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Board of Directors

Ivy Lawrence

Ivy Lawrence

President
Owen Dillon

Owen Dillon

Vice President
Richard Hutchinson

Richard Hutchinson

Assistant Treasurer
Wayne Hardie

Wayne Hardie

TREASURER
Ewart.Henry

Ewart Henry

Assistant Secretary
Nicole Graham

Nicole Graham

Board Secretary
Sharon Jackson-Smith

Sharon Jackson-Smith

Director
Sophia Bernard-Fairman

Sophia Bernard-Fairman

Director
Michelle Bispott

Michelle Bispott

I.T Director

Supervisory

Robert Walker

Robert Walker

Chairman
Lennon Clarke

Lennon Clarke

Deputy Chairman
Sharon Smickle

Sharon Smickle

Secretary
user

Angela Smith

Member
Karla Lattibeaudiere

Karla Lattibeaudiere

Member
Keron Mais

Keron Mais

Member

Credit Committee

Ricardo Hall

Ricardo Hall

Chairperson
Shana.Spencer

Shana Spencer

Deputy Chairperson
Alicia Barton

Alicia Barton

Secretary
Nardia Rowe

Nardia Rowe

Assistant Secretary
Dwight Neil

Dwight Neil

Member
Charmaine Walker

Charmaine Walker

Member
Claudia McLean

Claudia McLean

Member
Samuel Mitchell

Samuel Mitchell

Member
Lavern Wright

Lavern Wright

Member

Management Team

Nicole Creary-Smith

Nicole Creary-Hewitt

General Manager
Nakeita Burton

Nakeita Burton

Credit Officer
Lassanya Thompson

Lassanya Thompson

Marketing Officer
Camelia Mcleish

Camelia McLeish

Accountant
Racine Weir

Racine Weir

Risk & Compliance Officer
Kedarie Francis

Kedarie Francis

IT Officer

Ivy Lawrence

President

Ivy Lawrence leads the Board of Lascelles Employees & Partners Co-operative Credit Union.

Mrs. Lawrence has over 20 years combined experience in Forensic Accounting, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance.

During her career, she has worked extensively in the areas of compliance and risk management.

She is currently the Compliance Manager at Guardian General Insurance Jamaica and previously worked at the Financial Investigation Division.

Owen Dillon

vice president

Mr. Dillon served as President for the then Nestle Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union and previously served as President from 2001 to present.  He also served as Vice President from 2000 – 2001 and director from 1999 – 2000.  

He was employed to Nestle Jamaica Limited for 44.75 years in the Production and Engineering Department as an Industrial Mechanic. He is presently enjoying a well deserving retirement.

Richard Hutchinson

assistant treasurer

Mr. Huchinson served as Treasurer/Manager of the former Nestle Jamaica Co-op Credit Union Limited and had severed on its board since 2011.

He is a Human Resource Specialist at Musson International Dairies Limited and is presently pursuing a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Information System at the University of the West Indies.

He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Institute of Management and Production (I. M. P.), 2004, certificate in Management Studies from the University of West Indies, Mona (1990) and is a Certified A. S. T. D. Trainer.

Sharon Jackson-Smith

director

Sharon Jackson-Smith has over 20 years in Management Accounting and Administration and she has served the credit union on the Finance Committee in the past.

Mrs. Jackson- Smith is currently the Finance Manager at Select Brands Limited and was previously employed to Lascelles Limited. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Accounting.

Her philosophy is you should “Help everyone you meet to be their best self”.

Sophia Bernard-Fairman

director

Sophia V. Bernard-Fairman is a marketing professional who has more than 25 years of experience spanning marketing and sales. She has worked across a number of industries including tourism and hospitality, distribution and branding.

She is currently the Regional Sales & Marketing Manager for J Wray & Nephew and has captured numerous performance awards over the years. She has an MBA in Marketing, and a B.Sc. in Hotel and Tourism Management both from the University of the West Indies, as well as a Diploma in Business Education from the University of Technology and a Certificate in Marketing from  the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies.

