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.

 

Stephen “Mick” Horwitz

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

Stephen Horwitz was born in Los Angeles and has lived in the Los Angeles area most of his life.  He is a graduate of Cal State Northridge and received his lifetime teaching credential in 1967.  Stephen taught at the Los Angeles City Schools for ten years.

In 1972, Stephen and his long time friend – Howard Wang the Sierra Canyon Day Camp in Santa Clarita Valley, California.  In 1977 Stephen and Howard purchased property in Chatsworth and moved the camp to this purchased site.  This was the beginning of the Sierra Canyon School which opened in 1978 with 150 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.  The school facility grew to 17 acres, 40,000 sq ft of buildings and over 200 employees when it was sold in 2006.  A non-profit organization was formed to build the new school.

Stephen “Mick” Horwitz

Global Strategy, Global Growth & Development

Stephen Horwitz was born in Los Angeles and has lived...

Kareen Wynter

Position: Global Relations, Global Development
Email: Exec.Assistant@caribbeanchild.com
Categories: Founders and Founding Directors, Global Development, Global Growth and Opportunity, Global Relations, North America Program
Location: Los Angeles

Kareen Wynter, a general assignment reporter for Los Angeles based television station KTLA was born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.[1] Kareen graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Boston College. She also has a Master of Arts in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In the 1990s, Kareen Wynter worked for WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio. Wynter has reported on the execution of death row inmate Stanley “Tookie” Williams, quadruple murderer and co-founder of the Crips street gang. She also brings regular updates regarding illegal immigration in California. In July 2013, Wynter began working as a reporter for television station KTLA in Los Angeles.[2]

She is the mother of two children.[1]

Kareen Wynter

Global Relations, Global Development

Kareen Wynter, a general assignment reporter for Los Angeles based...

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,...

Esther Joo

Position: Corporate Officer
Email: Exec.Assistant@caribbeanchild.com
Categories: Global Development, Operations
Location: Los Angeles

Esther Joo is a graduate from Loma Linda University. She graduated with a Bachelors in Science and currently holds her license as a dental hygienist. Throughout the years, she has given her time and talents to various charitable organizations including Dentistry from the Heart, Union Rescue Mission, Elizabeth House Women’s Shelter, and New Friends Homeless Shelter. She has also devoted her time and efforts to personal projects throughout the years that have been connected to helping individuals in need and/or working as a connector. She was also appointed Women’s Director around 2016 by her church in Glendale and served in that position for a year. She also supports Angel Tree Project, a program that gets Christmas presents to children of incarcerated parents. Her heart is truly where the children are, and she is passionate that with today’s resources and capabilities, no child should be left without getting their basic needs met.
In her free time, Esther is a mom to her Son and enjoys working out doing Pure Barre, music festivals, and making different soup recipes, even in the summer!

Esther Joo

Corporate Officer

Esther Joo is a graduate from Loma Linda University. She...

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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