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To provide holistic assisted and independent living with excellent medical, social and spiritual support services in an environment of partnership with all stakeholders.
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The Golden Age Home
3 St. Joseph's Avenue Kingston 03 Telephone: 1(876) 928-1017 1(876) 928-4312 1(876) 618-0021
Board of Directors
DIRECTOR- CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD- MR. ERROL GREENE
Mr. Green is currently the Chairman of the Golden Age Home. He is formerly the Town Clerk for the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation. He was appointed to this post in 1999. He was later seconded to the Kingston City Improvement Company and then to the National Solid Waste Management Authority. Mr. Greene was re-assigned to the KSAC in his substantive post as Town Clerk in 2007 but has since been transferred to the St. Thomas Parish Council in the capacity of Secretary Manager.
DIRECTOR- VICE CHAIR- MRS. JOAN GUY-WALKER
Mrs. Joan Guy-Walker is the Senior Director- Human Resource Management at the Ministry of Health. She also serves as the Chair of the Governance and HR Committe of the Board of Directors. She is currently on the Board of the Donnington Primary School in Penbrook Hall, St. Mary.
DIRECTOR- COMPANY SECRETARY-MS. SABRINA CROSS
Ms Cross currently functions in the capacity of Company Secretary on the Board of Directors of GAH. She holds an LLB (Hons) from UWI and is a Principal's Honour Roll Graduate of the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS). Sabrina was admitted to the Jamaican Bar in 2010 and started her legal career at one of Jamaica's leading law firms DunnCox, as an Associate Attorney in the Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department where she represented several corporate and private clients in an array of legal matters. In 2014, Sabrina joined the public sector as the Legal Officer of the Post and Telecommunications Department, a Department of the Ministry of Science Technology Energy and Mining and participates in the GOJ procurement process, as the Chair of that Department's Procurement Committee.
Sabrina is an avid believer and participant in community service and is the past Chair of the NMLS' Street Children Initiative, a former Youth Upliftment through Employment (YUTE) Mentor, member of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Fundraising Committee and the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association.
DIRECTOR- PERMANENT SECRETARY-MLSS- MRS. COLETTE ROBERTS - RISDEN
Mrs. Roberts-Risden is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. She first joined the public service as a Research Fellow at the Management Institute for National Development on April 1, 1997. She was later appointed to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on January 3, 2000, as Director of Public Assistance and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH). Roberts-Risden was subsequently promoted to Director, Social Security in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on May 1, 2007, and was later appointed as Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister on April 1, 2013.
DIRECTOR- SUSAN MOORE
Ms. Moore started at Food for the Poor (FFP) as the Director of Health Care in 2008 but now holds the post of Director of Recipient Services at FFP, where she manages units such as social outreach and project development, among other services available to those who receive aid from the institution. Ms. Moore also has experience working in the field of HIV/ AIDS and was fortunate to be selected as the Jamaican Mentee for the Mentorship Programe in the Trans Continental HIV AIDS Research Initiative (TCHARI). This facilitated the opportunity to be a Planning Committee Member & Co-Chair Scholarship Committee Caribbean HIV/AIDS Conference held in the Bahamas. Her journey of service has also taken her to many places at an international level to share in the work that's taking place.
DIRECTOR- REV. WHITSON WILLIAMS
Mr. Williams worked as a Survey Draftsman at the Ministry of Housing. He experienced a dramatic conversion in 1965 and later went to England where he graduated from Church Army College for Evangelists in London and was awarded the Inter-Diocesan Certificate. He returned to Jamaica where he served in the St. Margaret’s Core of Churches. In 1979 he became a Priest and served in the St. Andrew Anglican Core of Churches. He became Chairman of 5 School Boards and has been a J.P. since 1983. Since 2003, he is the Rector of the St. Matthew Church, Allman Town and now serves as a Director of the Board.
DIRECTOR - MR. FABIAN BROWN
Mr. Fabian G. Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of Value Added Services. He is an organisational specialist whose passion is Youth, Social and Community empowerment. As an entrepreneur he is actively engaged in processes of change and transformation management, using innovative means of communication and behavior modification methodologies. Mr. Brown is skilled in the areas of strategic and project management, event planning, protocol and logistic management and continues to provide a value added experience for everyone, in every capacity he is called to serve.
DIRECTOR - MRS. DIONE JENNINGS
Mrs. Dione Jennings is currently the Chief Technical Director of Social Security at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. She also held the post of Acting Permanent Secretary and Senior Director of the Local Government Administration and Community Services Unit in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development . Prior to this, she was the National Youth Development Officer in the then Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture. She is a Commissioner on the Board of the Early Childhood Commission. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the BOD and the Chair of the Governance and HR Committee (a sub-committee of the Board of Directors) at the GAH.
DIRECTOR - MRS. HYACINTH ROBINSON
Mrs. Hyacinth Robinson has worked eight years at the Golden Age Home and was later appointed Company Secretary in 2008. She is currently a member of the Optimist International Club and holds the Office of Past Distinguished Lieutenant Governor. She also serves as the Justice of the Peace for Kingston Chapter and is the founding member of the Friends of the Golden Age Home. She is also a member of the Jamaica Association of Secretaries
DIRECTOR- MR. ROBERT HILL J.P.
He has been working in the service of the Government of Jamaica for approximately twenty (20) years and is regarded as a specialist in Local Governance; he was formerly the Senior Director of Local Government Administration and Community Services in the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development. He has participated in several local and international fora and was awarded the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Scholarship from the United States Department of State which focused on State and Local Governments. He has also served in the Officer Corps of the 3rd Jamaica Regiment National Reserve (3JR-NR) in the Jamaica Defence Force.
