P.O. Box 423, Cardin Avenue
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel:465 4007 / Mob:766 4007
Whether she’s on the court, field or in the boardroom, absorbed in programming, painting a mural or producing pulsating music beats, she is a quintessential 21st century woman: intelligent, dynamic and versatile.
Raised and nurtured in a spirited community and guided by the simple yet powerful mantra “No Fear,” Kalia has managed to excel in almost every challenge that has come her way. A keen sportswoman, she was the first female to play football for her primary school, as it was intended to be an all male football team as well as being a member of several National Netball Championships.
As a member of the Caribbean Healthy Lifestyle Program (CHLP) group, she has travelled to numerous Caribbean islands training and presenting about leadership and achieving goals to young people. Soon after, she attained the title of a CHLP Youth Leader as well as mentoring youth groups during and after graduating to Youth Leader at CHLP workshop.
Besides sports she is equally passionate about education, people and of course technology. Graduating from secondary education with outstanding awards and Tamkang University undergraduate and in the graduate program outshining everyone to claim the top spot in her department, she has shaped her life to pursue a career in the field of technology with special focus on security. she views her career choice as an opportunity to increase her knowledge in creating, implementing and ensuring more advance secure measurements that would be of great assistance and beneficial to users.
As the world is becoming technology dependent, she has carefully aligned her focus to the integration of “business-tech” and as such unified her knowledge on both business and the tech world. She is now able to do what has become another love in her life, while living in the time.
Kalia currently holds the position as Manager of the Dieppe Bay Youngstar Football team and Assistant Manager of the Dieppe Bay Eagles Football Club. These positions have allowed her to give back to the unfortunate and also combine her love for sports and helping youths in an area that has been deemed less fortunate.
She pride herself in assisting people, young or old. As a friend once said “No man is an island”, and with this saying alone she believes that everyone needs a helping hand.
PR & Media - Juella Gumbs
Having earned her Bachelor's degree in Marketing at Baruch College in New York City, Juella Gumbs has since enjoyed a career in marketing and media in St. Kitts since 2014.
It was while in university, she developed a love for philanthropy and began volunteering and working for non-profit organizations such as Lighthouse Guild and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. She also worked for the Baruch College Fund while completing her degree; a fund which raises donations from alumni to support student scholarships, career services and more.
Currently, Juella is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Park Hyatt St. Kitts, and enjoys the Arts and creating memories with her son in her down-time.
Chairperson - Kym Taylor
Montserration born and UK raised, I returned to the Caribbean in 1995.
Introduced to the Board of the St Christopher Children’s Home by Sebastian Mottram in 2009 and elected to Secretary, my background of Hotel Management and strong organizational and customer service skills have helped to co-ordinate the aims and needs to the Home.
I am also on the Fund Raising Committee and Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee.
Vice Chairperson - Naeemah Hazelle
Naeemah is a busy mother of two boys and her outgoing personality was showcased as a co-host of St. Kitts’ Visitor Channel for many years. She brings that same passion and dedication to working with adolescents and advocating for children’s rights.
Returning home to St Kitts after completing her first degree at York University in Toronto, she began her career volunteering at the Basseterre High School as a Project Officer managing projects such as the Symba Boys Mentoring Programme and Teen Mother Programme. Later, becoming a member of the management team at the Washington Archibald High School where she remained for 11 years, supervising programmes such as Young Leaders, Student Council, PTA, and Project Viola; and acted as guidance counselor, HFLE teacher, and proud coach and leader of several teams and projects.
Naeemah completed her MSc. in Counseling Psychology with distinction from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill in Barbados; where she gained valuable experience working as a counselor in the country’s male and female juvenile facilities. On her return home, she worked for the past three years as Deputy Director of the New Horizon Rehabilitation Centre.
Treasurer - Corinne Small
Born on the island of Curacao in Nederlands Antilles and migrated to the island of St. Kitts as a child Corinne first entered into teaching before her love for mathematics influenced her move into accounts as a finance officer working with Government in various departments.
As a very active member of my community, Corinne has volunteered at several organizations in community and social work, including the Tyrell Williams Primary School parent teacher association (PTA,) National Emergency Agency (NEMA,) and as a Social worker in mentoring girls in the Big sister, Little sister program and as well as the President of local and international women’s groups.
Corinne says her greatest delight is in the service of my God and church community in various offices.
Co Treasurer - Losana Laws
Mr Laws is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Florida International University (2004) and a Master's degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University,Florida(2010).
On returning to the federation, Losana worked three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) now Grant Thornton as a Senior Accountant before rejoining the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited (ECSE).
Currently employed as the Director of Finance at Royal Beach Casino (RBC) with responsibilities including managing and prepsring monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, Losana brings a wealth of experience to the Home.
His hobbies include working out, traveling, tennis and gastronomy. He is also the treasurer for SKN Athletics, the governing body of track and field in the Federation.
Lu Galasso - Walk Run founder
Lu Galasso is a CPA, CA with over 30 years of experience. He is a Partner with an entrepreneurial group whose activities includes the manufacturing of building products, land development, real estate and construction services.
Lu is the President of the Meta Foundation, a charitable organization that benefits the developmentally disabled, and a board member and head of the fundraising committee for The St. Christopher’s Children Home.
Nadia Rawlins - PR and Media, Children’s Welfare Committee member
Nadia Rawlins began her career in 2001 as a teacher of History and Office Administration at the Washington Archibald High School. After 4 years in teaching, she furthered her education at the University of the Virgin Islands and graduated with honours in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology. She also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Certificate in Drug Treatment from the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry of the University of the West Indies.
She serves as the Vice President of the Drug Prevention and Treatment Services Inc. which is an affiliate of the National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention.
Nadia works as a Guidance Counselor at the Washington Archibald High School, a position she has held for the last 8 years.
Shannizua James - Acting Administrator
Shelley Springer - US Foundation Chairperson
Shelley C. Springer, MD, JD is a practicing pediatrician and neonatologist in the United States.
She is also Professor of Epidemiology, University of Medicine & Health Sciences, St. Kitts.
As a professional committed to improving the health and well-being of children everywhere, Dr. Springer is the founding board member of It’s For The Children Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to benefit St. Christopher Children’s Home, as well as other needy and well-deserving organizations.
Sonia Daly-Finley - Children’s Welfare Committee member
A State Registered Nurse and Midwife with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Clinical nursing experiences obtained in England and Canada.
I have served as a Community Health Nurse and Assistant Matron before assuming the role of the Director of Institutional Nursing Service.
My extracurricular activities include serving my Church community as a board member, Chairperson of the Healthcare Team and a member of the gospel choir.
I am also a member of various professional and community groups.
St. Christopher Children's Home
P.O. Box 423, Cardin Avenue, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel:465 4007 / Mob:766 4007
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