Meet The Executive Board


NAME: Christine Newton
POSITION: Secretary

Christine Newton, IT Technical Analyst that specialize in technical architechure, database management and Marketing Manager has been GCAHC secretary for the last 3 years.  She  coordinates events which produces exceptional cultural artistic expressions from all over the world.  She volunteers for many special needs programs and help parents in the special needs and autistic community, find resources to help their loved ones strive in their community.   Christine loves fashion, is an avid traveler and a promoter of cultural expression from all over the world.  Some of the events that she has helped planned and participated are A fashion Affair events, Ms Gwinnett County Special Pageant and African Children’s fund, Emory Autism events.  Christine is happy to help bring the Caribbean community together by being GCAHC secretary.




Joycelyn Head Shot

NAME: Joycelyn
POSITION: 2nd Vice President

Joycelyn has played an integral role in GCAHC from its very inception and has continued to work  hard to see the organization succeed throughout its existence. She has worked on the Heritage Month Opening Ceremony for years and continues to be actively involved in various aspects of the Georgia Caribbean community. She is an accountant by profession.



NAME: Jennifer Clarke

POSITION: Assistant Secretary

Jennifer is a native of the island of Jamaica, she obtained her education in London England.

Jennifer started her Insurance Career in New York City with New York Life and later joined MetLife. She served as a moderator for Life Underwriter Training Council and has been on the Board of The New York City Association of Life Underwriters in various positions including President of the Bronx Chapter, Jennifer currently serving as secretary on the board of Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition.

Jennifer has proven herself to be one of the insurance industry leaders mentoring others and providing service to families and small businesses she is considered to be a resource to her clients as the eyes and ears of the insurance industry, educating whenever the need arises within the community, she is the owner of JJ Edwards Financial Group Inc., Insurance Broker and Benefits Consultant.





Ernie Jones served for 14 years with one of Georgia’s most influential governmental Affairs/Lobby Firms, Joe Tanner &Associates, for 14 years.  He worked on behalf of EmoryUniversity, Georgia Power, Mediacom, City of Albany and City of Valdosta, Tenaska, just to name a few.

Prior, Ernie served as a deputy campaign manager in the successful 1998 gubernatorial election of Roy Barnes. In 1992 and 1994, Ernie also served as campaign manager to Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.  Ernie’s steep experience with government relations was born in New York where in 1977, Was Press Secretary to one of New York State’s most respected legislators, Assemblyman Al Vann, Senior editor, Democratic Majority, New York State Assembly, Press Secretary to Congressman Al Waldon, Jr.; conducted media relations for Congressman Ed Towns; chief of staff to char of Assembly Social Services Committee, Rhoda Jacobs and media and community affairs consultant to Councilwoman Una Clarke, and an assistant for African-Caribbean affairs 1992 Clinton Presidential election ( New York).

Ernie was an associate member, New York Press Club; member, National Urban Affairs Council; board member, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Greater New York; board member, Flatbush Action Day Care Center; president Caribbean American Political Organization (CAMPO) and founding member Caribbean American Heritage Coalition, (Georgia)

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