Board Members & Directors

The PACE Foundation has 14 directors with experience ranging in education, health, business, and national development. The expertise of the directors seeks to ensure the holistic development of teen mothers.   Among the directors, the administrative team consists of a president (Sonia Brown), vice president (Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson), secretary (Crystal Woods), assistant secretary (Felix Stubbs) and treasurer (Alelia Adderley).

All board members are voluntary and we have no permanent staff. From time to time clerical services are hired. Generally these services are provided by board members through their companies or offices, and volunteers called Friends of PACE.

Full Voting Board Members

President

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Shantel Saunders

 

Immediate Past-President

Board Member

Sonia Brown

 

 

 

Sonia Brown is the Principal of Graphite Engineering Ltd., a leading engineering firm in The Bahamas. She is a past President of Bahamas Society of Engineers and is registered with the Florida State Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Board of The Bahamas. She maintains professional affiliations with the American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association. She serves as Secretary to the International Women’s Forum Bahamas chapter.

 

Vice President

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Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson

 
 
Dr Mildred Hall-Watson, is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She is the Medical Director of Health Care Centre for Women and New Beginnings Birthing and Surgical Centre, the only free standing birthing centre in the Bahamas. She is a member of the Nassau Chapter of Links, a past President of the Bahamas Family Planning Association, a former Director of the National Insurance Board, a previous director of the Zonta Club of Nassau, and past Vice President of the AIDS Foundation of the Bahamas. Dr. Hall-Watson avidly supports the Bahamas National Trust, Red Cross, Cancer Society and the Salvation Army.

Secretary

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Shervonne Johnson

 

Assistant Secretary

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Felix Stubs

 

Mr. Stubbs is active on many civic, government, and private boards.   He was bestowed the honour of Member of the British Empire. He is the General Manager of IBM Bahamas Ltd. Mr. Stubbs at present serves as Chairman, Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, Vice-Chairman of Doctor's Hospital and Vice Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is a former Chairman of Junior Achievement Bahamas, and Past President of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for Family Guardian, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and FCIB Bahamas and is a member of the Past President’s Advisory Council of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, Mr. Stubbs is the District Governor Elect of the Rotary Clubs of District 7020 and is a Past President of The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise.

Treasurer

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Alelia Adderely

Mrs. Adderely is a registered nurse, who obtained certification in Midwifery and Accident and Emergency nursing.   She is employed by the Bahamas Government’s Ministry of Health and Social Services, as a Social Worker in the Substance Abuse Unit at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center. She is also a former coordinator of the PACE Program (2000-2004).

Assistant Treasurer

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John Bowleg

 

DIRECTORS

Dr. Ruthmae Sears

Dr. Ruthmae Sears is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  Currently, she coordinates the Beginning and Intermediate Algebra Mathematics courses, which incorporate the SMART lab in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Her research interests include the influence of technology on students’ learning, curriculum issues, and reasoning and proof. She has taught secondary and tertiary level mathematics courses, and worked as a research assistant for multiple National Science Foundation grant funded projects pertinent to curriculum evaluation and alternative certification programs.  Additionally, she served as an advisor for the Bahamas’ National Teacher Cadet Program and as a member of the Bahamas’ National Science Council.

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Andrea Archer

Mrs. Archer is a retired Deputy Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Health.  She faithfully served her country for over thirty-five years in the fields of community nursing, social work, education, and administration.  During her years of service, Mrs. Archer contributed significantly to the development of Bahamian youths and the Bahamas as a whole.  Among her many accomplishments includes: the implementation of school social work in special education schools and programmes for at risk school age students, co-author of the S.U.R.E. Programme for Delinquent Boys (1990), and the establishment of the P.A.C.E. Programme.  Within the community Mrs. Arthur served as a board member for the Bahamas Red Cross Society, Council on Alcoholism, The Bahamas Plays and Emergency Hostel, and Women’s Aglow.

Mrs. Jacqueline Knowles

Principal, Mrs. Knowles, is a veteran Home Economics, Hospitality Training, and Family Life Education educator, and is currently the Coordinator of the PACE Programme. She was the 1994-1995 teacher of the year for C. C. Sweeting Senior High School. Her community involvement includes Bahamahost, Bahamas Teacher Mentoring Program, and Essence. She is presently the Minister of new members for Mount Tabor Full Gospel Church.

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Judy Munroe

 

Mrs. Munroe is a retired businesswoman. She is a former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, and an Officer of the British Empire in the Queen New Year's Honours. Mrs. Munroe was the CEO and franchise owner of Coco Cola operations. Mrs. Munroe currently serves on the board of Governors for the College of the Bahamas Council, the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas, and the Bank of Montreal (Bahamas) Ltd.. Additionally, Mrs. Munroe serves as President of the Zonta Club of Nassau, chairman of the Salvation Army Board, and member of the Judicial Council of Methodist Church, Caribbean & the Americas.

Claudette Rolle

 

 

 

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Deon Dunbar

 

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Crystal Woods

 

PACE Foundation Advisory Board

 

 

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Lady Camile Barnett

 

 

 

Mrs. Barnett is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences at The College of The Bahamas. She is on the Board of Directors of the Zonta Club of Nassau and has served as President of the AIDS Foundation of The Bahamas for the past 9 years.

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Suzanne Pyfrom-Conliffe

 

Ex-Officio Member

President- Zonta Club of Nassau

Friends of PACE

Virginia Hall-Campbell
Leona Wilson
Joan Albury
Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
Felicity Humblestone

The PACE Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and was incorporated on May 29th, 2004. Our registration number is 51864.