Edeyo | Help Them: Haiti Education Initiative

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Our Board of Directors’ expertise and support help us further our mission to provide free education to the children of Bel Air in Haiti.


Simon Doubleday has been working with the Edeyo Foundation since helping to organize a “Day for Haiti” at Hofstra University, where he is Chair of the Department of History, in April 2010. He first traveled to the Edeyo School along with co-founder Michael Pradieu in October 2010, when the teachers and students were still reeling from the effects of the earthquake; he remains in awe of their commitment to giving and receiving a high-quality education. He would like to see the school community continue to serve as a hub for the revitalization of the Bel-Air neighborhood, which has with a proud cultural history. Simon is a graduate of Cambridge University and Harvard University, and has written widely both on medieval history and on the importance of understanding the past in order to tackle problems in the present.


As Vice President for Digital Media, Philip is responsible for the strategy, implementation, and overall P&L of all digital initiatives for Guideposts media, books, and Foundation/outreach organizations. During his first year, Guideposts.com has seen an almost fivefold increase in traffic leading to advertising for the site, as well as increased online commerce from product purchases to magazine subscriptions. Philip also worked for Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street project as a researcher and writer focusing on economic policy and the capital needs of minority and women entrepreneurs. He began his career on Wall Street working on the Taxable and Non-Taxable Stadium/Entertainment financing team for Bear, Stearns and Co. Philip is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Masters degree in the Philosophy of Religion from Harvard University .

NEDO BELLUCCI | Board Member

Nedo came to the fashion world circuitously. While he started his career as a financier in Italy, he was no stranger to the world of custom tailoring. As a young boy, he lived it. Nedo often accompanied his father to his tailor for fittings for his father’s custom suits. By the time he was ten, Nedo found himself being fitted for his own bespoke suit and to this day remembers the sense of excitement and anticipation he felt. After losing his beloved father at a young age, Nedo was inspired to follow his heart. He left finance and honed his skills working some five years to apprentice in the field before fulfilling his dream. Today Bellucci Napoli is the established bespoke tailor of custom, handmade clothing of unprecedented quality in the Neapolitan tradition.

NORA GHERBI | Board Member

Nora Gherbi, an economics diplomat and philanthropist with a B.A in Literature and Arts and a Masters in international marketing, is the mastermind behind “COLOURS FOR HAITI”. With this yearly event, she aims to promote and develop, among other things, the creative talents of the children of Edeyo.

Nora was born in Paris, France but has lived in Canada for most of her adult life. Fluent in three languages, she has been working for the French government as a senior trade attaché and as a business developer since 2004.

The daughter of two aboriginal North Africans from the ethnic group commonly known as Kabyle, Nora was introduced early on by her parents to the benefits of philanthropy. After many trips as a child throughout impoverished areas of Africa, she witnessed her parents’ philanthropy work and involvement in empowering others. As an adult, she decided to make helping others a part of her life objectives.

An avid reader, Nora studied literature and American ethnology at the Sorbonne University of Paris. During her time in Canada, Nora adapted various ethnology theories to develop her own set of ideas to explain the relationship between personal development and cultural identity. As a result, she wrote an essay on the development and preservation of Canadian Cultural Identity.

She has fashioned many events throughout the years for various foundations (in Canada, France, and now in the US). Now based in New York, she hopes to grow her network of philanthropic organizations dedicated to building and promoting education and cultural development. Nora hopes to create more events like COLORS FOR HAITI in New York and to continue to raise awareness and funds for the Edeyo Foundation.


Neil Postrygacz provides corporate and business-development advice and related transactional and litigation services to a full range of clients, particularly in matters related to start ups, commercial and residential real estate, family law and business disputes.  Mr. Postrygacz also focuses a significant portion of his practice on the entertainment industry and has advised and represented filmmakers, musicians, photographers and multimedia artists. Mr. Postrygacz has served as general counsel to a precious metals trading company and was previously an associate in an international law firm.

In addition to being a skilled law practitioner, Mr. Postrygacz is also an experienced filmmaker.  In 2008, Mr. Postrygacz produced SqueezeBox, a documentary that looked inside the sub-culture rock and roll movement of New York City’s Lower West Side.  Then, in 2010, Mr. Postrygacz produced The Gracies and Birth of Vale Tudo, an homage to the legendary Gracie family of Brazil that has influenced the multi-billion dollar mixed martial arts industry.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Postrygacz currently lives with his wife, a screenwriter and two beautiful children.


Ane Roseborough-Eberhard is certified Elementary and Social Studies teacher. She is currently a 5th grade teacher in Weehawken, New Jersey.  She began her teaching career in Switzerland. 

Ane also has more than 20 years of marketing experience.  Before becoming a teacher, she had her own marketing consultancy, The Rodani Group and worked as a senior marketing executive for various record companies, including Sony Music, Island Records, Bad Boy Entertainment and RCA.

She has worked and/or studied in the following countries: Germany, Israel, Switzerland, England and Hong Kong.  Ane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, and her teaching certification from Seton Hall University. 


As the Director of Business Operations at BuzzFeed, Adrienne is responsible to build, develop, and scale the team, structure, and processes of the company as it continues to rapidly grow. With her background in tech startups touching a variety of industries: fashion and retail at Gilt Groupe, travel and hospitality at Jetsetter, and currently social advertising and media at BuzzFeed, Adrienne has held leadership positions in operations, customer service, and account management. Adrienne received a double B.A. in Communications and International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College, completing a Globalization program at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China as part of the CIEE student exchange program. Visiting Haiti multiple times over the last several years has instilled a passion for the people and the culture of Haiti. As a member of the Board of Directors at Edeyo, Adrienne is honored to play a role in an organization helping to educate the children of Haiti to drive hope and success for generations to come.