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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
Mr. Errol Greene J.P. - Chairman of the Board
Mr Errol Green is the Regional Director of the Western Regional Health Authority and the former CEO of the Kingston Public and Jubilee Hospitals. He functioned in the capacity of Secretary Manager of the St. Thomas Parish Council during the period July 2004 to February 2014. He also held the office of Town Clerk (Chief Executive Officer) at the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAC) from 1999 up to the time of his movement to the St. Thomas Parish Council.
In July 2004, Mr. Greene worked at the Kingston City Centre Improvement Co. where he served as the CEO. In June 2005 he was asked to assume responsibilities as Manager Pro Tem of the National Solid Waste Management Authority. His secondment ended in September 2007 when he returned to the KSAC. A recipient of the Governor General’s Achievement Award, Mr. Greene is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston. He is a Board Member of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica.
Deputy Chairman of the Board Chair of the Governance and Human Resource Committee
She is the Director of Human Resource Management and Development at the Accountant General’s Department and formerly served as Director of Human Resource Management at the Ministry of Justice and at the Ministry of Health.
She serves as Chair of the Governance and HR Committee (A Committee of the Board of Directors).
Mrs. Sabrina Cross - Warner J.P. (Director) Company Secretary
Mrs. Warner currently functions in the capacity of Company Secretary on the Board of Directors of GAH. She is a 2018 Chevening Scholar, a Principal’s Honor Roll Graduate of the Norman Manley Law School and former Associate of the Commercial Litigation and ADR Department of the Law Firm, DunnCox. She is currently the Legal Officer of the Jamaica Post.
An avid believer in nation building, Sabrina is a member of inter alia the NIDS Legal and Regulatory Working Groups and JAMBAR’s Commercial Law and Civil Practice Committees. She also serves as a Justice of the Peace, Founding and Executive Director of the Paris is Love Foundation and Director of UWI Sickle Cell Trust.
In pursuit of her desire to contribute to the strengthening of local laws and practice relating to commerce, corporate governance and compliance with international best practices, Sabrina is now pursuing a Masters of Law in International Commercial Law, at UCL. A travel enthusiast, Sabrina enjoys visiting new countries and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Mrs. Colette Roberts-Risden (Director) Permanent Secretary of Parent Ministry
Mrs. Colette 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).
Mrs. Colette 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.
Ms. Susan Moore - Director of the Board
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. She has been a volunteer with the Jamaica Red Cross for over thirty (30) years and is now a Vice President.
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 Programme 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.
Rev. Whitson Williams J.P. - Director of the Board
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 Cure of Churches. In 1979 he became a Priest and served in the St. Andrew Anglican Core of Churches.
He became Chairman of five (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.
Mr. Fabian Brown J.P. - Director of the Board
He is the Executive Director of the Paediatric Cardiac Centre and 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 behaviour modification methodologies.
Mr. Brown is a professional service quality trainer and is skilled in the areas of strategic and project management, event planning, and protocol and logistics management and continues to provide a value added experience in every capacity he is called to serve. Mr. Brown is a serving Justice of the Peace for the parish of St. Andrew.
Mrs. Dione Jennings - Director of the Board
Dione White-Jennings has served the Public Sector for twenty four (24) years where nineteen (19) of those years have been associated with the Vineyard Town Golden Age Home in varying capacities. Mrs. Jennings is the Chief Technical Director - Social Security in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, currently on special assignment to the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.
She is the former Permanent Secretary (Acting) in the Ministry of Local Government and has held other positions within that same Ministry.
Some of these include: Acting Director General, Senior Director of Local Government Administration and Community Services. She also held the post of National Youth Development Officer in the then Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture. Mrs. Jennings has served on several Boards including The Early Childhood Commission, the National Council for Senior Citizens, Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities and continues to serve through her knowledge and competencies including in the areas of Governance, Management, Human Services, Social Policy, Administration and Project Management.
Director of the Board
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.
Mr. Robert Hill J.P. (Director) - Town Clerk of KSAMC
He has been working in the service of the Government of Jamaica for approximately twenty-five (25) 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 also led and managed local and international development projects and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the citizens of Kingston & St. Andrew through the major initiatives that have been embarked upon by the KSAMC. He has also 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.
Ms. Pearl Barrett O.D. (Director)Chair of the Social and Regulatory Committee
She worked at the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) and in December of 1968 she went to work at the Poor Relief Department.
Here she dedicated 29 years of service in aid of the Poor and Destitute. She was promoted to Deputy Inspector of the Poor in 1975 and was later appointed Inspector of the Poor in 1997.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Social and Regulatory Committee (a sub-committee of the Board of Directors and also sits as a member of the Board of Supervision).
Lt. Col. Desmond Clarke O.D. J.P. (Director)Chair of the Audit Committee
He 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 Parish Aids Committee and a member of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force.
Lt. Col. Clarke served in the capacity of Administrator for the Golden Age Home for the period 1985-2006 and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee (A Committee of the Board of Directors). He also serves as a Justice of the Peace and is a recipient of the Governor General Award "The Order of Distinction" (OD).
Mr. Matthew Smith Barrett J.P. (Director) Chair of the Finance and Resource Mobilization Committee
Mr. Smith-Barrett is the Director of Management Accounting (Budget) at the Jamaica Customs Agency. He has had the distinguished pleasure of serving as the youngest director in that organization along with his tenure as a Director on the Board of the Golden Age Home, which he has held since 2012. He currently sits as the Chairman of the Finance and Resource Mobilization Committee, and also sits as a member of the Governance Committee of the Home. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.”
Dr. Pauline Weir J.P. - Director of the Board
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.
Mr. Lawrence Madden - Director of the Board
He is a Management Consultant with specialist skills in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-profit 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 Non-profit 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."
Mrs. Mavis Farquharson (Director) Inspector of Poor – Poor Relief Department
Mrs. Farquharson is currently the 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.
Mr. Hodine Williams J.P. (Director)Legal Counsel for the Board
Mr. Williams became a member of the Board on August 10, 2016. He has mastered the technical disciplines of economics, management and law, whilst maintaining his creative bent through process re-engineering, painting, and karate.
He holds degrees in Management and Economics, and law. He has a wealth of experience in the Government Service, holding offices as Assistant to the Auditor General, Legal Officer at the Ministry of National Security, and now Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
For over a decade Hodine has applied his skills in the private sector working in the financial sector, hospitality, and engineering, he has also pursued his own private business ventures.
Mr. Williams is a serving Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston. He is involved in several local and international charities and has also given back as a mock trial coach in the advocacy programme at the Norman Manley Law School. He is best characterised as a critical thinking optimist.
Mr. Andrew Swaby (Director)Councillor for the Vineyard Town Division
He is the Councillor for the Vineyard Town Division and has represented this division within the Municipality of Kingston and St. Andrew since 1998. In April 2012 he served as Deputy Mayor for KSAMC.
Mr. Adrian Smith - Director of the Board
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 the Ministry of Local Government in 2003 as a Snr. Executive Architect. 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.
Designs were also done for the Falmouth Fire Station in 2007 and the Tie Wing and Laboratory at the Andrews Hospital in 2011.
Ms. Claudette Crooks (Director)Chair of the Special Projects Committee
Ms. Crooks has been the President and Director of Money Masters Limited for approximately twelve years, since it was founded in 2007.
Ms. Crooks’ experience spans both the capital markets and commercial banking. She has operated at a senior level since 1994 in various organizations. She is a Director of Today's Money Limited and the Laro College of the Americas.
She is a graduate of the UWI where she achieved her Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a BSc. in Management Studies. She has one daughter.