A lifelong advocate for community-led transformational change, Marie-Rose Romain Murphy is the Founder of ESPWA, Inc., a Haitian-led organization focusing on the long-term development of Haitian organizations working in Haiti. She’s also the Co-Founder and Chair of the Haiti Community Foundation, Haiti’s first community foundation. Born and raised in Haiti, she has 30 years of experience and a strong track record in community development, human services, humanitarian projects, philanthropy, marketing, executive leadership and social entrepreneurship. The President of RMC-Romain Murphy Consulting, a nonprofit management and strategy firm that works with U.S and International organizations, she’s a Partner for Community Change who creates viable and sustainable pathways of development for low-income individuals, marginalized communities and developing countries with an anti-racist and decolonizing approach.
A member of various international networks and a recipient of a number of awards, Marie-Rose has an MBA from Babson College, an M.S. in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College and a B.S. in Journalism with a focus on International Relations from Boston University. She is fluent in French, Haitian Creole and English. A published author of two books, she’s written a number of articles and blogs for U.S and international organizations as well as international magazines and publications.