Executive Board

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Dwight Green
Executive Director, Governance

Dwight Green is a PMO Manager for Energy and Sustainability at Verizon where he is responsible for the company’s energy reduction strategy. Born and raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Dwight enjoyed the love and support from his parents and the community growing up. He graduated from the formidable Kingston College and left the comfort of home to pursue his studies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on a full athletic scholarship in 1993. He graduated in 1997 with a BSc in Construction Management and went on to attain his MBA at Morgan State University and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management at Colombia University.

Dwight’s disciplined and driven approach to life sometimes beclouds his cool disposition. Beyond work, he enjoys spending time with his son Matthew and playing golf. He values most in life the gift of faith, family and philanthropy. Inspired by his mother and humbled by the opportunities and challenges of his own life experiences, Dwight strongly believes in education as the vehicle to self-actualization. Realizing the financial and social obstacles to equal opportunity for education in Jamaica, Dwight has been garnering support to provide scholarships for needy students in Jamaica since 2010.

 

2Sacha Comrie, Esq.
Director, General Counsel / Communications

Sacha Comrie is a partner at the law firm of Martin, Molinari, Coward & Comrie LLP. She attained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and later attended Howard University School of Law graduating with honors. Of Jamaican parentage, Ms. Comrie was taught the value of philanthropy at an early age. Growing up, she attended several community “treats” in Kingston and watched her grandmother give away school supplies and toys to children in the local community. The families kindness extended to providing food items and other critical supplies to the elderly. It is this same spirit of giving that has inspired Ms. Comrie in not only her law practice, but also in her approach to life.

A critical thinker and problem solver, Ms. Comrie constantly strives to promote fairness and a swift resolution for her clients’ legal woes. She was previously on the board of directors for the non-profit organization Jamaica Impact (JAMPACT), Inc., where she held the position of Think Tank Chairman. She also volunteers as legal counsel for Friends of Eastern St. Thomas, a New York non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Eastern St. Thomas, where her uncle, Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has been a Member of Parliament for twenty years.

Though Ms. Comrie wears many hats, she enjoys her role as a mother to her son Mason the most. Mason reminds her on a daily basis that education, family values and love are the core principles needed in all children’s lives.

 

4Andre Jackson-Chin
Director, Special Events & Fund Raising

Andre Jackson-Chin is a Mechanical Maintenance/Heavy Machine Operator at PL Developments, a leading manufacturer, packager, and distributor of Over-The-Counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products. Born June 9th, 1982, Andre was raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica, where he attended Spanish Town High School. Upon graduation, he continued his education at the University of Technology, National Tool & Engineering Institute of Jamaica where he attained an Associate degree in Mechanical Maintenance.

Andre migrated to the United States in 2005 where he now resides. Andre is a selfless person who enjoys spending time with his family. In his spare time he’s known for playing soccer and enjoys a good game of dominoes.

It has been a dream of his to give back by helping individuals who are less fortunate and is now living that dream through Future Leaders of Jamaica.

 

Thornia_GradPic-SmallThornia Smith
Director, Corporate Sponsorship and Alliance

Thornia Smith, is a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.  Thornia was born and raised in St. Andrew, Jamaica by her parents who are now both deceased.  She remained strong and grew from the challenges she faced by living by her motto “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  Truly a tenacious being, Thornia exhibits a remarkable tenacity of purpose which drives her to succeed.

Thornia pursued a BSc degree in Public Administration and Psychology and later a Masters of Science degree in Applied Psychology (Health).  Thornia also works closely with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, as well as the University Diabetes Outreach Programme (UDOP), of which she has been a member of the Organizing Committee for the past 20 years.

 

 

thomasDr. Odette Thomas D.O.

Dr. Odette Thomas D.O. is a board-certified Internal Medicine Specialist, who practices as a Hospitalist at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. She previously worked at The Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross GA. She completed her Medical School training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and later completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Yale-Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. Her undergraduate and gradate studies were completed at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Biology and Food and Agricultural Science with an emphasis in Plant Pathology respectively. She is a member of the Scientific Honor Society Beta Kappa Chi. She is also a member of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Thomas was raised by parents who valued personal growth, well-roundedness, and the importance of an education and obtaining it if possible. She remembers as a child her father would never leave any school child he saw walking to school. The car would be packed to capacity with school children that could not afford taxi or bus fares. As such, she lives by the motto: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” She intends to give back to her country Jamaica, where her roots are firmly planted. She believes that with the proper leadership, tenacity, and having a guiding hand in your corner, one can achieve their goals and dreams. She believes that Jamaican youth, especially our vulnerable ones do need a helping hand, to assist them in reaching their goals. She is honored to be a be a part of Future Leaders of Jamaica Inc., whose mission is just that, “Building Dreams”. She hopes these bright young minds will become fruitful in their endeavors with the organizations continued assistance.

Her hobbies include reading, attempts at painting and spending time with loved ones.

Thornia is a blessed mother of a son, Alano for whom she gives God all the glory.  She tries to instill good family values and character into her son and this can be seen in their everyday lives.  Thornia is a firm believer in balancing God, work and family life.  She also believes that being focused, having a solid education and possessing good core values will help to attain your goals and achieve at any level.