Leonie Hermantin is the founder, Hermantin Consulting, LLC & Director of Development, Communications & Strategic Planning, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she has more than 20 years of grassroots community experience in Miami’s Haitian community. She was a Visiting Professor at FIU’s School of Architecture; served as Executive Director of the Haitian-American Foundation (HAFI), and then Director of Research and Strategic Planning at the Haitian Neighborhood Center, Sant La. She also served as the Deputy Director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, a Haitian-led community foundation, focusing on the needs of Haiti’s rural population. She launched her own consulting firm, Hermantin Consulting LLC in 2011, offering Leonie the opportunity to work both in Haiti and in the US.