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Pauline Louis Magiste President

2019 President – Pauline Louis-Magiste, MSNEd, APRN, RN

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In January 2010, post the devastating earthquake that struck our beloved Haiti, I attended my first HANA meeting and was amazed by the tremendous work of the members. The disaster relief efforts they were doing not just here locally, but in Haiti is a clear description of one of the many integral parts of HANA’s mission: to become effectively involved with the issues and services relevant to the health and welfare of the communities in Florida and abroad. As I begin my 2-year tenure as HANA of Florida’s’ president, my primary objective is as: To enhance our community engagement by combining the old with the new. HANA is known in our community for its voluntary efforts in bridging the gap of health disparities by improving health literacy through education, awareness, mentoring, and partnership.

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Nadine Fortin-Barreau – First VP Elect of HANA

I am humbled 🙏🏻 and Thankful that I am First VP Elect of HANA. I was elected by the members of HANA. Thank You for the outpouring of support from friends, family and colleagues. Thank You to all the new members, returning members, nurses who took time to support and voted on line and came last night to the election meeting. From the bottom of my ❤️ THANK YOU!! Service is from my heart ❤️ and I serve with passion!

HANA Candidate Forum 2018

Hosted by the Haitian American Nurses Association, the Candidate Forum was a great opportunity to meet with the political candidates on a Federal, State and local races and discuss their missions to serve in public office. We learned about their background history and views on issues that impact the residents of Dade County and Greater Florida. Part of the evening was streamed through FB live.

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Contact HANA at:, (305) 609-7498,
Disclaimer: Please note that the forum was open to the public. In addition, all candidates, all levels of office: local, state and national regardless of political party were encouraged to attend

HANA – 2015 Year End Newsletter

As we approach the end of 2015, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of a very busy year. The Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida (HANA), Inc. is extremely blessed to have dedicated members, advisers, and supporters who work tirelessly to keep the legacy of the association alive. It has indeed been an extraordinary year for us. On behalf of HANA, it is with great pleasure that I wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season.

HANA has been very visible in the community and abroad. We have been working on advocating for our nurses. It is unfortunate that a month ago, a healthcare agency in New York decided to place a discriminatory advertisement in a newspaper for LPNs and RNs, boldly stating “No Haitians”. HANA took a clear stand against this offensive ad and demanded a full investigation and substantial penalty levied against this corporate perpetrator of hate. The media was made aware of our disappointment and we are now expecting a thorough investigation to be conducted by the Department of Justice concerning this civil rights violation. We displayed solidarity with our sister HANA chapters in combating racism to positively effect change.

In an effort to increase our visibility and continue marketing our brand, HANA members participated in the annual Black Caucus Convention in Washington, DC for the first time. Consequently, we encourage our members to get

involved in the legislative processes related to nursing and healthcare. There are several other legislative activities that are scheduled for 2016 in collaboration with other organizations. These include FNA 2016 Advocacy Days in Tallahassee and National Black Nurses Association 28th Annual Day on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Since the last newsletter publication in April 2015, HANA continues to fulfill its passion for mentoring and providing educational support to the local community and abroad.

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April 16, 2016, Volume 13, Issue 1

President’s Message

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends, Tonight, we are celebrating our 32nd Annual Scholarship Fundraising and Awards Gala. On behalf of the Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida (HANA), I would like to thank you for your continued support in maintaining the legacy of the association. It will be exactly one year since the executive board was elected to lead this noble association, and together, we have done a fantastic job! I also want to thank each board member for the sacrifices and hard work they contribute on a daily basis to better serve our community. The difference that we make as a team in other people’s lives is immeasurable. Tonight, I am eager to share with you the extraordinary achievements that this team has accomplished.

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