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U.S. Office:

400 S. 1450 E.

Provo, UT 84606

Haiti Office:

#45, Thomassin 32

Port-au-Prince

Meet Our Team

 

Get to know our dedicated team of mental health counselors, community outreach workers and researchers:

Erika A. Childs, M.A., M.Ed
Founder; Director

 

Erika earned a Master's degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver after completing a Master's degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She has provided mental health support in the United States, Ghana, and Haiti.  Her clinical specialities are in trauma, grief and loss, and multicultural issues.  She has experience working with children and adults of all ages.  She loves exploring new places and eating fried sweet plantains whenever she can.

Erika A. Childs, M.A., M.Ed
Founder; Director

 

Erika earned a Master's degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver after completing a Master's degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She has provided mental health support in the United States, Ghana, and Haiti.  Her clinical specialities are in trauma, grief and loss, and multicultural issues.  She has experience working with children and adults of all ages.  She loves exploring new places and eating fried sweet plantains whenever she can.

Erika A. Childs, M.A., M.Ed
Founder; Director

 

Erika earned a Master's degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver after completing a Master's degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She has provided mental health support in the United States, Ghana, and Haiti.  Her clinical specialities are in trauma, grief and loss, and multicultural issues.  She has experience working with children and adults of all ages.  She loves exploring new places and eating fried sweet plantains whenever she can.

Lauren Mawe, M.A.
Director of Management and Operations

 

Lauren is an international development practitioner with experience in the United States, Benin, and Haiti. She served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Benin from 2012-2014, before earning a Master's degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. She has applied her management skills as a theatrical Stage Manager and Production Manager, and in civil service as the Clark graduate School Master's Co-President.

Desir, Keny
Mental Health Worker; Office Manager

 

Li rele  Keny DESIR, li ap etidye sikoloji ak syans jiridik, li pran plizye lot fomasyon sou jesyon biznis ak komès, enfomasyon minisipal poum site sa yo Selman. Li travay nan plizyè oganizasyon kòm volontè. Tankou nan TECHO AK FENHA. Li te travay pou TECHO nan fè kay pou moun ki pa gen kote pou yo domi. Li travay pou TECHO ak FONKOZE kòm fomatè , nan fè fòmasyon pou moun ki ap fè komès , moutre yo koman pou yo jere komès yo. Li travay pou ministè edikasyon nasyonal kòm anketè nan yon pwogram ki rele « PSUGO ». li travay nan FENHA kòm responsab disiplin. li chwazi travay nan ESPERE kòm volontè pou li ka pou li ka                                                                                                  


kontinye ede moun menm jan li gen abitid fè, Pou li ka moutre enpòtans sante mantal la, kontinye fè fomasyon jan sa nan pwogram ESPERE a , fè pledwaye pou yo trete moun ki gen pwoblèm sante mantal yo nan respè ak diyite.

Georgemithe Bonhomme
Mental Health Worker

 

Mwen se Georgemithe Bonhomme, map etidye sikoloji nan fakilte etnoloji nan inivesite leta dayiti.Mwen abitye travay ak fanm ak jèn sitou nan zòn defavorize ak zòn ki rekile ak kèk enstitisyon.Mwen se yon manb ESPERE yon enstitisyon ki espesyalize nan sante mantal ak ede timoun ki gen dezabilite fizik.Youn nan objektif mwen se ede moun chanje konpotman,nan ESPERE mwen fè terapi individyel ak terapi an group.

Keely Brookes, M.Sc
Mental Health Worker

 

Keely received a Master's degree in Health Psychology from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, in the United Kingdom. Following her degree Keely focused her work in the area of mental health and social care support for individuals with developmental disorders and learning disabilities. Keely also has experience in conducting and publishing social and psychology based research in both the United Kingdom and Haiti. 

Keely Brookes, M.Sc
Mental Health Worker

 

Keely received a Master's degree in Health Psychology from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, in the United Kingdom. Following her degree Keely focused her work in the area of mental health and social care support for individuals with developmental disorders and learning disabilities. Keely also has experience in conducting and publishing social and psychology based research in both the United Kingdom and Haiti. 

Isaac Ducleon
Mental Health Worker

 

Isaac Ducléon, Psychologue haïtien travaillant comme bénévole pour ESPERE Community Counseling Center. Il a fait ses études en Psychologie à l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti à la Faculté d’Ethnologie où il a obtenu le grade de Licence-ès-Sciences en Psychologie avec Mention Très Bien. Il a continué ses études de Master en psychologie sociale à l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti à la Faculté d’Ethnologie. Il a fait des Stages d’observation comme Psychologue aux Centres hospitaliers Psychiatriques et Universitaires Mars & Klein et Stage de préprofessionnalisation et de Formation sur le Dépistage Volontaire Éclairé (VCT) aux Centres GHESKIO.
Il met à la disposition de son pays tout son savoir, il veut vraiment comprendre et voir aider les gens dans les différentes communautés.
Il travaille sur le terrain comme Psychologue volontaire-bénévole pour ESPERE Community Counseling Center, il accompagne l’équipe du centre à l’Office d’Assurance Accidents du Travail Maladie et de Maternité (OFATMA)/à Operations Blessings au Lac Azuei/ à RESPIRE Haïti Christian Mission à Gressier. Il est Psychologue responsable de communication Pour Arawaks Centre Transdisplinaire de Recherche et de Psychologie. Il fait son travail avec beaucoup d’amour et de respect, c’est un bon collaborateur, il adore son travail.
Espere « Sant Sante mantal » Community Counseling Center pour une toute nouvelle façon de comprendre la maladie mentale.

Gaïto Valli Junior, Augustin
Mental Health Worker

 


Li fini étid klasik li nan lane 2011 e tou fini ak etid sou Entrepreneuriat ke li te aprann nan Fondation EtreAyisyen kote li vinn mamb nan Fondation an jis apre 6mois.Junior komanse avek etid medsin li nan Universite Quisqueya en 2012 epi toujou swiv lot fomasyon nan domen sante tankou sa li te patisipe nan lane 2014 kom sekouris avek Dr.Jn Louis Ardouin.Jis apre Junior komanse yon etid nan domen Psychologie(sante mantal) avec Erika Childs ki soti USA ke li boukle nan lane 2015.Junior vinn afekte nan yon ONG ki se ESPERE Sant Sante Mantal ak Ofatma paske li renmen ede moun epi sa kap pemet li fe plis eksperyans tou nan domen sante sitou nan sante mantal moun.

Leonne Milfleur
Mental Health Worker

 


Mwen se Leonne Milfleur map etidye sikoloji ak travay sosyal nan inivesite Enstiti Travay sosyall ak Syans Sosyal(ETS) , Mwen travay ak anpil oganizasyon nan domen Anket tankou UN, PAM,CNSA, epi nan domen edikatif ak TECHO , mwen chwazi ESPERE pou mwen kapab ogman abilite mwen ak kapasite mwen nan sante mantal pou mwen kapab ede moun amelyore byennet yo.

At Espere we work with a number of trained mental health workers to provide clinical and outreach services. We also work with a number of volunteers on different community projects. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Espere, or would like additional information on our background and experience, please contact us. esperecounseling@gmail.com