The NAAHP Host Committee: Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Cassandre Theano,  Jean G. Orellen, DrPH, MStat, and Magdalah Racine-Silva
For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2017 
 
Contact:
Rona Taylor, Office of Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte 
rtaylor.bfa@gmail.com
 
Anide J. Eustache, NAAHP
anidej@gmail.com 

Assemblymember  
Rodneyse Bichotte  
Co-hosts
The Largest Gathering of the  
Haitian Diaspora to meet in New York City
 for the  
6th Annual National Alliance for the
Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) Conference
 
(New York, NY) - To highlight ways that leaders and professionals in the Haitian diaspora are advancing growth and development in Haiti, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is hosting its 6th Annual National Conference this week from  Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4, 2017 in New York, NY.  This year's theme is: "Diaspora Economics: Identifying Economic Opportunities for Haitians in the Diaspora and at Home in Education, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development."
 
With the recent launch of  " Little Haiti" in Brooklyn, having the largest gathering of the diaspora at New York University Law School, with an expected attendance of over 500, underscores the cultural pride that " Little Haiti BK" represents. The line-up includes nine Members of Congress as part of the Honorary Congressional Host Committee, five global ambassadors, senior-level policy makers and government officials from both the U.S. and Haiti, Haitian American entrepreneurs, higher education administrators, students and Haitian American political operatives.   
 
This year's host committee includes, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, NY State Assembly (District 42); Assembly Member Kimberly Jean-Pierre, NY State Assembly (District 11); Cassandra Theano, Associate Legal Officer, The Justice Initiative; Dr. Jean G. Orelien, CEO, SciMetricka and Scitovation; and Magdalah Racine-Silva, President and CEO, DMS International.
 
"It is so exciting to be a host committee member for the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals here in my hometown of New York City," said Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, Chair of the Subcommittee on the Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. "This is the largest meeting of Haitian professionals in the country, which connects attendees on all levels of their career from students to seasoned professionals in their field. I look forward to taking part in this year's conference especially in the areas of government, and economic development."
 
Some of the speakers for this year's conference from the New York area include: Judge Dweynie Paul, Kings County Civil Court, Assembly Member Michaelle Solages, NY State Assembly (District 22), and Assembly Member, Clyde Vanel, NY State Assembly (District 33). Among other notable speakers are: Dr. Jeff Gardere, America's Psychologist, Karl A. Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Ambassador Paul Altidor, Ambassador of Haiti to the United States of America, Ambassador Kenneth Merten, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Haiti Special Coordinator, Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (central bank), Ambassador Danielle Saint Lôt, Judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste and many more .
 
Information about the conference is available at  http://naahpconference.org. 
 
EVENT DETAILS
 
WHAT:  Largest gathering of the Haitian Diaspora in New York City 
WHEN:  Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4, 2017 
WHERE:  New York University, Law School 
 
Founded in 2011, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established by diverse group of forward-thinking industry experts, youth leaders, faculty, public and nonprofit sector professionals from Haiti and its global diaspora. NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
   
To register please go to:  http://naahpconference.org/registration/

The New York Haitian-American Delegation of Elected Officials: Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Judge Dweynie Paul, Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Assemblymember Clyde Vanel, Assemblymember Michaelle Solages

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Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte represents the 42nd Assembly District in the New York State Assembly representing Brooklyn communities of Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood. She is currently the Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), and serves on the following committees: Housing, Government Operations, Economic Development, Small Businesses, Banks and Social Services. She also sits on Governor Cuomo's Domestic Violence Advisory Council
  
As the current Assemblymember and District Leader, Rodneyse Bichotte has been outspoken advocate on issues concerning immigration, unemployment, education reform, health care access, senior citizen centers, affordable housing, women's and LGBTQ rights, as well as other issues affecting the quality of life in the community.
  
Learn more about 
Rodneyse Bichotte by visiting her website at   http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Rodneyse-Bichotte