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WHO WE ARE

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hildren of the Caribbean Foundation was founded on June 1, 2010 by Julien Adams and Rosie Hodge-Adams. Built on the premise that Every Child Matters, the charity provides relief and assistance to children across the globe. The Foundation’s efforts are geared to resolving the ongoing struggles that some children face every day – poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease – and to replace these struggles with hope for the future.

 

Our Goal is to give children the opportunity to achieve personal growth, and to realize their dreams in a healthy environment without regard to race, creed or place of origin.

 

Our Mission is to create lasting positive change in the lives of children so that they may reach their fullest potential.

 

Recognizing that the extent of child poverty is not just dependent on family income, but also on the availability of infrastructure and services such as healthcare, education and social services, Children of the Caribbean focuses its efforts in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Social Development and Climate Change.

 

Dr Cherrie Hodge

Position: Global Development, Global Health
Email: info@caribbeanchild.com
Categories: Global Development, Global Health, Global Policy and Advocacy

Cheryl was born and raised in St Kitts – a tiny, English-speaking, Caribbean island.  She credits her mother for very early in life, illustrating to her siblings and herself that there is nothing too small to share with those in need; a tenet (among many  learned from her mother) which today she adheres to, and passes on to others.  She deems it an honour to be able to work with ‘Children of the Caribbean’ and thus be granted the opportunity to reconnect with her roots and to give something back!

As an internist and endocrinologist, Cheryl has worked in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Ontario, Canada.  She lives with her family in Quebec, where she is the Medical Director of Clinique Modica – a medical aesthetics enterprise which she founded in 2010.

Dr Cherrie Hodge

Global Development, Global Health

Cheryl was born and raised in St Kitts – a...

Wendy Fitzwilliam

Position: Global Growth and Development
Email: Exec.Assistant@caribbeanchild.com
Categories: Founders and Founding Directors, Global Development, Global Growth and Opportunity, Global Policy and Advocacy
Location: Trinidad and Tobago

Wendy Marcelle Fitzwilliam is a Trinidadian lawyer, actress, model, singer, TV Host and beauty queen who won Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 1998 becoming the second Miss Universe in history from Trinidad and Tobago.  At the age of 25, Wendy was the fourth woman of African heritage to capture the Miss Universe crown.

During her reign, she was honored by the United Nations and bestowed the title of UNAIDS and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for her work in HIV/AIDS education and awareness.

Her dedication to the HIV/AIDS cause also led her to found The Hibiscus Foundation (THF) in Trinidad & Tobago on 6 September 1998. This organization was established to heighten AIDS awareness in Trinidad & Tobago and to give assistance, financially and otherwise, to children’s homes in Trinidad.

She was the international spokesperson for Clear Essence Skin Care and made several notable television appearances having hosted segments of “Wild On…” for E! Entertainment Television and the Miss Universe Special for the same network.

She made appearances on “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee”, “The Magic Hour”, “Politically Incorrect”, “The O’Reilly Factor“, CNN’s “Talk Back Live”, Trinidad & Tobago Carnival” for BET, “The Johnny Cockran Show” on Court TV, Soca Monarch Finals for CNMG with Danny Glover and Chris Tucker, among others.

Wendy Fitzwilliam

Global Growth and Development

Wendy Marcelle Fitzwilliam is a Trinidadian lawyer, actress, model, singer,...

Erika Jackson

Position: Global Growth and Development
Email: Exec.Assistant@caribbeanchild.com
Categories: Founders and Founding Directors, Global Development, Global Growth and Opportunity, Global Policy and Advocacy, North America Program
Location: TN

Erika Jackson

Global Growth and Development

David Dawson

Position: Chief Financial Officer, Global Policy
Email: d.dawson@caribbeanchild.com
Categories: Global Development, Global Policy and Advocacy, Operations
Location: FL

Julien is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 1991) and the University of Southern California (B.A., 1988). Julien started his career in Los Angeles practicing complex commercial litigation at O’Melveny & Myers and then at Kaye Scholer.

In 1995, Julien left private practice to become a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s office in Los Angeles and then in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. There he worked in the government fraud and public corruption section, where he successfully tried 21 jury trials and prosecuted a variety of complex white-collar criminal cases. Julien received commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Julien then returned to private practice, joining Dovel & Luner in 2001 and becoming a partner the next year.

David Dawson

Chief Financial Officer, Global Policy

Julien is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law...

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Esther Joo

Corporate Officer
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Lawnie Grant, Esq.

Legal & Compliance
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Elmo Johnson

Event Coordinator
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Island Field Manager