On June 6th, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Haitian Diaspora Federation unanimously elected Retired U.S Army Major and former Military Attaché in Haiti, Joseph Bernadel, as the permanent representative of the Haitian Diaspora to a seat on the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (ICRH). On June 16, at the first ICRH Board meeting in Haiti, Haitian President Rene Preval acknowledged the choice of the Federation by signing Commission Orders that officially appointed Bernadel on the Commission. This position creates an official portal through which the Haitian Diaspora can communicate to key officials and contribute towards the efforts of the reconstruction of Haiti.
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Katleen Felix, M.Sc