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SOIL team
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SOIL/ Sakapfet OKAP/ Centre Impact

Who We Are

Our Team of dedicated sanitation heroes

SOIL’s staff are united by a passion for promoting dignity, health, and sustainable development in Haiti. We share a belief that in transforming wastes into resources, we can help restore Haiti’s beauty and vitality. The majority of our staff are Haitian and they are local to the neighborhoods we serve. This helps us build respectful programs that meet local needs while also supporting Haiti’s long-term economic development.

Operational Management Team

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Romel
Romel Toussaint
Senior Manager
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Beverly Pierre
Beverly Pierre
Senior Sales Manager
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Frantz
Frantz Jean Louis
Finance Manager
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Keurlit
Keurlit Charles
EkoLakay Manager
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Saddoudly Lambert
Saddoudly Michael Lambert
Waste Treatment Manager

Cap-Haitien Sanitation Department 

EkoLakay Household Sanitation Team

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Adeline Normeus
Housekeeper
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David Milien
David Milien
Market Toilet Housekeeper
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Elgard Phat
Elgard Phat
EkoLakay Collector
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Faniel Bertrand
Faniel Bertrand
Security
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Fernandy
Fernandy Jeannot
Security
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Breus
Gusmane Breus
EkoLakay Collector
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Jeanty
Jeanty Fils-Aime
EkoLakay Collector
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Jerome Auguste
Jerome Auguste
EkoLakay Collector
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Jocelyn
Jocelyn Cadet
EkoLakay Collector
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Johnson
Johnson Exantus
EkoLakay Collector
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Joseleene Georges
Joseleen Georges
Cashier
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Judith Valmir
Judith Valmir
Security
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Junior
Junior Bonhomme
Production Coordinator
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Louidor
Louidor Evincks
EkoLakay Collector
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Louvens
Louvens Charles
Office Assistant
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Lucner
Lucner Marcelin
EkoLakay Collector
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Madoche
Madoche Vilsaint
EkoLakay Collector
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Marlene
Myrlène Désir
HR Support
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Petherson
Petherson Duverna
Mechanic
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Silvana Joseph
Market Toilet Housekeeper
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Salomon Pierre
Salomon Pierre
Security
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Starah
Starah Souffrant
Operational Support
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Stevenson
Stevenson Thony
Technical Unit
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Techler
Techler Morency
Driver
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Wesley Moise
Wesley Moise
Field Operations Supervisor
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Wilguet
Wilguet Guillaume
EkoLakay Collector
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Jean Pierre Willy
Willy Jean Pierre
EkoLakay Collector
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Victor Merlet
Victor Merlet
Driver

 

Waste Treatment and Compost Production Team

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Alourdes
Alourdes Fleurantin
Housekeeper
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Andre headshot
Andre Vedrine
Compost Staff
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Carlo Bernadin
Security
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Georgette headshot
Georgette François
Compost Site Staff
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Jolynx
Jolinx Jean
Site Supervisor
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Jose Lenot Philistin headshot
Jose Lenot Philistin
Laboratory Technician
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Josue
Josue Jean
Compost Site Staff
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Lucny
Lucny Joasil
Assistant Composting Supervisor
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Mael Jean
Mael Jean
Security
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Nazulia headshot
Nazulia Dejoie
Compost Site Staff
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Sylvestre
Sylvestre Blot
Compost Site Staff

 

Information Technology (IT) Team

 

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Gianni Gustave
Gianni Gustave
IT Manager

 

Sales & Customer Support Team

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Adgnalie
Adgnalie Charles
Sales Assistant
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Algate
Algate Joseph
Customer Service Supervisor
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Bergeline
Bergeline Joseph
Customer Service Agent
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Davidson Richelus
Davidson Richelus
Customer Service Supervisor
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Gerald
Gerald Cadet
Customer Service Agent
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Luckson Petit-homme
Luckson Petit-Homme
Customer Service Agent
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Marie Fiberte Pierre
Marie Fiberte Pierre
Receptionist
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Maudeline
Maudline Anaty
Sales Agent
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Yvrose headshot
Yvrose Pailleur
9th Street Coordinator
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Wesley
Wesly Joseph
Customer Service Agent
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Vely
Vely Jean Baptiste
Customer Service Agent

 

