Executive Director: Marie Marthe Saint Cyr
Marie Marthe Saint Cyr was born in Haiti, speaks fluent Haitian Kreyol and has a long history of working hand-in-hand with grassroots organizations. Ms. Saint Cyr was the founding Executive Director of Iris House, a center for women with HIV/AIDS in Harlem, has served as the Deputy Commissioner of Human Rights for the city of New York and headed the New York AIDS Coalition. Throughout the years, Ms. Saint Cyr has participated in the governance of many organizations as a member of the board of directors for the National Minority AIDS Council, MADRE and the Lambi Fund of Haiti. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs, a Master's Degree in Social Work, and Middle and Executive Management certificates from Columbia University's Non-Profit Management programs.
Haiti Director: Ms. Josette Perard
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.
Field Director: Mr. Ferry Pierre-Charles 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.
Assistant Field Director: Mr. Paul Rodney Henry Mr. Henry joined the Lambi Fund field staff in 1996 as an agronomist with a specialty in plant technologies. He has over seven years of experience in rural Haiti working directly with peasant cultivators, training them in improved rice and banana production, and has considerable practice with soil conservation. He has collaborated with several Haitian non-governmental organizations including, ITECA and FONDEV, in many of Haiti's nine geographic departments.
Regional Monitor: Mr. Joseph Dorsainvil
Mr. Dorsainvil brings over fifteen years of community-based field experience to the Lambi Fund. Born and raised in Gonaives, Haiti, TiDjo works from his home base to provide continuous management and technical assistance to the many Lambi Fund projects in the Artibonite Valley. He has received diplomas in accounting and business mathematics, training and management for popular banks and small businesses, human rights training, and training in organizing cooperatives and popular education techniques.
Regional Monitor: Mr. Pierre Antoinier Staint Cyr
Mr. Saint Cyr brings to the Lambi Fund's field team eleven years of rural-based experience. Like his counterpart in the Artibonite, Mr. Saint 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. Saint Cyr also speaks fluent Spanish.
Digital Outreach Manager: Sarah Leavitt
Sarah Leavitt is responsible for managing Lambi Fund’s digital outreach including social networking, videos and blogs. She also supervises interns and oversees marketing and campaign efforts. Sarah earned her M.A. in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She has worked previously with UN Youth Ambassadors, served on the board for the Sustainable International Development Institute (SIDI) and has a strong background in water and sanitation, grassroots activism and social empowerment.
Assistant to the Executive Director: Katiana Anglade
Katiana Anglade is a Haitian-American who speaks fluent Haitian Kreyol. She is responsible for managing Lambi Fundís day to day operations including the maintenance of donor accounts, personnel and the daily correspondence of contacts. Katiana has extensive experience in administration and office management. She has studied Office Technology Administration at the Katherine Gibbs School and Liberal Arts & Sciences at St. Johnís University. Katiana is also a fellow in the NY-Haitian Leadership Fellowship program which is dedicated to developing strong Haitian leaders.
Kate Dill supports Lambi Fundís development activities by writing grant proposals, engaging individual donors and exploring new opportunities for funding. She is also working to strengthen Lambi Fund's project outcomes reporting and evaluation methods. Kate comes from the Colorado Department of Transportation, where she managed communication of the department's performance to external stakeholders. Kate has also worked for the Council on Foreign Relations and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. She holds a B.S. in Communication from Boston University and an M.A. in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies.