Past Presidents


Pedro Gassant

2018 – 2019 – Pedro Gassant

Pedro Gassant is an associate in Holland & Knight’s Miami office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on land use, zoning and procurement matters. Mr. Gassant also has significant litigation experience.

As a first year associate, Mr. Gassant won his first case in Federal Court, in the Middle District of Florida, reuniting a father with his son under the Hague Convention on the International Civil Aspects of Child Abduction.
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Lody Jean

2017 – 2018 – Lody Jean

Lody Jean was born and raised in Haiti, and is of Lebanese ancestry. She attended the University of Miami where she received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science, as well as a minor in Foreign Languages. Ms. Jean received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, during which time, she was a recipient of the Haitian Lawyers Association scholarship… 

Patricia Elizee


2016 – 2017 – Patricia Elizee

Patricia Elizee is the managing partner of Elizee Law Firm, P.A., a firm dedicated to serving its clients and community. She earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law, and graduated with honors. While in law school, Ms. Elizee volunteered as an intern and fellow at the University of Miami School of Law Health and Elder Clinic, where she represented low income clients in a variety of immigration, social security, and public benefit cases. She then completed a Masters in Law in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law. [Read More…]


Dotie Joseph

2015 – 2016 – Dotie Joseph

Dotie Joseph was born in Haiti, and raised in Miami. She has a proven passion for human and civil rights advocacy. Ms. Joseph earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, where she co-founded Yale’s Haitian Student Alliance and served as the Political Action Chairperson of the Yale N.A.A.C.P. [Read More…]



Fritznie Jarbath

2014 – 2015 -Fritznie A. Jarbath

Fritznie A. Jarbath is an attorney admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and    the Southern District of Florida. She attended University of Miami where she obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Business Law. Mrs. Jarbath later attended Florida International University College of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate.  [READ MORE]

 Byrnes Guillame

 2013 – 2014

Stephanie Ducheine-Welsh

 2012 – 2013

Marie Jo Toussaint

 2011 – 2012

Richard Champagne

 2009 – 2011

Kertch Conze

 2008 – 2009 

Jeff Cazeau

 2007 – 2008

Beatrice Cazeau

 2006 – 2007

Lisa Metellus – Hood

 2005 – 2006

Regine Monestime

 2004 – 2005

Hans Ottinot

 2003 – 2004

Patricia Saintvil-Joseph

 2001 – 2003

Marie Estime-Thompson

 2000 – 2001

Clarel Cyriaque

 1997 – 2000