JEAN RENE LESEAU, Director of the Artisana
Jean Rene was educated in Port-au-Prince in 2000. Since then he received a certificate in Voluntary by the Association for the development and growth of Carrefour (ADEC) in 2002. He then moved on to graduate with a degree in Fine Arts at Ecole National des Arts (ENARTS) in 2004. Once Jean Rene graduated he became a computer operator. After two years Jean Rene decided to go back into the arts and taught drawing and painting at Macedonia Child Development Center from 2006-10. Jean Rene joined Haiti Projects in 2010 and has brought a new outlook for design, and production. He currently lives in Sainton with his wife and two children
Carolle Poulard, Artisana Supervisor
Carolle Poulard has been working with Haiti Projects since 1996 when the artisana was just a group of women embroidering together. Over the years she has taken on many roles from an embroiderer to a sewer. She has worked her way up to Supervisor and is now in charge of overseeing all the other women. Carolle’s favorite part of her job is preparing the boxes of finished products to send to Port au Prince and the United States because she gets to see all the great work the women have completed.
Venithe Vales, Special Projects Assistant
Venithe Vales began working for Haiti Projects in 2008 as an assistant who prepared the materials for the women to embroider and sew. She is now in charge of receiving client orders, distributing the work to the women, overseeing its completion, and preparing it for delivery. Venethe especially enjoys monitoring for quality control of finished products because its important that everything the client receives is correct.