Mr. Jean St.Lôt-Gervais is President and a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Le Flambeau Foundation. Jean is originally from Haiti and has an extensive track record in working with the public and private sectors of both Haiti and the U.S, and consistently making good things happen. Mr. St.Lôt-Gervais served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Clinton Business Development Council for Haiti, spearheaded by Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott. Mr. Jean St.Lôt-Gervais has 20+ years of community development accomplishments. He has truly gifted many with his talent for giving back to Haiti, professionally and personally.
Ms. Sheri Colas-Gervais is Vice President and a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Le Flambeau Foundation. Ms. Colas-Gervais is an accomplished global marketing professional with a concentration in culture innovation and education. Ms. Colas-Gervais’ past success in implementing training and educational programming for U.S. corporations in Haiti played an instrumental role in the development of current Le Flambeau Foundation preparatory programming. Ms. Colas-Gervais is a graduate of Marquette University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Joseph Puchner is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Le Flambeau Foundation. Mr. Puchner is an attorney and partner at Quarles & Brady , LLP with specialized experience in international business and immigration law. Earlier in his career, Mr. Puchner served as vice consul for the U.S. Embassy in Haiti; this experience helped to fuel his passion for Haiti to this day. Mr. Puchner is a graduate of Marquette University (summa cum laude) and earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School (with distinction).
Mr. Timothy Wright III is a member of the Board of Directors for the Le Flambeau Foundation. Mr. Wright is an attorney and a Managing Partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. with a specialty in domestic and international governmental affairs. Mr. Wright served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and as Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development for the City of Chicago and also served in various capacities in the administrations of Presidents William Clinton, George H. Bush and George W. Bush. Mr. Wright has a BA from Claremont Men’s College and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
Mr. Gregory Collingwood is Treasurer of the Le Flambeau Foundation. Mr. Collingwood is a highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise as an Investment Adviser, influenced by his past leadership roles in finance and operations for Amoco & GE. Mr. Collingwood is very committed to education and served on the Board of Directors of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Collingwood graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering and from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in Finance (with honors).
In addition to the Board of Directors the Le Flambeau Foundation is supported by an independent scholarship committee along with a seasoned team of advisors focused on guiding and grooming our young future leaders for a stronger sustainable new Haiti.