She enjoys growing orchids, music and travelling. Her motto is to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

Michelle Bispott

i.t. director

Michelle Bispott is currently the Senior IT Manager of J Wray and Nephew Ltd where she has worked for the past 14 years.  Michelle has served on the Board of Directors before and is no stranger to the Credit Union.

Michelle has been an active Credit Union member since 2004 and is a champion of the credit union credo ‘people helping people’. 

 Mother of 2, she is an avid reader, environmentalist and enthusiastic urban farmer.  As a firm believer in the slogan ‘grow what you eat; eat what you grow’, in her spare time, she makes gourmet blends of teas and spices using her own locally grown, pesticide-free plants.

She will once again lend her expertise and insight to the Credit Union in the area of information technology.

Robert Walker

Chairman

Robert is a Supply Chain and Finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in Logistics, Manufacturing and Finance. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounts and Finance and a Master of Business in Finance, both from the University of Technology.

He has a penchant for working with numbers, enjoys gardening, is an enthusiastic sports person who actively participates a game of basketball or football.

He serves as a Justice of the Peace and has a philosophy of  “Do it while you can”.

Lennon Clarke

Deputy Chairman

Lennon Clarke has over 10 years combined experience in Business Administration and Sales with a first degree in Business Administration.

He is currently the Sales Manager at Nestle Jamaica Limited, he previously worked with Chancellor Insurance Agency. Having been a Credit Union Member for since 2011, his philosophy is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Sharon Smickle

Secretary

Sharon has over 15 years of sound professional experience and knowledge in the field of Office Administration, Customer Service, Events Planning, Hospitality Training and development, and Project Management. I have proven track record of enhancing customer relationship within the financial, medical and manufacturing industry, while maintaining consistent and high-level performance in project developing, coordination and execution.

In 2015, I got the opportunity to work on a project, to develop, maintain, manage and trained all JWN Academy participants. The Academy is the training platform for J Wray and Nephew Sales and Marketing Department. To date the Academy was instrumental in training more than 5,000 job ready Bartenders, who are now gainfully employed throughout Jamaica. I am very detailed oriented individual, who is passionate about Learning and Development

Currently, I am aspiring to springboard my career in Training and Development and Human Resource Management.

I joined Sagicor Life Jamaica Toastmasters Club in 2014, to hone my skills in Public Speaking. I earned the Competent Communication (CC) and was recently awarded Triple Crown. I am currently going for Level 5 in Dynamic Leadership Pathways.

I now serve the club as Vice President Public Relations

I am a trained Mixologist and a facilitator in the field of Bar Operations Management and my hobbies are dancing, drama, gardening and yoga.

My personal mantra is: I Can, I Will, I Must. I believe God has a purpose for my life and I am excited to live in his purpose.

Angela Smith

member

Angela Smith,
FCCA, CIA, CISA, MSC, MBA

is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. She holds a MSC in Information System and a BA in management studies from the University of the West Indies. She has been a practicing internal auditor for over thirty-five years. She has headed internal audit departments both locally and overseas. Her latest overseas assignment was to head the internal audit department for a local government authority within the African country of Botswana. Whilst working with the Government of Botswana she and a small select team developed the countries Risk Management Framework and Policy Document. She holds several certifications in enterprise risk management.

Her skills in accounting, finance and risk management is uniquely tailored to assist organizations in developing good governance practices; to assist organizations successfully grow and compete in constantly changing, highly competitive, emerging environments.

She currently heads the internal audit department at eGov Jamaica Limited.

Karla Lattibeaudiere

Member

Karla Lattibeaudiere is a Supply Specialist with the Campari Group with over 5 years’ experience in logistics management. Before joining the Campari Group Karla held several positions in the Banking and Finance industry.

Through her tenure at the University of Technology, she obtained a BSc. in Marketing with a minor in Banking and Finance.

Since then, she has matriculated to the Mona School of Business, UWI, where she is pursuing a MSc. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

She is a firm believer that hard work is the key to success. As such, she uses every opportunity for self-advancement.

Karla’s passions include spending quality time with family, reading and enjoying the blessings of nature through sightseeing.

Keron Mais

member

Keron Mais has over 20 years combined experience in Information &  Communications Technology, Project Management, Strategic Planning and Strategy Implementation.

