CEO of Diversified Research Associates


Dr. Magalie Emile-Backer is a drug development research scientist with over 15 years’ experience in biomedical research. Professionally, she is currently the CEO of Diversified Research Associates, a life science consulting firm specialized in providing clinical research support services in drug safety/pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, risk-based monitoring and compliance to the biopharmaceutical industry and federal sector. Dr. Emile-Backer serves as an industry advisor and Associate Investigator at the NIH. Magalie is passionate about addressing global health disparities, particularly, research in underrepresented populations, promoting women’s health, and rare diseases. 

Magalie is also an investor, community activist and diaspora strategist. She is the Co-Founder of the Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA), a non-profit based in the DMV area committed to promoting business development, entrepreneurship, foreign and diaspora direct investment for the socioeconomic development of Haiti. Magalie’s philosophy is promotion of trade over aid for the eradication of poverty and Building Sustainable Institutions by leveraging diaspora human and financial resources. Through her leadership, HRA has developed partnerships with the IOM, UN Foundation, Embassy of Haiti, CFI, American Chamber of Commerce, Haitian public and private sector, as well as, various multilateral institutions including USAID, WB, IDB, to support Haiti’s development initiatives. HRA was the only Caribbean Diaspora participant and signatory at the UNs World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey. 

Dr. Emile-Backer has presented her diaspora framework model for integrating diaspora in humanitarian affairs across various forums in the US and internationally at at the IOM’s Caribbean Migration Consultation on Proactive Engagement of Diaspora for Development in Grenada; and at the Global Shelter Cluster meeting in Geneva. Her vision is to position HRA to be a leading institution building the case for diaspora integration in development.

Dr. Emile-Backer holds a doctorate from Howard University, Bachelors from Temple University and postdoctoral fellowship training from Rutgers University among other clinical research training/certifications.



Skyridium Communications

Godfrey Freso is the Chief Executive Officer of Skyridium Communications. A mobile and fixed communications solutions company located in Georgetown Guyana.

Our company is the in country Partner for Inmarsat and Network Innovations. We have communication solutions for all types of disasters that we can possible encounter in the Caribbean and beyond.

He is also the President of Trend Setters International Trading LLC. A company located here in the United States. Our primary business is International Trade and Representing Manufacturers, Construction and Building Conglomerates for solar, hydro power, roads, highways, deep water harbors and bridges Internationally. We also act as Intermediaries to bring Companies and Government Agencies and Ministries together for local development of their infrastructure.

Godfrey Freso is the Chief Executive Officer of Skyridium Communications
Godfrey Freso is the Chief Executive Officer of Skyridium Communications