Founder of Heal Haiti
Gretha Fievre is a Registered Nurse with over 40 years of clinical experience. Over the years, her personal and clinical understandings of health disparities have propelled her to identify population-level strategies and interventions for health advancement. Ms. Fievre’s career path is guided by her philosophy that interventions that positively impact health outcomes at a global level are most effective. This philosophy is strongly supported by her lifetime course of professional work and her academic accomplishments. Ms. Fievre holds a Master of Health Administration from Central Michigan University as well as a Master of Art in Nursing Education from the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing.
Ms. Fievre is an Adjunct Professor at the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University and at CUNY School of Professional Studies ( CUNY/SPS) Nursing Program. In this role, Ms. Fievre prepares a new generation of nurses to advance health and yield change at a global level. Ms. Fievre’s many years of clinical experience and academic qualifications have placed her in the ideal criteria for being a positive role model for her students. However, most significantly, Ms. Fievre leads by example. In the weeks following the earthquake in Haiti (January 2010), she lent her volunteer services as a clinical coordinator to the Association des Mѐdecins Haїtiens ά l’Ѐtranger in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She led a presentation on Emergency Nursing to Nursing Students at l’Universitѐ Episcopale d’Haiti ά Leogane (FSIL). In addition, she contributed to the dissemination of various health care seminars in Port-au-Prince.
In 2011, Ms. Fievre founded the Health Education Action League for Haiti (HEAL Haiti), a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and mobilizing young leaders to improve health care in Haiti. Through nursing training, youth health and science education programs, HEAL Haiti aims to develop a cadre of highly skilled health advocates prepared to respond to Haiti’s community health care needs. To this date, HEAL Haiti provided health care services and education to over 2,100 people through the organization’s annual health fair and mobile clinic. HEAL Haiti’s long term goal is to establish a world-class Health Care Mall in Ms. Fievre’s hometown, Saint Marc, Haiti.
In addition to Ms. Fievre’s dedication to the development of global health care, she served in a very diverse and underserved population. Her experiences include staff nurse and leadership role in a variety of acute, sub-acute and forensic care setting. She is a member of several professional organizations. In 2012, Gretha Fievre was named an Inaugural Inductee on the Haitian Roundtable 1804 List of 25 Haitian-American Changemakers. She is also a former member of the Haitian American Nurses Association. In 2016 the International Nurses association recognized Gretha Fievre as a Top Registered Nurse in New York. Ms. Fievre is a proud member of the Black Nurses Association.