Dr. Monalisa Ferrari is the CEO of Ferrari and Associates International, LLC, a New York-based consulting firm that facilitates leadership and professional development within education, non-profit and private sectors in the US and Haiti. Known as an educator, community leader, media expert and philanthropist, Dr. Ferrari started her career in education in 1985 as an Adult Literacy and ESL Teacher. She is currently a Director of Professional Development for New York City’s Department of Education, but has worked in various positions such as a Professional Development Coordinator, Middle School Director, Dean, Lead Teacher, and Mentor, among others. Her leadership and passion for education goes beyond the classroom.
She has worked with several organizations such as the New York State Association for Bilingual Education of which she served as Vice President. She also has served as President of the Haitian Educators League for Progress between 2010 and 2013, a non-profit community-based organization serving Haitian educators in New York City and Haiti. In her role as President of the League, Dr. Ferrari provided professional development to teachers through seminars on teaching methodologies, data analysis, behavior management, and more. She currently serves as Executive Director for the United Front of the Haitian Diaspora.She has also worked with several groups of women in the New York tri-state area by facilitating conversations and workshops that promote leadership, civic engagement and youth education.