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Welcome to Haitian Diaspora Political Action Committee

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”   Pericles


Strategic Partner


HDPAC works with different organizations, community groups, businesses and other non-profit organizations to advance the interests of the Haitian American Community in the United States and in Haiti. If you have an organization and would like to collaborate with us, we would love to hear from you.

Send us an email at: [email protected] 

Bipartisan Support

HDDPAC is  the first  non-affiliated Political Action Committee. We work on both sides of  the aisle to advance our policy agenda. We work with members of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and  other policy makers in order to support  policies  that favor Haiti. Our donors are American citizens and green card holders who care about Haiti.


A Better Tomorrow


The Haitian American community wants a better tomorrow for Haiti.  That will come true only if we work together to advance our common interests. We must invest our resources where they count most to be able to advocate for policies that work for Haiti.  We encourage you to become an active member of the PAC and donate whatever you can. Donate. 


HDPAC’s purpose is to raise money to support political candidates both at the federal, state and local level, to use our resources to conduct civic education in the community, educate policy makers and legislators about issues, and policies that matter to us, and to unabashedly advance these political issues on behalf of the Haitian American community.  

Message from HDPAC

We thank you for visiting our website. We want you to know that  this organization exists for the sole  purpose of representing the political interests of Haitian Americans and Haiti. We will work very hard to gain your confidence and to assure you that your hard-earned donations are well spent. Our goal is to make sure that  when it comes to Haitian Americans and Haiti that we always have a seat at the table. We can no longer allow others to decide our destiny and our faith. We must stand tall and speak on our own behalf. We must unite and speak in one voice. We must be heard. We invite you to become a member. We encourage you to make a donation. With as little as $5 a month you can make a big difference. We want you to volunteer. You can join our PAC Ambassador Program or our Advisory Council. Please email us at: [email protected].
Dr. Georges J. Casimir

Dr. Georges J. Casimir

President & Chairman of the Board of Directors 


Jean D. Vernet

Chief Operation Officer
& Chairman of Community Advisory Board
david alexis

David L. Alexis

Executive Director & Chairman of Finance Committee.


Renee Ballantyne 

Treasurer & Chairman of  Search Committee.


Director, Government Relations

Emmanuel Roy

Nathaniel Ballantyne

Secretary and Custodian of Records


State Director, Florida 

Sophia Pierrelus

Sophia Pierrelus

State Director, Ohio

Rebecca Isaac

Rebecca Isaac

Chairwoman, Political Steering Committee


A stronger relationship between the United States and Haiti will benefit both countries, so long as the relationship is based on mutual respect and cultural understanding. Haiti’s current crisis requires assistance from the United States, and HDPAC supports measures that best serve the interest of the Haitian people.

Haiti cannot make any progress towards becoming a stable democracy until and unless the U.S. begins to implement policies that supports good governance and that means helping Haiti fight rampant corruption, human right violations, hunger, the pandemic, and crimes.

The United States Congress has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian and development assistance to Haiti, with nothing to show for that aid. We must now support policies that strengthen good governance creating opportunities for investment instead of foreign aid.


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Badjy Simon-Marcelin


Badjy Jn-Simon Marcelin, RN, Esq.
Florida State University, College of Law, J.D.
State University of New York, Downstate BSN
Rutgers, State University of NJ, B.A
Licensed Attorney and a Registered Nurse with both legal and clinical experience who is able to work independently or a team member, capable of handling multiple tasks with great adaptability to any environment. As an attorney, worked for over a decade as a legal analyst assisting corporate law firm in large and complex litigations and internal investigations. These legal matters included but not limited to banking compliance, commercial litigation, U.S Securities Exchange inquiries, Dept of Justice 2nd request in mergers and acquisitions. All the while maintaining a private practice that in mainly cater to immigration matters.  Also assist clients desiring to invest in Haiti with research, planning and facilitating access to funds and personnel. In the health care arena, a fierce patient advocate with interest in risk management as well as quality and safety. As a Haitian-American, involve in several non-profit groups that are advocating for a safe, secure and  economic independent Haiti.
Nadia Assad grew up in Port Au Prince, Haiti. She has a true passion and history of service to her community. She holds degrees in Nursing and Healthcare Administration and certifications in, Cultural Diversity, Community Relations and Education, Depression and Anxiety Treatment in youth, Mental Health Ambassador, Art Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner. 
She has served as a Health Care Administrator for several Mental Health Institutions as a Constituent Service Representative for the City of North Miami Mayor and Council Office, as an Administrative Assistant with the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, and as Manager for the Clinical and Forensic Institute.
Nadia is also actively involved in the business, political, and socio-economic interests of the community. She has hosted and/or participated in several educational Radio shows, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Workshops the subject matters included: Voter’s Education, Census, Mental Health Awareness, Family and Youth Empowerment.
Nadia’s dedication and commitment to the community has earned her several awards including the following:
• 2022-Fabulous Woman of Lauderhill Award – City of Lauderhill
• 2021- Trailblazer Award Lauderhill Haitian American and Greater South Florida Communities.
• 2020 – 2021- 2022 Making the Difference Mentorship Award – Parkway Middle School of Arts  
• 2020 – African American Achievers Award – The Jim Moran Foundation
• 2018 – City of Lauderhill Tribute to Women’s Prestigious Award – Vice Mayor Berger.
• Life Saver Recognition Award – The Bayview Center Community for Mental Health
Nadia is driven by the needs of the community. One of her favorite quotes is “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action” and her Mantra is “Together we can do great things” From Mother Theresa, which is her nick