Dumas Lafontant

  • Organizer
  • Nkrumah Institute of Learning

Dumas F. Lafontant, Director of Community Relations at Whittier Street Health Center, is an experienced Third Sector Leader. Currently, Lafontant is Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Enfant Haitien Mon Frere, a Haiti-based orphanage that seeks to eliminate social and economic disparities among children.

As Director for Whittier’s Community Relations Department, Lafontant administers both public and private funds leveraged to implement mission-based and wellness initiatives. He leads Lower Roxbury Coalition, a Community Connections coalition, conceived to address abuse and neglect among families. In addition, Lafontant facilitates the Roxbury Community Alliance for Health a local Community Health Network Area. Lafontant was co-principal investigator on a structural HIV intervention for Black Men funded by the National Institute of Health. Moreover, Lafontant is very familiar with community organizing in Boston, having been the contract manager for several housing developments that were part of the Demonstration Disposition Program of the Housing and Urban Development.

Lafontant possesses a Master of Leadership from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. Lafontant lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston and he is the proud father of Gabriel and Ita.