Repheka Haiti is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, funded in September 2011. It provides financial support, logistics, and organizational guidance to community projects based in Haiti.
A board of directors oversees the projects, programs, and activities of the organization in Haiti. The board is made of Haitian and American professionals.
Our Board of Directors:
Wadner Oge, Esq., Chair
Wadner Oge is a young lawyer who is currently working for the State of Massachusetts. His engagement and commitment to the organization has inspired his colleagues to elect him as the new Chairperson of the Board as of March 2014.
Mario Malivert, MD, MPH, President
Dr. Malivert obtains his medical degree from Haiti’s State University and Masters Degrees in public health at Boston University and in management at Emmanuel College, both schools are located in Boston, MA. He has extensive experience in organization management, health promotion and education, clinical and social science research, and health improvement programs.
Jonel Dalexis, Treasurer
Mr. Dalexis is an Accountant and the Founder and President of Echo Evangelique, a non-profit Christian radio program which has been serving the Haitian community of Massachusetts for the past 27 years. He brings to Repheka Haiti excellent management and fundraising experience.
Sabine Valme-Louis, Clerk
Mrs. Valme-Louis has extensive experience in management and administration, both at her current position in a financial firm in downtown Boston, MA, and in her local church, where she contributes to various ministries with organizational and coordinating support. She has also much fundraising experience, particularly at the grassroots level.
Edner Cayemite, PhD., Director
Dr. Cayemite is the Executive Director of the Center for Research and Community Empowerment and the Chief Academic Officer of Ethnicity and Disease Research Center, two organizations engaged in the empowerment of urban communities. He serves also on many other boards of non-profit corporations. His research interests focus on engaging ethnic minorities in research, designing framework which allows participation of young people in decision making, and developing logistical systems that link services, education and economy in the urban area.
Nancy Emerson-Lombardo, PhD., Director
Nancy B. Emerson Lombardo, PhD has worked for over 25 years in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and services for older adults. She is a founder of both the national Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Disease International. She is also a member of the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America, and the International Academy of Nutrition and Aging. She is expert in organizing interdisciplinary and multicultural project teams and facilitating collegial, collaborative innovative efforts in clinical practice, research, education, and public policy. Dr. Emerson Lombardo has extensive research experience including work with innovative interventions for frail elders and caregivers, educational programs, surveys and policy analyses on mental health issues of the elderly, and evaluations using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Charles Barnett, MD, Director
Dr. Barnett is a board certified internist in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Alaska, and Wyoming. He has extensive experience in medical research and clinical drug trials. He is also involved in developing medical technology and practice management tools. Before joining the board of Repheka Haiti, Dr. Barnett has undertaken fundraising activities to purchase practice equipment for the Repheka clinics in Haiti.