TEACH is governed by a Board of Directors that meets up to 4 times per year across Jamaica and US/Canada. The teaching team which consists of local and foreign teachers (including Rhodes Scholars) operate full-time during the summer months, and are managed by the Executive Director. Friends in USA and Canada who are passionate about our cause volunteer to plan and execute fundraising events for TEACH.
Meet the Board & Key Volunteers:
Mariame McIntosh Robinson (Board Chair), as founder of TEACH Caribbean, was responsible for developing the concept, securing seed financing and hiring a team in Jamaica to execute the 3 year pilot. In her current role as Board Chair, she is primarily responsible for fundraising with a focus on Foundations and the Diaspora living in the United States of America. Mariame is currently the President & CEO of First Global Bank, a commercial bank in Jamaica. Prior to joining FGB, Mariame was a Partner at Portland Private Equity, an institutional mid-market private equity fund focused on the Caribbean. Mariame obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School, M. Phil in Economics from Oxford University, and BSc. in Electrical Engineering from MIT. She is the Jamaica Rhodes Scholar for 1998.
Robert Chen (Board member) is a member of the Board of TEACH Caribbean. In his role, Robert is primarily responsible for leading fundraising activities in Canada with a focus on the Diaspora living in Canada and Events. Robert is currently a Consultant at Deloitte, a top tier global Management Consulting firm. Robert holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto for studies in Actuarial Science and Finance.
Wynette Miller-Terrelonge (Executive Director) is the Executive Director for TEACH Caribbean as well as a member of the Board, and she resides in Manchester, Jamaica. In her role, she is responsible for Operations which primarily consists of summer programme management and financial and metrics reporting. Wynette was the Chief Financial Officer for WINDALCO (formerly known as Alcan Jamaica Co.). She brings decades of experience in management and finance to TEACH. Wynette is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Peter Goldson (Board member) is a member of the founding team for TEACH Caribbean. As a member of the Board, Peter oversees the disbursement and intake of all funds for the organization. Peter is currently the Managing Partner at Myers, Fletcher and Gordon, a leading international law firm, in their Kingston office, where he focuses on corporate commercial law. Peter attended University of the West Indies and Norman Manley Law School where he graduated with first class honors. Peter is the Jamaica Rhodes Scholar for 1985. He is also currently the Secretary for the Rhodes Selection Process for Jamaica & the Caribbean where he is responsible for overseeing the selection process for Jamaican and Caribbean Rhodes Scholars as well as the Rex Nettleford Scholarship awarded to a qualified Caribbean student in cultural studies.
Darren Jordan is a key volunteer with the organization and the Head of Social Media and Events. In this role, Darren is responsible for the social media strategy for TEACH and fundraising via event planning and execution in Canada. Darren is a Manager at Abercrombie and Fitch in Toronto. Darren holds a Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in Actuarial Science and Economics.