4410 N. Clark St.,

Chicago, IL 60640

Contact us: (773) 213 1869

 Info@hamoc.org

4410 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Contact us: (773) 213 1869   Info@hamoc.org

About hamoc

Founded in 2012, The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez, to create an institution that would hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Chicago.

Founder/CEO

Elsie Hernandez

 

ORIGINALLY FROM HAITI, ELSIE HAS A STRONG SENSE OF ATTACHMENT TO HER PLACE OF BIRTH. IT’S HER LOVE FOR HAITI THAT PROMPTED HER TO OPEN THE HAITIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CHICAGO. HER PASSION FOR HAITI AND ITS RICH CULTURE IS CONTAGIOUS AND FOLLOWS HER EVERYWHERE SHE GOES. ELSIE HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND AS AN EDUCATOR, NURSE, CIVIL LEADER AND SCHOLAR.

Director of Programs and Museum Practice

Carlos Bossard

 

ORIGINALLY FROM ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA, CARLOS EARNED HIS BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA IN 2017. AFTER WORKING IN COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, HE MOVED TO CHICAGO TO FURTHER HIS EDUCATION. CARLOS  GRADUATED IN MAY 2020 WITH A MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSEUM AND EXHIBITION STUDIES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO. HIS CAPSTONE PROJECT FOCUSED ON CREATING MORE DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE MUSEUM PRACTICES AND HIGHLIGHTED HAMOC AS A MUSEUM EXCELLING IN THE FIELD. CARLOS’ PASSION FOR THE INSTITUTION WILL ENSURE THE MUSEUM CONTINUES TO BE A KEY VOICE FOR THE HAITIAN SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD.

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

carlinthia cox

President/Dominican Sisters of Hope

Dr.brenda Jones

Secretary/City Colleges of Chicago

carla carr

Director/Olive-Harvey College

Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez

Director/ Fayo Bilingual Institute

steve Bernin

Instructor

erica gonzalez

Director/Fayo

advisory MEMBERS

jean-herbert danier

jean-herbert danier

Webmaster

cesar ramirez lopez

Past Program Manager

nathaniel holcomb

Attorney

luckner jean

Adjunct Faculty

damian lewandowski

CPA

SANDRA MCCOLLUM

Education Program Liaison

natasha phicil

Social Media and Marketing

Amanda Sexton

Tech Specialist

jackie taylor

Founder & CEO of the Black Ensemble Theatre Company

dr.edward c davis iv

Education Consultant

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE

CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE

greater ravenswood chamber of commerce

greater ravenswood chamber of commerce

UPTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

UPTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

damian lewandowski

STAFF, INTERNS, AND VOLUNTEERS

ROMEO HERNANDEZ

Curator and Installer

BENJAMIN HENDERSON

Grant Writer

DR. CRANSTON KNIGHT

Historian/Lecturer

LUIS LIMARDO

Illustrator

Eve Mangurten

Collection Specialist/Librarian

Alexandre Fleming

Administrative Assistant

Anna Lezza

Retail Consultant

Owen Leroy

Special Project Coordinator

LEGAL PROTECTION FUND

RAE CLAY

Program Manager

STANLEY NICOLAS

Community Liason

KETLIE ACACIA

Navigator

JEAN YVES HECTOR

Navigator

EVELYN NAZARI

Navigator

Romeo Hernandez

Navigator

Sonia Lundy

Sonia Lundy

Carmelle Baptiste

Carmelle Baptiste

Rachel Lafontant

Community Liaison/Haitian Art Retail Consultant

UX/UD TEAM

CAROLINE NG

PIKA

JEANETTE RIVERA

THOMAS CARPENTER

Crystal Tang