News Americas, New York, NY, Thurs. Mar. 20, 2014: Over two dozen Haitian-Americans are set to be honored this weekend for being ‘Changemakers’ in the United States.

The 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers for 2014 was selected for the second consecutive year in collaboration with The Haitian Times, Radio Soleil, Kompa Guide and The Stewardship Report.

The 29 individuals being honored represent the Haitian community’s innovators and rising stars across a wide range of industries, professions and backgrounds.

A recognition ceremony and reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6 to 11 P.M. at Florence Gould Hall in New York, NY.

The Haitian Roundtable will induct its second annual list of inductees to the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers List ahead of Haiti’s year of independence.

The 24 Haitian-Americans who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their profession, proven themselves to be forces for change, and have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community.

In addition, the 1804 List salutes five up-and-coming Haitian-Americans as Ones To Watch in 2014.

Inductees to the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers (2014) are:

  • Jozy Altidore, Member, U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team
  • Jean Appolon, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Jean Appolon Expressions
  • Firmin & Magalie Backer, Co-Founders, Haiti Renewal Alliance
  • Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent, Miami Herald
  • Linda Dorcena Forry, State Senator, 1st Suffolk District, Massachusetts
  • Nancy Dorsinville, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Roger Dorsinville, Chair, Electrical Engineering & Co-Chair Computer Engineering, City College of City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Dupiche, Emmy Award-Winning Make-Up Artist
  • Gedeon, Executive Vice President, Global Research, Development & Product Innovation, Estée Lauder Companies
  • Victor Glemaud, Fashion Designer
  • J. Nadine Gracia, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jamie Hector, Actor & Philanthropist
  • Marie E. Hyppolite, President, Haitian American Nurses Association
  • Jean-Pierre, Political Strategist
  • Claudine Joseph, Chief Operating Officer, LL Cool J Inc.
  • Patrick Lemoine, Author
  • Linda Marc-Clérismé, Ph.D., Education & Curriculum Development Director, Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center & Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Geraldine Méhu, Executive Director & Assistant Complex Director, UBS Wealth Management
  • Olden Polynice, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian & NBA Legend
  • Quddus Philippe, Founder & CEO, Q Side Entertainment
  • Pierre-Richard Prosper, Partner, Arent Fox LLP & Former U. S.
  • Ambassador-at-Large
  • Jean-Michel Voltaire, Trial Attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lesly Zamor, Chief Executive Officer, SEED Design Solutions

Additionally the 1804 List of 5 Haitian-Americans to Watch (2014) are:

  • Victoire Charles, Actress
  • Meta Golding, Actress
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jazz Vocalist
  • Yve-Car Momperousse, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kreyol Essence
  • Florcy Morisset, Founder & Director, Vivant Art Collection

About The Haitian Roundtable

The Haitian Roundtable, founded in New York in 2008, is an organization of Haitian-American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes. The organization seeks to heighten the awareness among key stakeholders of Haitians as an emerging constituency, and to promote Haiti as a positive brand.


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