As we celebrate Haitian Heritage Month, The Haitian Times is pleased to spotlight some Haitian-Americans who are leaders in their fields. Some are prominent and have been profiled by The Haitian Times, but many more are not – at least not yet. All of them make a positive difference in people’s lives, illustrating what it means to not only survive and assimilate in the United States, but to find new paths and thrive as our communities continue to grow and spread out across the land. The list is in alphabetical order by last name.

Know a Haitian-American making a difference who should be included? Email submissions@haitiantimes with a little bit about them for consideration.

Photo courtesy of Ron Clark Academy.

Name: Junior Bernadin

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at or on Twitter @larisakarr.