Board of Directors

Bruce James
Bruce JamesPresident and Co-Founder of the
MVP Track and Field Club

Bruce James has over 16 years of experience in banking, having held many senior positions at the Citibank N.A. Jamaica Branch including Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking and Relationship Management. His expertise include risk management and analysis, marketing of credit products and relationship management and leadership.

He is on the Board of Directors of both Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited.

Bruce is the President and co-founder of the MVP Track and Field Club and Manager for the Wolmer’s Boys’ School Track Team. He is a professional track and field analyst across various media, including television and radio. He is also an international motivational speaker.

He earned both his degrees at the Florida State University, where he was the captain of their track and field team and awarded ‘Most Outstanding MBA Student’ of his graduating class.

Jeffery Gordon
Jeffery GordonFormer Director of Operations Mega Mart

Jeffery Gordon, recently retired, has had over thirty (30) years experience as an entrepreneur. He held many senior positions with the Hi-Lo group including Operations Manager when he resigned in 1997.

He joined MegaMart in 1999 and was one of the key players in the expansion of that business from one store to the current chain of four (4) super stores. During the last ten years of his tenure with MegaMart, he was the Director of Operations.

A past student of St. Jago High School, Jeffery was an avid sportsman (and now fan) who represented his school in both Cricket and Football, he also represented St. Catherine Cricket Club at both the national junior and senior cup levels between 1981 to 1987.

No stranger to sports administration, he was for six (6) years the treasurer of the St. Catherine Cricket Club. Since 2013, Jeffrey is now assisting with coacing at his alma mata St. Jago. He has served on several management committees over the years, including the Portmore Community College.

Raphael Walker
Raphael Walker Director of Finance Early Childhood Commission

Raphael Walker (BSc) is employed at the Early Childhood Commission as Finance Director. He previously worked at the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd. for approximately 20 years, in the Finance, Audit and Generation Divisions.

Raphael is the Elder of the Penwood Church of Christ and also serves the Penwood COC Early Childhood institution. He is married to Karen and is the father of 5 sons.

A Director for the past 10 years of the JPS & Partners Credit Union Ltd., Raphael has chaired the Special Events, Small Business and Rules and Merger Committees. He has also served the credit movement as Chairman of the Credit Union Leagues Supervisory and Accreditation Committees.

Colleen Montague
Colleen MontaguePrincipal
Wolmers Girls

Colleen graduated from the Central Connecticut State University with Master of Science in Educational Leadership and the University of the West Indies with Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Social Sciences.

She is an Executive member of the Inter Secondary School Association and is also a member of the Wolmer’s Old Girls Association, the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development and the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools.

Past Vice President of Wolmer’s Girls’ Parent Teachers’ Association, she is now the Principal at the Wolmer’s High School for Girls and Director at Alcovia Resorts. Once serving as Vice Chairman of Boys & Girls Championships, Chairman of Swimming, Hockey and Tennis Competitions and Chairman of Volleyball Competition for ISSA, she now holds the position of Chairman of Boys and Girls Championships.

Kaydean Webley
Kaydean WebleyFoundation Administrator

Kaydean Webley graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica with a Bachelor of Science in Child Care and Development. She worked with the Jamaica Library Service as an Accounting Clerk for three years and is currently the Public Relations Officer for the Louise Bennett Coverley All Age Parent Teacher’s Association.

She is a past member of the College of Health Sciences Committee and a past programme representative for the UTECH’S Child Care and Development programme. For the past ten years she has been actively involved in community service where she prepares students for the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests, Grade Six Achievement Tests (GSAT) and assisting high school students with School Based Assessment (SBA).

She also assists families in receiving government benefits to take care of the health and educational needs of the children, assists parents in enrolling children who have not been attending school in school, educates families on child rights, child abuse and parenting, and educates children on child rights and their responsibilities as children. She was actively involved in charity work by partnering with overseas donors to assist children’s homes in Jamaica.

Dr. Jermaine McCalpin
Dr. Jermaine McCalpin

Dr. Jermaine McCalpin is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on transitional justice, genocides, reparations and truth commissions. He has travelled to South Africa, Cambodia and Armenia and across the US and Canada presenting on the Armenian genocide, reparations for slavery and Native American genocides. He is currently Chair of the African and African American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. Dr. McCalpin was previously Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought and Lecturer of Transitional Justice in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies, Mona.

He attended the distinguished Calabar High School. He received his B.Sc in Political Science and International Relations (First Class Honours)in 1999 and M.Sc (2002) from The University of the West Indies, Mona. Dr. McCalpin later earned his M.A.(2002) and Ph.D. in Political Science in 2006 from Brown University. Dr. McCalpin specializes in Africana political philosophy, Caribbean political thought, and transitional justice.

Donovan C. Walker
Donovan C. WalkerAttorney-at-Law and Partner
Hart Muirhead Fatta

Donovan Walker has been an Attorney-at-Law for over 21 years and a Partner at Hart Muirhead Fatta. Donovan is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, the Norman Manley Law School and the University College London, England.

He is a member of the Bar Council and the Treasurer of the Jamaican Bar Association and sits on the Commercial and Trade Law Sub-Committee as well as the Continuing Legal Education Sub-Committee of that Association.

He is the Executive Chairman of Subway (Jamaica) Limited, the owners and operators of Subway restaurants in Jamaica, as well as a Past President of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew. Director of Jamaica Beverages Limited, Caribbean Aerospace College and Companies Office of Jamaica, he has also served as a Director of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and the Consumer Affairs Commission.

Mr. Walker specializes in corporate and commercial law, real estate acquisition and development, company securities, maritime and international trade law as well as mortgage financing. He has been recognized by IFLR as one of the leading Commercial Attorneys-at-Law practicing in Jamaica.

Sherie Ranston
Sherie RanstonProject Coordinator

Sherie Ranston is the Social Media/ PR Manager for Ambassador Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, having joined her team officially in 2013. She has worked closely with SFP to build her brand in the digital space which to date has amassed approximately 1.5million actively strong across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

As the newest member of the Foundation to be appointed to the Board, Sherie will play a key role as Project Coordinator, charged with creating and spearheading fundraising initiatives for the benefit of foundation and liaising with suitable partners and other nonprofits to further boost the work of the Foundation which seeks to continue making a contribution towards the development of Jamaica through Sports and Education.

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