Miss Mais is a Certified Project Management Professional holding a Master’s in Business Administration with Specialization in Strategy as well as a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and undergraduate studies in Electronics and Telecommunications.

She is currently a senior manager at NHF and previously worked at IBM in IT support.

Her passion is coaching, mentoring and counselling and with a focus on at risk youths and parenting.  

Ricardo Hall

chairperson

Ricardo Hall is currently the Global IT Senior Specialist Sales & Marketing in the IT Department of J Wray and Nephew where he has worked for the past 4 years.

Ricardo is a certified SAP Application Associate – Financial Accounting and Controlling and is currently pursuing being certified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Associate in SAP Sales and Distribution. 

He actively participates in a charity foundation, Pioneers of Hope.Ricardo is an avid reader in diverse topics, playing basketball, video games and listening to music. His motto is ‘Keep Moving Forward’.

Alicia Barton

Secretary

Ms. Barton is a Human Resource Assistant at Cari-Med Group Limited for over three (3) years. Ms. Barton is a past student of Portmore Community College where she studied Human Resource Management. 

Ms. Barton worked in several positions at Federated Pharmaceutical where she was promoted to her core area of study at Cari-Med Group corporate office.

Vibrant, enthusiastic, and esteemed individual whose confidence stands grounded as a mountain goes by the mantra knowledge is limitless and it’s not enough until applied.

 

Nardia Rowe

Assistant Secretary

Nardia Rowe have over nine ( 9) years experience in the working world.  She is a Sales Executive by profession I have filled several other roles to include, but not limited to me being a Business Development Officer,  Marketing Executive,  Client Relations Assistant among other roles.

She studied Hospitality and Tourism Management at Excelsior Community College with the hopes of obtaining my BSc. but, due to the many challenges and difficult choices in life.

Nardia was only able to complete three(3) years of study in the said field.  am new to the volunteering scene. But, she hopes to assist in any way she can in the upcoming years.  Her aim is to provide the most efficient and consistent service at the highest level of professionalism and integrity while learning as much as I can about the products, services and the culture here at Lascelles Credit Union.  Nardia is always seeking to learn more and improving on, not only my professional life, but also my personal life.

Therefore, Nardia is confident that she will enjoy every aspect of this opportunity and ensuring that same experience is reciprocated. She looks forward to working with each and every member of the committee.

Dwight Neil

Member

I am a past student of Excelsior High School and holds a Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering both from The University of the West Indies.

I am currently employed to Guardian General Insurance Jamaica in the Technical Services Division in the Risk Department.
I am a strong believer in volunteerism and am striving to be like Christ.

Charmaine Walker

Member

Charmaine G. Walker has over 15 years of experience in Human Resource and Administration in the manufacturing industry. She is currently the Senior Production/Human Resources Operation Specialist with J Wray & Nephew Limited.

She has an MBA from the University of South Wales, a BSc. in Human Resource Management from the University College of the Caribbean as well as an Associate degree in Business Administration and Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the same university (UCC).

She has also amassed a range of professional certification in the area and she is an avid DIY home projects adventurer.

Her philosophy is based one of James Baldwin’s quotes which says that “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”.

Claudia McLean

Member

Claudia McLean is a Human Resource Management and Payroll Benefits Administrator with a Diploma in both Personal Management and Industrial Relations and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

She is currently the Human Resource Administration Manager at J Wray & Nephew Limited.

She also enjoys watching movies and reading, and her philosophy is that “With God all things are possible; there is no problem God cannot solve”.

Samuel Mitchell

member

Samuel G. Mitchell is a service driven Information Technology professional who has over 20 years broad-based experience across the spectrum of IT support and ICT projects and infrastructures. However, over the past 10 years he has focused predominantly on maintaining and supporting ICT infrastructures and overseeing the implementation of company-based network infrastructure.

He is currently employed to Digicel Jamaica where he functions in the capacity of Support Engineer. Mr. Mitchell has a B.Sc in Computing & Information Technology from the University of Technology as well as training and certification in a number of network & ICT courses.

He believes that information sharing and collaboration help to build a team. His philosophy is that “Unless the Lord builds the city, the labourer worketh in vain”.

