The Haitian American Nurses Association of Maryland Inc. (H.A.N.A) is a non-stock, non-profit membership organization,
established since 2015.

Who We Are

Gettie Audain Professional - HANA of MD
Founding President

The Maryland Chapter is part of a history of H.A.N.A organizations in existence for more than three decades. The heart of H.A.N.A stems from a legacy.  The 1st H.A.N.A of Florida was established in 1985 by two registered nurses, 1st President Alice Casimir and Jacqueline Dasque, and other critical founding members such as the late 2nd President Georgette Nicoleau Audain. These nurses practiced in Miami and saw the need to organize a group of Haitian nurses that would provide health care support to migrant workers in the Homestead, Florida area.

The Maryland Chapter provides members with the opportunity to address issues impacting health and welfare of Haitians at the local, regional, state, and international level.

Haitian American Nurses Association of Maryland, Inc. has been incorporated since March 2015 and applied for a 501(c)(3) status in July 2016.  This means that once approved:

  • The organization will be recognized by the IRS and meet the criteria of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Annual reports are filed with the IRS declaring money received is within the mission and objectives of the non-profit organization.
  • The non-profit organization will maintain its status as a 501(c)(3) by keeping the local donations and the outside financial assistance within the IRS guidelines.


Our Logo

HANA of MD Logo

The “Nightingale Lamp” surrounded by H.A.N.A. of Maryland, symbolizes our goal of growing a healthy community in Maryland and Haiti.


Get to know our board of directors

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