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MEET THE DIRECTORS

WHO WE ARE

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GARY MAXWELL

PRESIDENT

Gary S. Maxwell is a Supply Chain professional with over 30 years of experience in leadership positions across several multinational companies including IBM, Honeywell, Philips Lighting and the Cytec Solvay Group.  He is passionate about continuous improvement and helping others succeed.  Gary is currently the Director and Head of Supply Chain for Marotta Controls, a privately held Aerospace and Defense company.

 

He is an Advisory Board member for Rutgers Business School’s Center of Supply Chain Management.  Gary is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt who holds CSCP, CIRM and CPIM designations from the Association of Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS).

 

Mr. Maxwell is an entrepreneur who continues to provide housing solutions for low-income families in New Jersey’s Essex County.  He is also an active volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home.

 

Gary has tutored and mentored students throughout high school, college and his career.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University.  He resides in NJ with his family.

Gary Maxwell

SHEREEN JONES

VICE-PRESIDENT

Shereen Jones  currently serves as the Group CIO of the Jamaica National Group where she is tasked with overall responsibility for Information Technology across the JN Group. She has over 30 years of experience in IT, spanning multiple industries with significant focus on financial services, and has managed engagements in several countries, both regionally and across three continents.  Over 17+ of those years have been in executive positions within the financial services sector.

 

Shereen has served on several boards including inter alia schools, government agencies, small businesses and non-profit organizations.  She has been an active volunteer over the course of her career and has worked with tertiary institutions and regional institutions in teaching and/or developing course material related to the ICT industry.  

 

In October 2013, the Jamaica Computer Society presented her with a lifetime achievement award for outstanding contribution to the ICT Industry.

 

She is also very active in her church and has a passion for giving back to her community and her island home.  She participates in activities that are focused on developing youth and giving back to her community as she believes that an educated and healthy population are essential to nation building.

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Shereen Jones
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SARAH HILLARY

DIRECTOR

Sarah is a Partner in BDO LLP, a global firm of accountants and advisors.  She is based in the UK.  She has over 25 years’ professional experience gained across a range of sectors including sport, government, international business, real estate, financial services and charities.  She is a Chartered Accountant and also holds an MSc in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.   

Sarah specialises in governance, risk and assurance advisory work and has built two businesses offering these services, once from a start-up position.  Sarah has strong integrity and is able to communicate in a confident, straightforward manner.  She has excellent interpersonal skills and is used to engaging with clients at board and audit committee level, to proactively help clients define and embed sustainable governance, control and risk cultures.

Within BDO, Sarah is a member of the firm’s ‘Unifying Culture’ Board, the strategic leadership board focused on our culture which is a core pillar of the firm’s strategy.  The U Board’s work is around building an inclusive and empowering culture that encourages people to ‘be themselves’.  Sarah is the sponsor partner for the firm’s work in equality, diversity and inclusion, an area she is passionate about.  

Sarah is also a Trustee of Kidney Care UK, a medium sized charity in the UK, and a Trustee of Access Accountancy, a charity with a remit to make accountancy accessible to all. 

Sarah is married with two grown up sons.

Sarah Hillary

PAMELLA DALEY

DIRECTOR

Pamella Daley-Tomlinson Director of IT Asset Management (ITAM) at NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in the public sector.


Pamella is responsible for the strategy and day to day operations of IT hardware and software for all of the subsidiary agencies of the MTA. She has been instrumental in the launching of various technology events highlighting technology being used and developed to support the operations of the MTA.

Recognized for being ethical and approachable with a focus on the big picture, she can manage multiple projects simultaneously and switch contexts seamlessly. She is a consummate professional and an effective communicator. She welcomes the opportunity to make a difference and be a part of creating a lasting impact on those in need.

Motivating and inspiring others is Pamella’s true passion. She has the natural flair of getting people together and creating effective ways to connect, engage, align and inspire teams and individuals to discover and thrive to their maximum potentials. She welcomes the opportunity to make a difference and be a part of creating a lasting impact on students’ life.


Pamella resides in New Jersey with her family. Currently, she serves as a Board member of the Jamaica Organization of NJ and as a volunteer for the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), where she practices her creed as a steadfast advocate of community building and outreach.

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Pamella Daley
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FIONA BOWEN

DIRECTOR

Fiona Bowen has worked in the Travel and Tourism Industry for over 25 years, specializing in retail travel agencies, tour operations and membership. Fiona is currently the Membership Manager at ACTA (Association of Canadian Travel Agencies) - a non-profit organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ACTA is the nerve centre of Canada’s travel industry and it gives her a unique insight, well founded understanding and personal connection with the hundreds of people involved, whether they are travel agents, travel suppliers, board members, council members or travel and tourism students.

A consummate advocate and facilitator of bringing people together for education and event planning. Fiona is renowned for the wildly successful, waiting list only Annual ACTA Golf Day, plus many Travel Agent appreciation events working with various tourist boards including the Jamaica Tourist Board.   

With a strong passion for helping members, students and individuals succeed and reach their goals, Fiona is a treasured mentor. Fiona is a graduate of Travel and Tourism from Algonquin Careers Academy in Ottawa and a graduate of Hotel Management from LaSalle College in Montreal.

Fiona spent her formative school years in Mandeville, Jamaica and has deep roots and strong connections with the Jamaican community and culture, in Jamaica and Canada and is passionate about giving back and encouraging Jamaican students to follow their dreams through education.

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RICHARD BARNETT

DIRECTOR

Technical consultant (Master Technologist) employed at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for over 25 years. Have been working in the IT industry (Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq Computers and HP) for over 30 years on hardware development of various products including hand-held, notebook devices to high performance super computers and managing various aspects of supply chain operations.

A graduate from Polytechnic Institute of New York (NYU Engineering) with a degree in Chemical Engineering, followed by advanced course work in materials science and general business management.

Over the years I have been involved with multiple projects that were focused on helping those in need or less fortunate; assisted learning for inner city kids, feeding the hungry and few other related efforts. The opportunity and interest for joining this board provides for a more active role in assisting and participating on an effort that's focused on improving the health and well-being of people and communities in need. I look forward to lending my pragmatic approach on challenges, to assist in formulating plans that can provide help to others.

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Richard Barnett
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