ULRICK GAILLARD - GUEST SPEAKER - NOVEMBER 4, 2021 AT NOON https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83378811938

With a career of more than 30 years in the non-profit and government sectors, ULRICK GAILLARD, founder, president and CEO of Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) worked with world leaders, international organizations, universities, multinationals, faith-based institutions, and local governments and grassroots groups to implement strategic initiatives that foster socioeconomic growth and equity within vulnerable communities in the Americas and the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Peru. 

Under his leadership, Gaillard developed BRA into a competitive NGO and helped raise more than $120 million (1997-2017) to carry out high impact programs that improved more than 2.5 million lives and attracted partnerships of prestigious institutions including Procter & Gamble, GILDAN, Canada Fund, Clinton Global Initiative, United Nations, Vitamin Angels, Direct Relief, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Columbia University, etc. In 2003, he helped install the first ever modern medical facilities within Dominican Republic’s sugarcane plantations rural “batey” communities since the start of sugar production in the country in year 1517. In 2018, Gaillard became the architect of BRA’s first Women’s Empowerment Initiative aimed to develop rural women in areas of agriculture and community economic growth. In 2014, he was appointed Head Representative of BRA at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Pursued Global Leadership Studies at Harvard University JFK School of Government. After earning his Juris Doctor Degree at Roger Williams University School of Law and his B.A. in Political Science at Baruch College, worked as Community Organizer and Legislative Aide at the New York State Assembly and for various faith and community-based organizations. Gaillard received the prestigious Rotary International’s Paul Harris Humanitarian Award and Citations on behalf of the BRA from the Clinton Global Initiative, New York State Assembly and the Dominican Republic Senate. Held appointments as Affiliate Faculty in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Science, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) at the University of Indiana-Bloomington. Gaillard is member of Dominico-Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Dominican Republic, President of Lions Club Santo Domingo Piantini, former member of Rotary Club of New York, and a freelance cellist.