr. Pierre Antoinier St. Cyr

Regional Monitor

Mr. St. Cyr brings to the Lambi Fund's field team eleven years of rural-based experience. Like his counterpart in the Artibonite, Mr. St. Cyr works from his home base to provide technical and organizational development support to six-plus projects in southern Haiti. His education includes a year of pedagogical training, with expertise and diplomas in agroforestry, development of cooperatives, community organizing, as well as training in veterinary skills and popular education. Mr. St. Cyr also speaks fluent Spanish.

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Mr. Ferry Pierre-Charles

Field Director

Mr. Pierre-Charles is a trained agronomist with ten years of experience working with Haitian peasants in the field to develop and implement community-based agricultural projects, and conduct trainings. He has worked for several indigenous development organizations, and has conducted research in the field on appropriate agricultural technology. He also has computer training in a variety of programs.

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Mr. Franck Sylvain

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Mr. Sylvain began collaborating with Lambi Fund in July, 2013 as an Agronomist with a specialization in agricultural production. He has over 20 years of experience across Haiti in building farmers organizations’ capacities and supporting sustainable local development. He has worked in the Office of Development of the Artibonite Valley in agricultural research and in support of farmers groups, at ITECA where he was responsible for recruitment and follow-up training, and at the National Association of Agro-Professional Haitians in national environmental education actions and grain storage. For over 10 years, Mr. Sylvain worked within Helvetas-Haiti, in support of grassroots communities in the collective management of natural resources and sustainable local development.

Our Board of Directors

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Nancy Felix

Board Chairwoman

Nancy Felix is Director of Software Development with Home Advisor. She has spent her entire career in the IT industry and loves leading teams, mentoring, growing others and innovating. Nancy holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver, a Math/Computer Science from the State University of New York in Binghamton. She brings to Lambi Fund her passion to help others as well as make a difference in her community and in Haiti.

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Andre Celestin

Board Member

Andre Celestin is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer and has been living in New York since 1969. He designed and implemented a water project for the town of Point-a-Raquet, Lagonave, Haiti. He is a past board member of IHDAH.  He has been married for 48 years. He and his wife have one married daughter and two grandsons

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Francis Duvillage

Board Member

Father Duvillage was born and raised in Haiti. He earned a degree in Theology and Philosophy from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. He is the Parish Priest  of Notre-Dame de Guadalupe located in Carrefour, Haiti. He joined the Lambi Fund board in 2019 because he is interested in the work Lambi is doing in the rural communities in Haiti helping  peasants and women’s organizations.

France Buteau

Board Member

Marguerite Joseph

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Freud Jean

Board Member

Jacquelin Soliman

Board Member

William Smarth

Board Member

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