Our Mission

PHEEL's mission is to develop a future generation of productive global citizens through higher education, partnership, job creation, empowering women, service learning, and civic engagement. We plan to build Haiti's first sustainable, tuition-free world class institution based on the STEM discipline from Pre-K to University to prepare Haiti's future leaders and peacemakers.

PHEEL stands for Professionals for Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.


Our Projects

Ayiti: The Twelfth Hour We are currently in post-production of a documentary that will be used as a gateway to raise awareness and funds to build a world class university in Haiti. (Learn more)

The Pikliz Project This project aims to help rebuild elementary and high schools all over the 10 communes of Haiti through partnerships with other organizations, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and volunteers that share our values. To avoid centralization, we must meet the needs of children in their local communities. 

L’Ouverture University We hope to build a world class university by 2030 that would attract both national and international faculty and students to cultivate future leaders of Haiti, with an emphasis on educating women. (Learn more)

Meet the team...


Junie J. Holod

Junie J. Holod has had a long history of service- involved in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, and the Institute for Achievement of Human Potential, her passion for education and women's leadership led her to co-found PHEEL with her brother Toussaint. She hopes to encourage and inspire female leaders in the country of Haiti.

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Rachel Burlington

Although Rachel does mostly secretarial work for PHEEL, her primary passions lie in many aspects of horticulture, going on to get her B.S. in ornamental horticulture with an emphasis in floriculture and nursery crop production from Delaware Valley College. Currently she works at a prominent arboretum in the Philadelphia area and has her Pennsylvania Horticulturist certification. Her ultimate dream to help organize a sustainable horticulture program in a developing country.

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Carlene Pochette

Analytical Senior Administrative Professional in for-profit and non-profit industries to include foundations, performing arts, marketing, professional services and broadcasting. Skilled in project management, logistics coordination, expense tracking & reporting, strategic planning, film/video casting and film/video production management.

Recognized for being highly organized self-motivated leader, creative thinker who builds relationships, and complete tasks within deadlines.

Ulysse Toussaint

In May 2014 Toussaint received a certificate from Harvard University in Global Health. In 2013, Toussaint Ulysse received a certificate from MITx on The Challenge of Global Poverty. In 2012, Toussaint received the under 40 Mercury Award for his work in Haiti. He graduated from Messiah College in 2008 with a concentration on Public Relation/French. In 2007, Toussaint spent a year studying at Political Science at Institute of Political Sciences in Strasbourg, France, Literature at University De Marc Bloch, and photography at Palais Universitaire. Toussaint is a passionate young leader and thinker with a creative mind. He has influenced citizens in the local community to support the goals of PHEEL. Toussaint has captured the attention of legislators including, former PA Governor Edward G. Rendell who publicly praised the ef- forts of PHEEL in January of 2011. Toussaint is an award-winning photographer who has worked with celebrities such as Bravo TV personality and designer Gretchen Rossi, author & chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Paul Farmer, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Sen. Pat Toomey, Founder of Charles L. Blockson Afro-American and more.


Chris Kulp

A young architect from Philadelphia, Chris feels a call on his life to honor God by using his skills and experience to serve others, specifically outside his own culture. He hopes to build sustainable, beautiful, and functional architecture that satisfies their needs in new and creative ways. Chris is the lead architectural designer for all of our projects. 


Rev. Jean G. Noel

Though he is Haitian native, Pastor Noel first began preaching as a teenager in NYC. Since he relocated to Philadelphia, he holds degrees in Psychology from Eastern University, Education from AIU, and is pursuing his PhD in Psychology at Capella University. His dream is to witness the total restoration of Haiti.

All images on this website are the shared properties of PHEEL Haiti, WDK Films, Ulysse Toussaint, Beau Rosario, and Nick Hernandez. Please contact before using.

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