Yves-Renee Syverain, Director
Palo Alto couple Milliardaire & Yves-Renee Syverain began to work for children in Haiti since 2007. They saw developing world poverty and its devastating effect on families – forcing many to give up on their children simply due to their inability to provide for them. Friends and Children of Haiti nurtures and empowers families in despair through emotional, social, educational and financial support, ensuring children remain in school.
We know that children thrive when their families can afford sending them to school. We aim to keep them there.
Meet the Team
Yves-Renee Syverain has been advocating for the health, education and rights of poor people since the 1980’s. In 1983, she volunteered as a student nurse at the Temple Salem SDA Church. She met her future husband Milliardaire Syverain at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and they have been working together ever since. She is a 1985 graduate of Saint Elizabeth Hospital Nursing Program and Northeastern University in 1988. Yves-Renee Syverain is the Director of Friends and Children of Haiti and Assistant Director of Shasa Medical Group, which provides medical care in the Silicon Valley Area. She shuttles between Silicon Valley and Haiti providing educational opportunities and medical care to the children of Haiti.
Dr. Milliardaire Syverain, physician, teacher, social entrepreneur, motivational speaker and writer, is the co-founder of Friends and Children of Haiti Foundation. He also serves as Medical Director of Shasa Medical Group. Dr.Syverain is a graduate of Northeastern University and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Syverain is currently working on his coming-of-age memoir: Out of Quisqueya: From Trials to Triumphs in America, is the story of growing up in poverty in Haiti and remaining optimistic in spite of all odds. Dr. Syverain and Dr. Thibaud and several volunteers bring a medical mission program in Haiti each summer.
Paul C. Namphy
Jean E. Thibaud, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer
Yves-Renee Syverain, Chief Executive Officer
Sherley T. Reese
Milliardaire Syverain, M.D. – Chairman, Board of Trustees