FOUNDERS


Mr. Claudy Dorestant is a founding member of HAAPA and HABNET. He is currently the owner of Dorestant Tax Services offering assistance with tax preparation, and planning for individuals. He is a Certified Teacher of Mathematics and holds a Master of Science Degree in Economics from Brooklyn College.
Ms. Samille V. Jean-Pierre is a Hofstra University class of 2004 Alumni with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Biology. She is one of the founding members of HAAPA and HABNET in New York and has flourished as a public relations expert and journalist. She is also the founder and CEO of JP Relations LLC, a full service public relations and marketing firm within the Haitian arts and culture community.
Mr. Karl Lherrisson is a graduate of Brooklyn He is also a founder and served as one of two Technology Officers of HAAPA. A Senior Network Administrator / Manager at Sakonnet Technology, LLC, and the Principal of Lherrisson Technology Solutions. He is effective at team building, vendor negotiations and maximizing the benefits of applicable infrastructure.
Mr. Louis Loncke is the Principal of LogiTech IT Solutions Inc., where he oversees a wide array of tech services for the company’s corporate, non-profit and small business clientele. Honored with a Citation by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and recognized as one of the founders of HAAPA and HABNET, Mr. Loncke has made an impact in the IT solutions field as well as among the Haitian and Caribbean community.
Dr. Sophia Lubin was vigorously involved in the inception of the organization called HAAPA, which has led to the creation of HABNET. She currently serves as the interim vice president of The Alliance Relief Mission for Haiti, an organization devoted to aiding the town of Archaie in Haiti. She has committed at least ten years to helping Haiti on all fronts and remains a very active part of the African Diaspora.
Mr. Pierre Michel is a senior Public Health Advisor for the NYCDOHM Tuberculosis program. Mr. Michel is a cofounder and served on the Executive Board of HAAPA (2004 -2006). For ten years he served as President of ADAEF, the Alumni Association of Ste. Enfance that was established to help support children in Croix-des-Bouquets, his original hometown in Haiti.
Mr. Yvans Morisseau is Interim Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Haitian American Business Network Chamber of Commerce (HABNET) and is in charge of HABNET outreach in Miami, Florida. He co-founded the Haitian American Business Network, a division of HAAPA, Inc, dedicated to promoting higher business standards and better business methods as well as fostering trade and commerce in the community. Mr. Morisseau is also the Vice-Chairman of the Haitian American Relief Committee.
Mr. Jackson Rockingster is President and CEO of HABNET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Mr. Rockingster has a proven track record of creating and implementing entrepreneurial programs and developing community partnerships. He holds such Professional Designations as NASD Series 7 and 63 Registered Representative, and New York State School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) and School District Administrator (SDA). Mr. Rockingster attained a B.B.A. in Finance and Investments and a B.A. in History from Baruch College; M.A. degrees in History & Social Science Education, as well as Educational Administration from New York University. Mr. Rockingster is a co-founder of HABNET and HAAPA-PAC. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District, serves on the board of the Flatbush YMCA. Mr. Rockingster is also a County Committee Member with the 42nd Assembly District and is an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of New York.