Advisory Board

Mr. Philippe R. Armand was born and raised in Port-au-Prince (Haiti).
 He lived in Haiti until the age of 14.
 He went on to graduate from Lycée Louis le Grand in Paris/France in 1966.
 Finished his Bachelor of Economics with Honors from Loyola of Montreal in 1970.
 2 years later received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in UWO, London (Canada).
Mr. Philippe R. Armand has owns several businesses and is currently the President & CEO of:
 DYNAMIC ENTERPRISES S.A. (Home/office remodeling, office furniture business) since 1976.
 DYNAMIC CAR RENTALS INC. since 1986. (Now Car Rental Double branding : Hertz and Thrifty licensee with an average fleet of 150-200 vehicles)
 COMPAGNIE D’ASSURANCE D’HAITI INC. (Property, casualty, life & health insurance company incorporated in Haiti since 1973 by the American Insurance Group (AIG) and which he acquired in 1993 to merge with Armand Insurance Agency started by his father in 1953).
 MULTIMED INC. (Health Management Organization (HMO) supporting the medical business of the insurance company of the holding group) Since 1988
 DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION S.A. A real estate company renting commercial and residential properties in Haiti.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Philippe R. Armand has been very active with many professional and service organizations.
 1980-1982 President, ASSOCIACION INTERAMERICANA DE HOMBRES DE EMPRESA (AIHE-HAITI)
 1998 President of the Pétion-Ville Rotary-Club
 2003-2005 / 2012-2016 President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Haiti (AmCham-Haiti)
 2005 Co-founder of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF)
 2007-2008 Secretary of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Washington DC
 2008-2010 Vice-President of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Washington DC
 2011-2015Vice-President,Association American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (a US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE inWashington, DC
 2014-…….. Board Member of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Washington DC Mr. Philippe R. Armand is also very involved in Social Work.
• 2013-2017 President of LAKOU LAPE, a local NGO working on the rehabilitation of violent gang members through Dialogue and Education
• 2014-2020 President of HEALING HANDS OF HAITI, a Physical Rehabilitation Center for people with disabilities.
Mr. Philippe R. Armand is married and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
He currently resides in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a second home in Miami, Florida.

Patrick F. Martin is a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig here in Miami, he focuses his practice exclusively on employment law matters.

For over twenty years, he has been representing employers of all sizes before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Patrick began his employment law practice in Tallahassee after graduating from FSU.  He then moved back home to Washington, D.C. until he transferred to Miami in 2000.

In his practice, Patrick regularly litigates cases involving wrongful termination, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, wage and hour matters, and employee disability and leave issues.

In addition to his litigation practice, he advises companies on preventive strategies to minimize potential litigation and assists in the development of policies to promote constructive employee relations.

Patrick is on the Board of Directors of HACCOF and is also a member of the Haitian Lawyers Association, and he claims to be able to speak Creole.

Michelle Austin Pamies is a member of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks, LLC.    Her practice primarily involves providing legal counsel to business clients and representing them in their corporate, real estate, litigation and commercial matters. She also focuses on assisting US individuals and entities with litigation and/or transactions in Haiti.

Michelle worked for 8 years as Senior Corporate Counsel – Commercial Law in Union Pacific Railroad Company’s Law Department.  Her responsibilities included being the lead attorney for the procurement of goods and services, procurement and management of intellectual property and development of new business ventures. Michelle’s past experience also includes being General Counsel of Planet Automotive Group, Inc. (a/k/a Potamkin Automotive) a holding company for more than 40 automobile dealerships in 7 states; General Counsel of the Agency for Workforce Innovation, an agency of the State of Florida, Corporate Counsel for AutoNation, Inc.; and Corporate attorney in private practice at Holland & Knight LLP’s Miami office.

Michelle is a former member of the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, and Miami-Dade County Ad Hoc Committee for the Creation of an Airport Authority.  She has served on numerous non-profit boards, including, Girls Inc. and SantLa (Haitian Neighborhood Center). She is a founding member and former Vice President of the Haitian Lawyers Association, Inc.  and is Co-Chair of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc.

Michelle is a 1996 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law where she served on the University of Miami Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

RASHA CAMEAU, MBA, FRA-RP
North Miami Community Redevelopment Director

Rasha Cameau is currently the Director of the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA).  The NMCRA underwent an extensive reorganization in the summer of (2014), and Mrs. Cameau was initially brought in as the consulting expert to guide the agency’s organizational in-house transition, update the redevelopment plan, and negotiate a 29-year interlocal agreement with Miami-Dade County to extend the existence of the North Miami CRA.  Mrs. Cameau has led the success of the agency’s objectives set forth on a targeted mission of redevelopment that will model CRA’s in South Florida.

Mrs. Cameau was the founding Director of the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC).  She was responsible for the creation of its operations and programming, policies and procedures. Prior to her tenure at the LHCC, she served as the Administrator for the Little Haiti NET Office.

She was the first paid employee of the Human Services Coalition (HSC) now known as Catalyst Miami.  There she served as Deputy Director of Administration for seven (7) years; she was responsible for the agency’s general operations, finance and Human Resources Management.

Mrs. Cameau holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Public Administration from Florida International University. She also obtained the Florida Redevelopment Academy professional designation in 2017.