Mr. Henri J Desrosiers began his career at Kings County Hospital Center in 1981 after graduating from City College with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences with concentration in Economics. He was a Budget Analyst then an Assistant Manager of Financial Reporting in the Finance Department for over 10 years. During that time, he was influenced by the impact of the HIV epidemic and the lack of knowledge seen in the community to become the Manager for the Pediatric HIV Program at Kings County Hospital while attending Nursing School . He practiced Nursing in the inpatient settings as Clinical Nurse Manager ICU, CCU, Telemetry Units and Managed Administrator On Duty Coverage at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn. While being a provider of Community Health Services at Brookdale Hospital throughout Central Brooklyn over the next 10 years, he decided to pursue a Masters in Nursing Sciences with specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner and graduated from College of Mount Saint Vincent in 2005. He started practicing his craft as Adult Nurse Practitioner at Kings county Hospital Emergency Department– Fast Track Unit and at Interfaith Medical Center, Opiod Treatment Program in 2007. His commitment to service led him to Haiti with a delegation of Health Care Providers from Interfaith Medical Center, including ancillary staff and volunteers to Petit-Goave. With the Gerard- Henri Desgranges Foundation Clinic, on a team lead by Dr. Shiller Degrottes and Maryse Degrottes, their daughter Dr. Tania Desgrottes, Marie Jose Montrose, and numerous other well qualified professionals; Henri processed, examined, treated and administered medication to an average of 120 patients [men, women, infants and children] a day for a week after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This experience touched him deeply and it led him to form the “International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries, Inc., a 501C3, not for profit organization that has been upholding an Annual Memorial Service for Haiti’s Earthquake Victims in the New York City communities since 2011.
Mr. Desrosiers has a deep commitment to promote collaboration among other community based organizations, health education and wellness in his community. He hopes that his fervent work through IHOM,Inc., will lead to more positive developments in fulfilling the needs of the people in Northern Haiti and in other needed communities here in the United States.