Our Team

Jadine Louissaint

President & Executive Director

Jadine Louissaint is a Miami native whose daily mantra is “Is too much is given, much is required.” Her background in mentorship, devotion to Christ and passion to transform lives helps this vision come to life. She’s a registered nurse who obtained a Bachelor in Nursing in 2005 from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. In fall 2012 she pursued and obtained a Healthcare MBA from the Chapman School of Business at Florida International University in fall 2013. While enrolled in the program, she was afforded the opportunity to do research in China with emphasis on their healthcare system. The knowledge and skills obtained from that trip was unforgettable and priceless. She is currently a Clinical Resource Coordinator at Jackson Health System, where she oversees the Medical/Surgical clinical resource management team. In the last 10 years, Jadine has mentored and assisted with the academic and social development of approximately 40 inner-city girls in Miami-Dade County, 70%-80% of who have recently started or are currently in their collegiate undergraduate careers. Her continuous involvement in the community has rendered her Legacy Magazine South Florida 40 under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow 2015. She also received Women are Power Distinguished Award during the organization’s 10th International Women Day Gala in March 2015.  Jadine is using her spiritual, personal, and professional experience to catapult TransforME Ayiti, which will use YOUnique Academy to equip, inspire and transform the next generation of women leaders. With the motto of “Embracing, Loving & Celebrating the best YOU every day!” on completion of this academy, our goal is that we will transform Haiti by empowering one mind, one life and one city at a time.

Valerie Cadet

Vice President & Interim Treasurer

Our Community Partnerships Chair makes sure we’re where people need us. Born in Haiti, the eldest child of 2 siblings, Valerie immigrated to the United States at the age of 3. As a Silver Knight nominee, she attended Florida Memorial University ( FMU), where she was inducted into the university’s first Bridge program with The University of Miami (UM), thus allowing her to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Biology from FMU and a Bachelors of Nursing degree from UM in 2007. Since graduating Valerie has developed a background in both acute and community healthcare settings. Working as an a Hematology/ Oncology nurse, a care coordinator with Children Medical Services and currently as an administrator for the Medical Foster Care Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She has a passion for Haiti that has led her to complete 3 medical missionary trips since 2011. As a member of the Haitian American Nurses Association, she has the opportunity to meet and collaborate with active members of the Haitian diaspora in the S. FL area.

Rachelle Theodore

Board and Strategic Operations Chair

Rachelle Theodore has been a native of South Florida since 1997, originally leaving her home country of Haiti to pursue her educational goals. Mrs. Theodore has been active in the strategic planning and quality improvement field for over ten years. Rachelle earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from University of South Florida. She furthered her educational career by pursing a Master’s degree in Public Health from Barry University and a Master in Business Administration in Healthcare from Florida International University. Rachelle has extensive experience in developing and implementing community based assessments including the Community Health Needs Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan. She also played an integral part in the Public Health Accreditation process for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Governors Sterling Award. One of Mrs. Theodore true passions is her work with the Maternal Child Health population for which she has been a strong leader and advocate and under her leadership, she has actively worked to increase funding and encourage policy, systems and environmental changes for lasting impact. When Mrs. Theodore is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband of seven years and her two young sons.

Judelyn Mulugeta

Secretary and Fundraising Chair

Judelyn was born on the beautiful island of Haiti and raised in South Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Her nursing career experience ranged from pediatrics at Miami Children’s Hospital and home health nursing to adult care in medical-surgical, wound care, hospice, and outpatient infusion therapy. She wanted to further her knowledge base as it related to medicine and enrolled at Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy in 2009. Judelyn helped to lead a team of pharmacists and nurses to aid in the recovery efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Her life’s mission is to help afford opportunities to others, especially to those in Haiti. These opportunities include wellness promotion and prevention programs and effective use of community resources. She is excited as TransformeAyiti embodies these goals and so much more. Judelyn currently works as a Pediatric Pharmacist at Lee Memorial Health Systems in the acute care setting and currently resides in Fort Myers, FL with her husband. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Ifonia Jean

Public and International Relations Chair

Ifonia Jean is a social media content specialist who helps meet the needs of a diverse Christian clientele. She began her career as a journalist after graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 2007 with a Bachelor in Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism. She writes a religion column for the Broward and Palm Beach Forum, where she worked full-time for six years before becoming a freelancer. She aspires to eventually publish many books. Ifonia currently resides in Margate, FL with her husband. “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

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