Meet NOVA’s Staff in Haiti


Daniel Octavius, M.D., Medical Supervisor

Dr. Octavius was born Port au Prince and attended Notre Dame University in Port au Prince. He also trained for cardiology and endocrinology at the Detroit Medical Center in the US.

Dr. Octavius joined NOVA in 2016 and oversees all the medical operations at NOVA’s clinic, providing medical care to the Cavaillon community    He also works closely with Dr. Jenny Henkind, NOVA’s Medical Director. Together they develop training programs for the staff, healthcare programs for the community and generally identify ways to improve the medical care NOVA provides.  Dr. Octavius oversees a staff of six medical professionals including an assisting physician, nurses, lab technician and pharmacist.

Dr. Octavius’s family lives in Cavaillon, Haiti.

DSC_9328-Edit NOVA

Anthonika Titus, M.D., Operations Director

In January 2024, NOVA warmly welcomed Dr. Anthonika Titus to our team as the Operations Director. Dr. Titus, a board-certified physician brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to her role. She oversees our medical services, operations, financials, human resources, community outreach, and dedicated staff in Haiti. Beyond her administrative duties, she is instrumental in shaping the strategic future of NOVA, working hand-in-hand with the Executive Committee of the Board and key leaders in the community.

Dr. Titus graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Haiti, where she served her community as a general practitioner. Her path led her into hospital administration which resulted in a career of executive roles within the healthcare sector. Her most recent position before joining us was as the General Manager of a non-profit where she had broad responsibilities including oversight for their medical department, finances, operations, human resources, and inventory.  In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Titus has a Bachelor's in Theology and is continuously expanding her knowledge, currently working towards a Master's degree in Project Management. She is fluent in Creole, French, and English, along with conversational Spanish, allowing her to connect with a diverse
range of individuals. Dr. Titus and her family live in Cavaillon. We are grateful that she joined NOVA and for her commitment to the community she serves.

Donate to Haiti

Please help us keep NOVA Hope for Haiti’s mission in Haiti alive. Donate to Haiti to help us to continue to provide medical missions to the people of Haiti. Thank you.