Our team is a small group of dedicated and compassionate individuals who desire to make a lasting impact in the small town of Mbandaka (DRC)


  • Board President and Che Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Ivan Pratt

The CEO is a member of the Board; provides leadership to the Board of Directors; chairs meetings of the Board; encourages Board’s role in strategic planning; appoints committees in consultation with other Board members; discusses issues confronting the foundation; helps guide and medicate board actions with respect to the foundation priorities and governance concerns; evaluates annually the performance of the foundation in achieving its mission.


  • Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO): Djamila Jean-Charles

The COO Is a member of the Board; performs Chair responsibilities when the Chair cannot be available; reports to the Board’s Chair; works closely with the Chair and other staff; participates closely with the Chair to develop and implement officer transition plans; performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Board.


  • The Secretary/Treasurer: Hermani Toussaint

The secretary shall keep or cause to be kept a book of minutes of all meetings and actions of directors and committees of directors.  The minutes of each meeting shall state the time and place that it was held and such other information as shall be necessary to determine the actions taken and whether the meeting was held in accordance with the law and these Bylaws.  The secretary shall cause notice to be given of all meetings of directors and committees as required by the Bylaws. The secretary shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors or the board presidentThe secretary may appoint, with approval of the board, a director to assist in performance of all or part of the duties of the secretary.

The treasurer shall be the lead director for oversight of the financial condition and affairs of the corporation.  The treasurer shall oversee and keep the board informed of the financial condition of the corporation and of audit or financial review results.  In conjunction with other directors or officers, the treasurer shall oversee budget preparation and shall ensure that appropriate financial reports, including an account of major transactions and the financial condition of the corporation, are made available to the board of directors on a timely basis or as may be required by the board of directors.  The treasurer shall perform all duties properly required by the board of directors or the board president.  The treasurer may appoint, with approval of the board a qualified fiscal agent or member of the staff to assist in performance of all or part of the duties of the treasurer.



  • The Program Manager: Nadine Bonebe Toussaint

The Program Managers works to implement a variety of projects related to a nonprofit’s mission. The manager will develop the project, make sure it is well run, and ensure that goals are met.


  • The Community Outreach Advocate: Hebert Bazola

The Community Outreach Coordinator connects the public to the organization. He promotes the mission of the nonprofit among the local community and abroad. The Community Outreach Coordinator is also responsible toarrange other projects to get the community excited about and invested in the organization.


  • The Social Media and Volunteer Coordinator: Djamila Jean-Charles

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for developing strategies to increase the fan base on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube by outlining a campaign calendar and conceptualizing tactics to increase audience participation. She is also the voice of those public sites, actively engaging followers in a dialogue in an effort to transform visitors into advocates for the brand. The social media coordinator will create relevant content and interactive media experiences through the social sites, and may oversee freelance outreach staff.


As the Volunteer Coordinator, she manages all elements of the volunteer force. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and placing volunteers, as well as training and managing them.

The Toussaint Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


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