Meet the Founders

Guirlene Thomas-Durosier, Co-Founder & President

Guirlene is the co-founder and President of Haitian Hope Humanitarian Effort, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help restore hope and dignity to the people of Haiti by providing resources for education, healthcare, and nutrition. In addition, she is a Natural Helper with the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis. In the past year, Guirlene has become a key speaker on domestic violence – a national issue that is increasing in Indianapolis.

A native of Haiti, Guirlene’s family moved to the United States when she was 11 years old. She has traveled in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, and in her life’s journey she discovered that being a social worker is more than a profession – for her, it is a way of life. She grew up with the desire to serve, defend, and stand-up for the “under-dog,” and has always loved working to help people, especially children and seniors. So after spending some years teaching in South Korea, she returned to the United States and continued her work with children and the senior population. She worked a few years in long-term health care as a social worker and a year as a therapist and caseworker at a Community Mental Health Facility. She has worked as a social worker in hospice. While working in hospice, she learned to give support to caregivers of dementia patients and the terminally ill. Guirlene finds that in everyday life, human beings face a range of issues, and for her this presents many opportunities to reach out in the spirit of compassion, love, and caring.

She is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist graduate student at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She holds a Masters in Community Psychology from Martin University in Indianapolis, and a BS in Social Work from Adventist University in Keene, Texas. She works as a therapist and case worker at a foster care agency.

Kenneth Victor, Vice President

Kenneth’s experience in service began as a teen when he volunteered on Saturday afternoon at a local nursing home after attending church in Miami. Unknowingly to him at the time, a seed of passion for service to others was planted during those visits.

He later moved to Tennessee to pursue his college education at Southern Adventist University. During his junior year he was elected President of the largest student organization on campus. One of his initiatives was to increase the organizations presence and community outreach. Under his leadership and with the support of his officers the organization was able to positively impact the lived of many in the Chattanooga area. His accomplishments were acknowledged when he received a Special Award from the United Way for the organizations work in the community—the first of its kind.

A week following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Kenneth visited Haiti for the first time to provide support to family and provide aid and resources to people in the island.

Today Kenneth works at a Health and Rehab Center in Orlando, FL were he serves an Administrator.

One of his favorite quotes is from Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. “…the best things in life require dedication to duty, hard work and above all, a noble purpose.”

Weslyne Thomas-Coleman, Co-Founder and Treasurer

Weslyne Thomas-Coleman was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. For her primary education, she attended Vertierre, in Port-au-Prince and L’Ecole du Nord, in Cap-Haitian. In her teen years, her family migrated to the U.S. She then completed her secondary schooling at Horace Mann, Jr. and Miami Central High in Miami, Florida.

After graduating from high school, Weslyne attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, where she obtained a Bachelor of Sciences in Political Economy and a minor in French. She has a Teaching License in Secondary Education obtained from the University of Phoenix.

Currently, she resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Gerald Coleman and adolescent daughters. Her family was members of the Capitol City SDA church for many years, but are now are serving as officers and members of the Westside Ministries Seventh-day Adventist Company of Lake Region Conference.

Weslyne is a fervent believer and devoted servant of Christ. She is an advocate for healthy living and enjoys traveling. Her passion lies in encouraging others to be the best that they can be and to make the best use of their time and talents in order to live fuller lives. She believes that time is unredeemable especially when it is wasted. Weslyne has excellent communication skills as well as great people skills. She has served as a motivational and professional mentor for youths and special groups.

Throughout her many travel journeys around the world, be it in Europe, Asia, Caribbean or Mexico, she has noticed that most folks would like to move to the U.S. for obvious reasons. However, everyone cannot make this kind of voyage—particularly not the poverty-stricken souls of Haiti. Upon returning from a trip to Haiti in 2008, where despair and desolation are widespread, Weslyne decided to be a catalyst and join her effort with others to help make a difference in someone else’s life, right in their own country. She feels as though such initiative would create foundational values and long term legacies. With this notion at heart, Weslyne became a contributing co-founder of Haitian Hope Humanitarian Effort, Inc. To inspire hope, provide relief, and share the love of Christ to those in need —especially when a child’s life and future is at stake—would indeed be valuable.

Becky N. Victor, Executive Secretary

Becky N. Victor is a native of South Florida. She is the youngest of three children born to Christine and the late Alfred Joseph. Despite their humble beginnings, her mother, Christine, worked extra hard to see to it that all three of her children would receive a Christian education. Becky never took the privilege of having a private Christian education for granted. She attended and graduated from Miami Union Academy with high honors and went on to complete a Bachelors of Arts from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN where she majored in Liberal Arts Elementary Education.

Having grown up in a Haitian community, Becky was always an active member of the youth society at her local church, Jerusalem French SDA, as long as she could remember. Such exposure has equipped her to take on several leadership positions over the years. Becky is also a talented public speaker and is known for having participated in several oratorical events in her community.

After visiting Haiti for the first time in 2008, Becky was overwhelmed with compassion for the people suffering under extreme cases of poverty—especially the children. She knew then and there that she must make a difference someway, somehow! Thrilled at the opportunity to become a member of HHHE, Inc., she plans on using her voice to serve as an advocate for the people of Haiti in order help restore hope and dignity to those in need. She lives by 1 John 3:16-17 which says: “We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?” (MSG).

Currently, Becky resides in Miami, FL with her husband. She is the fifth grade teacher at her alma mater, Miami Union Academy. She is the founder of a small wives’ support group ministry entitled: RUBIES (Redeemed and United in Building Indestructible Estates for our Savior). She attends the Alpha Agape SDA church where she serves as Music Leader, Assistant Youth Society Leader, and Co-Director of the Family Life Department.

Dr. Pierre Eleniste, Board Member at-Large

Dr. Pierre Eleniste was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a doctorate degree in biochemistry. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Rachel. Dr. Eleniste is a Research Fellow at Indiana University and is working on finding better therapeutic drugs to treat osteoporosis. He attends the Glendale SDA church. He is a current board member fo Voice 4 Hope and an active member for Haitian Association of Indiana (HAI), Indiana Section of the American Association for Dental Research (INAADR), and is involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Dr. Eleniste became involved in Haitian Hope Humanitarian Effort, Inc. (HHHE) because he is passionate about helping his fellow Haitians. Particularly he is interested in providing a better opportunity for young students in Haiti.

Frantzcel Aguy, Pastor/Chaplain & Linguist

Pastor Aguy was born in Jeremie, Haiti and currently reside in Rochester, NY. He is married to the former Widlyne Fortere and has a son. He studied Theology and Linguistics; spent some time teaching in College for a little while before he started working full-time as a Seventh-day Adventist Pastor. He presently is pastoring two churches in upstate New York. “I love God, I love people and therefore count it a great privilege to be a member of HHHE, to play a part in helping the needy and make their lives a little better.”