DIRECTOR - MS. PEARL BARRETT
Ms. Pearl Barrett was first employed with the Ministry of Education in the early 1960’s as a Marker for the Common Entrance Exam Papers. She was later assigned to a program that provided financial support to needy students who attended Technical and Traditional High Schools across the country. Her involvement in this program peeked her interest in Social Work and later she was trained to function in the capacity of a Poor Relief Officer. She started working with the Poor Relief Department (KS&A ) in December 1968 ,where she worked for 29 years. She currently serves as Chair of the Social and Regulatory Committee (A sub-committee of the BODs).
DIRECTOR - Lt. COL. DESMOND CLARK
Lt. Col. Desmond Clarke is Secretary for Ex Services and the General Secretary of the Jamaica Legion. He serves also as a Director of the National Council for Senior Citizens, Director of the KSA Parish Aids Committee and a member of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force. He also served in the capacity of Administrator for the Golden Age Home for the period 1985-2006 and currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee (A Sub-Committee of the Board of Directors)
DIRECTOR - MR. MATTHEW SMITH-BARRETT
Matthew Smith-Barrett, at the age of 26, is the youngest member of the Board of Directors at the Golden Age Home. His exuberance and drive in providing technical and financial advice support to the home were some of the key factors to being selected to the Board by its members. As a former Budget Analyst in the Ministry of Finance and now Financial Manager in the Public Sector Modernization Division in the Office of the Cabinet, he has been working with the Home in the financial and budgeting capacity for over four (4) years. Mr. Smith-Barrett’s input has been invaluable and as such the Board welcomes his appointment to the Board of Directors.
DIRECTOR - DR. PAULINE WEIR
She is formerly the Senior Medical Officer of Kingston & St. Andrew Health Department. She later became the Medical Officer for South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) in St. Catherine Health Department. She is currently a member of the Jamaica Anaesthetists’ Association, Medical Association of Jamaica, American Public Health Association and sits as a member of the Advisory Committee of the University of Technology.
She is the Past Chairperson for the Correctional Services Compassionate Release Committee for Inmates with health conditions and a Past Board member for Andrews Memorial Hospital.She is also a Justice of the Peace (J.P.).In December 2012 she was presented with the medal for contribution to the development of health and emergency services by the Governor General of Jamaica.
DIRECTOR - MR. LAWRENCE MADDEN
He is a Management Consultant with specialist skills in Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Development and Management. He has served in Jamaica and the UK as a leading Professional in Christian relief and development serving the poor and needy in countries around the world. During his distinguished career he has served on a number of Boards in the Private, Public and Nonprofit Sectors. He previously served as Senior Director of Food for the Poor and also as Chief Executive Officer of The Jamaica Agricultural Society. He is currently the Chairman of Reconciliation Ministries International and Caribbean Director of the International Charity "Somebody Cares". He is also a motivational speaker, trainer and coach."
DIRECTOR - MRS. MAVIS FARQUHARSON
Ms. Farquharson is currently the Acting Inspector of Poor for the Kingston & St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC). She has been in Social Work for the elderly for over twenty nine (29) years at the Emergency Operations Centre. She is an active member in her community and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
DIRECTOR - MR. HODINE WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR - MR. ANDREW SWABY
Mr. Andrew Swaby is currently the Deputy Mayor for KSAC and Councillor for Vineyard Town. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Resource Mobilization and Development Committee (a sub-committee of the Board of Directors) at the Golden Age Home.
DIRECTOR - MR. ADRIAN SMITH
He is a Fellow of the Organization of American States (OAS), and a member of the Jamaica Institute of Architect. He was employed at the UDC in 1998 where he functioned in the capacity of Computer Aided Design Manager and Architect. He later worked at Ministry of Local Gov. in 2003 as a Snr. Executive Architect. He designed the ‘Brown Stones’ in 1996, which is a Gendrification of Harlem and President Clinton purchased one of these buildings that were designed by him. He also designed the 2nd phase of Open Arms Drop In Centre in 2007. In 2011 he designed the prototype of a small cluster unit to be used as the new model for the Hanover Infirmary . He is also the Chair of the Resource Mobilization and Development Committee, a sub-committee of the BODs.
DIRECTOR-Cllr. ALVIN FRANCIS
He was appointed as Chair of the Poor Relief (Policy) Committee in January 2017.He is one of KSAMC longest serving career councillors. His political career began in the local government fraternity under the JLP as Councillor for the Kintyre Division in 1981 through to 1984 Gordon Town Division for which he is serving his fifth consecutive term (2003 to present). He has served on many boards including Hope Institute, Chest Hospital, Maxfield Park Children’s Home and currently he serves on the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).
Mr. Francis is married to Wendell. He has four sons and two daughters. He enjoys carpentry, tiling, playing music and cricket
DIRECTOR - MRS. CLAUDETTE CROOKS-COLLIE
Claudette Crooks Collie joined the Financial Services industry in 1984. Her work experience spans the Capital Markets and Commercial Banking.
Mrs. Collie’s experience in the financial markets includes a seven-year stint with National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited Claudette conceptualized and co-founded Today’s Money Limited, a financial information firm. She then re-joined Today’s Money in 2005 and was its managing Director until the formation of MoneyMasters Limited. She is currently the President of MoneyMasters Limited and Co-chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Special Projects Committee.