FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2022
Take Place on October 30
Event honors 20 Haitian American finalists across four categories who demonstrate
extraordinary leadership and accomplishment and names winners
BOSTON, MA – October 25, 2022 – The Haitian American Business Expo, Inc./ U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is holding its third annual Haitian American Young Professional Awards on October 30 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Dedham, Mass.The Haitian American Young Professional Awards honor and recognize young professionals under 45 who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, exemplary professional accomplishments, and commitment to their communities.
The chamber’s awards committee received over one hundred nominations from across the country this year. After careful consideration, the chamber is pleased to announce the 20 finalists for the 2022 Haitian American Young Professional Awards. Finalists range from CEOs to lawyers to commercial airline pilots to dentists and more and all have one thing in common: exceptional leadership and accomplishment.
Five finalists for each Haitian American Young Professional awards category were determined by a selected Committee. Winners of each of the four categories will be announced at the Awards Gala.
Along with the awards, the event will feature live entertainment and keynote speaker Dr. Gabrielle P. Abelard, CEO of Abelard Psychotherapy. And, Haitian Comedian SeJoe will bring his special brand of humor and perform live at the event.
A special tribute is planned to honor the gala’s guest artist Mikaben, who was scheduled to perform live at the event but sadly passed away on October 15. Mikaben was an extremely talented, multilingual artist who sang in English, Creole, French, and sometimes Spanish. In addition, Mikaben was also a talented actor who aspired to make a career in the movie industry. As part of our tribute, The chamber will play live at the event “never before seen footage” of Mikaben’s acting performance in the new upcoming movie Beach Chain (still in post-production) directed by MPAH Award-Winning Director Ralph Celestin.
Chamber president Hans Patrick Domercant says this is one of his favorite events of the year. “Every year, I’m truly in awe of the incredible talent and contributions we see from the nominees,” he says. “I’m so proud to be part of this community and hope to continue celebrating these leaders for years to come.”
Award Categories Include:
- Haitian American Young Professional of the Year
– Jessicah Pierre
– Aliesha J Porcena
– Ashley Louis
– Tarah Ernest
– Nora A. Gay
- Haitian American Young Entrepreneur of the Year
– Ashley Lubin
– Dr. Sheina Jean-Marie
– Vanessa Jean-Baptiste
– Widline Pyrame
– Erica Carries
- Haitian American Young Citizen of the Year
– Johane Alexis-Phanor
– Shaina Gilbert
– Reginald Leger
– Krystina Francois
– Harry Jean-Jacques
- Haitian American Young Leader of the Year
– Malaika Lucien
– Sofia Rinvil
– Maritza T. Adonis
– Rebecca Zama
– Erick Mathelier
In recognition of their outstanding service and contribution to the Haitian community in Massachusetts, two individuals will be honored with special awards:U.S. Haitian Chamber Toussaint Louverture Award Recipient: Pastor “Keke” Dieufort Fleurissaint
U.S. Haitian Chamber Patriotic Award Recipient: Boston City Councilor At-Large, Ruthzee Louijeune
“With so many nominations it was difficult to narrow it down to just 5 finalists for each category,” Domercant adds. “Our committee did an excellent job and I’m looking forward to revealing the winners. The evening is truly going to be memorable for everyone who attends.”
“We look forward to celebrating these outstanding young professionals in the Haitian community,” said Emmanuela Romain-Amedee, Board Secretary of the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Our mission is to promote and empower Haitian American businesses by creating a platform where they can showcase their services to the communities in Massachusetts and beyond.
Also known as the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. (HABEXPO), the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is recognized as the leading Haitian business association in Massachusetts for advocacy, networking, and economic growth. To learn more about the organization, please visit: www.ushaitianchamber.org