Senior Program Manager, Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County
Samuel Pierre is a Senior Program Manager with the Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County in the HIV/AIDS program, where he provides early intervention consultations to Community-Based Organizations conducting HIV testing in Palm Beach County. He previously served as a Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross for the Palm Beach and Martin Counties Chapter. Samuel is a community organizer in Palm Beach County working in developing new local leaders, advancing social issues of interest to his community, and assisting in developing campaigns. Born and raised in Haiti, Samuel came to the States in 2007, and brought with him a Bachelor of Science in Education. In 2009, he was admitted to graduate school at Barry University, where he earned two master’s degrees: one in Public Health and one in Health Services Administration. Samuel is the author of “Never Again”, a healthy story published by the Miami Dade Health Department in 2011. Samuel was always concerned about how his fellow young Haitians are doing in Palm Beach County. He became very interested in juvenile delinquency when his cousin was killed by the people his cousin considered to be his “bros” in Orlando in 2012. Since then, Samuel has become a social activist, an advocate, but more importantly an ambassador for the Haitian community in Palm Beach County. He is the founder and President of Haitian Heroes, a non-profit organization working with young Haitians with the ultimate goal of keeping them out of jail, but in school where they belong. Samuel is married to Jemima, a graduate from FAU and a registered nurse. Together they have one son, 10-year-old, in 5th grade. Samuel loves French music, and his favorite artist of all time is Claude Barzotti.