Meet our Sonje Ayiti Team


Leadership Team

Our leadership team contains a diverse group of hard working people. Every one of our leaders are committed to the mission of Sonje Ayiti.

The Team:

  • Marie Gabrielle “Gabie” Aurel - Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Gabie was born in Haiti and is an American citizen. She has a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University in Decatur, GA. Gabie has a diverse background in government and development work and is the main driver of all Sonje Ayiti projects in Haiti. Her entrepreneurial leadership and empathy make her the ideal candidate to execute life-changing projects in a country with many socioeconomic challenges.

  • Steve Mathieu - Chief Operations Officer

    Steve is Haitian born and is a U.S. citizen. Steve has an MBA from Phoenix University and is a retired US Navy officer working in the logistics area. He is also a former US Treasury Employee with extensive experiences in administration as an entrepreneur. Steve is the founder of Societe Agricole de Production et d'Elevage du Nord, SA (SAPEN, SA).

  • Katie Kool-Wray - Chief Financial Officer

    Katie is a U.S. citizen with a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked at Procter & Gamble in Finance & Accounting for over 20 years. Katie and her husband, Frank Wray, have been active with Sonje Ayiti for over 5 years leading fundraising and development efforts for the Cima School of Hope and college scholarships for 5 women.

  • Romann Jean - Financial Director

    Roman has an MBA at Diquini University in Port au Prince, with 7 years of experience as a Finance Director in College Adventiste du Cap-Haitien and several NGOs.

Support Personnel

Sonje Ayiti is only as strong as the people who support us. Meet our support staff who are dedicated to our mission.

Support Team:

Malluta Wida Saintil - Case Manager

Alin Dharly Jean Pierre - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Geralda Durosier - Social Worker

Josué Brevert - Chemen Lavi Miyò (Pathway to A Better Life Supervisor)

Wansky Saint-Preux - Chemen Lavi Miyò

Vilicia Saintildor - Administrative Assistant