Meet Our Staff
Manno Siméus was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti; a coastal town north of the country. He moved to the U.S after high school and lived in New Jersey and California, where he lived for nearly 20 years until relocated to Tucson, AZ in 1994. Siméus is currently a Sr. Manager with Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ and has 30 years of experience in engineering, management, operations and project management. Before joining Raytheon, Siméus worked for Western Digital Corp., and Beckman Instruments, Inc. in Southern California. He has served on several professional boards. Siméus has authored more than 24 publications. He was awarded the “NASA/JPL Continuous Improvement Award” in 2000 for his outstanding leadership in technology development and collaboration. He co-founded Ice-Loc., Inc. in 1998 and Haiti Rebuild, Inc. in 2010. Siméus retired from Raytheon in 2015 and recently joined IPC Technical Services, LLC, based in Tucson, AZ. Siméus holds a B.S. from the University of California, Riverside and an MBA from University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Siméus’ main goal is to continue with the passions that make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Jean-Gerard Gabriel Lissade was born in Nyack, New York of Haitian parents. Gabriel was only a few months old when he was sent to live with his grandparents in Port-Au- Prince Haiti. A school age Gabriel began his education in Quebec, Canada before returning to the United States to live with his parents on Long Island in New York. Gabriel graduated from Uniondale High School and joined the US Navy. In the Navy, Gabriel served twelve years as a Fire Control Technician on board the USS Reid (FFG-30) and the Reuben James (FFG-57) where he was responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ship’s weapons system. Upon discharge from the Navy Gabriel worked for Intel Corporation in Aloha, Oregon, United Technologies’ Otis Elevator division in Seattle, Washington and Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Gabriel now lives in Tucson with his wife Martha and daughters Abigail and Janay. He is currently employed by VAWD Enginering as the Lead Integration and Test Engineer. Gabriel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Regents College, Albany New York.
Iddy Pierre-Canel Siméus was born in Port -au- Prince and grew up in Arcahaie, Haiti. Arcahaie is a municipality in the West Department of Haiti. She moved to the United States during her junior year in high school and lived in Maryland for over 30 years before relocating to Tucson, Arizona in 2013. Iddy is the founder and CEO of IPC Technical Services Inc., an information technology consultant company. She has over 20 years of professional and leadership experience in the areas of human resources, and business development (federal and commercial). Iddy has served on the board of several charitable organizations, including National Association for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH) and successfully spearheaded several medical missions to Haiti, Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. Iddy has received commendations from various non-profit organizations. She has a B.A from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Erin Jordan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but has lived in Illinois, North Carolina, Florida, Minnesota, West Virginia, and finally Arizona. Tucson has been her home since 2006. She is a meteorologist at a local television news station and became aware of Haiti’s challenges when she would track and cover the damage from hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean, where Haiti is located. She saw how flood waters from the storms would devastate communities in Haiti, tearing apart homes and families. She is working as a communications, public relations, and fundraising volunteer for Haiti Rebuild, Inc in an effort to bring more opportunities in education and medicine to the people of Haiti. Her goal is to not only open the doors for people to obtain assistance but also to create an environment where Haitians can create jobs and train for jobs in a country currently with limited opportunities.