Savinia Exantus is a registered nurse who believes that the true value of preventative care is patient education. Her motto, “teaching is treating” transcends through her article in the 2020 Healthcare issue of the Haiti Open Magazine: “Uncovering Some of the Deadliest Illnesses in Haiti”. In this article she highlights preventative measures to the most fatal diseases sweeping through Haiti and claiming lives every year.
Within just a year of obtaining her license as a Practical Nurse, she became a Registered Nurse after attending one of the most challenging nursing programs in South Florida at the Mercy Hospital College of Nursing, following a twelve-year career in broadcasting media, communications and marketing. She serves as the Medical Volunteer Coordinator on the board of the Centre Hospitalier de Fontaine Foundation (CHFF), an extension of the Centre Hospitalier de Fontaine in Cite Soleil, and has volunteered her time at the Haitian Emergency Response Operation (HERO) in 2018. She hopes to continue teaching preventative measures through her vlog “TheSaviNurse” in the coming years.
Besides nursing, Savinia’s passions reside in social development, media and entrepreneurship. In 2014, she Co-founded Poubel Ayiti, an organization teaching kids in Haiti the importance of keeping a clean environment. She’s the Senior Producer of the upcoming documentary “BOYO, Haiti in 30 days” produced by Samuel Dameus of Faces of Haiti. Lastly, she’s co-owner of tasty Haitian street food brand “HtPate” distributed both in Cap-Haitien and in Miami, FL.