About Us

Junior Achievement (JA) Jamaica is a registered non-governmental organization and a member nation of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

JA’s programs help to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

Learn more about our success through our latest annual report.

Our Vision

Be the partner of choice for business, education, and policy makers around the globe seeking to expand youth education and economic development.

Our Mission

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Staff

Walric Peddie

Walric Peddie

President

Callia Smith

Callia Smith

Vice President, Programs

Vanica Cochrane

Vanica Cochrane

Program Manager, JA BizTown

Renea Bromfield

Renea Bromfield

Program Manager, JACE

Avionne Linton

Avionne Linton

Program Manager, PTI

Bernadette Salmon

Bernadette Salmon

Project Advisor, JACE

Sineal Smith

Sineal Smith

Programme Assistant

Moesha Grant

Moesha Grant

Project Officer / Assistant

Renae Frazer

Renae Frazer

Project Assistant

Abigail Cole

Abigail Cole

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Kemonte Thomas

Kemonte Thomas

Accountant

Executive Board Members

Paul Lalor

Paul Lalor

Chairman & President, ICWI Group

Chaluk Richards

Chaluk Richards

General Manager, GK Insurance

Kayan Sudlow

Kayan Sudlow

Country Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Roxann Linton

Roxann Linton

CEO, First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union

Alphie Mullings-Aiken

Alphie Mullings-Aiken

Former President, JA Jamaica

Matthew Lyn

Matthew Lyn

CEO & Director, Caribbean Broilers

Operational Board Members

Alicia Bogues, Board Chair

Head of Regional Development, CB Group

David Answer

Communications Officer, Financial Services Commission

Almando Cox

CEO/Founder, Resolve IT

Douglas Gordon

Editor in Chief, Ocean Style

Daren Lawrence

Director of Recruiting, ILDS

Dwight Robinson

Senior Manager, CIBC FCIB

Joan Forrest-Henry

PhD Candidate, UWI

Delores Jones

Senior VP, Sales & Business Development, JN Fund Managers

Operational Board Members

Alicia Bogues, Board Chair

Head of Regional Development, CB Group

David Answer

Communications Officer, Financial Services Commission

Almando Cox

CEO/Founder, Resolve IT

Douglas Gordon

Editor in Chief, Ocean Style

Daren Lawrence

Director of Recruiting, ILDS

Dwight Robinson

Senior Manager, CIBC FCIB

Joan Forrest-Henry

PhD Candidate, UWI

Delores Jones

Senior VP, Sales & Business Development, JN Fund Managers

Register Your School

JA programs inspire students to understand their potential, set life goals and succeed at school and in business. Ensure your school is enrolled in a Junior Achievement program by registering your school today!