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MUCFA Executive Board

Updated: Jul 14


President & Chairman

Leo R. Chambers

Education

  • Mico Teachers’ College Graduate – 1962

  • University of the West Indies - Class of 1968 B.Sc. (Chemistry & Geology)

  • Long Island University-NY - M.S. (Chemistry & Bio-Chemistry)

Professional Experience

  • High School Teacher of Mathematics, Jamaica.

  • Thirty-six years in several areas of the Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceutical Business: Research & Development, Production and Strategic Planning to rationalize global production efficiency. Retired, Director of Operations

Other

  • Board of Directors for NJ Chemistry Council

  • Mediator and (Expert Witness) NYC courts

  • Past President and Chair of BoD for MOSA-NY

  • Board Member, Secretary and Treasurer UWIAA-NY

  • AFUWI Gala Committee Member

  • Co-Founder, President, Chairman of the Board, Mico University College Foundation of America (MUCFA)



Owen Everard James

Education

  • Mico Teachers’ College - 1962

  • Howard University (B.A. Phil. & Econ.) – 1967

  • ILO International Center for Advanced Technical & Vocational Training (Dip. Production Management) – 1970

Professional Experience

  • Teacher, Rennock Lodge Primary School, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Plant Manager, SEPROD Group, Kingston, Jamaica

  • General Manager, Belfield Industries, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Regional Manufacturing Director, Colgate Palmolive International. Major Assignments: The Caribbean, Canada, the United States, East & Southern Africa 

  • Retired - 2000

Other

  • Board of Trustees, Burlington County College Foundation, New Jersey.

  • Board of Directors The Sharing Center, FL.

  • Author: "Jamaican by Birth American by Choice - Third World Roots & Character Meet First World Opportunity & Contradiction"; "Sufferers' Manifesto - A Challenge to the Best in us and Among us"; "Brackets - A Book of Poems"; "Pebbles & Pearls: Existence, Life-Living-Dying-Death & Purpose"; Co-Editor: "OUR STORY - Jamaica's Visionary Experimental Secondary Classes 1954-1960"

  • Co-Founder, Member of the Board, Secretary/COO, Mico University College Foundation of America (MUCFA)



Trevor A. Thomas

Education

  • Mico Teachers’ College Graduate – 1962

  • University of the West Indies - B.Sc (Economics & Accounting) – 1967

  • M.Sc (Accounting) – 1977

  • Chartered Accountant - FCA. Member, Institute Of Chartered Accountants - Jamaica & The Caribbean - 1977

  • International Management Institute: Caribbean Senior Executive

  • Management Program Diploma - 1987

Professional Experience

  • St. Georges College - Teacher

  • Price Waterhouse - Accountant

  • National Hotels & Properties Ltd. - Regional Financial Controller

  • Royal Bank Of Canada (Jamaica) Ltd. - Comptroller

  • Mutual Security Bank Ltd. (Jamaica) - General Manager Finance & Planning

  • National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd. - General Manager Finance & Planning

Other

  • Founding Director, Jamaica Money Market Brokers Ltd.

  • Founding Director, Mutual Security Bank (Cayman) Ltd.

  • Computer Services & Programming Ltd. (Jamaica) – Board Member

  • Small Business Development Center (Jamaica) – Board Member

  • Jamaica Red Cross Society – Board Member

  • Member of the Board, Treasurer & Chief Research Officer, Mico University College Foundation of America (MUCFA)


Karen Kennedy, M.D.


Born in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Kennedy is the daughter of distinguished Mico Teachers’ College (now The Mico University College) 1966 Graduate, Earle B. Kennedy.


Education

  • 1992 - B. Sc., Biology; B. A., Philosophy, Binghamton University (formerly State University of New York at Binghamton), Binghamton, NY.

  • 1997 - Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

  • 1998 ObGyn Resident, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.

  • 1999 Chief Resident in last year, Resident doctor training completed at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Family Medicine Residency. Served 1 month of International Medicine clerkship at an under-served clinic in Kingston, Jamaica the year prior while in residency.

