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Vice Mayor Alix Desulme Elected Chair of The National Haitian American Elected Officials Network

Vice Mayor Alix Desulme Elected Chair of The National Haitian American Elected Officials Network
North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme, Ed.D.

North MiamiOn Saturday, Jan. 11th, the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) unanimously voted North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme, Ed.D., to serve as its next Chairman.

As Chair of the Board, Desulme will play a key role in shaping NHAEON’s mission, which includes supporting legislation and policies and strengthening relations between the United States and the Republic of Haiti.

North Miami City Clerk, Vanessa Joseph, Esq., was also elected to serve as the Secretary of the Board.

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to lead this esteemed board of Haitian professionals”, said Desulme. “It is my hope to further the goals and mission of NHAEON and strengthen the existing relations between Haiti and other countries around the world.”

NHAEON is a non-partisan coalition of elected and appointed government officials of Haitian decent, including judges, senators, state representatives, county commissioners and city council persons. These members collaborate to work in Haitian communities across the nation and to address issues of concern to Haiti.

The collective goal is to renew the national and local focus on key legislative, diplomatic, security, economic and human rights issues.

The leadership of this year’s board of directors will consist of the following members:

NHAEON Executive Board:
  • Chairman: Alix Desulme, City of North Miami, Florida
  • Vice-Chairperson: Charnette Frederic, Council Member of the Township of Irvington, New Jersey
  • Secretary: Vanessa Joseph, Elected City Clerk, City of North Miami, Florida
  • Treasurer, Victoria Siplin, County Commissioner, Orange County, Florida
  • Parliamentarian: Eunice Zeigler, Council Member, Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Historian: Bertrand Louis, Vice-Chair of Spotswood, New Jersey State Board of Education
NHAEON Members-At-Large:
  • Valerie M. Cartright, Council Member, Brookhaven, New York
  • Eudson T. Francois, Board of Trustees, Spring Valley, New York
  • Michael J. Joseph, City Commissioner, North Miami Beach, Florida
  • Christina Romelus, City Commissioner, Boynton Beach, Florida

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