Betty Aristide-Augustin was born in Haiti and raised in Brooklyn New York since the age of thirteen. While assimilating to the American life, Mrs. Augustin began her education at Ditmas Junior High School and later attended Clara Barton in Brooklyn where she received her High School diploma.
She currently earned a master's degree in urban studies, a bachelor’s degree in business management and an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She received Dean’s List Certificates for excellent academic achievements from the City of New York Colleges, Queens, York, and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). In 2004, Mrs. Augustin was the President of the Haitian Club at BMCC college leading a group of 35 to 40 students. Mrs. Augustin is actively involved in many ministries and Youth organizations within her church and her community.
EdeYouth organization is very dear to her heart. The fire ignited from a mission trip to Haiti. Since after that trip, she has not been the same. At the age of 16, she became award of the state. The court removed her from a family home due to physical and verbal abused. She was later placed in foster care. During the five years, the agency moved her to different homes. Furthermore, after aging out from the foster care agency, at the age of 21, she was homeless and faced many obstacles. She overcome her burdens through mentorship, mental health therapy and spiritual counseling. She wished EDEYOUTH exited to help her understand and process her emotions. In 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti, EdeYouth was born. The more lives she impacts she has fulfilled her purpose on earth. Her goal is to bring forth a new, healthily, productive generation through mentorship, counseling, and life-skills training. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her personal interests are sewing, cooking, traveling, music, art, dancing, nature walk and raising tomorrow's leaders today. She often says, “If I can reach one child, it is better than none.”
Margaret Bouhairie-Martinez, an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, is the Audit Coverage Director (ACD) for the U.S. Broker Dealer/Swap Dealers (Globally). Where she coordinates with other ACDs across the department to understand, risk assess and evaluate regulatory and control issues associated with broker dealer and swap dealer regulatory compliance, including financial and regulatory reporting, liquidity and capital requirements.
Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the City University of New York at York College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is an active member of the Institution of Internal Auditors (IIA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and EdeYouth Organization.
With over 20 years of experience in financial services, at companies including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American International Group (AIG) and Deutsche Bank, she has built a foundation in audit and examination practices. Margaret has comprehensive leadership experience managing firm-wide audit objectives for regulatory driven efforts such as adherence to SEC Rule 15c3-1 and SEC Rule 15c3-3 Net Capital Rule & Reserves Requirements, Basel Accords, Capital Management Regulations including, Regulation Y & YY and SR 15-18, and other regulatory mandates. Margaret loves the youth and devotes her time to teach them financial literacy.
Mr. Alexandre is the Vice President of Integrated Health for HeartShare St. Vincent's Services. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Baruch College, he also holds a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work. In Addition, he holds a certificate from Columbia University School of Business Senior Leadership Program. Mr. Alexandre has worked for over 23 years in the non-profit sector running programs that are under the auspices of New York State’s Department of Health (DOH), Office of Health Insurance Planning (OHIP), and Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS
Mrs. Woldine Petit joined EdeYouth (EY) as the treasurer in 2018. This position makes Mrs. Petit responsible for managing the overall aspects of the organization’s finances, including budget management, development, financial statements, and reporting to EY board and the public. Mrs. Petit has a back ground in finance and holds a Bachelor in psychology. She plans to complete her master in Industrial/Organizational psychology. Mrs. petit was born in Haiti and moved to New York at the age of 12 with her mother and younger sister; She is the first of three children. Her hobbies involves volunteering at her church and advocating for the underserves population, hence her reason for working with EY.
Tarbita Benjamin-Senatus was born in Port-Au-Prince Haiti. Her parents are from the provence call Jacmel in Haiti. Her father migrated to the US in 1970. At the age of 12 her father sent for her and three of her siblings. The first school she attended in the United State was Arthur Somers Junior High school. Tarbita was ready to take on the next challenge, where she attended Clara Barton High School. After High School She went on to further her education at Queens Borough Community College. She took an interest in Medical Office and Administration. Tarbita has been an employee at NorthWell Health LIJ CFAM ( Center For Advance Medicine) for the past 15 years. She is currently working as a Lab Support Associate. She also founded EdeYouth Organization in 2010. She seats on the board as a treasurer. In 2018 , she was promoted on a new challenge in EdeYouth Organization as the outreach director to have a more interactive approach with the youths in the community. She is a proud parent of two beautiful children. Tarbita’s personal interests are traveling, spending time with her family and working for the better future of the youth in our community in the New York areas and abroad, in Haiti.
