Mr. McLean has over 15 years of experience working and assisting people who are living with disabilities, particularly, vision impairment and blindness. A social worker by profession, he is very passionate and caring about blind and visually impaired persons. He brings a strong work ethic which positively motivates other members of the board. His skills set include experienced broker, organizational and planning skills, networking skills and entrepreneurial skills among others. He has actively held this position with dignity and continues to work selflessly by always putting others first. Additionally, he chairs the Adjustment to Blindness and the Management Committees of the board. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Daemion McLean.
Mrs. Mitchell-Coombs is considered one of the longest serving members at the JSB volunteering in various capacities. A social worker by profession Mrs. Mitchell-Coombs uses her knowledge and acumen to bring solutions and guidance to the JSB. With her knack for details she continues to direct the organization in a positive way. She currently chairs the scholarship and grants Committee and serves on the management Public Awareness Committee. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Mrs. Mitchell-Coombs.
Miss McKoy is a social work professional who has over thirty years experience in this field. This wealth of experience has benefited the JSB through counselling, planning, mentoring capacity building et cetera. She serves as a voice of reason and wisdom on the board, helping to keep the balance necessary for a successful board. Additionally Miss McKoy is now serving on the management team, the Library and Recreation Committee, and the Adjustment to Blindness Committee of the JSB. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Miss McKoy.
After several years of volunteering with the JSB at different levels,Miss Stevenson did not think she was doing enough, but decided that she wanted to serve at the highest level. Her excellent events planning skills and keen attention to detail have helped immensely in the smooth functioning of the JSB. Miss Stevenson is now serving as a member of the Library and Recreation Committee. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Miss Stevenson.
She is a God-fearing woman who has always embraced the Blind or visually impaired. Her joy in serving others has enabled her to serve the JSB well. Ms Foster possesses accounting and auditing skills which she garnered from working within the public sector for over 30 years. Her vast knowledge, experience and loyalty has contributed to the positioning of the JSB to be a thriving NGO. Ms Foster serves on the Finance Committee of the board. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Miss foster.
Ms. Davis describes herself as “one from the grassroots,” meaning she is one of the original blind persons to lead the JSB. An ardent supporter of the JSB, she knows what it feels like to use programmes and services of the JSB and as such she serves on the board viewing its deliberations through the eyes of the clients. She is an excellent events planner, wonderful fundraiser, and tower of strength to other board directors. Miss Davis currently chairs the Library and Recreation Committee of the Board. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Ms. Davis.
Miss Samuels is a valued member of the Board and is viewed by members of the community of blind and visually impaired as one of their own who has been rehabilitated through the JSB and has made it to the board. She brings hands-on experience to the board as she has first hand experience of using the programmes and services of the JSB. Additionally, she possesses a sharp mind and excellent planning skills. Her passion runs deeply for the JSB as she continues to serve with a keen eye for the needs of the population. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Miss Samuels.
A member of the Lions Club of Mona, He was introduced to the JSB when the club organized a beautification project. In spite of the completion of that project, Mr Archer continued to serve selflessly. He brings over forty years of experience in the fire service to the JSB. Many of his amazing qualities are evident in his service on the Maintenance Committee. He currently chairs the Maintenance Committee of the board. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Mr. Archer.
Mr. O’Sullivan has always had a desire and drive to accommodate persons living with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired. This passion was sparked based on his responsibilities for students with disabilities attending the University of the West Indies, Mona in the 1990s. Since his early encounters he was determined to serve and bring change to the lives of blind and visually impaired persons. Mr. O’Sullivan is a highly skilled entrepreneur specializing in accounting and management and brings his expertise to bear on the prudent management of the JSB’s resources. Mr. O’Sullivan sits on the Management and Finance Committees of the board. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Mr. O’Sullivan.
Being a very sociable person, Mrs. Cardoza realized that she loves to serve people. She is an excellent planner, wonderful coordinator and a calculated leader. Her contribution to the board is significant as she serves on several subcommittees and currently chairs the Public Awareness Committee. Mrs. Cardoza is the chairperson for the Public Awareness Committee and serves on the Adjustment to Blindness, and Library and Recreation Committees. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Mrs. Cardoza.
Mr. Daley started to serve the JSB after a soul-searching conversation with Chairman McLean in which he discovered that there was much more to be gained through service other than helping others. With him already owning an Entertainment Company, he decided to give advice for event planning and management skills to the JSB. He describes himself as a quiet individual who likes to work behind the scenes. Despite this, his determination to serve the community shines brightly in his outstanding work with the JSB. Mr. Daley also serves on the Library and Recreation Committee of the board. Click here or on the link below to learn more about Mr. Daley.
A consummate professional Mrs. Hamilton brings to the board her human resource management and industrial relations skills. She brings over forty years experience in the public sector working at various levels within the sector. She has a deep love and appreciation for volunteerism especially when it involves persons who are blind or visually impaired. The services which she bring to the society include handling disciplinary matters and also the implementing/changing of policies. The JSB is very appreciative of her as a member on the Board.
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