Nadine (pronounced ‘nah-deen’) Faustin-Parker, is a 3-Time Olympian in the 100m hurdles who competed for the Republic of Haiti on the international track and field circuit. Nadine was born in Brussels, Belgium. At the time of her birth, her parents, Daniel and Micaele, were studying at the University of Brussels. She was raised in Long Island, along with her younger brother Edouard Daniel older sister Anne Micaele.
Nadine was always an active child, having competed in soccer, basketball, swimming, and softball. While in middle school in the 7th grade she started running track eventually graduating with track and field All-America honors and a degree in Physical Education and Sports Sciences as a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Nadine competed for the Republic of Haiti from the summer of 1999 up until her retirement from the sport in the summer of 2008 after the Beijing, China Olympic Games. By the end of her career she had competed in the following championships and had won several awards:
3 Olympic Games (2004 Athens Greece Semi-Finalist)
9 World Championships (5 outdoors/4 indoors)
2 Pan American Games (2-Time finalist)
3 Central American and Caribbean Games (2005 Gold Medalist; 2003 Silver Medalist)
Haitian Record Holder 100m hurdles 12.74
Haitian Record Holder 60m hurdles 7.99
2007 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Hall of Honor Inductee
2010 North Carolina Village Pride Award Recipient
2012 Haitian Roundtable Changemaker Award
2012 NCAA Women's Academy Judy Sweet award Recipient
Nadine has always wanted to work with the youths in Haiti to guide, mentor, and coach through sport, especially track and field. She travels to Haiti and still has family living in the beautiful country. One thing Nadine enjoys sharing about Haiti is that it has beautiful people and locations. There are beautiful beaches, great food, and people. Despite the poverty, people are happy, which is something Nadine wants to continue to bring through sports. She founded NFP Foundation, Inc. in 2007 in hopes to change lives through sports. She looks forward to the journey. Nadine currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family, working as an Assistant Track and Field Coach in sprints and hurdles at the University of Cincinnati.