Schency M. Augustin is a community innovator, who currently works in the field of jail oversight. He received his master’s degree in urban Affairs and Urban Planning from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hunter College. He also holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a concentration in Law and Due Process, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His professional and volunteer experience has included, but are not limited to, areas of: Criminal Justice affairs, intergovernmental relationship building, community relations, civic engagement, youth empowerment, career planning, project planning and oversight, government relations, sustainable development, and has served as a Student Researcher for The White House, analyzing place-based initiatives in severely impoverished communities. His goal is to design, plan, and manage programs that have direct effects on impoverished to moderate income communities.
He is passionate about public service and has a knack for connecting with people in all stages of their lives. He joined EdeYouth to have a greater impact on the next generation leaders, who are unaware of their potential. He has extensive experience in working with youth populations and is a great asset to our team and community.
Tricia Rhoden-Bruce was born in Bronx, New York. Her parents are from the Caribbean island of Jamaica and moved to the states in the late 1970's. During her adolescence years she lived in Los Angeles, California where she saw and walked all avenues of life such as poverty, gangs, prostitution and her very own friends struggled to stay in school due to a broken homes and or lack of guidance. Her late mother, Sandrea Cooper, never judged a soul. Instead, she took in those that were closes to her children and welcomed them into their home with open arms as if they were her own. Their home was considered a safe haven and many looked up to their mother as a role model, motivator and a blessing. All traits Tricia naturally grew to possess as she got older. Tricia traveled between New York and California frequently but New York was her hometown and primary residence. She graduated from York City University of New York , and it is where she met and befriended Betty Aristide-Augustine. They shared similar interests and most importantly morals and values. They both had goals to one day help others in need. When the earthquake occurred in Haiti, Betty reached out to friends to have a call to action meeting. It was a no brainer for Tricia to jump on board and support one goal and cause. Also known as the day EdeYouth was born! Tricia holds a BA degree in Marketing Management and a minor in Psychology. Tricia is currently pursuing her career in Human Resource Management with a company called Williams Sonoma and has been successful balancing her work and personal life. She is married and has two beautiful children. Additionally, Tricia's personal interests are interior design, music, traveling, cooking and yoga.
President of Alexander Youth Etiquette for Success (A.Y.E.S.) Annette Runcie was born in Jamaica. She is married to Mr. Runcie and have two amazing young men. Mrs. Runcie is the founder of the Alexander Youth Etiquette for Success (Y.E.S.), named after Alexander Hurd, the father of Annette Hurd-Runcie, owner and CEO of Pa-Nash EuroSoul Catering & Events and J&P Runway Cafe.
Alexander Y.E.S is a non-profit that aims to empower youth within the urban community. They do this by providing social and professional etiquette programs that will better prepare youths for their career aspirations and to become a positive influence within their community. The Y.E.S Initiative recruits 6 young girls and boys yearly for a 12-month intensive program. It is compacted with etiquette training and empowerment seminars with credible guest speakers and successful professionals. Alexander Y.E.S. also plan to place each youth in a small business within the community where they can acquire business etiquette. With Pa-Nash EuroSoul being located in Rosedale, the hope is that this organization will build a positive platform within the community and foster these young men and women as leaders that will continue to enrich this community after each passing generation.
Betty Augustin, the Founder of Ede Youth a local youth nonprofit who teamed up with Alexander Youth Etiquette Success Inc in 2019 to impact more youths.
· Debra Wiggins
· Regine Aristide
· Dorothy Aristide
· Neila Joseph
· Ally St-Fleur
· Johanne Jacque
· Horace Nangle