Board of Directors

Rob Broggi, Hedge Fund Manager, Rob Broggi is CEO of Industrial Revolution II, an apparel manufacturing business based in Haiti which embraces social and environmental integrity as its primary core business principle. Prior to IRII, Rob spent 17 years working in the finance industry at Tudor Investment Corporation, Raptor Capital Management, Theory Capital, Morgan Stanley and Cowen & Company. He also serves as the board president of the ONEXONE USA foundation and is a Trustee at The Roxbury Latin School.  Rob graduated from Harvard University in 1994 and lives in Boston.

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Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., IJDH Director, co-managed the BAI in Haiti for eight years, from 1996-2004, and worked for the United Nations as a Human Rights Officer in 1995-1996. He founded IJDH, and has been the Director since 2004. He helped prepare the prosecution of the Raboteau Massacre trial in 2000, one of the most significant human rights cases anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. He has represented Haitian political prisoners before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and represented the plaintiff in Yvon Neptune v. Haiti, the only Haiti case ever tried before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
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Paul Farmer, M.D. PhD, founder of Partners in Health, Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Deputy UN Special Envoy to Haiti.  Dr. Farmer has spent much of the past 25 years in Haiti, but his current primary residence is in Rwanda. Dr. Farmer changed the way the world treats infectious diseases among the poor by proving that top quality healthcare can be provided in resource-poor settings. Dr. Farmer brings unique and successful experience in implementing programs in Haiti and excellent relationships with Haitian health officials, the international healthcare community, and major donors to Haiti. As Deputy Special Envoy, he has a unique ability to advocate that the international community and Haitian government implement reforms suggested by HHRPP’s experience. Dr. Farmer is a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” winner.
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Laura Flynn, is an author, teacher, and activist.  Ms. Flynn lived in Haiti from 1994-1999 where she served as the former director of international relations for the Aristide Foundation for Democracy in Haiti. She co-founded the Bay Area Haiti Action Committee. She has excellent relationships with grassroots leaders in Haiti and the U.S. Haiti advocacy community.

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Ira J. Kurzban, Esq., is an attorney with Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger & Tetzeli, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University.  He is one of the pre-eminent immigration and refugee lawyers in the U.S., and has fought Haitian refugee cases for thirty years, some of them up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney Kurzban was U.S. General Counsel for the Haitian government from 1991-2004. He has excellent relations with the Haitian diaspora community in South Florida and with former and current Haitian government officials.
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Judy Solange Prosper, is a Haitian-American attorney currently living in Westchester County, New York.  She was a founding board member of IJDH through 2008 and has recently returned to the Board. Judy was a BAI volunteer attorney in early 2001, then remained in Port-au-Prince to serve the second Aristide administration as Legal Counsel through 2004.  For the last eight years, she has been practicing as an Assistant Attorney General in New York. Her experiences include advocacy on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, civil rights litigation and a federal judicial clerkship. Judy graduated from Brooklyn Law School and Emory University.
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Bryan Stevenson, Esq., is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama and a Clinical Professor at NYU School of Law.  A graduate of Eastern College (now Eastern University), Harvard Law School, and the Harvard School of Government, he is a co-recipient of the 2009 Gruber Prize for Justice. He has won the American Bar Association’s Wisdom Award for public service, the ACLU’s National Medal of Liberty (1991), a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, the Reebok Human Rights Award (1989), the Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice (1993), the Gleitsman Foundation Citizen Activist Award (2000), the Olof Palme Prize (2000), and the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers named him the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year (1996). He has received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Georgetown University Law School. In addition to directing the Equal Justice Initiative, Mr. Stevenson has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Michigan School of Law and lecturer at Harvard and Yale Law Schools.
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Irwin Stotzky, Esq., is a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights at the University of Miami.  He has advised the Haitian and Argentine governments on transitional justice issues, and represented Haitian refugees in U.S. courts. Professor Stotzky has written books on transitional justice in Haiti and Latin America.