2011 Group Photo

Jean Marc Jean-Baptiste

Executive Director, Haitian American Public Health Initiatives

Jean Marc Jean-Baptiste is executive director of the Haitian American Public Health Initiatives (HAPHI), a multi-service organization that serves the Haitian community in Boston in a holistic way. Under his leadership, programs at HAPHI have been expanded to include more services for youth to build their academic skills and foster their ability to combat peer pressure. The agency's service base has expanded to include ESL classes, case management services for refugees, Gardening through Refugee Organizations (GRO), and mental health.

In addition, HAPHI serves as the fiscal agent for various projects of the Mutual Assistance Association Coalition, a coalition of 11 agencies meeting to address the needs of the refugee and immigrant community.