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Staff

The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation staff in Haiti and the US are committed to delivering quality healthcare with compassion, excellence and dignity. 350 people, 98% of whom are Haitian, staff our operations in Haiti while our small Boston area team oversees the organization's finances, fundraising, and management. Below you’ll find a listing of our leadership in the U.S. and Haiti.

Leadership

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Conor Shapiro

President & CEO

Conor Shapiro, MPH, assumed the position of President and CEO at SBHF in 2011, leading the organization’s operations in Haiti and the United States. Under his tenure, St. Boniface Hospital has emerged as the leading referral hospital in southern Haiti. Mr. Shapiro has overseen the expansion of St. Boniface Hospital to include new buildings dedicated to spinal cord injury, maternal and neonatal health, surgery, an expanded laboratory, and a soon to be constructed infectious disease center. During this time, the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation has transformed into a leading NGO in Haiti and has partnered with USAID, the CDC, the GE Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, among others. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Boston University and over 13 years of experience with SBHF. During his first 7 years with SBHF, Mr. Shapiro worked from Fond des Blancs in various capacities, including as Director General of the St. Boniface Hospital. In 2013, Mr. Shapiro was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award by the Boston University School of Public Health in recognition of his commitment to advancing development in Haiti. 

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Dr. Inobert Pierre

Director General – Haiti Operations

Dr. Pierre grew up in Cap-Haitien on Haiti’s northern coast. He earned his medical degree from the Public Medical School in Port-au-Prince in 1998. Pierre is a pediatrician who first came to St. Boniface Hospital in October 2002. He was promoted to HIV coordinator at the hospital in July 2009, then Medical Director in January 2010 and finally to Director General in September 2010. He oversees the foundation’s operations in Haiti. Pierre began his career teaching high school chemistry and physics in Port-au-Prince. After ten years of teaching, Pierre decided to move into medical care. He is a member of the Haitian Academy of Pediatrics. Pierre’s passion is working with children and helping the poor.

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Bill Gimson

Chief Operations Officer - Haiti Operations

Bill has more than 35 years of experience leading large organizations through transformative changes. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual, he has worked in the US and abroad on domestic and global health initiatives.

From 2003-2010, as Chief Operating Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia he oversaw more than 15,000 employees and an annual budget of $10 billion dollars. Bill volunteered as a member of a State Department Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq in 2008, leading a US Army health team working with Ministry of Health. From 2009-2013 he served as Executive Director of the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

Awards include HHS’ Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, and the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership by American University in Washington, D.C. Bill speaks Spanish and has an MBA from Duke University and BA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Dr. Miliane Clermont

Deputy Director General – Haiti Operations

Dr. Clermont is the Deputy Director General of St. Boniface Hospital. She began working for St. Boniface Hospital in 1995 as a nurse. Later, St. Boniface helped her fulfill her girlhood dream of becoming a doctor by subsidizing her medical education in Port-au-Prince. She returned to Fond des Blancs after graduating with a medical degree in 2006 and was eventually promoted to second-in-command at the hospital. Miliane grew up in a small, tin-roof house in rural southern Haiti. She earned her medical degree from the State University of Haiti and her nursing degree from the National School of Nursing in Les Cayes. Miliane’s passion is maternal and child health.

Dr. Samuel Bernard

Medical Director

Dr. Bernard became St. Boniface Hospital (SBH) Medical Director in October 2015. He first came to  SBH in January 2010 as a s social service resident after completing his medical degree at the Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie of the State University.  After his residency, Dr. Bernard joined the staff  full-time and has since fulfilled a number of roles including director of our Villa clinic,  and project coordinator of  SBHF projects with UNICEF, the CDC, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Immediately prior to becoming medical director, Dr. Bernard served as coordinator of SBHF’s AIDS/HIV program, SIDALE, for which he received an award from CBBM for excellence in program management. Dr. Bernard has  received leadership training from Physicians 4 Haiti (now EqualHealth) and studied Health System Management in a partnership between the State University and Montreal University. Born in Cap-Haitian, he attended high school at College Notre Dame.

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Dr. Berthony Guerrier

Head of Obstectrics & Gynecology

Dr. Guerrier worked as the only OB/GYN at St. Boniface for six years, during which time he delivered thousands of babies and spent many sleepless nights on-call. He was instrumental in planning the new MNH Center and now is its Director; managing staff, treating patients and supervising care, and training OB/GYN residents. Originally from the small town of Ti Goave in Southern Haiti, Dr. Guerrier was inspired to attend medical school in Port-au-Prince after seeing the lack of access to healthcare in his community growing up. 

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Dr. Luther Ward

Chief Surgeon

After graduating from the University of Arizona, Dr. Ward joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching Chemistry in Ghana. He then attended medical school at Tulane University where he received both an MD and an MPH in tropical medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University, after which he began a surgical program at a critical access hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon. In 2013 Dr. Ward received the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship and moved to Mirebalais, Haiti, where he spent two years working at University Hospital (HUM). During his time at HUM, Dr. Ward assisted in the formation of a surgical residency program, and laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery programs. Dr. Ward came to SBHF in 2015 to start St. Boniface Hospital's first permanent surgical program. His wife Lisa, a WASH specialist, and their four young children also live in Fond-des-Blancs.