Lavern Wright

Deputy Chairperson

Lavern holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration majoring in Banking and Finance with a minor in Corporate Management from University of Technology. Over 20 years’ experience in lending with experience in Retail and Corporate Underwriting. Presently a Retail Credit Underwriter at Cornerstone Trust and Merchant Bank. Pursuing course as a Certified Credit Professional with the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services

Nicole Creary-Hewitt

general manager

Nicole Creary-Hewitt is the General Manager at Lascelles Employees & Partners Co-operative Credit Union, where she is in charge of the multi-million dollar investments and savings portfolio.

With more than 12 years of experience in accounting, Mrs. Hewitt is well known for her ability to achieve set goals and meeting deadlines. She is member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants(ACCA) and a chartered accountant since in December 2010. She attended Mona School of Business where she completed her Masters in Business Administration with Distinction.

She is a past student of Holy Childhood High School for girls. She is married to Clifton and has one child Gabrielle.

To unwind Nicole likes to watch television especially detective movies.

Nakeita Burton

credit officer

Nakeita Burton joined Lascelles Employees & Partners Cooperative Credit Union in April 2017 as the head of the Loans Department where she is responsible for the supervision of the Credit Union’s loan portfolio inclusive of efficient loan service provisions and delinquency control.

Mrs Burton is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica where her focus was Business Administration with emphasis on Economics and Finance. She has been working in the financial industry for over five years in various roles namely; Client Service Supervisor and Senior Loans and Verification Officer. 

She dedicates her spare time to ministerial activities and community service where she serves as volunteer in the hospitality department and PR committee member respectively. Her hobbies include puzzles and board games. 

Lassanya Thompson

marketing officer

Lassanya Thompson joined Lascelles Employees & Partners Cooperative Credit Union in January 2018 where she is responsible for the Credit Union’s Marketing Department. Lassanya supervises all promotional activities, execution of marketing strategies, increasing brand awareness, and a passion for customer satisfaction, Social Media Engagement, charity and communication to staff, affiliated companies and members.

Miss Thompson holds a B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of the West Indies. Mona. She has been working in Marketing and Advertising industry for over four years in various roles namely, Market Research Assistant, Account Executive and Content Creator.

She enjoys a good television series, cooking and travelling.

Camelia McLeish

Accountant

Camelia Mcleish joined Lascelles Employees & Partners Co-operative in July 2012 as the Assistant Accountant and was promoted in October 2018 to Accountant, where she supervises the accounting and member service departments.

Miss McLeish is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica with a BBA in Business Administration with specialization in Accounting.
She is currently pursing ACCA qualifications.

She has been working in the accounting and audit profession for fourteen year with seven year in auditing prior to joining the team.

She enjoys cooking, taking long walks on the beach and playing dominoes with family and friends.

Racine Weir

Risk & Compliance Officer

Racine Weir is proud past student of the Merl Grove High School and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Norman Manley Law School.

She is also an Attorney-at-Law and was called to the Jamaican Bar on December 16, 2020. At Norman Manley Law School, Racine completed internships at the Supreme Court of Jamaica and the Office of the Prime Minister.

These internships provided her with the necessary skills, discipline and attitudes that are needed for her future goals.
She is actively involved in her church community where she acts as the Assistant Church Clerk. She is also a part of the youth department and the wills and trust department, were she plans and execute programs for church events.

Racine has a strong desire for knowledge and a yearning to constantly improve herself for her personal development. She dedicates her spare time to community service where she volunteers as teacher for CSEC/CAPE classes held at her church. Her hobbies include hiking, playing board games, baking, watch youtube and listening music.

Kedarie Francis

I.T. Officer

The Mona High School Alumna, pursuing his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology and Computer Networking from the University of Technology.

He has a passion for Information Technology with more than 3 years’ experience in the field. He is competent with programs such as: Active Directory, Avaya Site Admin, Microsoft 0365, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell Module, Microsoft Servers, Skype for Business Servers, Cisco Hierarchy to name a few.

He received a GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award for showing initiative and being extremely responsive.

In his spare time he enjoys playing football, listening to music, watching documentaries and cooking.

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