Board Members & Directors
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
PACE Foundation Advisory Board
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.
President- Zonta Club of Nassau
Friends of PACE