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The founder, Gladys Doebeli Rocourt, was born and raised in Haiti. She left the country while under the dictatorship of “Papa Doc” to pursue her studies in Switzerland where she lived and taught for over 40 years. She has now relocated to the Chicago area in the U.S to be near her children and grand-children. Ms. Doebeli-Rocourt was part of the faculty of The International School of Geneva for more than 30 years. She also held the position of Assistant Principal of the Primary school for several years. Her lifelong experience as a teacher and her keen interest and knowledge in different teaching methodologies has led her to participate in many charitable organizations and activities supporting change in Haiti.
Over the years, she has:
Led many “Teach the Teachers” seminars
Provided advice with regards to curriculum contents and teaching methodologies
Established and managed a scholarship fund for children and teenagers in Haiti
Consulted with other charitable organizations with how to best provide aid in Haiti
Co-founded a private school in Port-au-Prince.
Created, in collaboration with Dr. C. Gattegno, materials to accelerate the learning process of reading and writing the Haitian creole.
Rebuilding Haiti Now is a not-for-profit organization, registered in the State of Illinois, USA. It was founded in January 2010, right after the earthquake that struck Haïti on January 12, 2010.
Véronique Doebeli Saxe is the co-founder of Rebuilding Haiti Now, and currently serves as Vice President and Secretary. She was born and raised in Switzerland, yet she grew up being close to her family in Haiti. She cherishes fond memories of Haiti’s culture, cuisine, and beautiful landscapes. Now established in the United States with her family, Ms. Doebeli Saxe is eager to contribute her leadership skills to the rebuilding effort needed in Haiti after the January 12, 2010 that affected Port-au-Prince and its surroundings.
Ms. Doebeli Saxe’s professional experience with IBM and AT&T include leadership positions in Sales and Marketing, as well as International Project Management and Customer Service. Her accomplishments include creating and managing a new marketing program for a multi-billion dollar business unit, leading large, multi-million dollar IT outsourcing opportunities, and being the Client Director for one of AT&T’s largest global business accounts.
Ms. Doebeli Saxe is an active member in her church, and is a member of the Missions Committee, currently overseeing funds allocation for Missions in the United States, Haiti, Lithuania, the Dominican Republic and Africa. Ms. Doebeli Saxe currently resides in the Chicago area.