Joane Celestin
Senior Project Manager, Green & Gentry

Joane D. Celestin is a serial entrepreneur that believes economic empowerment is crucial to create generational wealth. She is passionate about human rights, the eradication of domestic violence, infant mortality and financial literacy. Celestin pledges to work relentlessly to educate, disseminate information, coach current and future leaders about the importance of financial freedom and women leadership.

Celestin was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the proud and loving mom of a daughter. Her parents are from the island of Haiti. She is the youngest sibling of eight sisters.Celestin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics from Alfred University. During her time at Alfred University, she founded the Caribbean Student Association, which won an award for Best New Organization. Celestin was awarded the Presidential Diversity Award for her efforts at Alfred University. She later received her Master in Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York.

To fulfill her goals, Celestin is currently a Senior Project Manager, Luxury Hair Extension Business Owner, Realtor and Leadership Coach. This has afforded her the opportunity to work in conjunction with others towards a common goal of interventions to lessen racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities.

As a community advocate in the domestic violence forum, Celestin has positively affected many lives by serving as the Survivor Advisory Board (S.A.B) Chair. As Chair, Celestin worked with policy makers to ensure the rights of domestic violence victims are upheld. Additionally, she participated in protest/rallies against domestic violence, conducted presentations in the community and provided relevant training.

Not only is Celestin persistent in her fight for humanitarian causes, she manages to find time to volunteer her services for social endeavors. Celestin has been a Girl Scout Troop leader for the past three years and volunteers during political campaigns.