About Dr. Solanges
From her humble beginnings as a non-English-speaking factory worker to a titan of healthcare entrepreneurship, Dr. Solanges Vivens' story is a testament to the transformative power of determination and education. Channeling the resilience of the turtle, known for its patience and endurance, she shares a life defined by obstacles, triumphs, and unwavering resolve. A trailblazer in the truest sense, Dr. Vivens emigrated from Haiti as a teenager and has since woven a narrative of success that spans four decades, breaking barriers in nursing and long-term care administration along the way.
In the vanguard of quality healthcare, Dr. Vivens founded Vital Management Team, Long Term Care, Inc. (VMT) in 1988. Under her leadership, VMT became synonymous with unwavering commitment to quality, reflecting her personal ethos and revolutionizing long-term care service standards.
Recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Business Persons in America in 2001, Dr. Vivens' exceptionalism shines not only through her entrepreneurial achievements but also through her academic pursuits. She is an alumna of Long Island University with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, followed by a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from Georgetown University. Her doctoral journey culminated in a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Voorhees College, recognizing her contribution to the field of nursing and humanity.
Dr. Vivens' leadership and dedication to healthcare were honored with the District of Columbia Health Care Association Leadership Award in 2007, celebrating her two decades of influential impact.
Transitioning to a new chapter, Dr. Vivens has curated a legacy of wisdom as a prolific speaker and author. Her voice resonates within the halls of academia and conferences, imparting knowledge gleaned from her illustrious career. Her literary contributions, featured in numerous healthcare publications, further her vision for a more informed and effective industry.
Her literary accomplishments include "A Revelation: Walking Backwards into the Footsteps of St. Solange" — a gripping exploration of historical and spiritual ties across ages, the highly acclaimed "Girls Can Move Mountains: Rewriting the Rules of Female Entrepreneurship" — a memoir that distills her life's rules into motivational mantras for budding entrepreneurs. Her new book “Educated Girl, Empowered Woman” continues the telling of her life story.
Beyond her personal achievements, Dr. Vivens enriches lives through the Centres D’Etudes Classique de Meyer Fund, USA, a 501(c)(3) organization fostering education and support for Haitian children since 2005. Her entrepreneurial spirit blazes new trails with Vivens Media Group (VMG), delivering a spectrum of engaging multimedia content.
Residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Vivens balances the roles of a mother, grandmother, and mentor. She revels in the joy of reading, writing, and the ceaseless adventure of travel. Her belief in "Moving Mountains" encapsulates her approach to life and professional aspirations.
She continues to share her insights and experiences across the globe, available for speaking engagements and book signings that promise to stir the spirit and challenge the status quo.