Dieudonne Bazile has been a part of Haiti Solidarity Network of the Northeast for over 13 years, first as a member, then as treasurer for three years and currently as board advisor. She has been doing work in Haiti and her community for most of her life, volunteering and participating in various projects since 1999. She was born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti where she went to primary and secondary school and eventually moved to the capital, Port-au-Prince, where she earned a degree in culinary arts. She eventually migrated to the United States working in the restaurant field for two years and later earned a degree in fashion design from the New School for Social Research/ Parsons School of Design in New York.
Her first parish was Saint Aloysius Church in Jersey City, where she remains very much involved after 30 years. She worked for 33 1/2 years at TIAA CREF, a financial services corporation, until 2005. She has been part of many humanitarian trips and medical missions, her first trip being a mission to Valliere, Haiti with the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, NJ. She has been a member of the medical mission group Mobile Mission 4 Haiti, a 501(c)3 non-profit, since its inception in 2006. She was a charismatic leader and fundraising treasurer for the Haitian community in her parish St. Patrick and Assumption/ All Saints Church and is currently on the finance committee. She is also a member of the Cornerstone Women’s Group of Saint Aloysius’ Parish and the St. Johns Prayer group of the parish of Our Lady of Victory in Jersey City, NJ. Her professional memberships include Toastmasters International. She resides with her family in New Jersey.