Governance

CapraCare is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in New York City.

The programmatic work of CapraCare is guided by our Board of Trustees and developed and managed by the Officers and leaders in our management team.

Jean Pierre-Louis, MPH

Chairman

Jean Pierre-Louis, MPH is the Founder and Executive Director of CapraCare, Inc. He obtained both his B.A in Public Health and M.P.H in Health Administration and Policy at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Mr. Pierre-Louis, who is Haitian born, grew up in Fonfrede and as a result of his healthy childhood and excellent education in the US, he has embarked on helping his community with services that they desperately need. He founded CapraCare in April 2009 in response to the gross inadequacies of medical and preventive health services in Haiti. A firm believer in promoting health change through individual acts of courage, Mr. Pierre-Louis has spearheaded and mobilized an ever-growing number of volunteers, public health and medical professionals in distributing health education, mental health, and pediatric care services to Haiti’s underserved Les Cayes, Fonfrede Community.

Cordell K. Brown, M.B.A

Vice Chairman & Strategic Planning Officer

Cordell K. Brown, M.B.A was the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Planning for MetLife U.S Business. Mr. Brown, a Fordham University graduate, received a double-major undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, then a double-major MBA, in Management and Information & Communications Systems, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. He was honored by Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2007 list of America’s “Top 50 Under 50” MBA Corporate Executives. He partners with business leaders and financial officers to develop strategic business plans that deliver bottom-line results and ultimately shareholder value. Mr. Brown is also responsible for driving and implementing strategic planning policies and processes, monitoring performance against plan, and supporting significant initiatives that drive results.

Emerson J. Augustin

Treasurer

Emerson J. Augustin is a driven young professional currently working as a Senior Accountant for a luxury fashion men’s retailer. Emerson has several years of experience working as an accountant and providing financial analysis to companies earning over $70MM annually. Emerson graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor degree in Business Administration – concentration in Finance. He is an incredible professional and a pleasure to work with. While attending Morehouse, Emerson served as the Vice President of a coalition comprised of Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University that organizes panel discussions and events on history, current economic state and stereotypes and stigmas of Haiti. Emerson’s areas of specialty include accounting, analysis, general ledger, fixed assets, etc. Emerson was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and believes that anyone can contribute to change, and the advancement of Haiti but it requires active and sustainable participation.

Jean A. Grassman, MS, PHD, CPH

Jean A. Grassman, MS, PHD, CPH is an Associate Professor and Environmental and Occupational Health expert in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College. Jean is also an expert in toxicology, the application, use and ethics of biological monitoring. She also serves as the Track Coordinator for the Doctor of Public Health (DPH) program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Linda McDowell Greenspan

Linda McDowell Greenspan, is an executive leader recognized for rapidly assessing critical areas of performance that affect patient outcomes and satisfaction, employee morale, and operational sustainability, As the former CEO of the New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. Employee Benefit Funds, Linda managed five Health and Dental centers that serve over 86,000 unionized hotel workers, retirees and their dependents.  Under her leadership, the model was reinvented and has demonstrated improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction through the introduction of patient-centered care and electronic health records. Linda has attained groundbreaking results in financial gains, capital expansion, and operational improvements—while managing a C-level leadership team. Linda brings a uniquely focused problem-solving ability to her work in healthcare administration.

Linda’s work, which spans leadership roles at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Dime Savings Bank of New York. demonstrates a keen interest and awareness of the intricacies surrounding healthcare regulations, funding solutions, and policy development, plus an ability to build relationships and support healthcare causes in both the private/public sectors.

Linda holds a Master of Business Administration from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York, plus a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of the State of New York in Albany. In addition, she has completed a Master’s Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University, an Administrator’s Master Certification (AMP) from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and a Post-Graduate Certification in Total Quality Management (TQM) from Dowling College.

Currently, Linda is pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the CUNY school of Public Health.  In this program, Linda has been able to continue her focus on delivery models and the use of e-health initiatives in pursuing improved health outcomes for all patients.  She has taught in the Master’s of Public Health Program (MPH) in the CUNY School of Public Health for three years.

Quotable:

CapraCare’s mission to improve health outcomes and empower citizen’s of Fonfrede to engage in their own health resonates with me.  Having worked with students who have helped to further this mission, I have personally witnessed the depth of commitment.

Yanick Guerin, D.O.

Yanick Guerin, D.O, is a pediatrician certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a broad base of experience in providing pediatric care. Having obtained her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Guerin completed her internship and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She has held several positions as a practicing pediatrician in different settings including foster care, hospital based and private practice in New York, New Jersey and Texas. Dr. Guerin’s previous hospital affiliations include Newark Beth Israel, Rolling Plains, St. Luke Roosevelt and Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Guerin is currently working for the New York City Department of Education providing services to students requiring medical attention in the school setting.  She joined CapraCare because of her lifelong desire to make a difference globally and in the community where she grew up as a child. Dr. Guerin is realizing her dream with CapraCare by ensuring that medical care and health educations for every child is a right and not a privilege and help children in Haiti to reach their full potential in Haiti with the help of CapraCare. Dr. Yanick can be reached at Yanick@capracare.org

Geraldine Y. Joseph, RPA-C, MPH

Geraldine Y. Joseph, RPA-C, MPH is a seasoned Registered Physician Assistant – Certified with a broad base of clinical experience in all aspects of medicine. She received her Physician Assistant degree from Howard University and her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Management from Brooklyn College. She is a compassionate individual who has been seeking for long time to help bring positive health change to Haiti. We are so fortunate and honored that she has chosen to join our team to help bring about that change to Haiti. Beside English, Geraldine is fluent in several other languages including French and Haitian Creole.

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