Co-Director – Trained and certified in Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Hayden joined GrenCHAP in 2009 as a volunteer and has assisted with several projects since that time. He is certified and a training facilitator in media advocacy, stigma and discrimination documentation, and sexual and reproductive health.
Hayden was very instrumental in mobilizing and conducting our men’s forum on behavioral change an education project funded by amfAR. He is also a former Community Animator for the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Alliance. In his professional career, Hayden works as a supervisor in a training program that aims to help develop young persons through career orientation, first hand exposure to the work environment, skills training and certification.
Co-Director – Michael joined GrenCHAP in 2007 as a volunteer. Recognized for his exemplary behaviour, he was appointed to the advisory board, and later the board of directors. Michael is currently pursuing a BSc in Psychology, at St George’s University. In the last 8 years his focus has been HIV & AIDS prevention and education, especially among LGBT persons.
From 2011 to 2014 Mr. Thomas worked with the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Alliance on the ECAP II project, as a peer educator focusing on marginalized groups affected by HIV. He has also served as the chair of the Barbados and OECS Youth Advisory Group for the United Nations Population Fund.
Michael has also worked with many charitable organizations throughout Grenada, regionally and internationally. In 2015 he had the opportunity to represent GrenCHAP at the One Young World Summit, as a youth panellist on a special session on HIV/AIDS. Presently, he serves as the co-president of his university LGBT student organization and also a One Young World Caribbean Ambassador for the One Young World Foundation.
Co-Director – Certified Quality Assurance and Customer Service coach. In 2009 Kimani represented GrenCHAP and by extension, Grenada at the OAS General Assembly in Honduras. She has since participated in various sensitisation and advocacy projects including but not limited to; educating youths on appropriate contraceptive use, and providing support to individuals struggling with sexual orientation issues. As a domestic violence survivor, Kimani has also participated in GNOWs Violence Against Women Campaign and was featured in their PSA and is the author behind the Love Without Fear 3-part written series.
Co-Director – Ms. Charles is currently pursuing a BSc in Psychology, at St George’s University. Kerlin joined GrenCHAP in 2007, and became Project Coordinator in 2009. She has been a voluntary counseling and testing provider for the past ten years, and has facilitated informational sessions with young persons and adults, both locally and regionally. A former Red Cross volunteer member and Project Coordinator. Kerlin is also certified in documentation of LGBT issues.
She currently sits on the OECS Regional Coordinating Mechanism for the Global Fund grant, and is a member of the technical team for International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), and a former member of CariFLAG’s and the Caribbean Sex Workers Association. Kerlin has worked and developed a program for youth prisoners in Grenada (Project REACH), and is presently trained to provide psycho-social facilitation to victims of domestic violence and young boys in conflict with the law. She is also the president and founder of another non-profit, GrenAIDS. Kerlin is presently the Assistant Manager of the Bacolet Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre for Juveniles.
Co-Director / Project Coordinator – Ms. Abraham holds a B.A. in Sociology with an interest in gender and development advocacy both locally and regionally. She also holds an A.A. in Business Administration. KizzyAnn joined GrenCHAP in 2011, shortly after she was appointed to the advisory board, and later the board of directors.
From 2010 to 2014 Ms. Abraham worked as the Administrative Officer of the Grenada Planned Parenthood Association (GPPA). Her major responsibilities included financial recording, service statistic reporting and inventory controls. Using her initiative KizzyAnn revived the Associations Youth Advocacy Movement within three participating secondary schools on island. Additionally, she has worked & volunteered with several non-profit organizations in Grenada, addressing social issues from juvenile delinquency to GBV and HIV.
KizzyAnn is notably known for coordinating the “Speak Out” visual exhibit, with support received from the Grenada National Org. of Women Inc., and the Ministry of Social Development. Through the C’bean HIV/AIDS Alliance she has been trained to work with marginalized populations as an HIV & AIDS peer educator, and has three years of experience working in the field.
Communications Officer – Mr. Elahie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2015. He actively participated in extracurricular activities throughout secondary school including the Grenlec inter-secondary schools’ debates and Young Leaders. He has volunteered at the Grenada National Museum and is currently a volunteer as an assistant teacher with the GLAM (Girls, Leaders, Advocates and More) project of St. Patrick whose goal is to socially develop teenage girls and under. Presently he holds the position of treasurer at his toastmasters club and he is working on his proficiency in Spanish.