Dr. Lionel Heriveaux’s life long dedication to service began as a teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. He also taught school in Bronx, NY, Tampa, Fla. His love for education is as vibrant as ever. Which is why accessible quality education is one of the objectives Dr. Lionel Heriveaux plans to realize on a global scale. Dr. Heriveaux spent six years as a supervisor for a state rehab program in Tampa. While in Tampa, he was called upon to help with the influx of Haitian refugees. He created the Refugee Center with the assistance of Reverend Louis Jones of The Tampa United Methodist Center. He developed an education program through The Hillsborough County School district where immigrants could follow their desire of living the American dream.
Dr. Heriveaux received the Human Right Awards from the city of Tampa for his dedication to advocating for immigrants. Dr. Lionel Heriveaux hosted two Radio shows aimed at bringing current information to the Haitian community to help them in their settlement in their new environment. He also formed a Creole translation program. Dr. Heriveaux has worked in multiple segments of Social Services, with numerous responsibilities including but not limited to administrator in Foster Care, Domestic Violence, Homelessness, AIDS program and Mental Health. Dr. Lionel Heriveaux worked along with President Clinton’s Task Force to help bring relief to the earthquake victims in Haiti. Now as the CEO of TIPS he is bringing his knowledge and experience to the Haitian people once again, front line in the fight against hunger and poverty.