Edwige Carre, Reverend

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Fr. Carré arrived in the Diocese of Nashville in April, 2005.  He was asked to assist Father William Bevington at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, in Hendersonville, for six weeks.  In June 2005, Fr. Carré was appointed as Administrator for Holy Name Catholic Church. In July 2006, he was officially named pastor of Holy Name. In August 2015, St Ann Catholic Church and School welcomed Father Carre as their new Pastor.​Originally from Haiti, Fr. Carré was ordained on October 16, 1983 in the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. During his pastoral ministry in Haiti, he opened many schools and a clinic. Two major schools were Pope John Paul II in Kenscoff, which opened in 1987, and St. Ignatius in Petit-Goave, which opened in 2002. He also helped establish a House for the Poor that provided shelter for 60 homeless people. 
As part of his vocational work as a teacher, he taught French, Latin, Religion and Social Science.  He also developed programs to assist with the new evangelization, which included the creation of a Catholic radio station, in Haiti, known as "Radio Notre Dame."      

Father continues to serve both St Ann Catholic Church and School and the Haitian Community of Tennessee with much love, prayer and dedication.​

Marjorie C. Hallworth, MPA

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Marjorie was born and raised in Haiti until her parents brought her to the United States. She is an MPA and curren​tly working for the Great State of Tennessee. She is a Business Leader, an Event Planner, a writer and the Co-Founder of the Haitian Community of Tennessee.She has published several articles on the Tennessean and the Tennessee Tribune about Haiti. 

She is involved in several organizations such as Tennessee Delta Unit Parliamentarians ; Tennessee State Employees Association; Women's Political Collaborative of Tennessee; Perfect 36 Society - Tennessee Woman Suffrage.   

She attended Brentwood  Citizens Police Academy and the Brentwood Citizens Fire & Rescue Academy
She enjoys going on adventures such as Hang gliding, Skiing, Skydiving, Travelling, Walking, ect.

Maromy Samuel, Medical Missionary Pastor

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Dr. Samuel was born in Artibonite, Haiti.  He is the 2nd of seven children born to Mr. Joseph Marcel Samuel and Mrs. Marie Julienne Samuel. After earning a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Universite Lumiere, a Christian university affiliated with Haiti’s Southern Baptist Mission (MEBSH) in April 2001.  Dr. Samuel was later certified in Health Management from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital’s International Medicine in September 2001.
In the late Fall of 2001, Dr. Samuel returned to Haiti where he began his surgical training at St-Nicolas Hospital of St-Marc with Doctors Without Borders – the Belgium Chapter. In the winter of 2004,Dr. Samuel founded Bethany Community Health Center which served the poor familie
of Frecyneau, Haiti. He also served as a Medical Director of Medical Aid Foundation for Mothers and Infants and the HIV/AIDS Foundation of Esther Boucicault Stanilas in 2005.
In 2008, he achieved a Master Degree in Theological Studies at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. ​Following Haiti’s tragic earthquake of 2010, Dr. Samuel founded the Haiti Medical Clinic Project and serves as medical missionary liaison between Haiti and the US. This missional endeavor is a partnership between medical teams from the US and Haiti; it purports to create a sustainable
support in Haiti by coordinating community health, education and services in the remote areas of Pernier II, Haiti.
In 2012, Pastor Samuel co-founded the Haitian Community of
Tennessee (HCT) which aims to assist the local community of Tennessee with their needs of pastoral care, social services, community health, and education.

Dr. Samuel serves as pastor to the Haitian Congregation at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene as he continues to lead frequent medical missions to Haiti.

Paul Denis Leger, MD

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Dr. Leger is a native of Haiti Chérie and remains deeply connected to his motherland. He is a graduate of the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie of the State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. After his residency training in Internal Medicine at L’hopital de L’Université d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH), Dr. Leger spent almost 10 years caring for the most vulnerable population of Haiti affected by HIV and tuberculosis in downtown Port-au-Prince. He was at the vanguard of HIV treatment scale-up throughout the country and served as a role model clinician, a dedicated teacher and a passionate clinical investigator. His work has led to more than 20 peer reviewed journal publications including several papers in the New England Journal of Medicine that helped to change HIV/AIDS treatment policy and guidelines worldwide.
Unfortunately, in January 12, 2010, Dr. Leger and his family experienced the tremendous horrors of the catastrophic earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, and had to relocate to the United States. Dr. Leger and his wife Astride have continued to pursue their passion of clinical medicine and research while proudly parenting their wonderful children and nieces. They have also continued to be involved in the life of the Haitian community. In 2012, in collaboration with other Haitian professionals and religious leaders in Nashville, TN, they founded the “Haitian Community of Tennessee” to offer assistance to their fellow citizens living in Tennessee and in Haiti.

 

Astride Jules, MD

Dr. Jules was born and raised in Marigot, a beautiful city in the South-East of Haiti near Jacmel. She obtained her medical degree from the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie of the State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. Upon completion of her residency training in Pediatrics at L’hopital de L’Université d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH), Dr. Jules joined the GHESKIO Centers where she got involved in the care of children infected with HIV as a Fogarty fellow.

In 2007, she was granted the prestigious Fulbright scholarship which allowed her to pursue a Master of Public Health at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. 

At the completion of her MPH program with a first author publication, she returned to her home country Haiti to pay her tribute. She served as an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Master of Public Health program developed by GHESKIO in collaboration with Cornell University (NY) and Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince.

She was also involved in developing strategies to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV and teaching the initiation of medical research to young Haitian physicians at HUEH.

Six months after the devastating earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, Dr Jules and her husband Paul had to leave Haiti to join their children who had already left to New York City. After her relocation to the United States, she worked as a research fellow at the department of Preventive Medicine, now, Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.Her work has lead to 7 first-authors and co-author publications on Influenza epidemics in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Jules has remained deeply involved in the life of her motherland while she continues to practice clinical medicine and clinical research in the United States. One of her priorities is to contribute to the development of Haiti.

VLADIMIR BERTHAUD, ​MD, MPH, CPH, DTMH, FACP, FIDSA

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Dr. Berthaud is a graduate of the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Institut National d’Administration,de Gestion et des Hautes Etudes Internationales, and Institut Haïtien de Statistique. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University and certification in Health Care Executive Program from The John Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
Dr. Berthaud holds certification in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and tropical medicine and travelers’ health. He is the Founding Executive Director of Meharry Community Wellness Center, a Tennessee-designated AIDS Center of Excellence, supported by multiple Federal, State and local grants.
In 2006, he created the comprehensive HIV/AIDS program at the largest teaching, tertiary care center in Haiti, Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti (HUEH), with continuous funding support from PEPFAR/CDC and Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Dr. Berthaud serves on grant review expert panels for HRSA, CMS and
PCORI and as a distinguished member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the National Board of Public Health Examiners and Article Consultant,
Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, for McMaster University.
Dr.Berthaud is a decorated military veteran and former Liaison Officer for the United States Military Academy, West Point. He is the recipient of numerous
awards including Outstanding Contribution to the Internal Medicine Residency
Training Program at Harlem Hospital, IPRO’s Outstanding Service to the Health
Care Community Award, Johnson and Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Award, NIH/NIMH Health Disparities Scholarship, the National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellowship, the Nashville Business Journal Health Care Award, and New York City Council Citation.
​Dr. Berthaud is the Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Chairman of Infection Prevention Committee, tenured Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Public Health, and author of many scientific presentations.