The Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross has elected a new board to govern the affairs of the Non-Governmental Agency.
The Governing Board is the ultimate decision-making body within the Branch, responsible for strategy and policy development, governance and accountability in ensuring the best possible delivery of programs and services for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Members are elected to serve a three-year term of office and bring a range of expertise to facilitate sound collective guidance on the Branch's business.
The board is comprised of Dr. Dawn O’Sullivan – Chairman, Enjeleek Dickenson - Secretary, Jasmine Adams – Treasurer, LaToya Jones – Member, Gladys Kennedy – Member, Craig Oliver – Member, and Winston Quelch – Member.
Dr. O’Sullivan is currently a partner in Associated Medical Practices, having worked as a General Practitioner and Emergency Physician for many years. She also has prior executive management experience as Clinical Coordinator for TCIG's HIV program and Deputy Chief of Medicine at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.
Ms. Dickenson is a Public Prosecutor with the Office of Public Prosecutions, TCIG. She is a firm believer in volunteerism and has been awarded for outstanding contribution to pro bono work.
Ms. Adams brings to the Governing Board a strong background in the finance and hospitality sectors and a commitment to giving back to her community. The position of Treasurer will no doubt benefit from her experience as Financial Controller at Beach Enclave.
Ms. Jones is a real estate agent with expertise in Disaster Management, having worked with the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, TCIG. In addition to being a Red Cross volunteer and First Aid Trainer for twenty years, LaToya is also an entrepreneur, bringing a familiarity with both private and public sector interests.
Ms. Kennedy is an educator with extensive experience in community volunteer work and disaster management. As a resident of and advocate for Salt Cay, she also brings the perspective and concerns unique to smaller communities/islands within TCI.
Mr. Oliver is a Senior Associate at Wessex Fairchild Attorneys, with many years' experience in criminal, commercial and civil matters. He's committed to contributing to his adopted home via Red Cross as well as other voluntary organizations.
Mr. Quelch has several years' managerial and volunteer experience both within and outside of the Red Cross. His current management position with the Turks and Caicos Islands Sports Commission is also indicative of his dedication to community development.
The organization said in the statement:
“TCI Red Cross takes this opportunity to thank all its volunteers and, in particular, the members of the Governing Board for their service to the community. TCI Red Cross is a part of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's oldest and largest global humanitarian network. We are a crisis preparedness, response and recovery humanitarian movement, offering practical and emotional support to individuals and communities in crisis.”