A native of Haiti, the island left an indelible imprint on her and focused her towards a life of public service. In 2009, she co-founded Boukan, a cultural show with the mission of promoting the culture and giving a voice to the youths and a platform for all artistic expressions. In 2011, she became co-producer and co-host of the program Plezi Soley on Island TV which discusses a variety of cultural and social issues linked to the Haitian community in South Florida. She created The Fouye Series, an online project, with the lofty goal of making arcane knowledge accessible in Creole.
Naomie is an advocate for the preservation of history and culture within the Haitian Community. Through her work on the Broward 2020 Census Campaign, she ensured that residents across the county have fair representation for the next decade. She is the recipient of the “Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award” from the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami. She received the “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced” from the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women. She is a proud member of the Sant La Fellows and is currently the country chair of Cap-Haitien for the Greater Ft Lauderdale Sister Cities International. She serves as Broward County’s Boards Administrator for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Naomie Labaty graduated from FIU with an MA in Global Affairs. She holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science, with a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.