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Meet our team

Executive Director

Lucía Di Poi

Lucía Di Poi has worked with CLE since its inception in 2011. Initially, as the Planning and Development Associate, she became the Deputy Director in 2016 and Executive Director in 2020. Lucía has overseen the establishment of CLE as Haiti’s only leadership development foundation, expanding its programs, team, and institutional capacity, and establishing cornerstone programs targeting youth, women, and local government leaders. Lucía studied International Relations at Tufts University, received an M.S. in Political Science from Southern CT State University, and is a two-time Coady graduate.

Lucía speaks Spanish, having been born in Argentina, French, English and Haitian Creole. She considers herself very privileged to be able to work with a team of Haitian leaders dedicated to changing their country.

Deputy Director

Max-Prosper Fortuna

Max-Prosper Fortuna is an Economist-Statistician and communicator, graduate of the Center for Planning Techniques and Applied Economics (CTPEA). Graduate of the Coady International Institute at St Francis Xavier University in Canada, in Action Research and Community Development. He has led several studies throughout Haiti, including the “National Youth Survey – Haiti 2015” with the Haitian Center for Leadership and Excellence. Max-Prosper Fortuna is also a trainer, researcher and entrepreneur. He has several years of experience in technology management and journalism. He is a young multilingual leader committed to community building. He is the Director of programs at CLE after having been in charge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning since January 2016, Research and Development Manager, Curriculum and Facilitation Coordinator.

Program Manager

Paulinx Louis

Paulinx Louis has a background in Economics and Political Science at the State University of Haiti. Taking into account his particular interest in youth activities, he was twice a “Young Deputy” of the Terrier-Rouge constituency at the initiative of the “Youth Parliament of Haiti” in 2009 and 2011. Paulinx has also attended several training courses in international institutions such as: Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development at the Coady International Institute; Sustainable Development Issues and Trajectory at Laval University and in Development Project Management with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Since 2015, Paulinx has been working at the Haitian Center for Leadership and Excellence (CLE), previously as a program assistant and since 2018 as coordinator of the Youth program.

Youth Program Coordinator

Myrlène Mathurin

Myrlène Mathurin has a degree in legal sciences from the State University of Haiti. She is an founding or active member of INVOLVE HAITI, an educational support non-profit, Emo Haiti, an organization that works to implement new technologies for educational reform in Haiti, Impact Hub Port-au-Prince, a global coworking community and incubator, and JCI Jacmel, where she volunteered in community health activities. She is committed to community development, civic engagement and women’s involvement in politics. In 2018, she joined CLE as the Youth Program Assistant, supporting the execution of training programs in leadership, community development, civic engagement, women’s leadership and rights.

As of January 2021, Myrlene was promoted to Youth Program Coordinator, supporting its regional expansion and scaled calendar of leadership development activities across the country.

Reseach and Women Program Coordinator

Assuntha Fleurant

“Passionate about numbers since her early childhood, Assuntha Fleurant holds a degree in applied economics from one of the most prestigious universities in Haiti, the Center for Planning Techniques and Applied Economics (CTPEA). She also followed a number of training programs in the areas of research, curriculum development and gender equality.

For approximately five years, she has been responsible for coordinating research projects, developing and implementing women’s empowerment programs at CLE Haiti. In 2019, she led a participatory research initiative called “eCLEraj” which allows Haitians living here and abroad, rural and urban, to participate by asking questions and seeking answers on a range of topics important to communities in Haiti.

Assuntha is a passionate advocate for young people and women. She believes that everyone has the right to education, employment and a healthy life. She is committed to working with young people and women to help them overcome the challenges they face and realize their full potential.

Communications Manager

Meem Shoomeatove Vincent

Meem Shoomeatove Vincent, is a professional working in the field of communication and media. She studied Communication and Journalism at Excel Institute of Communication and Journalism, then Marketing Management at the University Center of Management and Productivity, before training in digital photography at Fotomatik.

Passionate about reading and writing, she is a blogger on the Mondoblog network carried by the RFI Media Workshop, and is a freelancer for the Haitian daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste. She is also a radio host, a member of Toastmaster International, involved in various activities in her community, including coaching youth groups and organizing socio-cultural events. Since March 2017, she has taken on the role of Communications Coordinator at CLE.

External Communications and Development Officer

Claudia Francis

Claudia Francis is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Universite Notre Dame d’Haiti (UNDH) in Communication. She is a former fellow of the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), a scholarship program based on excellence and need. She has worked as a volunteer with World Merit Haiti, and coordinated for two years the YoMeriT-L (Young Merit Leaders) project, a Haitian startup that brings together a network of young Haitian entrepreneurial leaders to share experiences with other young people. She’s a former TV and radio presenter.

Communications Assistant

Stanley Pierre Etienne

Stanley Pierre Etienne was born and raised in Haiti. After graduating from high school, he continued his studies in the Dominican Republic where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a specialty in Fashion Communication and Journalism.

He then returned to Haiti after 9 years and began working as a fashion journalist and critic on national television for Glamour TV Show and as a style contributor and freelance editor for Polo Lifestyles magazine.

A yet to be published creative writer, he is also fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English, he also has extensive experience in customer service and community management.

Stanley currently works as a Communications Assistant at CLE, a team he joined in October 2020.


Press and Public Relations Coordinator

Moïse Saint-Eloi

Moïse Saint-Eloi studied journalism at ISNAC Centre de Formation en Communication, and in Economics at the State University of Haiti. He is currently studying linguistics at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics of the State University of Haiti (FLA-UEH). He also had training in Asset Base Citizens-led Development (ABCD) with Coady International Institute, Canada. Between 2017 and 2021, he worked as a reporter and presenter at Radio-Télévision Pacific and as an editor at the daily Le National. Since October 2020, he has joined the CLE team as, respectively, press officer, public relations officer and press and media relations officer.

Support Staff

Sony Pierre

Sony Pierre joined the CLE team in July 2020 as support staff. Before CLE, he worked for several years as a security guard in a company in the capital. He is a very dynamic worker who regularly takes care of all the tasks related to the maintenance of the office. Sony is also a very diligent and very collaborative messenger.

Finance and
Accounting Coordinator

Christophia Claude Jospitre

Christophia Claude Jospitre obtained her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the Université d’Etat d’Haïti in 2008. She has worked as a Junior Accountant in Haitian firm BUCOFISC, and formed part of the Internal Audit Department of CAM Transfer, travelling around the country to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures. She completed a two-year master’s degree program in accounting at Syracuse University, through an exchange program between the Université d’Etat d’Haïti. After returning to Haïti, she joined PRODEV, an Education Innovation Non-profit in January 2013 as the Financial Director. Christophia has worked as Finance Associate with CLE since September 2014.

Accounting and Administration Associate

Jean Sony Doirin

Jean Sony DOIRIN Studied Accounting Sciences in the Institut de gestion et des hautes Etudes Internationales (INAGHEI), part of the Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH). From 2007 to date, he worked with various companies and organizations in the country.

Jean-Sony joined CLE in november 2018 as the Finance Associate in October 2019 was promoted as administrative and financial assistant, in August 2020 was promoted as associate in accounting and administration and in February 2021 was promoted to Administrative and Finance Coordinator, in charge of the daily management of all CLE’s project administration, financial management, and procurement systems.


Our Programs

We believe that for social and economic development
to be truly sustainable it must start and be led from within.