NAME: Tony Alleyne
Tony has over twenty-five years of extensive experience in the Information Technology industry with eleven years in senior leadership positions. He began his professional career as an IBM Systems Engineer and progressed through several levels of management. Tony holds degrees in Engineering, Legal Studies and Management and currently runs an engineering organization for a major US corporation.
Tony has spent many years involved in community service activities and has received several awards and recognitions including being inducted as a Black Achiever. Tony is the recipient of a United States Special Congressional citation and a Georgia Secretary of State Award for community service. Additionally, he was recognized by Junior Achievement for six years of service as an executive adviser. Tony is dedicated to advancing the economic and political profile of Caribbean people in Georgia and promoting their heritage. He has also served as the president of the Barbados Association for several years.
Tony enjoys most sports and is an avid golfer and tennis player.
NAME: Joyce Thompson
POSITION: Vice President
Joyce Thompson is a native of Trinidad and Tobago who migrated to the United States 42 years ago. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Accounting from DeVry University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University.
She presently serves as President of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia and has served in multiple organizations as Treasurer and chairpersons of various committees. She earned the President’s award for Hard Work, Dedication and Commitment from the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia in 2012. Servant Leadership and giving back to the community is her passion. She is dedicated to personal growth as is illustrated through her involvement with Toastmasters International. She has also attended many workshops on non-profit at the non-profit foundation, Atlanta.
Joyce has worn many hats in leadership and believes with her past experiences and educational background she can be an asset to GCAHC. As vice-president of GCAHC she will work towards gaining the trust of the Caribbean community to rebuild the credability of GCAHC. Her goal is to connect all the Caribbean organizations in a Strategic Planning Process to discuss the future of GCAHC. She believes that ‘Unity is Strength’ and” together much can be accomplished”.
NAME: Genoria McCormick
POSITION: Youth Officer
Genori is a graduate of Spelman College holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She currently works as a Business Analyst for a technology and consulting company. Being in a position that requires clear communication and problem solving, she has learned so much about people, and essentially, about herself.
Her newfound appreciation for life and all of its inhabitants has drawn her closer to a passion she never knew existed within her: helping others, especially youth. She looks forward to opportunities that will allow her to share the wealth of knowledge and understanding that she has acquired thus far. Genori is of Panamanian descent, which provided the foundation for her love of the Hispanic and Caribbean cultures. She aims to share the rich history and beauty with those who are unfamiliar. Her desire is to ensure that our Caribbean community has the resources to make a significant impact. Genori has a passion for youth and young adults, as they are the generations that she feels are well equipped to implement change in our world.
As a community, we can be the change that we ultimately want to see and she wants to help motivate and inspire these young people to be the faces of change.
NAME: Marissa Williams
POSITION: Public Relations & Communications
Marissa is a graduate of Emory University with an M.B.A. in International Marketing & Global Strategy. She has used her marketing & public relations experience to serve in several Caribbean organizations in Georgia including as Youth Officer for Trinidad & Tobago Association of Georgia Inc, Marketing Consultant for Georgia Caribbean Culture (G.C.C.) Inc and Atlanta Carnival Bandleaders Council (A.C.B.C.). She has worked for several media houses including as contributing writer to Caribbean Spice Magazine, Talawah Journals and is currently Chief Editor for 2BKaribbean Productions. She works as a contributing air-shifter for the Caribbean Runnings Show on WRFG 89.3 F.M and also serves on the stations’s board.
Marissa’s volunteerism feeds her dedication to raising the profile of Caribbean community in Georgia and throughout the United States. She believes this can be done through a true sense of community and unity and by quality execution of any activity that represents the Caribbean region.
NAME: Christine Newton
Christine Newton, a business information system major, has been a coordinator of A Fashion Affair for over ten years. 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.
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.