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Founder and President
She is a true ambassador of love by creating this organization and bring alongside Agents of H.O.P.E who also believe in the call. A team of people sharing the similar views, in the journey impacting their world and making a difference in the lives of many; one woman at a time.
She has inspired many and as she continues to find ways to bring her vision to the completion of the Healing House in Haiti (Maison de Restoration) and the H.O.P.E Center here in GA. Having the men in the conversation is one of the strategies to influence change. She has earned the respect of many and vows to break the cycle of poverty and violence through education.
New Haiti nominated her “Woman Of Distinction”. Awarded in appreciation for putting two fundraiser concerts together in order to raise funds for the organization in charge of the refugees from the Earthquake of Haiti in 2010. In 2012, she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Haitians earthquake survivors.
The organization International Women of H.O.P.E. received an award by the CEOs of the ASEBED Hospital for their time, dedication, and their work toward the inauguration of the ASEBED Hospital. Along with the members of International Women of H.O.P.E, she received a nomination for the Roselyn S. Jaffe Awards.
We recently received The Notable Georgia Award by the House Representative Erica Thomas of the State of Georgia for our service to the state.
Rosebrune Vixamar is the President of International Women of H.O.P.E. She is a woman with a big vision in the causes of women empowerment. Her stance on domestic, sexual assault, and her inspirational strategies to the fight to eliminate violence in the families, communities and society is a call. In Haiti, she has been helping women by creating opportunities that help them to rise up to be productive and get their dignity back. She knows about the scars of sexual abuse and wants to stand for the young women and women by giving a voice to violence of any forms toward women.
Wallis Etienne is a business development consultant, with over eight years working in the nonprofit sector. Her passion to help others cultivated as a child, whose parents were community leaders. Etienne served as the Grants Manager for Young People Matter (YPM) in Atlanta, Georgia, which has been awarded a half a million dollar grant in funding, to operate an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youths. Prior joining YPM, she worked as a Grants & Contract Analyst for the Salvation Army Southern Territory Headquarters.
Etienne has managed over $100 Million dollars of federal and private contracts; and helped maintain contract compliancy. In 2018, she served as a consultant to International Women of Hope (IWOH), and became the IWOH Vice-President in July 2020. She attended Strayer University for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a minor focus on Federal Acquisition and Contract Management. Ms. Etienne continues to work as a business consultant working locally and internationally.
Co-Founder/Advisory Board Chair Woman
Marie Cassandre Jean-Louis is the Co-Founder of International Women of H.O.P.E. an organization that stands against all forms of violence towards women and Human Trafficking, bringing Healing, Opportunity, Purpose and Empowerment (H.O.P.E) to women from all walks of life, here in the states and in Haiti.
She runs a food bank through her organization International Women of H.O.P.E and is working along the side of Founder, Rose Vixamar on on a upcoming community project, the H.O.P.E CENTER.She is recipient of Woman on Fire Community Award 2016 and Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce Recognition Award 2016. She has helped many and through her partnership with several organizations, has helped raised funds for community projects here and in Haiti, such as scholarships and financial assistance for members of the community who were ill and those going through hardships.
Other Accolades and Roles Include:
Vice president of UMS Investment Club LLC
Advisory Board Member of the Haitian American Nurses Association of Georgia
Advisory Board Member of the Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce
Founding Member of Haitians Living in Atlanta
Owner of Haitian Beauty and Treasure LLC
Activist and Public Servant
Recipient of multiple awards and recognition for her humanitarian work and contribution in the community at large.
Cassandre is a woman after God's heart and the proud Mother of two beautiful children.