Haitian American Nurses Association of Greater New York


HANA of Miami was founded in 1984 by Jacqueline Dasque and Alice Casimir. They provided health care services to migrant workers in the Homestead area of Florida. HANA of Miami continues to serve the Haitian community as well as other minority communities in the South Florida area.

HANA of Greater New York was established after the earthquake in Haiti, on January 12, 2010. The nurses within the New York area worked tirelessly to organize and send nurses to Haiti to provide immediate care. The drive and tenacity of Marie Boyer, Michelle Saintilien, Betsy Pierre-Louis and others formed HANA of Greater New York.

The Mission of HANA of Greater New York is to establish a diverse group of healthcare professionals who are willing to volunteer their skills, time and resources to serve, educate and support the Haitian-American and other minority Communities.

The Vision of HANA of Greater New York is to expand the Association by reaching out to other Communities, locally and internationally; to increase our visibility within the Community. Our vision is to grow in numbers and to expand in the New York area.