by Sebastian Africano, International Director
It gives us great pleasure to welcome the newest member of the Trees, Water & People (TWP) family, Jean Marie Gabriel. Jean is our new Haiti Program Manager, and will be living in Port-au-Prince representing TWP locally, and moving our projects forward.
Jean was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, and held a diverse array of occupations before moving to the United States to pursue University in 2000. Most interesting to us was his work in the banking sector, working as a Loan Officer for Fond d’Assistance aux Entrepreneurs Moyens (Fund for the Assistance of Medium Entrepreneurs – FAEM) and as a Service Agent for one of Haiti’s biggest banks, Sogebank.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and while completing a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College in New York, Jean helped to found the Knowledge is Wealth Learning Center, an alternative education service for low income residents in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Jean is a proven leader and we are thrilled to have him managing our clean cookstove and reforestation efforts in Haiti. Currently, he is in the process of setting up our in-country office, and setting TWP up for success in the coming years. Please join us in welcoming Jean to the team by supporting TWP in 2012!