God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference
--Author Unknown

 

Staff
  • Bio 01

    Montaigu Cantave

    Dedicatedin his memory

    Help Hayti is dedicated to the memory of my father, Montaigu Cantave. Agronomist by profession, Bwa—as he was affectionately called by close friends--was altogether a brilliant thinker whose intelligence dazzled his interlocutors, a dialectician who relished a debate and frustrated his opponents, an austere father who did not settle for mediocrity, a mentor who rewarded promising young talents, and a bon vivant who professed love for life. Read More

  • Bio02

    Tami Cantave

    Help Hayti Founder


    Founder of Help Hayti a a 501 (c) (3) charitable project of United Charitable Programs. My mission at Help Hayti is to provide quality primary education as well as follow-along services to disadvantaged children in remote communitites of Haiti. As a member of the Haitian Diaspora, It has been a personal mission and responsibility of mine to play an active role in bringing forth the basic necessities to the large number of underprivileged people who work hard but do not often have the means to provide or educate their children.

    I was given an opportunity in the west and escape that reality when I was seven. Right at my senior year in High School I was re-introduce to the realiy of life in Hayti, which only ignited my desire to become a player in what has become our global mission. That desire led to the creation of Help Hayti in 2005 and soon I began to implement the Adopt-A-Community Program in remote communities.

  • Bio03

    Etzer Cantave

    Treasure


  • Highly accomplished senior accounting and finance professional, with a proven track record of achievements and a flair for problem solving. Areas of competency include: Consolidated Financial Statements based on GAAP, Statutory and Fund accounting for Fortune 500 corporations as well as not-for-profits; Budgeting/Forecasting for large divisions ($200MM+); Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for boards and upper management; Financial Modeling; Process Improvement, Policy and Procedure write-up; Management of diverse and medium to large staff size; Interface with auditors.

  • Bio04

    Alicia Fall

  • Founder of Her Many Voices


  • Alicia Fall is a person whose life could be summarized in one word - balance. A short visit to the two locations she calls home, New York City and Boulder, CO will show just that.

    A singer, songwriter and musician, born and raised in New York, Alicia draws from her rich cultural background (Eastern Band Cherokee, Danish, Cuban and Spanish) to paint a picture of the “American” experience. Her style is both unique and embraceable. Her truth speaks to the spirit within us all. 

    Alicia’s lyrics span the gamut of love, politics and religion, and the complexity of humans and their Gods. Her spirit is felt through it all...an activist and humanitarian at heart.

    With a background in early childhood education, and the healing arts, it was this heart that created Her Many Voices, an organization of Artist Response to Humanitarian Need. The focus - global visibility for woman, children and Mother Earth, giving a voice of empowerment ultimately for all.

    Ms Fall found herself, as many artist do, wanting to create positive change in this world and recognizing the power and responsibility artist have to do just that. 

    Those in the arts have a unique gift...they can heal the world through creative expression. Alicia Fall has a unique gift as well...she knows how to connect people and draws on the talents of a variety of artists who have a collective vision...a world of equal opportunity; a world of equals rights, resources and respect. She is the Founder and the Vision Holder to Her Many Voices.

    If you want to raise awareness, raise a voice. 
    www.hermanyvoices.org

  • Bio 06

    Joseph E. Valcin

    Construction Engineer


    Motivated and experience construction engineer with 20 years of experience in the planning, design coordination, and management of commercial, institutional, and private construction projects. Major areas of strength include: Feasibility studies; project evaluations; development of preliminary designs; site selection; environmental cleanup; architectural and engineering design management; training of junior engineers and architects; inter-agency coordination; program management; baseline cost estimating; procurement management; construction scheduling; contract administration; Change order review and negotiations; communications management; human resource planning and management; contract closure.

  • Bio 07

    Kim Weston

    Web Design | Photography | Graphics | Creative Consultant

    "Create. Create. Create". Kim Weston is a fine artist first and the principle of StudioWeston.com where she develops images in graphics, web design, photography and painting. Raised in New York City, she was exposed to all forms of the arts and educated at The Cooper Union. After receiving her BFA, Weston went on to embody all aspects of fine art and share her insight with children. "I believe art is the foundation of freedom. It is my closest connection to the Great Spirit" said Weston. Photography has introduced her to people and places that have enriched her creative eyes and hands. She has created works for several companies including Arsita Records, Capital Records, ESPN, Vibe, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Love Makes a Family Foundation.