About Joseph Bernadel
Founder, ReThinkHaiti

Major Joseph Bernadel retired from the US Military in 1997 after 22 years of worldwide military assignments, which included positions as Military Attache in Haiti and Mozambique.  He is fluent in five languages: Creole, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

He is the President of the Center for Education, Training and Holistic Approaches (CETHA. INC), a non-profit 501 c3 Florida Corporation that has established the following divisions:

CHARTER SCHOOLS:  10 Charter Schools by 2018. The “Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice” (TLHS) in Boynton Beach is the flagship model.

MUSEUM: The International Museum of the Haitian Diaspora which serves as a repository of the Art, Culture and History of the Haitian people in America.

HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH: Celebrating the Month of May with social, cultural, academic activities culminating in the 18th of May Flag Day Festival of Palm Beach County

CARIBBEAN CULTURAL CENTER:  Celebrating the contributions of the Haitian people in the sugar cane fields of Belle Glades in the State of Florida.

In August 2009, Major Bernadel was appointed as National Education Coordinator for the Haitian League.  In this capacity, he coordinates all major education programs between the Haitian Diaspora Community and the Haitian Government.

On June 6th, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Haitian Diaspora Federation unanimously elected him as the permanent representative of the Haitian Diaspora to a seat on the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (ICRH).  A few days later, Haitian President Rene Preval acknowledged the choice of the Federation by signing Commission Orders that officially appointed him on the Commission.

Major Bernadel holds the Bachelor of Science in Administration from the University of Hawaii and has completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida in Latin America and Caribbean Affairs.  His current professional priorities are to build institutions honoring the presence and contributions of people of color in South Florida and to enhance their welfare through education, political advocacy and economic opportunities.

Joseph M. Bernadel
President, RethinkHaiti
13900 Jog Road Suite 203 #237
Delray Beach, FL 33446 

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