The membership of United and Strong Inc. has selected a new interim board to direct its affairs following a general community meeting this past weekend. This is the second such meeting for the year as the organisation works to rationalise its operations.
Jessica St. Rose who has served as secretary with the former executive team, Janice Stephens and Marcellus Miller are now at the helm of Saint Lucia’s sole LGBTI organisation. They will serve as an interim board to oversee the restructuring of the organisation, which previously operated with a Board of Directors and an Executive Team led by Executive Director Kenita Placide.
U&S has made great strides in the past few years and management has recognised that this growth necessitates changes in its governance structure. Subsequently consultant Akim Ade Larcher, who has a long history with U&S, came on board to guide the process.
The interim board will serve until a new permanent board is appointed within the next six months.