Board of Directors
Alex Cole — Entertainment Talent Manager
Jonas Petit — Economist
Anthony Lapaglia — Emmy Award winning Actor
Ian Carrington — Film Producer
Christine Allen – Writer/ Director
Tamre Edwards – Consultant
Matthew James – Managing Partner Round Rock Partners, LLC
Frank Le Boeuf — Soccer World Cup Winner (France ’98)
Jason Mathot — Director of Hollywood United Football Club
Josh Ready – Branding and Marketing manager
Kevin Sharpley — CEO of Kijik Multimedia Inc.
Born in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Jimmy left the country as a young man to pursue a successful international career in television and film acting, but he never lost his feeling of connection and empathy for the daily struggles of his countrymen in Haiti, who are suffering from poverty, disease, and natural disasters.
As a lifelong sportsman and semi-professional soccer player, Jimmy saw athletics as a means of helping poor Haitian children rise above their circumstances, learn about health and team play, and become role models for their communities. He arranged for donations from his Hollywood soccer club (including money and equipment) to be sent to Haiti and distributed by local clubs for use by kids.
In subsequent trips to Haiti, Jimmy has brought various entertainment and political celebrities with him to tour the country and see both its beauty and tremendous challenges. It is his hope that he can use his influence to improve the lives of everyday Haitians and bring worldwide attention to their plight.
Evelyn Jean-Louis, Co-Founder / Secretary
Having visited Haiti on various occasions, Evelyn has been captivated by the spirit and generosity of the Haitian people and the potential of such a beautiful country. She was eager to be a Co-Founder of Hollywood Unites for Haiti.
She studied in England and is a published author. She has been involved in community work in England and Seychelles for many years. She looks forward to working with HUFH’s dynamic team to create a foundation for the youth of Haiti to mold their own bright future.
Yolley Thomas-Kalos, Co-Founder / Treasurer
Born from Haitian parents, Yolley left Haiti when she was only 13. The memory of the poverty level in Haiti remains with her throughout her adulthood. Consequently, she has been working with various U.S. non profit foundations for many years, Her aim is to improve the life condition of the future generation, the Haitian children. As a professional, her skills and knowledge have helped her to accomplish her purpose.
Ms. Thomas-Kalos has over 20 years of professional experience as a accountant. She holds an International Relations degree and a Masters in Business/ Accounting, and she is an Enrolled Tax Agent authorized
to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Thomas-Kalos owns a small accounting firm that provides various accounting services ranging from bookkeeping to business management to corporate and individual taxation.