THE 'RAYS OF SUNSHINE' THAT MAKE HHBS POSSIBLE
Fran Juste, RN – President, Founder
Francoise is Registered Nurse with more than 20 years experience in this quite challenging field. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing Informatics from New York University.
Francoise works at a consulting firm as a senior healthcare advisor.
“My dream has always been to help the people of my country- Haiti. God has placed this mission in my heart and has positioned me to do just that- help people in need. I am committed to make a difference one person at a time, one child at a time. This is my true Purpose in life”
Rosemary Ventura, RN – Director of Operations & Travel Missions
Rosemary is a seasoned Registered Nurse with more than 19 years experience. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Nursing Informatics from New York University.
She currently works at New York Presbyterian, New York City as the Director of Nursing.
“My role as Director of Operations at HHBS is to ensure that everyone involved will support the Mission and Vision of this wonderful organization. I am so honored to be part of such a not for Profit organization where Hand to Hand distribution if the core of what is being done. This is what we do. This is what we know. This is our pledge”
Chris Mirianthopoulous – Board Member
Chris worked as Director of the International Center at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, an international leader focusing on musculoskeletal conditions and treatments. Prior to HSS, Chris was with Memorial-Sloan Kettering’s International Center for 11 years, where he served as administrator of the program, as well as director of its National Corporate Medical Associates Program.
He holds a degree in management from New York University, and prior to his tenure in healthcare, his career included leadership positions in premier hospitality organizations both in the US and abroad.
“I pledge to work toward ensuring that the small contribution of my time will help to make a positive impact on the lives of those that HHBS is working so tirelessly to assist.”
Kelly Poole BSN, RN – Director of Logistics, USA
After attending the Annual HHBS Fundraiser in 2013, Kelly approached Fran and asked how she could help. In 2014, Kelly created a successful crowd source fundraising campaign that coincided with the nationwide Giving Tuesday event. She made her first trip to Haiti in 2015, where along with three other HHBS ambassadors, she distributed shoes, clothing and provided basic healthcare to children and familes in Croix de Boquets. Following Haiti, Kelly helped organize the Pilates Gives Back campaign and the 7th Annual 2015 Fundraiser which was the most successful event to date. She is already busy planning the 2016 mission trip.
In addition to her work with HHBS, Kelly is a Clinical Operations Manager for a large private medical practice and recently completed her first marathon in New York City.
Evens Paul – Director of Logistics & Coordination, Haiti
Evens is a 28 y.o. Haitian young man who is interested in helping the people of his country anyway that he can. He joined HHBS about 6 years ago. Evens represents HHBS eyes and ears while being so dynamic on the ground. He meets with the school administrative staff on a weekly basis and meets with the HHBS president via skype 2-3 times a week. His goal is to grow with HHBS while making a difference however way he can.
He is married, has 2 children and lives in Port Au Prince, Haiti