Marie-Rose is the President of RMC-Romain Murphy Consulting, a nonprofit management and strategy firm that works with U.S and International organizations on community and resource development as well as on organizational development. With a wide variety of organizations and institutions, she has served as an effective “Partner for Community Change”.
Born and raised in Haiti, she’s the Founder of ESPWA, Inc. (Economic Stimulus Projects for Work and Action), a Haitian-led organization focusing on the long-term development of Haitian organizations working in Haiti. She’s also the Co-Founder of the Haiti Community Foundation, Haiti’s first community foundation. She has thirty (30) years of experience and a strong track record in community development, human services, humanitarian projects, philanthropy, marketing, executive leadership and social entrepreneurship. Her core interest is the creation of viable and sustainable pathways of development for low-income individuals, marginalized communities and developing countries.
Over the course of her career, Marie-Rose has worked as an executive director, a deputy director, a senior director, a project manager and a consultant for local, regional, national and international organizations. She has served on several boards and advisory committees for organizations such the Boston Foundation, Respond and JVS Boston, a regional U.S organization serving immigrants and refugees where she co-chaired the agency’s Client Services Committee and served on its Executive Committee.
She has received various awards from the City of Boston and other civic institutions. She’s also been the recipient of international fellowships from several institutions such as the Ford Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada. She is a current IARAN Fellow (Inter-Agency Research and Analysts Network), an international network of practitioners, focused on humanitarian analysis and foresight based in France. In 2019, she was selected to be on the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s international “Women to Watch” list as well as on a global “Philanthropy Women Thought Leaders List”. She serves on the Advisory Council of The Equity Index, a United Kingdom based project, and she is a member of Alliance for Empowering Partnership (A4EP), a network of Global South leaders focused on the localization of international aid.
Marie-Rose has an MBA from Babson, an M.S. in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College and a B.S. in Journalism with a focus on International Relations from Boston University. She also holds a Certificate in Asset Management from the Consortium for Housing Asset Management and has studied Design Thinking at the University of Oxford, England. She is fluent in French, Haitian Creole and English. A published author of two books, she’s written a number of articles and blogs for U.S and international organizations as well as international magazines and publications.