Ruben Pierre-Louis, President of Adopt Haiti Project. Ruben enjoys meditating with R.I.S.E Up, Drums No Guns, & O.U.R Revolution. He shares his time with these organizations by volunteering in the community. Ruben has been employed with Capital One for the last 12 years, where he also serves as a table coach for the Future Leaders Forum for Young Men. Ruben resides in Henrico, VA with his wife and two daughters.
Raymonde Charles is Adopt Haiti Project’s (AHP) Vice President. As the Vice President she coordinates, plans and executes events for the community to attend. She has been part of the organization for seven (7) years. Raymonde continues to work hard and diligently to bring awareness in the Haitian community and other communities together. Her goal for Adopt Haiti Project is to create opportunities for the community to come together. For many events she makes Haitian patties and can make one of the many drinks of Haiti, Kremas.
Raymonde currently is employed at VCU Health as the Interim Surgery Scheduler. As the interim scheduler she scheduled surgeries for physicians, obtains authorizations for surgeries and medication through insurances. She obtained her M.S. in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergraduate.
Tiffany Winstead Fateus, originally from Kilmarnock, Va was raised by her grandparents and taught the value of educating and striving for goals. She is mother of three young men and a grandma to a precious boy. She has a deep connection to Haiti having volunteered there since 2013. She is a Senior Financial Analyst abs soon to be realtor. She spreads her volunteer time between several organizations . Tiffany has a mind for numbers but a heart for people.
Widmarc Dubuisson manages the AHP website, and designs much of the organization's digital and print media. Being a first generation American, whose parent's were both born in Haiti, Widmarc has strong ties to the nation, and is passionate about supporting organizations that create a community for Haitians and that give back to the homeland. In his free time, Widmarc likes to play soccer, do yoga, and study health and wellness.
Adopt Haiti Project was founded by Diane Gaillard after the earthquake in 2010. The purpose of AHP was founded on the premise to help create a community for Haitians in Richmond and the surrounding counties. She wanted to provide a space where we could share our stories about what impact the earthquake had on us, as well as educating the community about Haiti.