BIO

Guerlince Semerzier

Guerlince Semerzier was born in Port-Au-Prince Haiti and came to the States at the age of 15. After graduating high school, he went on to study Criminal Justice and Political Science at Salem State University. He worked and consult for several companies and organizations such as Tufts University, Cambridge Health Alliance, State of Massachusetts, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Guerlince is a 2011 graduate fellow of the Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and a 2017 graduate of Institute for Nonprofit Practice, Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life. He is a Nonprofit Organization Strategist Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, and Nonprofit Executive Coach.  He is a recognized expert in the Haitian Diaspora Community Market to as assist companies and organization to introduce and market their product and services to the Haitian community. In 2018 he founded Enfome Inc. a 501c(3) an empowerment platform to help support Haitian based nonprofit organizations to succeed.

Guerlince has been a guest speaker and panelist at Amherst College, Google, Tufts University, Somerville Public School, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, MA-DPH Ounce of Prevention Conference, University of Massachusetts Medical of Worcester, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, and Somerville Community Adult Learning Education, Somerville Public Schools, Boston University, Google, among others.

He is the author of ABC of Nonprofit Organizations. He wrote several magazine articles regarding the Haitian Diaspora community and has been featured in many different news programs such as NPR, Voice of America, WGBH, Boston Haitian Reporter, Boston Globe, WBZ News, FOX25 News and New England Cable News.

Guerlince is also an active member of his community. He also served in different community organization boards and steering committees in Somerville such as Cambridge Health Alliance Community Health Advisory Council, The Somerville Trauma Response Network, Somerville Immigrant Service Provider, Shape-Up Somerville, Somerville Suicide Prevention and Mystic Provider, EPECARE Inc.

In 2013 he was recommended by the Mayor of Somerville and appointed by the Board of Alderman to the City of Somerville Human Rights Commission where he served as a Commissioner for three years. Guerlince is a devoted man of God and a proud father. He enjoys spending time with his family and hanging with family and friends.