about Our founders
Pascale D Auguste
Founder and Executive Director
Pascale D Auguste, RN, BSN is a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in health administration and over 15 years of experience in public health. Ms. Auguste has worked extensively with the Haitian community and also with the African American and the Caribbean-American communities of Broward and Miami Dade County providing community outreach, health education and support. Pascale is well respected in the community and has partnered with numerous community health organizations in an effort to assist the community to achieve better health outcomes. Ms. Auguste truly believes as Nelson Mandela said “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Patricia Moise Dorcius
Co-Founder and Program Director
Patricia Moise Dorcius MD, MPH, MCHES is a physician in Haiti who has achieved a Masters in Public Health at Florida International University (FIU) and obtained her Masters as a Health Education Specialist (MCHES) . Her ability to communicate with the members of the community especially the Haitian community and also the African American community is a direct result of her passion and her education and training. Dr.Patricia Moise has worked with FIU on projects in research and health promotion in Haiti. Dr.Patricia Moise has worked extensively for many years with the Haitian community in Broward County,Miami-Dade County and Haiti.
Pierre Denizé was a diabetic for many years and developed many of the complications of diabetes including hypertension, heart disease and kidney failure. As co-founder of the organization Mr. Denizé hoped that by telling his story and by educating and promoting others to develop healthy habits he could delay or prevent diabetes complication in others.Pierre Denizé was the founder of the “Association Pour La Prevention de L’Alcoolisme et Autres Accoutumances Chimiques” (APAAC) in Haiti. APAAC was the first organization in Haiti founded for the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse. Mr. Denizé had numerous years of experience working with the Haitian community on substance abuse prevention.
Mr. Denizé died on October 1, 2017 of cardiac complications caused by diabetes.