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
Ms Kerlin Charles
Kerlin Charles (BSc, CSC) is a Clinical Sexologist (Relationship coach) and holds a BSc in Psychology. Ms. Charles also holds the position of Civil Society liaison representative on the National HIV Response Committee (NHRC), board member of the Grenada Planned Parenthood Association, Spotlight Initiative Reference Group member, and St. George’s University Public Health Community Advisory Board member.
Ms. Charles’s passion and experiences are in the areas of social justice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and Juvenile Justice. She advocates for key populations, women, and men. She strives to assist key populations in working to attain Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, thereby creating an enabling environment for themselves and their community.
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 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
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.His most recent accomplishments have been his participation in the 2018 young leaders of America’s initiative and the 2019 UNLEASED Innovative Lab.
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.
Dr Lauren Orlando
Lauren Orlando (PhD, MSc) is an Assistant Professor at St. George’s University with the Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. She thrives on servicing the community, especially in the roles of Resident Caregiver at Bel Air Home for Children, Spotlight Initiative Reference Group member.
Dr Orlando thrives in the areas of public health, social justice, human rights, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and advocacy for vulnerable populations. She feels extremely passionate about ensuring populations at each level of society are exposed and offered quality education, health, socio-economic opportunities, and violence prevention so that all Grenadians can prosper in safer and healthier environments.
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.
Ava Renee McIntyre
Before pursuing her bachelor’s degree, Ms McIntyre worked as a science teacher but focused on a much bigger prize. This very friendly, energetic, and self-motivated person who enjoys playing soccer, singing, and reading achieved her first degree at St. George’s University in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree. She aspires to acquire a Ph.D. in Medical Biotechnology.
The environment she grew up in had a significant impact on her. When given the opportunity, she always gives her all and always surpasses her expectations. She hasn’t only displayed the ability to stick to her dreams, but her gifted intelligence makes her well-aligned to pursuing her dream. Ava has shown extraordinary disciplinary skills in science and a mindset that will succeed under the most challenging conditions. She has exceptional teamwork abilities that will enrich any setting in which she finds herself and add a warm smile to it. Ava’s life philosophy and a mindset to stick to her dreams make her a formidable force and a pioneer for future development in the health and well-being of her people. She can only serve her country and her people if her potential is recognized.
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.