Our Board of directors
James Tew, Chairmain of the Board
Victoria Rothbaum, Vice Chair of the Board/Secretary
Aaron Noble, Treasurer
James Tew Chairmain of the Board
Jim Tew has been an officer and board member of Haiti projects since 1996. Jim joined the board after he read an article in his local paper about Sarah Hackett’s efforts in the Fond des Blancs region of Haiti. Since his retirement from a career in banking and investment management in 2003, Jim has visited Haiti annually. Jim is currently working on the campaign to build Haiti Projects’ new community library.
Victoria Rothbaum Vice Chair of the Board/Secretary
Victoria Rothbaum (know as Vickie) became interested in Haiti Projects in 2010 after reading an article in the Boston Globe about Sarah Hackett, Haiti Projects ‘founder, and how she established this unique project in 1995, and then decided to volunteer to help Haiti Projects. Vickie mostly chose Haiti Projects due to the program initiatives in rural Haiti and its mission to empower women, to meet the needs of the residents of rural Fond des Blancs through essential projects (clinic, Artisanat program and library). Vickie has been working with other contributors and partners who are involved in developing a new project and library community center. With her background as an attorney and passion to help those of Haiti she is a great addition to our board.
Aaron Noble Treasurer
Bio coming soon.
Catherine Celestin is a healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry with leadership roles in both domestic and international marketplace in medical affairs and outcomes research . She has a breadth of management experience across a variety of disease states including in cardiovascular, arthritis, infectious disease, respiratory, and oncology. She has experience in working across the US and with international opinion leaders to support product development and has been engaged in launching over 10 products with revenues $25 million-$8 billion. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr Celestin was faculty at Nova Southeastern University and established their Drug Information Center. She received her BS in Pharmacy from St. John’s University and Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She also completed a fellowship in drug development at the University of North Carolina and BW. She also completed her Global MBA at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Cathy was born in Haiti and currently resides in Boston with her husband John.
Susan lives and works in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and has been actively involved in public policy for 34 years, 28 of which have been in telecommunications economics, policy and regulation (working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for a consulting firm, and, since 2001, as an independent consultant). She advises and testifies on behalf of public sector agencies, consumer advocates, and unions, working on her own and with others. Previously she served on the boards of the Watertown Children’s Theater and the River Valley Charter School, and most recently served as a chair of the RVCS Finance Committee. Susan received her Master of Economics from Boston University, her Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and English from Wellesley College. She also attended Bowdoin College for two years, as well as a Flemish high school in Ghent, Belgium for one year. She is the proud mother of three children, and speaks and reads some French.
Charlot Lucien has been the HIV/AIDS Contract Management Coordinator and a Refugee Health Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in the HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Client Services Unit over the past fifteen years. He currently works with programs nationwide to provide technical assistance to organizations serving refugees in the areas of health and mental health issues. He is also a consultant to the French Cultural Center in Boston, where he administers a French Program in the Boston Public Schools. Lucien is very involved in the Haitian community of Massachusetts where he resides. He is the founder of the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts and an accomplished storyteller, artist and lecturer on Haitian history and culture. Charlot is the recipient of several awards from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including from the Massachusetts Legislature for his contributions to the cultural landscape of Massachusetts and from the City of Boston for his involvement in the planning of services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Charlot is the father of two children, Malaika and Sebastien Lucien. He currently resides in Norwood, Massachusetts. Charlot holds a bachelors in management from the National Institute of Management of Haiti’s State University, and various certificates from the University of Massachusetts including those in Management of Non Profit Organizations, Arts Management, and Immigrant Health.
Pierre is currently the Vice President of Content and Communications for Athena health, a leading provider of practice management, electronic health record, and practice management services. Prior to his work at Athena health, Pierre served as the Executive Producer of Children’s Programming for WGBH from 1999-2008 where he Executive Produced Arthur and Postcards from Buster. Pierre worked as Vice President of Quest Productions from 1991-1999 where he contributed to the development and production of a wide range of PBS and network series including the Peabody-winning The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (PBS) He has also produced numerous medical documentaries including a palliative care video with the Harvard Medical School. For his work in these capacities Pierre has been honored with 4 Emmy Awards, 2 George Foster Peabody Awards, 13 Emmy Nominations, 5 CINE Golden Eagle Awards, a Boston Music Award and the British Academy of Film & Television Award.