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Board of Directors

Ryan Muir

Ryan Muir

president
Ivy Lawrence

Ivy Lawrence

Vice President
Blossom McAnuff

Blossom McAnuff

Secretary
Wayne Hardie

Wayne Hardie

Treasurer
Richard Hutchinson

Richard Hutchinson

Assistant Treasurer
Roger Simmonds

Roger Simmonds

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Ewart Henry

Director
Owen Dillon

Owen Dillon

Director
Michelle Bispott

Michelle Bispott

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Supervisory

Rohan King

Rohan King

Member
Ryan Dixon

Ryan Dixon

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Kamika Davis

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Wavany Wallfall

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Credit Committee

Jody-Ann Smith

Jody-Ann Smith

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Lavern Williams-Reid

Lavern Williams-Reid

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Nicole Graham

Nicole Graham

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Denese Anderson-Whyte

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Dev Weller

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Ricardo Hall

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Claudette Creary

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Dwight Neil

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Management Team

Nicole Creary-Smith

Nicole Creary-Hewitt

General Manager
Nakeita Burton

Nakeita Burton

Credit Officer
Daryl Palmer

Daryl Palmer

Risk & Compliance Officer
Lassanya Thomspon

Lassanya Thompson

Marketing Officer
Camelia Mcleish

Camelia McLeish

Accountant
Akyle Hylton

Akyle Hylton

IT Officer

Ryan Muir

director

Ryan has been at J. Wray and Nephew Ltd. (JWN) since 1989-2019 in various capacities within the Finance Department and recently in the IT department (from 2013). He has been a volunteer of the Lascelles Credit Union since 2005, moving from the Supervisory Committee to the Board in various capacities including Treasurer and President.

After attending Wolmer’s Boys’ School in the 1980’s, he went on to gain a BSc in Accounting (Special) and a MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of the West Indies (UWI). He also has level 2 ACCA Certification.

Ryan is married to Yvette and has two sons. He is a Christian and an avid sportsman (just name the sport) whether on the field of play or simply just spectating.

Blossom McAnuff

secretary

Mrs. Blossom McAnuff comes to the Board with experience in Human Resource and Administrative Management. She is currently the Human Resource Officer at Guardian General Insurance Jamaica and has been since November 2013. Prior to that, she spent 14 years at J. Wray & Nephew serving in their HR department in various capacities.

In 2004 she was awarded Bachelors in Administrative Management from the University of Technology, Jamaica. Additionally, she has received certification in Secretarial Science from that same institution along with CPS Accreditation from B& B Institute.

Blossom enjoys reading, cooking, singing, gardening, and working with children and senior citizens concerns.

Wayne Hardie

treasurer

Wayne Hardie is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a past member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). As the Finance Director of the Company he has responsibility for accounting and investment operations.

Mr. Hardie is a graduate of Calabar High School and received overseas training for the purposes of his professional development in the insurance industry in Canada.He spent nearly 30 years with Globe Insurance Company of Jamaica Ltd. (and its predecessor entity, Globe Insurance Company of the West Indies Ltd.), prior to its acquisition by Guardian Group, where he was Financial Controller. 

He subsequently joined Guardian General Insurance Company of Jamaica Limited where he was Associate Vice President, I.T., Risk and Compliance. Wayne is currently the Finance Director at the newly IronRock Insurance Ltd.  He is no stranger to volunteerism at the Lascelles Credit Union, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

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.

Roger Simmonds

director

Mr. Roger Simmonds is no stranger to Lascelles Credit Union. He served on the Credit Committee for many years. He has been a member of the Credit Union since 1996. He currently works a J. Wray & Nephew as the Team Leader in the Duty-Paid Warehouse.

Mr. Simmonds has eighteen years of collective experience in Industrial Relations, Warehousing  and Inventory Management. He holds a Certificate in Industrial Relations, Diploma in Financial Management and Certification in Transformational Leadership. 

In his spare time, Roger enjoys a good game of domino, football and cricket. He also enjoys travelling to scenic locations and debating on politics, sports and other topical issues.

Owen Dillon

director

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.

Michelle Bispott

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.

Jody-Ann Smith

member

Jody-Ann Smith is employed to AJAS Ltd. as the Deputy Accountant. She has over 16 years experience in this particular area.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounts and International business from the University of Technology, as well as a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the University College of the Caribbean. She currently serves the Credit Committee.

Mantra: You have one life to live, don’t waste it doing what others want you to do.

Hobbies: Lyming with friends, road trips and watching sports.

Lavern Williams-Reid

member

Mrs. Williams-Reid is no stranger to volunteering at the Credit Union. She has served before on the Supervisory Committee. 

She now words Sales Administrator/Accountant since October 2002. In spare time she reads of just about anything.  She has been a Credit Union member since June 2005.

Ricardo Hall

member

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’.

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. 

Daryl Palmer

Risk & Compliance Officer

Daryl Palmer has more than a decade of combined experience in Journalism, Banking, Insurance and Customer Service, Daryl is known as a consummate professional and advocate for equity and excellence. He is result focused and is committed to supporting and driving initiatives geared at engendering cooperative working relationships and high-performance culture. 

He is a Lawyer by profession having been called to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia and has been trained and certified in Compliance by the International Compliance Association (ICA). Importantly, he is a graduate of the University of the West Indies where he read for a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and subsequently studied at the University of London where he pursued a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and have garnered several professional certificates over the years.

Further, he believes that the human potential is infinite and that through hard work and determination goals will become achievable.  His mission is to drive changes and support the development of robust Compliance and regulatory programmes.

Daryl is married and has one son and enjoys nature scenery, writing children stories, cooking and inspiring others.  

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.

Akyle Hylton

Information Technology Officer

Akyle Hylton graduated from Kingston College (KC) Thereafter, he attended the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, where he pursued a degree in Computer Science, graduating in 2016. His academic studies still continue to date, as he is currently pursuing his certifications in Cisco Networking, an international accredited certification programme.

Akyle commenced his professional journey by securing a one (1) year internship at Grace Kennedy Money Services, specifically in the Information Technology Department. He worked as a User Support Specialist, providing technical support to all Western Unions across Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. His duties included troubleshooting printers, computers, networks, applications and solving any other computer related problems employees and clients encountered. After completing eleven (11) months at Grace Kennedy Money Services, Akyle embarked on the next stage of his career by joining the GNOC Department at Digicel Group, as a NOC Engineer.

While there he troubleshooted and resolved issues on Digicel’s network; internationally, regionally and locally, to optimize and maximize efficiency. In keeping with his desire to expand his professional experience.

Akyle seized the opportunity to work at Lascelles Employees &
Partners Co-operative Credit Union in November 2018.  He works in the capacity of the Information Technology Officer, responsible for the maintenance, implementation and support of computers, networks, applications and servers within the organization.

Akyle’s passions are technology, basketball and football. He constantly uses technology to find ways to make work easier and more efficient for his co-workers, and prides himself with being a problem solver. While at high school and University Akyle played basketball competitively, which fostered his passion for the sport. He enjoys watching the NBA, his favourite teams are Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. He is also a longtime fan of the English Premier League team Manchester United.