We are thrilled to announce the guest speakers at our Haitian Businesses Networking Brunch. The event will be held on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 11:30am at Ivan’s Cookhouse located at 14815 Biscayne Boulevard Miami FL 33181. The purpose of the Networking Brunch is to provide a forum for Haitian business owners and professionals a platform connect and expand. At the event we will have several Haitian Professionals from the community to discuss topics of high interest to the audience.
Our Guest Speakers
JOANNE MARC REALTOR
AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKER
JoAnne Marc is an established Realtor and international public speaker residing in Naples, FL. Ms. Marc aka JoAnne Million utilizes her platform to promote the benefits and importance of business owners working more collaboratively vs competitively to increase clientele and profit . With a Bachelors of Science in Sociology, JoAnne utilizes her 10 years of industry experience in customer relations and 4 years of experience in business marketing to also encourage young women to strive for their highest potential through what she commonly refers to as “Living an Extraordinary Life in an Ordinary Way, ” a book set for release this winter. In addition, Ms. Marc has relaunched , Jo-Lain Consulting LLC, whose primary aim will be to provide organizational development strategies to burgeoning entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Ms. Marc’s passion for motivating others to be their utmost greatest, is derived from her two Haitian parents who weathered life threatening conditions to come to America in their search for better opportunities. In her spare time, Ms.Marc enjoys volunteering at her local church and spending time with her four sisters.
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDING PARTNER
Kara Vaval Ferrier is the President and founder of the Vaval Ferrier Law Group, formerly the Law Offices of Kara Vaval Ferrier, P.A. Ms. Ferrier practices mainly in the areas of immigration law and personal injury law.Ms. Ferrier is a dedicated attorney and counselor of law. Understanding that the attorney-client relationship is based on trust, respect and confidentiality, Ms. Ferrier is committed to providing her clients with quality legal representation and counseling combined with unparalleled client service.Ms. Ferrier received her B.A. in Political Science and Business Management from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York where she graduated Cum Laude in 2004. Ms. Ferrier spent her last semester in college interning on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., with Congressmen Engel of the 16th District of New York. Ms. Ferrier received her Juris Doctor from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in 2008. While attending Law School, Ms. Ferrier served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Citator Law Journal, as Public Relations Officer of the Black Law Student Association and as Co-Chair of the Association of Business Law Students.Ms. Ferrier participated in the Shepard Broad Law Center Pro Bono Honors Program and interned at the Legal Aid Services of Broward County where she worked as an immigration law clerk, dealing with cases ranging from Violence Against Women Application (VAWA) to T and U visas. Ms. Ferrier also worked as a Bankruptcy Law Clerk at Berger Singerman in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she conducted extensive legal research on complex business reorganization cases, drafted pleadings and memorandums of law and attended client meetings and teleconferences.Prior to establishing her law firm, Ms. Ferrier worked as an Associate at the Law Offices of Allan M. Lerner, P.A. where she practiced general commercial litigation, securities litigation and corporate law.
Ms. Ferrier’s currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Haitian Lawyers’ Association and was recently awarded the Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award by the Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Miami.
Martine is a blessed wife, the mother of three precious children, and the creator of the MeUnfinished.com. Her passion is to inspire, empower and motivate people on their life journey.
After growing up in Haiti, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She also completed her Master’s Degree at Nova Southeastern University in Health Services Administration.
She has worked as a high-crisis counselor for 13 years solving (and/or significantly improving) mental health issues for hundreds of individuals and their families.
Nowadays, she works with families to provide practical solutions in the area of child development. Martine has also been positively impacting and enriching organizations with her specialized training as a Cultural Competency facilitator.
From her vast personal and professional experience with serving her community, Martine decided to create MeUnfinished.com to focus on Motivating, Empowering and Inspiring women to improve their lives, practice Self-Love and Self-Worth as they enjoy the journey.
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