Staff

 

 

Karis Engle, President/CEO

 

As CEO, Karis oversees the operations of the organization as well as providing its vision and strategic direction in collaboration with the board of directors. Karis is fluent in Haitian Creole and Spanish. Read more. . .

 

José Jesús Zaragoza, Director of Operations

 

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Marie Jean Jacques, Community Resource Educator 

 

Marie Jean Jacque is a Community Educator, helping Glades residents become aware of the health and human services they are eligible for. She does outreach, attending various community events to educate the public. Marie invites residents to visit her at the Glades Initiative office where she personally assists them in applying for federal, state and county benefits such as  Medicaid/Medicare, Food Stamps, and healthcare. Marie is fluent in Haitian Creole. Email

 

Yasmin Gama, Community Resource Educator  

 

Yasmin is a Community Educator, helping Glades residents become aware of the health and human services they are eligible for. She does outreach activities, attending various community events educating the public. Yasmin invites residents to visit her at the Glades Initiative office, where she personally assists them in applying for federal, state and county benefits such as Medicaid/Medicare, Food Stamps, and healthcare. Yasmin is fluent in Spanish. Email

 

Sandy Desty, Program Assistant 

 

Sandy Desty assists customers of the Glades Initiative. Among her general office duties is developing our weekly e-blast newsletter and conducting digital fingerprint screenings. Sandy is fluent in Haitian Creole and speaks some Spanish. She is currently attending Palm Beach State College in pursuit of her bachelor's of nursing degree. Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call us:

561.996.3310

Find us: 

141 SE Ave. C 
Belle Glade, FL  33430

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