Mr. Jackson Rockingster, MA 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 FINRA 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 and 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.
Mr. Claudy Dorestant, MS 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 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 College. He is also a founder and served as one of two Technology Officers of HAAPA and HABNET. 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. He was 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, MD 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 in charge of HABNET outreach in Miami, Florida and is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of HABNET. He co-founded the Haitian American Business Network, a division of HAAPA, 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. He completed his Bachelor's Degree from the Metropolitan College of New York.


HABNET and its Leadership Team have been recognized on numerous occasions for our dedication, commitment, leadership and service to the community by a number of elected officials and organizations. We are truly humbled by these recognitions and we acknowledge such Awards as a message for us to continue to strive for excellence. We also view these recognitions as affirmation of our mission to continue to support and promote entrepreneurship, investment, and civic engagement; as well as to provide comprehensive support services and programs that will have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in New York City.


● Special Recognition Award for Strong Leadership and Service to Our Community, from AMS
● Citation for Invaluable Service to the Community, from County Executive Edward P. Mangano


● Proclamation for Outstanding Contribution from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams


● Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service Award from Mercedes Narcisse
● Proclamation for Unwavering Leadership and Vision from former Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz
● The Brooklyn Salutes Award from Community Concerns Network
● Citation for Dedicated Service and Commitment from former NYS Assemblymember Karim Camara


● Outstanding Leadership and Service Award from the Kings County Democratic Committee
● Humanitarian Award from the International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries - IHOM
● Proclamation for Outstanding Service to the Haitian Relief Effort from the New York City Council
● Proclamation for Unwavering Leadership and Service from former Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz
● Proclamation for Unwavering Leadership and Vision from former Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz
● Proclamation for Outstanding and Devoted Service from former State Senator John L. Sampson
● The Outstanding Community Service Award from Assemblyman Nick Perry


●Proclamation for Outstanding Contribution from former Brooklyn Borough President Mary Markowitz
●Recognition Award for Raising Awareness in the 2010 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau
●Proclamation for Dedicated Service from State Senator Kevin S. Parker


● Proclamation for Outstanding Service from former Congressman Ed Towns
● Proclamation for Commitment to Support Business Development from former BP Marty Markowitz


● Citation for Outstanding Service to the Community from the New York City Council
● Citation for Outstanding Leadership & Character from former Kings County DA Charles Hynes
● Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community from Caribbean Images


● Citation for Extraordinary Effort from former BP Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn 45
● Proclamation for Exemplary Service to the Community from State Senator Kevin S. Parker