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Haiti Air Ambulance Service Inc

There is Hope in the Skies Over Haiti

Melville, NY   |  https://www.haitiairambulance.org/

Mission

Haiti Air Ambulance is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency helicopter services to the people of Haiti. HAA flies critically ill or injured patients to emergency medical care providers based solely on need. We are committed to expanding healthcare security, creating jobs, developing programs and fostering an environment of social growth and sustainability in Haiti. There is hope in the skies over Haiti.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

DAVID ELLIS

Main address

6 Corporate Center Drive

Melville, NY 11747 USA

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EIN

46-3380379

NTEE code info

Ambulance/Emergency Transport (E62)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Haiti Air Ambulance

providing emergency helicopter services to the people of Haiti. HAA flies critically ill or injured patients to emergency medical care providers based solely on need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people

Education Services: HAA provides free medical instruction free of charge for the national ambulance services every Thursday for 4 hours, for a total of 52 presentations per year.
HAA provides free outreach education training for customer hospitals 25 times per year.

Population(s) Served

HAA's staff is over 80% Haitians. HAA employs approximately 25 staff members in Haiti and aims to benefit the local economy through jobs training and creation. HAA provides staff education to further enhance economic mobility -Local EMTs are completing work to be licensed by a legitimate governing body and Communications specialists obtain education and certification in the US standard for their job.

Population(s) Served

HAA provides disaster management and triage services for each large-scale natural disaster, which typically is 1x per year minimum. As one of the few NGOs that operate in country 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, HAA leads and coordinates efforts for other international partners during a disaster as well as in the field in the aftermath of a disaster.

Population(s) Served

HAA performs a variety of services in support of humanitarian relief. Activities include:
COVID support flights – flying vaccines and/or administration personnel out to inaccessible areas
COVID Immunizations
FOOD SECURITY flight missions
HEALTH ACCESS flight missions- flying medical personnel into difficult to reach areas on as needed basis

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award 2023

Helicopter Association International

Excellence in Servics 2023

HAS

Affiliations & memberships

Helicopter Association International 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Haiti Air Ambulance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Haiti Air Ambulance recruits volunteers with highly specialized skills to come to Haiti for 10 to 14 days to provide expert care. We have successfully grown the program into a vital part of our staff

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Medical Education and Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Haiti Air Ambulance provides Basic First Aid and CPR classes for the general population. Funding allowed us to kick this program into high gear in 2021 with increasing improvement in 2022.

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Haiti Air Ambulance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Haiti Air Ambulance has changed strategy in how we provide access to medical care for patients via helicopter. This has lead to a sharp rise in opportunity, and lead to the funding of a 2nd aircraft

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Publication of article articles in peer reviewed journals focusing on Haiti specific issues.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Haiti Air Ambulance strives to erase inequities in access to healthcare. Financial and geographic barriers prevent a majority of Haitians from accessing care at the level appropriate for their illness or injury. Haiti Air Ambulance provides free, high quality medical care, as well as transportation by air to an appropriate medical facility.

Additionally, Haiti Air Ambulance uses it's knowledgeable staff to provide free or low cost medical training to other care providers and citizens alike, seeking to expand knowledge of healthcare whenever possible.

Haiti Air Ambulance works with medical facilities and clinics to facilitate increased capabilities, from transport of medical supplies to partnering for specialty care needs.

Haiti Air Ambulance employs local staff at a living wage, providing continual training nd education to give each individual more marketable skills that will improve their lives in perpetuity.

Haiti Air Ambulance actively provides each of these items, and has for a number of years. Due to the increase in need, funds were raised for a second aircraft which will be delivered in early 2023.

Haiti Air Ambulance has partnered with local healthcare facilities and youth organizations to provide basic first aid and healthcare training to over 300 individuals so far in 2022.

Haiti Air Ambulance is partnering with established providers to expand the abilities of healthcare in the country such as improved pediatric care and full time surgical burn services in country.

As an NGO present in Haiti 365 days per year, Haiti Air Ambulance has the connections and history to enable projects to succeed in the face of difficulties. Internally we possess the expertise and have the resources to be a leader in each initiative.

Over the course of the existence of HAA, we have transported over 1200 individual patients, flown dozens of support missions moving critical supplies, blood, and responding to disasters. In 2021 alone we transported over 450 patients, and saw the opportunity to add a second aircraft to our mission to increase capabilities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Haiti Air Ambulance Service Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Patrick Dolan

Haiti Air Ambulance Services Inc

Term: 2013 - 2025


Board co-chair

Rymann Winter

Barth Green

University of Florida

Josh Sapan

AMC Networks

Marlon Bitar

Project Medishare

Jerry Bitar

Project Medishare

Verena DeMatteis

DCG Haiti S.A.

JeanMarc DeMatteis

Hopital Albert Schweitzer

Stacy Wolf

Maryland State Police

Steve Isreal

Former US Congress

Maarten Boute

Digicel

Ann Bernzweig

Newsday

Susan Rivers

Carilion Clinic Life-Guard

Sébastien Mérové-Pierre

NASSA GROUP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/17/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.