A South Florida native, Santra Denis serves as the Chief Programs Officer at Catalyst Miami, an anti-poverty organization in Miami, FL. In her role, Ms. Denis oversees all programs at Catalyst Miami. Ms. Denis is also the President & Founder of Avanse Ansanm (Advancing Together). Avanse Ansanm’s mission is to engage & connect Haitian-American Millennials, understand and harness their collective economic & political power, preserve Haitian culture in Haitian- American Millennials, & cultivate a strong community bounded by a shared strategy to advance All Things Haitian. She is a New Leaders Council Fellow and a Sant La Fellow. Ms. Denis has been recognized by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida as part of the “20 Under 40 Young Professionals” and by Legacy Magazine’s “40 under 40” Leaders of Today and Tomorrow in South Florida. Ms. Denis received her Bachelors from the University of Florida and her Masters from Florida International University. Ms. Denis is a lover of all people and her life’s mission is to aide in the provision of quality and accessible resources and services to people who are underrepresented.
Tatiana Mora Liautaud is a social activist and international development specialist with a passion for leveraging media and culture as tools for social and economic development. She is the co-founder and Managing Director of FotoKonbit, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization created to engage, educate and empower Haitians to tell their own stories and document their community through photography. Fotokonbit and its students have been featured in major publications, including National Geographics, Time Magazine, NPR, and Travel & Leisure.
Previously, Tatiana served as the Photography Director at Challenges News Magazine, the only local news magazine in Haiti, and was part of the leadership team that executed its launch in 2015. With her extensive knowledge of Haitian art and culture, Tatiana has managed and produced major local and international exhibitions including the Gingerbread Gallery in Haiti, Miami and New York. An experienced educator, photographer, and program designer, Tatiana has also led education focused initiatives as the Project Director at PRODEV, a Haitian foundation that operates high achieving community-driven schools and community centers throughout Haiti. Earlier in her career Tatiana worked in the tourism and hospitality sector, one of the biggest drivers of the economy in the Caribbean region. She went on to study Hotel and Restaurant Management in Sevilla Spain at the well known Hospitality school, Escuela De Hosteleria De Sevilla.