Board Members

Our board members are volunteers dedicating their lives to serving the people of Haiti and this organization.

Jean Kedler Abelard

Founder & Executive Director

I am the Founder and Executive Director of YesImpact. Additionally, I am the owner of an IT consulting company, KEFAPSystems. With over 17 years of experience as a computer engineer, I've worked extensively in the IT field. However, beyond my professional pursuits, I consider myself a dedicated father to my son. This deep sense of familial responsibility fuels my passion for supporting children in Haiti and worldwide. My journey is a unique blend of cultures. I grew up in rural Haiti, attending school there before embarking on a life-changing move to the United States for college. Since then, I've made numerous return trips to Haiti. My dream has remained constant throughout my life: to impact my birth country and the global community positively. I firmly believe in the untapped potential of every individual. The only barrier preventing their goals is often the need for more opportunities. That's why I am dedicated to providing support and opportunities to help individuals fulfill their potential. As I often say, "I believe in every individual's potential, and the only thing that stops them is not having the opportunity to reach their goal, which is why I want to support them."

Jean Dieusibon Cidélus


I have the privilege of overseeing the operation of our school in Haiti. In addition to my role in education, I also serve as a pastor, a responsibility that reflects my commitment to the well-being of my community. Family is essential to me, and I'm blessed with my wife and our three wonderful children, who bring joy to my life. Education has been a central part of my journey, and I bring over thirty years of experience to my role. My career has evolved gradually, starting as a teacher in K-12 and progressing to college-level education. Over time, I've taken on roles as a principal and, now, as a superintendent. Each step of this journey has deepened my understanding of the power of education to transform lives, and I'm dedicated to continuing this vital work.

Nadia Latoya Greenidge

Assistant Director

Nadia Latoya Greenidge began pursuing a degree at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) in 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management. In between, she navigated her studies while holding down a full-time job and, even more, persevered despite extraordinary personal loss. During the last 15 years, she has worked in the healthcare field for Loyola University, Northwestern University, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital—helping patients obtain approval for surgeries and medical procedures. Nadia is an exceptional professional, a compassionate leader, and a driving force for positive change.