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

Abigail Cole

Abigail Cole

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Vanica Cochrane

Vanica Cochrane

Program Manager, JA BizTown

Shantol Parris Beckford

Shantol Parris Beckford

Senior Program Manager, PTI

Bernadette Salmon

Bernadette Salmon

JACE Project Advisor

Sineal Smith

Sineal Smith

Project Assistant

Moesha Grant

Moesha Grant

Project Officer / 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

Nackeisha Richards

Senior Manager, Ernest & Young

Robert Stewart

Accounts Manager, SUEZ

Joan Forrest-Henry

PhD Candidate, UWI

Alicia Bogues

Head of Regional Development, CB Group

Mary Dick

Assistant Manager, HR Services, Gleaner

Dwight Robinson

Senior Manager, CIBC FCIB

David Geddes

Manager Communications & International Relations, FSC

Delories Jones

Senior VP, Sales & Business Development, JN Fund Managers

Amanda Madden

Assistant VP, Citi

Davon Crump

President & CEO, Global Outsourcing Solutions Ltd.

Gloria Henry

Assistant VP, Operations and Director, BPO/Shared Services, Montego Bay Freezone

Douglas Gordon

Editor in Chief, Ocean Style

Keron Morris

Partner Legal Suite, E. Elleston Webster & Co.

Nackeisha Richards

Senior Manager, Ernest & Young

Robert Stewart

Accounts Manager, SUEZ

Joan Forrest-Henry

PhD Candidate, UWI

Alicia Bogues

Head of Regional Development, CB Group

Mary Dick

Assistant Manager, HR Services, Gleaner

Dwight Robinson

Senior Manager, CIBC FCIB

David Geddes

Manager Communications & International Relations, FSC

Delories Jones

Senior VP, Sales & Business Development, JN Fund Managers

Amanda Madden

Assistant VP, Citi

Davon Crump

President & CEO, Global Outsourcing Solutions Ltd.

Gloria Henry

Assistant VP, Operations and Director, BPO/Shared Services, Montego Bay Freezone

Douglas Gordon

Editor in Chief, Ocean Style

Keron Morris

Partner Legal Suite, E. Elleston Webster & Co.

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!