March 14, 2007 — Leonie Hermantin was named Deputy Director by Lambi Fund of Haiti, where she will be responsible for outreach and education in North America and Haiti. Formerly the Director of Research and Strategic Planning at the Santa La Haitian Neighborhood Center in Miami, FL, Hermantin was one of two Haitian Americans cited by the Miami Herald for special recognition as up and coming leaders in South Florida. She has a Juris Doctor from University of California, Berkeley, and over ten years of non-profit management experience. She currently serves on the board of Little Haiti Housing and Accion USA, Miami, and has received numerous awards for her activism and civic contributions.
The Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Lambi Fund works in partnership with rural grassroots peasant organizations to support economic justice, democracy and sustainable development in Haiti.