Haitian Society celebrates DOC officers at inaugural gala
(L-R) Deputy Warden Jean Rene, Recording Secretary Sandra Germain, Treasurer Peggy-Saxton-Jones, 1st Vice President Bobby Frederique, Borough Director NYC Comptroller’s Office Josue Pierre, Chief of Department Hazel Jennings, Assembly Member Rodnyse Bichotte, President Sardou Augustin, Chief of Staff Brenda Cooke, Assistant Deputy Warden Herns Mitton.
By Naeisha Rose
The Haitian Society, a group that celebrates the contributions of the more than 400 officers within the Department of Corrections, held its inaugural gala last week at the Royal Chateau Hall in Rosedale.
One of the keynote speakers at the Jan. 18 event was Brooklyn state Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte. Her district includes Flatbush, East Flatbush, East Midwood and Ditmas Park and she is the chairwoman for the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises.
“I am excited tonight,” said Bichotte. “Haitians are all over the world.”
Naeisha Rose is a multimedia journalist and graduate of the Arts & Culture and Broadcast programs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has experience working on independent short films, short documentaries, reality television shows, talk and web series as a Casting Associate, 1st AD and Production Assistant. She is a freelance writer with photography, voice over, social media, video production and video editing skills. She has worked as a General Assignment Reporter/Photojournalist for TimesLedger Newspapers, a Book Reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a Freelance Writer for LatinTrends Magazine.