Having grown up in Haiti as a missionary kid and then spending 25 years as a missionary living full-time in rural South Haiti, Dan has a unique understanding of the needs of the Haitian people, communities, and churches. As a co-founder of Reciprocal Ministries International (RMI) in 1988 and VP/Haiti Field Leader of RMI for 17 years, Dan has been able to bring vision and leadership to RMI as it grew. Since becoming President in 2006 and moving RMI’s US office in Fort Myers, FL, he has had the opportunity to continue this vision by seeing new programs and innovation having great impact in south Haiti through RMI. Currently RMI is feeding over 10,000 kids a day in school and impacting over 150 communities in south Haiti. He and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children and two grandchildren. Although Dan grew up riding enduro motorcycles in Haiti and used that mode of transportation all during his service in Haiti, he has fulfilled his dream of getting his US motorcycle license and enjoys riding his 2005 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Nomad with the motorcycle club from his church. He also enjoys reading and cooking. He recently took up kayaking and enjoys paddling around the backwaters of Southwest Florida as time permits.
Ken Beauvais is an award winning entrepreneur, business consultant and motivational speaker. His specialties are in Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunication services, selling, motivating and startups. He is currently a Regional Sales Manager for Comcast Business where he manages a team of Business Account Executives, Advanced Product Specialists and Consultants. Mr. Beauvais is an alumnus of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University where he studied Computer Information System, Business Management and Marketing. In his free time Ken loves to dance, box and volunteer to speak with underprivileged youth. He loves a challenge and knows that on every journey there are always obstacles. Nevertheless he sincerely, no matter what, greets everybody with faith and enthusiasm while saying “Living The Dream”.
Was born in Haiti and spent her early childhood in St. Maarten. While in elementary school, her family relocated to Fort Myers, FL. Suzette pursued a career in nursing out of a deep desire to provide quality care with compassion. She completed the Licensed Practical Nursing program at West Lawrence Academy, and later graduated from Suncoast College of Health as a Registered Nurse. Suzette is currently the Director of Nursing at a senior living community and is a member of the Nurse Services Organization. She is married and has 3 children. Spending quality time with her family is the joy of her heart. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing, & watching movies.
Yves Osme currently serves as Membership Committeine Chair for the United Haitian American Chamber Of Commerce of SWFL. His passion to see a better business community compelled him to volunteer in multiple organizations. Yves was born in Haiti. He migrated into the US particularly in the Fort Myers area at the age of 12. He is currently married with 3 children. He’s been in the sales industry for the last 13 years.
Junie Germain was born in Port au Prince, Haiti and raised inC St.Martin and the United States. After attending Edison State College, she decided to go into the pharmacy field. Junie is a Certified and Licensed Pharmacy Technician making IV’s for ill patients.
Junie comes from a large family of seven siblings and has a young son of her own. She loves helping people and a majority of her time has been spent guiding adults and children draw closer to God.
Marc is a Professional real estate broker for over 30 years, president and CEO of Marc Friendly International Realty Inc. and music director of Marc’s Music School Fort Myers Florida. Marc’s ultimate goal is to help as many people reach their own goals.
Frank Gateau has always had an eye for detail. You can say he was born for media marketing. Throughout his life he has always been a consumer who valued presentation. This natural in-sight propelled Frank throughout school at Hunter College, where he majored and graduated with a media marketing degree. Since college he has gathered over 16 years of experience working with major lifestyle brands such as Nike and Ralph Lauren, and media companies such as Vibe Media Group and NBC/Comcast.
Alongside these major companies Frank has also worked with local branding agencies who’s cliental range from restaurants, to apparel, venues, music and more. In 2012 Frank joined forces with a few men and collaborated in authoring a book. In 2015 it was published and showcased on several media platforms. Luck doesn’t just show up on your front door, opportunity must be taken and worked for. The saying from famed philosopher Seneca carved a path for Frank to strive for, “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation.”
Rosmy Louis is an internationally known entrepreneur with years of experience in business and leadership development. Louis overcame many failures in life & business over the years where he started from very humble beginnings. Louis moved to the US in 2004 and began his career in the direct sales industry with a company in 2006 in which he currently holds a Senior Vice President position.
Expanding his vision for business, Louis established and serves as Chief Visionary/Executive Officer of PEYKO LLC a granite, Quartz & marble supplier, PEYKO DEPO LAKAY a construction material company in Haiti, as well as PEYKO VENUE, an event center in Fort Myers. In addition to business development, Louis’ commitment to serving the community includes serving on the executive committee as Board Liaison and Founder of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of SWFL Inc. volunteering in the technology ministry at his home church, 1 year of volunteer work with Literacy Volunteers of Collier County and over a year with Lehigh Regional Hospital. As a certified life coach, he consults with young men and women with passion and desire to not only exist but thrive in whatever they set their mind to.
When he isn’t focused on business you may find Louis on a golf course taking lessons or wrestling cookware in the kitchen or on a beach reading a good book. Louis’ vision for the community is to see all Haitian American entrepreneurs unified in building long-standing, successful brand name companies to serve everyone in SWFL and beyond.