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Mental Health Charities: Julia Minkevitch and Delphine Gardère

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As war and violence happens around the world, many are facing a declining health care system, escalating food insecurity, and deteriorating mental health. In this episode of ‘The Vault’, Dr. Judith Joseph speaks with  Julia Minkevitch and Delphine Gardère, who are actively championing support efforts in Ukraine and Haiti. 

Julia Minkevitch, Executive Director of TeleHelp Ukraine, is dedicated to providing essential medical and mental health assistance to Ukrainians affected by conflict through telemedicine services. Raised by Ukrainian immigrants, Julia’s upbringing instilled in her a profound sense of empathy and community dedication.

Delphine Gardère, CEO of Société du Rhum Barbancourt, is the fifth-generation leader of Haiti’s oldest rum company. As a mother and resident of Port-au-Prince, Delphine is deeply committed to uplifting the Haitian community through initiatives in education, sports, and culture. She currently serves as the Chair and President of the Barbancourt Foundation, which uplifts the community through initiatives in education, sports, environmental projects, arts and culture. Delphine is also serves as a member of the board for the AVD Embouteillage (a joint venture with Vinicola del Norte in Haiti) and the Haitian Education Leadership Program (HELP).

Listen as we discuss:

  • The ongoing crisis in Haiti
  • Widespread insecurity in Haiti and its toll on mental health
  • How Telehelp Ukraine is aiding those impacted by the Ukraine invasion
  • The intersection of mental health and basic needs

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