Adaoma Patterson was re-elected for her final term as president of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) at the organization’s recent annual general meeting.
Patterson, a member of the JCA for 25 years, was first elected president in 2016 and according to a JCA news release, has steered the organization ” through some significant challenges, including the current COVID-10 pandemic which has resulted in total loss of hall rental revenue.”
During the pandemic, under Adaoma’s leadership, the JCA has increased revenue, secured almost $100,000 in funding to support the Meals to Go Initiative, Saturday Morning Tutorial Program and expand the International Students Group, the release said.
The online elections were held to fill several positions that were vacant or up for renewal.
Joining the Board of Directors are the following:
Audrey Miller Raybould – Executive Secretary
Raybould is a Vice Principal with the Peel District School Board after having taught with that Board for over 16 years.
Michelle Davis – Director of Fundraising
Michelle Davis is a facilitator, researcher and educator and has worked in the fields of health, education, legal education, and international development.
Benito Palomino – Director at Large
Palamino, an attorney and accountant, is a partner in Palomino Gordon Law, Professional Corporation located in Brampton and Newmarket.
In addition to the newly elected Board Members, Phiona Lloyd-Henry and Jodi-Ann Campbell were the successful nominees for Education Committee and Youth Committee chairs respectively.
Lloyd Henry is a an educator who has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum lead, resource teacher, coordinator and vice principal.
Campbell is an entrepreneur who wants to connect young people ” to programming
that matters and resonates with them.”