Rose-Marie Chierici is a founding member of Haiti Outreach - pwoje espwa (H.O.P.E.). She has been with the organization since it began work in Borgne, Haiti, in June 1995 and has served as Executive Director since 1997.
In her capacity as H.O.P.E.’s Executive Director, Rose-Marie coordinates and oversees H.O.P.E. activities in Haiti and the US. Rose-Marie is James and Julia Lockhart Professor Emeritus for Research and Creative Endeavor and former Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her research and applied work include community development, community health, women’s health, peasant organizations and livelihood.