Our Leaders

Harold Ropy, MHA

Harold Roy, MHA

Harold is a co-founder and Director of EPECARE. He currently works as a Special State Police Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor for Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) and CPR. Harold was visiting family in Haiti when the catastrophic earthquake occurred in 2010. This unfortunate experience is what sparked his newfound passion in working to help rebuild the country. Through Mass General, he was awarded the Thomas F. Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine, which allowed him to return to Haiti in 2011. During his time in Haiti, Harold worked as a Security Advisor for the American Refugee Committee in 2011, and as a Security Consultant for Partners in Health at Mirebalais University Hospital in 2012.

Harold, a first generation Haitian-American, graduated from Plymouth State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an Associate’s Degree in French. He obtained his MHA from Cambridge College in 2010.

Ernst Montoban (L)

Ernst Montoban

Ernst Montoban is a co-founder and Vice President of Haitian Operations for EPECARE and currently resides in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is also the Director of Security and Safety for Zanmi Lasante (ZL)/Partners in Health (PIH), both non-profit organizations working in Haiti. He has held this post since 2011 and has been working side by side with Haitian communities in social action and outreach programs. Ernst is also working to strengthen security at the health facilities that are run by ZL in conjunction with the Haitian Ministry of Health.

He graduated from the University of Law in Gonaives, Haiti with a law degree in 2000. Ernst specializes in public safety and security and was trained at the Haitian Academy of Police in 2001 after which he served as General Inspector in penitentiary affairs. He then collaborated with the Organization of American States (OAS) from 2002 – 2004 monitoring human rights abuse within the Haitian jail system. In 2005, he moved to Colorado Springs, CO where he worked until 2007 in an educational program for the juvenile justice system.