Leadership

Board of Directors

Founder and President Wisly G. Augustin, MD, MPH

 

Wisly G. Augustin serves as an eye doctor and surgeon with the largest medical group in Brooklyn.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Long Island University and completed his medical degree at New York Medical College.  With the idea of acquiring optimum training to return to Haiti to serve, Dr. Augustin completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center and another residency in Preventive Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.   He later earned a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. His humanitarian volunteerism dates back more than a decade to many remote areas in Haiti.  He has also participated in medical missions in the Caribbean and South America.  He is a major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps, where he is broadening his expertise in relief operations.  He is also a member of Eye Care America, the humanitarian volunteer arm of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Following the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Dr. Augustin founded Sight Keepers International (SKI) to focus on bringing free ophthalmic services to some of the neediest people on the globe.  

Vice President Daniel Honore, Esq.

Daniel Honore is the President of the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He served previously as Northeastern’s Director of Stewardship Ministries and Planned Giving.  Prior to these positions, he operated a law practice specializing in immigration law in Boston, Massachusetts.   He also served as Pastor of the Brockton Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Pastor Honore obtained a B.A. degree in Theology from Washington Adventist University, a B.A. in History from Southern Adventist University and a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University.   He is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.   He is fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole and Spanish.  

Vice President Beryl R. Williams

Beryl Williams is a health care communications executive and consultant in New York City. The former executive director of the Overseas Medical Assistance Team (OMAT), she is the co-founder of Sight Keepers International (SKI).  Ms. Williams holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications and English from Oakwood College and a Masters in Public Administration from Long Island University.  While working on her doctorate in Organizational Management and Leadership at the University of Phoenix Online, she served as an adjunct professor at Long Island University and was also on the faculty of Axia College.  Early in her career she was a radio and television reporter/anchor. 

Treasurer Jean Daniel Francois, MD

Jean Daniel François, MD is a practicing neurologist in New York City. He heads the outpatient neurology clinic and Parkinson’s disease clinic and the Electroencephalogram laboratory at a teaching hospital.  A business graduate of St. Francis College, he also earned a Master’s in Economics from Long Island University.  He worked in accounting and finance at a Fortune 500 company before earning a medical degree at New York Medical College. While doing his residency in neurology at State University of New York, he became involved in the local community. This passion continued even when he served as Assistant Residency Program Director at SUNY-Brooklyn Center and while completing a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology.  In an effort to be of even greater service to his community, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. The author of several books, he is a motivational speaker and an inspirational lecturer. 

Secretary Marnelle Paul, RN

Marnelle Paul is a graduate of Essex County College in New Jersey with a degree in business.  A registered nurse, she enjoys working with vulnerable populations, including the elderly. She is the nursing supervisor at Cold Spring Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodbury, New York.   She is also the founder and president of Women In Touch of Zion, a national prayer group which engages in humanitarian work.

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