Professional Experience

  • Horizon Family Medical Group in Goshen, NY, Associate Program Director, The Brooklyn Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Brooklyn, NY, Locum Tenens Family Physician in New York, and Michigan Family Physician, Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) West Michigan

  • 2010 - Various committees including but not limited to the Ethics Committee, Office Electronic Health Record Champion, Regional Opioid Task Force, Primary Care Recruitment team

  • 2011 - 2017 Lead Physician, MHPP Browning Claytor Health Center.

  • 2015 - Medical Director, MHPP Community Benefit Ministry and Wege Family Practice Private

  • 2016 - Family Medicine Board Re-Certification

  • 2019 - Chair, MHPP Regional Service Excellence Committee

Other

  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center board participation: Graduate Medical Education Committee, Forms Committee, Chair of Ambulatory Electronic Health Record development.

  • Emergency Room Committee Volunteer Physician at Mile 11 of the New York Marathon

  • Participant, American Heart Association Full Marathon.

  • Hawaii Participant in various 10K’s and 5K’s.

  • National Health Service Corps Family Physician participant.

  • Vice President, West Michigan Medical Society (branch of the National Medical Association)

  • Multiple speaking engagements and article submissions to the Grand Valley State University’s West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast.

  • Grand Rapids African American Health Initiative, local church health presentations, and local newspapers.

  • Michigan State University Broad College of Business Executive Leadership Development Certificate.

  • Board Member, Mico University College Foundation of America.


Sharon Bogues Wolfe


MUCFA is delighted to welcome Mrs. Sharon Bogues Wolfe to its Board of Directors. Sharon is a graduate of the Mico University College, and a successful communications and Educational, Administrative professional with more than 20 years of experience in Public Relations, Media, Perception & Brand Management.


Education

  • June 2001 - Cert. in Management Development, Carlton University, Eric Sprott School of Business, Ottawa, Canada

  • 1989 - M.A., Communications - Columbia University Teacher’s College, New York, USA

  • 1982 - B.A. (Hons.), Communication & English - CARIMAC, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Specialization: Radio Broadcasting

  • 1978 - Teachers’ Certificate, The Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica. Specialization: Language Arts & Social Studies

  • 1999-2017 - Professional Development Courses: Public Sector Marketing, Events Planning, Project Management, Proposal & Grant Writing, Crisis Communication

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - Present: Director, Alumni Affairs & Development, The Mico University College

  • 2006-2007 - Director of Communications, Ministry of Education & Youth (MOEY)

  • 2004-2006 - Director of Communications, Education Transformation Team (Special Responsibility for Stakeholder Participation)

  • 2003-2004 - Director, Strategic & Program Support Unit, MOEY/HEART Trust/NTA

  • 2002 Sept. - 2003 Feb - Marketing Consultant, Jamaica National Building Society, Toronto, Canada

  • 1995-1998 - Director of Communications - HEART Trust/NTA

  • 1992-1994 - Teacher of English, Coca-Cola, Tokyo, Japan

  • 1985-1990 - Office Manager, Office of Publications, Columbia University, New York

Other

  • Designed and implemented The MUC Alumni engagement plan

  • Overall responsibility for Public Relations, sponsorship for events, and the College’s Scholarship Program whose funding I increased by more than 10%

  • Organize and successfully executed The MUC’s first Homecoming which is now a bi-annual event

  • Produce the quarterly alumni e-newsletter and distribute to alumni

  • Actively engaged in re-imagining, building the MUC alumni database

  • Planned and executed with the Conference team, the International Mathematics Conference that involved over 300 participants

  • Chaired group of 10 NGOs to effectively plan and execute events at the local, regional and national levels focusing on parenting skills for Parents Month

  • Coordinated and worked with over 200 PTAs island-wide to successfully launch the National Parent Teachers Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) which is a powerful stakeholder in the education sector

  • Workshop presenter ‘Attitude will get you everywhere’ JCF, Staff College; Former member, Advisory Board, iLead JN Foundation; Former Adjunct Director, Voice & Speech, The Mico University College; Former Vice Chairman of the School Board – Clan Clarthy Primary School

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