GHI’s staff is comprised of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, including earthquake science, engineering, medicine, law, communications, finance and international development.
Lubin Dumercie is a psychologist and educator based in Port-de-Paix in Haiti’s Nord-Ouest. Active in disaster risk management roles for more than 10 years, he has extensive experience leading training sessions as well as developing and implementing community development initiatives. Prior to joining GHI, he worked on strengthening emergency preparedness and response in the Nord-Ouest department, for a project supported by the American Red Cross and USAID/OFDA. In a prior role as facilitator and co-developer for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), he helped to assess and to build an educational tool aimed at assessing the organizational capacities of local committees of the Haitian Red Cross in the South, Grande-Anse, West, Artibonite, and Nord-Ouest departments of Haiti. After the October 2018 earthquake struck near Port-de-Paix in the Nord-Ouest, he applied his skills to facilitate psychosocial support training sessions. Additionally, he collaborated with disaster risk management institutions in the Nord-Ouest, including conducting risk mitigation and response training for local organizations such as ADEMA.
Mr. Dumercie has been a secondary school teacher and mentor for children with psychological learning difficulties since 2017. The author of several academic and social books, he also manages an online platform that provides free educational content for teachers and pastors in Haiti. His two university degrees are in psychology and modern languages. He is Haitian and speaks Creole, French, and English.