Marie-Rose Romain Murphy is the Director of IDF’s Girl Child Long Walk Project. She is also the President of RMC-Romain Murphy Consulting, a nonprofit management and strategy firm that works with U.S and International organizations on community, organizational and resource development. Born and raised in Haiti, she is 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 is also the Co-Founder of the Fondation Communautaire Haitienne-Espwa internationally known as the Haiti Community Foundation, Haiti’s first community foundation.
In her more than 25 years’ experience as a social entrepreneur, a community development practitioner, and a management consultant, Marie-Rose has worked to create sustainable pathways of development for and with low-income individuals, marginalized communities, and developing countries. She earned an MBA from Babson College, an MS in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College, and a BS in Journalism from Boston University. She is fluent in French, Haitian Kreyol, and English.