Eustache, Eddy1

Eddy Eustache

Pere (“Father”) Eddy Eustache is an ordained Catholic priest, psychologist, and teacher. He joined Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization in Haiti, in 2005. He is the Mental Health and Psychosocial Services Director for Zanmi Lasante, a community-based health care delivery organization.

His team supports mental health system strengthening, service delivery and psychosocial work across a catchment area of 1.3 million people, including care delivered by psychologists through 11 hospitals and clinics in the Lower Artibonite and Central Plateau regions, and care delivered by community health workers who live in the communities they serve.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is also a certified acupuncturist and certified acudetox specialist.

He has been a principal investigator on a number of mental health capacity-building projects in Haiti, including through the support of Grand Challenges Canada from 2012-15: “Expansion of a new implementation model to address severe mental disorders in rural Haiti, to inform the development of a national decentralized mental health plan following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.”