Executive Management Team

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Dr. Sasha Kramer
Dr. Sasha Kramer
Executive Director/CEO
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Nick headshot
Nick Preneta
Chief Operating Officer
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Wisner Jean-Louis in the Cap-Haitian office
Wisner Jean Louis
Human Resources Director
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Melanie headshot
Melanie Stevenson
Chief Financial Officer
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Winnie headshot
Winnie Felix-Jean
Research/Innovation Director
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Christine
Christine Simek
Development Director

 

Research and NonProfit Team

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Carine headshot
Carine Robert
Staff Accountant
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Jess Laporte
Jess Laporte
Research Consultant
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Maya headshot
Maya Lubeck-Schricker
Research Associate
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Bridij
Bridj Ozeris
Research Associate
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Myselie
Miselie Fanor Pierre
Research Associate
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Desiree Daniels
Desirée Daniels
Development and Communications Associate

Board of Directors 

We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished board with a wide range of experience and expertise. Together, they're helping SOIL change lives with access to safe sanitation.

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Dr. Sasha Kramer

Dr. Sasha Kramer

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Sasha is an ecologist and human rights advocate who has been living and working in Haiti since 2004. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Stanford University in 2006 and co-founded SOIL that same year while also completing a postdoctoral research position...

Dr. Sasha Kramer
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Dr. Jessica Covell 

Board Co-Chair

Jessica has a PhD from the University of Miami with a focus on Haitian non-profits. Her academic background focused on international politics and her professional experience is with small, growing organizations in need of operational support.

Dr. Jessica Covell 
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Daniel Tillias 

Board Co-Chair

Daniel Tillias is a community development agent with over 20 years of experience. He is a social entrepreneur and a visionary behind several sustainable initiatives all over Haiti including, ALAVET AYITI, FATRAKA, and Generation Leader 2030, and was most recently awarded the 2019 CNN Hero award.

Daniel Tillias 
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Bob McLaughlin

Bob McLaughlin

Treasurer

Bob McLaughlin is a business and financial professional with over 60 years of experience in accounting, taxes and business consulting. He had his own CPA firm in Rockford IL. He is now semi-retired after his son took over the practice. Prior to owning his own practice...

Bob McLaughlin
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Nathalie Marc-Charles

Secretary

Nathalie is an experienced Human Resource leader, Career Coach and a professional in theorganizational psychology & development field. For over 15 years, Nathalie worked for some majorplayers like MTV & AIG focusing on general HR work, coaching andrecruitment.

Nathalie Marc-Charles
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Nick Preneta

Nick has been with SOIL since 2010, serving first as Operations Director and then Director of Strategy before becoming Deputy Director in 2016 and then Chief Operating Officer in 2020. Nick has a masters in Public Health from Tufts University and was instrumental in coordinating SOIL’s emergency response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Nick Preneta
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Ken Caplan

Ken Caplan

Ken is currently Director of Partnerships in Practice – a UK-based consultancy that focuses on ensuring that global to local partnership approaches are fit-for-purpose. Partnerships in Practice builds on the work of the World Bank-supported global multi- stakeholder initiative that Ken directed called Building Partnerships for Development (BPD).

Ken Caplan
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Ingrid Henrys

Ingrid Henrys

Ingrid Henrys has a Master’s degree in International Agro-Development Engineering and a Master’s degree in Tropical Area Biodiversity and Conservation. She also took a Permaculture Design course in California and is now doing a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design with the International Permaculture University of Argentina.

Ingrid Henrys
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Johnny Celestin

Johnny Celestin is a current faculty member at the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs program.  He was recently the Executive Director of the Future Leaders Foundation (FLF) and was also the Executive Director of the Centre Haïtien du Leadership et de l’Excellence (CLE), a Hai

Johnny Celestin
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Alyse Schrecongost

Alyse Schrecongost

Alyse Schrecongost is a Senior Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Program where she leads the team’s regulatory and utility partnership work. Her grantmaking focuses on fostering change in sanitation sector so inclusive, safe sanitation services in urban areas are increasingly institutionalized and sustained as a sector norm.

Alyse Schrecongost
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Tanvi Nagpal

Tanvi Nagpal is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She was a Practitioner in Residence at SAIS from 2010 – 2021, and served as the Director of the International Development Program from 2019-2021.

