Xia is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She has valuable insight from working, volunteering and interning at governmental and non-governmental organizations across the island of Grenada. During that time, Xia gained critical knowledge in intervention techniques, human behaviour and the environment, social policy. She joined GrenCHAP in August of 2021 to oversee the launch and implementation of the SRHR project.
Ms Stacy-Ann Henwood
Stacy-Ann is a graduate of the T A Marryshow Community College with an associate’s degree in Social Work, and has undertaken training with local and regional groups to assist marginalized populations. She joined GrenCHAP in August 2021 for the implementation of the SRHR project.
Board of Directors
Director of Programmes
Ms Kerlin Charles
Kerlin is currently pursuing a BSc in Psychology, at St George’s University. She joined GrenCHAP in 2007 and became the Project Coordinator in 2009.
She has been a Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) provider since 2008 and has facilitated informational sessions with young persons and adults, both locally and regionally. Kerlin is also certified in documentation of LGBT issues.
Ms Charles currently sits on the OECS Regional Coordinating Mechanism for the The Global Fund grant, is a member of the technical team for International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), a board member of the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV (CRN+), and a former member of CARIFLAGS and the Caribbean Sex Workers Association.
She has worked and developed a program for youth prisoners in Grenada (Project Reach) and is trained to provide psycho-social facilitation to victims of domestic violence and young boys in conflict with the law. She is the president and founder of another non-profit organisation, GrenAIDS. Kerlin is presently the Assistant Manager of the Bacolet Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre for Juveniles.
Director of Finance
Mr Hayden Bethelmy
Trained and certified in the Tourism and Hospitality industry. Hayden joined GrenCHAP in 2009 as a volunteer and has assisted with several projects since that time. He is a training facilitator in media advocacy, stigma and discrimination documentation, and sexual and reproductive health.
Hayden was very instrumental in mobilising and conducting our men’s forum on behavioural change an education project funded by amfAR. He is also a former Community Animator for the Caribbean HIV/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.
Director of Human Resources
Mr Chris Edwards
Mr Edwards joined the GrenCHAP board in 2016. Chris has extensive experience in management, sales and marketing, customer service, training and developing new staff, and providing consultancy to companies on increasing productivity.
Assistant Director of Programmes
Ms Kimani Parke
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 their sexual orientation.
She has also been interviewed by local media on issues that may affect the livelihood of LGBT persons living in Grenada. As a domestic violence survivor, Kimani has also participated in Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW) Violence Against Women campaign and was featured in their PSA. She is also an author of the Love Without Fear part written series.
Liaison/Advisor to the Board
Mr Michael Thomas
Michael joined GrenCHAP in 2007 as a volunteer, and is a certified Voluntary Counselling & Testing (VCT) provider. Recognized for his commitment to the organisation, he was appointed to the Advisory Board. Michael is currently pursuing a BSc in Psychology, at St George’s University.
Since 2008, his focus has been HIV & AIDS Prevention and Education and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, especially among LGBT persons. From 2011 to 2014, Mr Thomas worked with the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance on the ECAP II project, as a peer educator focusing on marginalised groups affected by HIV During his time with Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance he was recognized in the 2014 Commonwealth Young Achievers Book. 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 organisations 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. He also participated in the 2014 Atlantic Dialogue and Young Emerging Leaders program and the 2016 International HIV/AIDS Conference.
He also served as the co-president of SGU’s Pride & Equality LGBT student organization, and also a One Young World Caribbean Ambassador for the One Young World Foundation. He was a recipient of the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
Mr Nigel Mathlin
Nigel is a co-founder of GrenCHAP and served as the President of the organisation from 2003 to 2013. He continues to volunteer as a certified HIV & Syphilis Rapid Testing and Voluntary Counselling & Testing (VCT) provider, and advises the board and staff on projects and programmes.