Trustees — Bernadette Baptiste-Hageman
Bernadette Hageman is an associate with Hans Hageman and Associates. Hans Hageman and Associates provides training, coaching, consulting and keynote speaking to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and individuals.
Ms. Hageman is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salus Foundation. She assisted in the establishment of the Sulaxmi School for Girls in 2003 which is solely funded by the Salus Foundation.
As the Salus Foundation’s Executive Director, Ms. Hageman, is responsible for all day to day operations. Being the administrator as well, she immediately acquired their nonprofit status in order to begin fund raising activities which would benefit the Sulaxmi School for Girls. The school’s annual operating budget is handled by Ms. Hageman and has always drawn upon her creativity to supply the girl’s needs. She was also instrumental in developing the concepts and design ideas for the brochure, newsletter, and web site.
Ms. Hageman said “one of my most important responsibilities is to bring awareness to the affects of poverty and illiteracy among girls.” It is a strong statement when the foundation’s mission is deeply rooted in the meaning of its name (salus-safety, well-being and health). Thanks to our community of supporters, the foundation is working to educate and improve the safety, well-being and health of the students at the Sulaxmi School for Girls.
Ms. Hageman is a former educator and college counselor.
Ms. Hageman graduated with honors from the City College of New York.