Haitian American Nurses Association of Greater New York


Mimerose Charles

Mimerose Charles MBA/HCM, BS, RN-BC

I began my nursing journey in my homeland Haiti where I worked at different hospitals and served as a District representative for the Ministry of Health for about a year. After I immigrated to USA I joined the Health and Hospitals Corporation where I have been for about twenty years in Medical-surgical, then Intensive Care (ICU) and Post Anesthesia Care (PACU) units. I earned my Bachelor of Science from St Joseph’s College in Brooklyn and I recently completed an MBA in Health Care Management at the same institution. I am certified by the American Credentialing Center as a Med-Surgical Nurse and by the St Joseph’s College Board as a Hospice and Gerontology Nurse. I was introduced to HANA in 2011 by a family member and I fell in love with the association since. Today I am a devoted, proud member. I am committed to nursing culture of excellence, the value of professionalism, quality outcomes and collaborative practice among workers. I am passionate about helping others and I hope to be able to build a long-lasting relationship with HANA and use my expertise to the benefit of its clientele.

O'Brien Morency

O’Brien Morency BSN, RN

O’Brien Morency is a nursing student at Long IslandUniversity – Brooklyn Campus’ graduating class of 2015. A new member to the HANA family, O’Brien serves as a member of the recruitment and retention committee. Following graduation, O’Brien would like to gain practical knowledge in an acute healthcare facility before specializing in a chosen field. Ultimately, O’Brien hopes to become a nurse practitioner.

Chantal Percy Seide

Chantal Percy-Seide MS, BSN, RN-BC, NP-C

Chantal Percy-Seide was born and raised in Haiti. Migrated to the US in 1981, graduated from BMCC, (CUNY) in 1985 with a Liberal Arts degree.

Earned a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from Long Island University in 1988.

Worked as a Medical-Surgical for twenty years at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and also a few years as a Home Care Nurse at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

For personal and professional growth, decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in Nursing at Adelphi University and earned a certificate in Adult Health practitioner in 2006.

Active member of different professional and community organizations.

Active member of HAFALI, (The Haitian American family of Long Island,INC.) which is a not-for –profit, family service agency whose mission is to facilitate the acculturation process for the Haitian and Haitian-American families living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, NY and also provide family support services.

Active member and Secretary of HANDAS, (Haitian American Nurses and Doctors of Saint Boniface Church) in Elmont, NY which is a group of health professionals whose objective is to promote the well-being of the Haitian Community of Saint Boniface Church via lectures and seminars.

Active member of “UNION Fraternelle de Camp-Perrin”, a not-for-profit organization established in New York and working for the advancement of our hometown and to improve the health conditions of the people.

In spite of my overwhelming schedule, I find time to be spiritually involved with church related activities in my community.

Presently working at the North Shore-LIJ Health System as a Nurse Practitioner.



Betsy Theodule Pierre-Louis BSN, RN

Betsy is a native of the beautiful island of Haiti.  She immigrated to the United States with her family as an infant in the year 1966.  A lifelong resident of Nassau County, New York, she had the privilege of studying as well as living abroad for a number of years in Belgium and Congo, Africa.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Communication from Adelphi University and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years.  She went on to realize her ambition to study nursing and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Adelphi University in May of 2009.  She also obtained a paralegal certification from Adelphi.  Betsy currently works in the field on nursing at Queens Hospital Center.  In January 2010, after the earthquake which claimed over 300,00 lives in Haiti, she joined forces with dedicated nurses and physicians to respond to the much needed humanitarian help.  As a result of this collaboration, the Haitian American Nurses Association of Greater New York was established.  Since its inception, the Association has worked diligently to continue HANA’s legacy of service.

Her first travel back to the homeland after the devastating earthquake led to her passionate drive and commitment to help the people of Haiti.  Betsy continues to volunteer on medical missions and actively participates in mentoring Haiti’s future particularly with the successful progress of the School of Masson-Sion in Haiti.

As a steadfast Roman-Catholic and an active member of Sacred Heart Parish community of Queens, New York, she sits on the music commission board. Betsy is also a member of the Creole Choir directing committee.  She participates in a number of parish activities forming one family to give God all the glory.

Betsy lives in Nassau County, New York with her husband, Roodler and is a proud mother of her first born daughter, Vanessa and her son Roodler Jr.