Patrick Beliard

Chairman

Patrick Anthony Béliard is the President of Fatima Group. His expertise in transportation services includes a distinguished career in consolidation services, transportation of full containers, ship brokerage, vessel agency and stevedoring services for over 30 years. Patrick is credited with bringing six of Fatima Group’s key businesses under a single entity.

Born and raised in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, Patrick attended the Florida Memorial College School of Business Administration and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Patrick has always had a strong desire to contribute to the economic development of his beloved Haiti via volunteer work and humanitarian efforts.

David Gray

Consultant

Dave Gray, Ed.S., an educator with a leadership and business background, as a part time business to meet a perceived need for low-cost sails made from polytarp that sailors and boatbuilders could tape together quickly and use for a season or two.

Serge Boisette

Consultant

Serge A. Boisette has earned his Bachelor’s in International Relation, a Master’s in Health Services administration ,a Green Belt in Six Sigma and several certificates in the health care and other related field. He has more than 25 years of experience leading large organizations through trans-formative changes. He has built his professional career in Miami, Florida one of the most diverse and multi-cultural cities in the USA and has also maintained strong ties with his native country of Haiti.

From 2006-2010, as part of the executive leadership, Serge A. Boisette developed, implemented and managed a series of successful health care initiative programs for the Miami Dade county indigent population managed by the Jackson Health System. He impacted in that role the worked flow and care delivery model of more than 1,000 employees and improving access to more than 50,000 health care services residents. The program his department implemented provided more than $ 10 million per year in saving. In 2013, ending his long career in the health care, he partnered with a friend and assisted in the structuring of a Research/Consulting Firm Socio-Digital. During that time, he was engaged for a three year contract with the University of Miami in Managing a CDC/ PEPFAR $5,000,000 grant at the second largest public hospital, Hopital Universitaire Justinien in Cap Haitian, Haiti.

In 2017, he moved full time to Haiti sharing the time with his family in Miami and the Cap Haitian. Because of his personal commitment to sustainable development, education, culture and community development, Serge has participated in many non-profit events that served both the educational and humanitarian efforts of such organizations as The Alfred Beliard Foundation Against Cancer established to help in the education, prevention and support of cancer patients. While perusing his long-held dream of sustainable farming , Serge is now fully involved for the last 3 year in the development and operation of the Haiti Sailing Cup.

Kika

Consultant

Young Haitian sailor from Port-Au-Prince. Lives and Travels around the world with her partner Dan on their Sailboat Uma, and shares her adventures through her Youtube Channel (Sailing Uma)

Two years ago, Kika and Dan sailed to Haiti's beautiful waters, before continuing their journey into the Caribbean islands. The goal with their videos was to share with the world what the news does not normally share, the side of HAITI that deserves to be recognized and appreciated. After spending several months in Cap-Haitian, that city quickly took a special place in their hearts.

With a background in architecture, Kika has been involved in a few projects to help her country. But her passion for sailing and love for the ocean led her to the unique opportunity to be involved with the Haitian Sailing Cup.

"I believe that the Haiti Sailing Cup is a catalytic project that has the potential to grow into something much bigger than just a single event. It has the power to educate the locals about how to care for their ocean, how to properly fish while keeping their reefs healthy, and in turn attracting tourist from all over the world."

In 2018, She reached out to her Sailing Uma followers and with the support of hundreds of people from all over the world, they were able to create TEAM UMA, and provide sails and outboard to several other boats helping them get out on the water. She flew down to Cap-Haitien to film the event and shared it in a video on her Youtube Channel.

"Helping once is good, but it is the long term commitment that truly makes a difference. I am humbled to be a board member of such a great project, and Sailing Uma will continue to proudly support and consult each year's race"

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