Régine M. Roumain: An advocate for the Haitian-American community

Régine M. Roumain is the co-founder and executive director of Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX).

Established in 2009, HCX has developed programs designed to present Haitian culture to a broad audience, while supporting emerging and established artists, promoting cross-cultural exchanges and encouraging dialogue around contemporary social issues.

Roumain has 15 years of experience in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors, most recently as a program officer with the New York Women’s Foundation, where she managed grant-making in two of the foundation’s largest portfolios: community organizing and advocacy and economic security.

Previously, she has worked as a management consultant for non-profit organizations and as the coordinator of a community-based organization engaged in civic education, youth development and advocacy for the Haitian-American community.

Over the past five years, Roumain has spearheaded the artistic vision of Haiti Cultural Exchange, developing programs highlighting the cultural richness of Haitians; programs rooted in community; collaboration and dialogue.

Through her work with Haiti Cultural Exchange, Roumain has become a leading figure in the presentation of arts and cultural programs focused on Haiti and the Diaspora.

Her efforts have been recognized by a Union Square Award for the Arts and the Haitian Roundtable.

Roumain was born in Brooklyn, where she currently resides with her family, and was raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York City.

She graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts. She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole, and during her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.


USA of Haitian descent


St. John’s University, Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts


Haiti Cultural Exchange, founder and executive director

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