Along with the support and expertise of our members, we rely upon a network of partners who are committed to our mission. The following individuals/organizations were honored as our Lifesaving Partners.


Jacqueline Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC

Haitian American Nurses Association

The Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida, Inc. (HANA) is a 501(c) nonprofit membership organization, established in 1984 by two registered nurses, Alice Casimir and Jacqueline Dasque, along with eight other professionals. These people wanted to establish an organization which would provide health care services to migrant workers in the Homestead, Florida area. Currently HANA has eight chapters in the U.S.A. Its strategic vision is to be recognized both nationally and internationally as a world-class nursing association.

HANA strives to increase the enrollment of nursing students through education and mentoring as well as provide community networking opportunities for its members. HANA continues to provide scholarships for students enrolled in local schools as well as in Haiti. HANA has developed a teaching project initiative to send volunteer nurse educators to teach at Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léo gane (FSIL) and thereby raise the level of nursing care in Haiti.

Hans Cassagnol

 Volunteer New York!

Volunteer New York! has been meeting the changing needs of our communities since it was first conceived in 1949 by a small group of committed volunteers. Last year Volunteer New York! inspired over 19,000 volunteers to take action and support over 500 nonprofits throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam with over 270,000 hours of service (valued at more than $7.3MM). For the past 4 years Volunteer New York! has been selected as a Top-Rated nonprofit based on reviews posted to . In 2015 914Inc. presented them with a Best Small Business Award for outstanding nonprofit.
The core of Volunteer New York!’s mission is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits and strengthen the quality of life in our community.

Hans Cassagnol

Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léogane (FSIL)

The Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti, FSIL, is the first four-year baccalaureate School of Nursing in Haiti. In 2015, FSIL was ranked the top nursing school in the country by the Ministry of Public Health. With a 93% score for meeting the objectives and outcomes for higher nursing education, FSIL is a model for nursing schools in Haiti.
The FSIL nursing school opened its doors to the first class of thirty-six students in January, 2005. The FSIL Governing Board found a remarkable dean, Hilda Alcindor, who was born and educated as a nurse in Haiti. She worked as a registered nurse for over 27 years in Miami and wanted to return and help the people of Haiti. She shepherds her young students through their first years as she teaches them in the classroom and instills in them a sense of patriotism and service.

Hans Cassagnol

Roxanne Watson — LiveOnNY

Roxanne Watson was born and raised in the Bronx. She moved to France from 1975- 1977, and then after marrying and living in Wilmington, Delaware, she relocated back to Spring Valley where she worked full time in retail at Pergament Home Center as well as attended Rockland Community College fulltime. At RCC, Roxanne was a charter member of the Mentor Talented Student Honors Program. Roxanne graduated from Columbia University with a major in American History and in the summer of 1990, she attended Harvard to study Russian History.
For twenty years, Roxanne worked in the retail field throughout the New York area. Then in 2006, while working a 60-hour week at AJWright, she suffered a silent heart attack. She was placed on a heart transplant list at Montefiore Hospital and after waiting 104 days, on July 16, 2010, she received the gift of life.

Hans Cassagnol

Dr. Daniel Allonce

Dr. Daniel Allonce was born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti on June 1, 1964, one of seven children. When Daniel was six years old, his father moved to the USA to search for a better life for his family. For twelve years, Daniel’s mother had to raise her family on her own. She was a wise woman who taught her children three important values- love and fear of God; self-respect; and respect for others. She also valued education and moved her family to Port- au- Prince when Daniel was in secondary school, so he could get a better education there.
In 1984, Daniel’s family moved to Brooklyn, NY, where Daniel was involved with school and church and went on several humanitarian missions outside the U.S.A. In 1990, Daniel married. He and his wife have two sons. Daniel has a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, a B.S in Science and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and another Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery


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