Staff

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Georges Metellus, Executive Director

Georges Metellus joined the Art Creation Foundation for Children in 2003 as a volunteer, and has spent over a decade dedicating his time and passion to its students. With his fervent commitment to the children and teens in the program in its day to day operations, there is no doubt that Georges is the lifeblood of the organization. Georges oversees all programs and initiatives, interfaces with public officials and the community, and coordinates with donors and volunteers. He is responsible for the day to day management of ACFFC in Jacmel, and works to promote the growth, empowerment and well-being of our students.

Georges is a graduate of Lycee Cinchinhe, Jacaya Institute for English language studies, and has training in computer science areas. Having served on the Global Leadership Faculty of the World Studies Institute in Lafayette, LA., with work experience in Aid To Artisans (USAID), Georges brings to the ACFFC a wealth of experience and skills and a unique perspective.

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Resia Cothias, Chef, Manager of Food Services

Resia Cothias began cooking for ACFFC youth in 2003, and she now manages food/housekeeping procurement and staff. She brings education and training in nutrition and food preparation, as well as wellness coming via medicinal fruits and plants indigenous to Haiti. As well as being able to manage a team serving 100+, three meals a day, she is a chef extraordinaire when it comes to gourmet Haitian/Caribbean cuisine. Her responsibilities also include a youth training program in food preparation and hospitality and coordination of dining and entertainment events for ACFFC.

 

 

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Gerard Dume, Teaching Artist, Papier Mache

Gerard Dume is a master papier mache artist and member of ADASE artisans cooperative. He is an ACFFC staff member, working with the youngest of our youth on the basic methods of traditional Haitian papier mache. He works with our Papier Mache team in designing new products, as well as in complex mold making and execution. His works are on display in craft and artisan exhibitions internationally, most recently the New Orleans Jazz Fest and the annual Santa Fe Folk Art Festival.