Dr. Michelson Padovany

Dr. Michelson Padovany

Chief of Surgery

Michelson Padovany, MD & MMSc-GHD candidate, is a general surgeon who trained at Haiti’s national public hospital in Port au Prince, and is currently completing his masters in global health at Harvard Medical School, doing research as part of his new role as Chief Surgeon at St. Boniface Hospital. Born in Mirebalais, Haiti, Dr. Padovany returned there in 2013 to be one of the first surgeons at the new Partners in Health teaching hospital, Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais. At HUM he worked closely with Dr. Luther Ward to help grow the dynamic surgical program by pioneering the implementation of laparoscopy procedures and by creating an oncology surgical service. He is dedicated to raising the standard of surgical care available to the poor through inter-disciplinary education, being a mentor to surgical residents, increasing access to technology, and creating systematic approaches to comprehensive surgical care - all of which he is excited to work on at SBHF. Dr. Padovany believes access to quality surgical care should be a right for all, and hopes to push the boundaries of surgery in the field of global health. 

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Yanick Louis, RN

Head Nurse, Community Health

Yanick Louis is an experienced nurse with a passion for community health. After working as a nurse with Medcines Sans Frontiers during the 2010 cholera outbreak she returned to school to get a certification in community health from the Haitian Institute for Community Health (INHSAC). Ms. Yanick has also worked with some of the premier health institutions in Haiti, including Center GHESKIO and Zanmi Lasante. As the head of the Community Health team at SBHF, she is responsible for coordinating vaccination campaigns, malnutrition screenings, primary care visits, and disease prevention efforts across our catchment area.  

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Kenide Bien Aime, RN

Chief of Nursing

Kenide Bien Aime grew up in Les Cayes and always wanted to care for people. She attended nursing school in her hometown, and joined the nursing staff at St. Boniface Hospital in 2004. When she started at SBHF she was one of only five registered nurses on staff. She is now the highly respected leader of a professional team of over 65 nurses, providing care to hundreds of patients every day. 

Randy Atkin

Randy Atkin

Chief Financial Officer

Randy Atkin brings high-level finance, planning, and organizational development skills from both the private and nonprofit sectors to SBHF. He spent thirty years managing financial and IT businesses, including directing emerging markets in Asia for the American Express Company, and working as Chief Financial Officer for three different practice groups within Fidelity Investments. In 2013, following 5 years of consulting for a variety of non-profit organizations, he transitioned full-time into the nonprofit sector, becoming Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that supports small businesses in poor, rural, and environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America. Randy holds a Bachelors of Science from Kettering University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and likes outdoor sports including skiing, scuba diving, biking and golf - time permitting.

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Doug Crossley

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Doug has over thirty years of experience managing logistics and supply chain for US and Global organizations. From 2003-2014, as Senior Director, Logistics Planning and Distribution and then VP of Global Supply Chain and Logistics, he directed the team at Covidien that managed international and local distribution of medical equipment from 43 distribution centers on 5 continents. From his role as Director of Supply Chain and Logistics at Partners in Health from 2014-2015, Doug understands the specific challenges of managing inventory and maintaining access to stock and equipment at hospitals in the developing world. With supply chain experience in sectors ranging from custom cabinetry to electronics to medical supplies, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge about how to get SBHF’s life-saving supplies where they need to be, when they need to be there.

Key Staff

  • Dr. Jude Altema
    Quality Control Coordinator
  • Jean Godenson Antoine
    Director of Supply Chain Management
  • Marie Edithe Antoine
    Inventory Control Coordinator, Haiti
  • Lisa Beaudette
    Accounting Manager
  • Dr. Wendell Blaise
    Senior Physician
  • Katherine Bottieri
    Development Coordinator
  • Dr. Jean Eveins Buissereth
    Deputy Medical Director
  • Raymond Buissereth
    Director Vehicle Logistics
  • Emmanuel Coutard
    Director IT
  • Dr. Roland Desire
    Family Physician
  • Dr. Gai Johnson Dubreus
    Chief Doctor, Villa Clinic
  • Mike Farabaugh
    Director of Partnerships
  • Alexis Erik Georges
    Communications Associate - Haiti
  • Dr. Danica Gomes
    Chief Emergency Department
  • Michael Hebert
    Manager Business Planning and Financial Analysis
  • Yves Florant Jacques
    Project Officer, Biomedical Equipment Management
  • Dr. Theo Jean-Baptiste
    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Megan Keenan
    External Relations Coordinator
  • Susie Kinyanjui
    Programs Manager
  • Jean Francois Laforet
    Assistant Director of Supply Chain Management
  • Sophia Laine
    Physical Therapist, SCI Program
  • Jordan McKinley
    Program & Development Associate
  • Kevin Melanson
    Program Director, SCI & Disaster Partnerships Coordinator
  • Tom Monaghan
    Chief Biomedical Engineering Technician
  • Tyler Najac
    Staff Accountant
  • Eva O'Brien
    Program Officer
  • Rose Pascale Paul, RN
    Head Nurse, NICU
  • Colie Pilling
    Program & Grants Associate
  • Lisa Pratt Ward
    WASH Coordinator
  • Liz Schwartz
    Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Joseph Alneur Surin
    Financial Director - Haiti Operations
  • Rose Manelle Toussaint
    Head Midwife
  • Derosier Wilderson
    Lead Pharmacist
  • Dr. Dorce Wilner
    Dentist
  • Louis Jacques Yonel
    Lab Director