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


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


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.



Aleia 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).


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Crystal Woods



Assistant Secretary


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.



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.

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.

Mrs. Jackie 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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Vylma Thompson-Curling


Mrs. Thompson-Curling is a retired civil servant, who worked for over fifty-five years as a social activist, teacher, and administrator.  Mrs. Thompson- Curling was awarded the medal of the Officer of The British Empire.  Mrs. Thompson- Curling worked with the PACE Programme from its inception as a counselor. Additionally, Mrs. Thompson-Curling served as the President of Queen’s College Parents Teaching Association (PTA), member of the Board of Directors of St. Andrew’s School, charter member of the Zonta Club of Nassau, and founding member of Believers Gospel Chapel. She is currently the co-chairperson of the National Council of Older Persons.

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Shantel Saunders



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Angelique McKay


Ms. McKay is a counseling psychologist certified in reality therapy. She has worked at The Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre , The Wllie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls and The Simpson Penn Centre for Boys; and have served as a consultant for the Urban Renewal Program. Currently, Ms. McKay serves as the Manager of The National Junkanoo Museum of The Bahamas where she showcases Bahamas culture.  Ms. McKay is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Arlett Archer-Campbell

Arlett Archer-Campbell


Mrs Archer-Campbell is an accounting and finance professional, with several years of experience in the accounting, hospitality and banking industry, working for companies such as Scotiabank, Sandals and RockResorts. Her experience is complemented with education up to a Master’s Degree with Honours, in areas of Finance and Management. Mrs Archer-Campbell is a volunteer at Sandals Foundation and a Certified Member of the Sigma Beta Delta, International Honours Society in Business, Management and Administration.


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




PACE Foundation Advisory Board




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.


Cyndi Williams-Rahming


Mrs. Williams-Rahming is employed as the President of Cynergy Counselling and Consultants, and is a Consultant for Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bah) Ltd.  She has served as the President of the Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council, Chairman of the Board of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Programme, Counsellor and Public Relations Officer for the Chance Foundation, Committee member of the Cancer Society, Board Member of Picket Foods Ltd and Board Member of Medeci Investments Ltd. She is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 


Owen Bethel


Mr. Bethel is the President and Managing Director of The Montaque Group that is comprised of Montaque Securities International, Ltd., Montaque Capital Partners Ltd., and the Bahamas FilmInvest International Ltd. Additionally, he is the Resident Director of the StarCapital Group of Companies (which is a global bio-technology and energy investment firm), Chairman of the Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO, Chairman of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, Chairman of Hopedale Centre for Special Needs Children; and member of the Board of the directors for Doctors Hospital Health System Limited, the Historic Bahamas Foundation,  and Finance Corporation of Bahamas.


Donna Harding-Lee



Mrs. Harding-Lee has over 25 years legal experience and is the senior partner of Harding-Lee Chambers and Company. Her areas of practice include: Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Property, Conveyancing, Estate Planning, and Resort Development. She presently serves as a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of The Bahamas Bar Association, and a Director of British American Financial.  Mrs. Harding-Lee was recently appointed to the Legal and Judicial Services Commission.  Previously, Mrs. Harding- Lee served as the Chairman of the Government School Board for Garvin Tynes Primary.  Furthermore, Mrs. Harding-Lee is a member of St. Christopher’s Anglican Church social outreach ministry.

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Gwendolyn Knowles


Mrs. Knowles is a registered nurse by profession, and is currently employed at the Kidney Centre.  She is actively involved in community minded organizations such as the Bahamas Family Planning, Bahamas Heart Association, Heart Foundation, and the Robert Smith Ward at the Sandilands Hospital. 


Inspector Chrislyn Skippings

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