Tanvi Nagpal
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Cyra Copeland

Cyra is an experienced financial operations professional passionate about supporting organizations in sustainable administration and growth. Working for over 15 years in the industry, she has amassed a wealth of knowledge and is a leader in best practices around grants management, financial-based systems and templates, and policy and procedure creation...

Cyra Copeland
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Erica Lloyd

Erica is a nonprofit professional committed to working for change alongside underserved youth and communities. Erica spent nine years working with SOIL as the Systems Director and later Research Director, during which time she piloted new technology, tested strategies to improve efficiency in operations, and co-authored multiple publications.

Erica Lloyd
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Melanie Stevenson

Melanie serves as SOIL’s Chief Financial Officer and works closely with SOIL leadership and staff on financial reporting, management and strategy. She brings nearly two decades of experience working in programmatic and administrative roles with non-profit organizations.

Melanie Stevenson
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Lynne Chaimowitz

Lynne Chaimowitz

Lynne Chaimowitz is currently the Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Finance and Administration for Pasadena Water & Power, a community owned utility serving the Pasadena California area with total operating and capital budgets of $450 million annually.

Lynne Chaimowitz

 

Advisory Board 

SOIL is proud to partner with change-makers from around the globe who are committed to ensuring equitable access to basic human rights. We’re thankful to have this incredible group supporting SOIL.



 

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Angie Bell

Angie Bell, a self-motivated, high energy, and result oriented individual with a solid record of success in talent management, public relation, and event planning. Angie is a marketing specialist and a cultural consultant with a degree in International Business and Marketing.

Angie Bell
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BélO

BélO has been hailed as Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world. A socially conscious singer-songwriter with a sophisticated sound, BélO has won numerous awards, including the prestigious “Prix Radio France International Discoveries of 2006,” With six albums already under his belt sung in his rich and colorful native language...

BélO
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Baudeler Magloire

Baudeler Magloire

Baudeler was one of the co-founders of SOIL in 2006 and has guided the organization since its inception. Born and raised in Milot, Baudeler is a dynamic and effective community leader and was a local government official before his thirtieth birthday.

Baudeler Magloire
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Bryan Gonzales

Bryan Gonzales is the Human Resource Director for Digicel, Haiti’s largest telecommunications company. With a background in, General Operations, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Risk Management & Business Continuity, and...

Bryan Gonzales
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Carel Pedre

Carel Pedre is a Haitian radio and TV personality, journalist, director, producer, and philanthropist. As the host of Radio One’s Chokarella, Haiti’s number one morning show, and the TV Shows “Kiyès Ki Towo A” and “Digicel Stars” Haiti’s premier talent search, Pedre has established himself as a key figure in Haiti’s entertainment industry.

Carel Pedre
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Elizabeth Campa

Elizabeth is currently the Director of the University of Global Health Equity-Haiti. She began her overseas work in the United States Peace Corps as a water and sanitation volunteer in a small community located in the Saharan desert of Morocco.

Elizabeth Campa
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Ellie Happel

Ellie Happel is an attorney with the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, where she co-directs the Clinic’s work on human rights and climate justice in Haiti. Ellie also co-teaches the Global Justice Clinic seminar.

Ellie Happel
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Harry Luc

Born and raised in Saint Marc, Haiti, Harry Luc is the president of Handzup Group, a company that promotes socially-engaged artists. At the age of fifteen, he moved to Pétionville with his family.

Harry Luc
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James Felter

James is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker currently working as a Senior Lead Editor for National Geographic and Disney+. In addition to a BA in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Communication James also has a long history of direct action community development.

James Felter
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Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin was CEO of Clean Team Ghana (CTG) until December 2021. CTG is a social business delivering household sanitation services to low-income homes whilst saving them money. Prior to CTG, Kelvin ran Future First Global, a charity leveraging alumni for systems change in global education.

Kelvin Hughes
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Kory Russel

Kory Russel has more than a decade of design, implementation, and research experience in non-networked water and sanitation services focused on resource-constrained locations around the world.

Kory Russel
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Rea Dol

Rea Dol is an educator and community mobilizer from Jeremie who has lived and worked in Port-au-Prince for over 30 years. Rea is married to Jean Jacques Bataille and has 3 biological children and 13 adopted children.

Rea Dol
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Rich headshot

Rich Flammer

Rich has more than 32 years of hands-on composting experience working extensively throughout the
continental U.S., Hawaii, Central America and Mexico. Principal of the consulting firm, Hidden

Rich Flammer