Board Members

Board Members

  President  -  Johane Fanfan

Vice President -  Inés Palmarin

 Ines is the co-founder of two nonprofit organizations, Gathering of  Hearts and Boston Mothers Care. Both were established to  help families in need, with a focus on women and children.   Inés is  currently a Senior Planner II at the Boston Redevelopment  Authority where she currently co-directs the Fairmount Corridor Planning Initiative.  For the past 12 years Ines has worked on numerous planning initiatives.  She managed  the  Christian Science Plaza Revitalization Project,  Centre/ South Street Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan, the Dorchester Avenue Action Plan, the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee and the Jackson Square Planning Initiative.  Prior to this position, Inés worked as a Program Coordinator at the Jobs and Community Services division of the BRA on a grant from the Department of Labor, targeting English as a Second Language dislocated workers in Boston.  Prior to working with the City Inés was a Housing Advocate for the Elderly, a Social Worker for the Cambridge Department of Social Services and a youth worker in East Boston, Mission Hill, and Mattapan.  Inés is a graduate of Wheelock College where she majored in Human Development with a concentration in Elementary Education, and minored in Urban Studies.  She received her Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focused on Housing and Community Economic Development.

Treasurer -  Joanne Freeman Fanfan

Clerk - Inez Foster

Inez Foster Inez is a grants management and community development  professional, currently working in the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations at the City of Boston. In her former role as owner of Write Direction  Consulting, she developed program objectives, operating guidelines and outcomes measurements for place-based funding initiatives. Her professional background also includes financial management and contract compliance. She has worked in insurance, human resources counseling, workforce development planning, and community organizing.


Director of  Partnerships - Rogette Esteve

Rogette is a daughter of Haitian immigrants, she is currently a medical student at The Ohio State University.  She is passionate about global health and is looking forward to expanding BMC’s impact in this area.


Director of Communications - Fabienne Eliacin

  Fabienne is a highly accomplished individual with a BS in Business Management and Hospitality, with years of  experience in the hotel industry, client relationship  building, project management, and nonprofit  outreach  campaigns.   She is  the Engineering Office Coordinator at  the InterContinental Boston & Team Leader for its Green Initiatives.  Fabienne is very involved in the community. She is the parent leader for the Dudley Children Thrive, and   advocates for family fun and education. At the Gardner Pilot Academy, she is a parent council member and assists with fundraising.  As a volunteer member of the Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Fabienne was the Program Coordinator  for the 2011 -2012 Haiti Movie Award.

Colminy Director - Lophane Laurent

  Lophane is the Supervisor at Lutheran Church Charities.  He is a  great advocate for family needs and education.  He is the direct  person to advocate for Colminy in Haiti.


  • Maribel Soto                                    * Lissette Castilo
  • Gerald Fanfan                                 * Fabienne Mondesir
  • Partners 
  • Physicians for Haiti
  • InterContinental Boston Hotel
  • Women’s Lunch Place
  • Healing Hands International
  • I am Kreyol
  • St. Stephens Episcopal Church
  • Sant Belvi

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