[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The secretariat is the programme and administrative arm of the network led by an Executive Director. The secretariat staff of JN+ carry out day-to-day operations, focusing on the mandate of the network through the implementation and managing of projects & programmes and collaborating with partners for the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and achieving high impact. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
My name is Dane Lewis. I have been at JN+ since March 2019 in the capacity of Programme Manager. I have been providing support to the programme team in the implementation of programmes and activities, ensuring all are in line with the strategies of JN+. Despite studying media and communications, with a specialization in radio at UWI, my passion for social work and advocacy emerged in 2007 and since then, I worked with and for various advocacy and social support groups. I love JN+ as the work atmosphere is fun and gives me an opportunity to work from my passion which is to serve. I absolutely enjoy creating meals in the kitchen and I love dogs.
My Name is Judy-Ann Nugent. The Procurement and Operations Manager at JN+ since 2015. I’m currently a third-year student at the University of the West Indies, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies. My main role includes but not limited to managing the procurement process of all project activities , assisting the preparation of budgets and financial reports for donors, and supervising the overall operation of the secretariat. In my free time, I like to spend time in the kitchen cooking.
My Name Is Keemo McCalla, the Information Communication and Technology Officer at JN+ since February 2020. My educational background spans over Early childhood education at the St. Joseph’s Teachers College and Content Marketing and Advertising at the Icreate Institue. My main responsiblity at JN+ is to manage the organization’s online presence and communication, Oversee all design elements and content generation for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram.
My name is Kimberly Roach, a development practitioner who works assiduously to foster inclusivity and equity in Jamaica. I have a dynamic professional background which has seen me working in a number of different contexts within the development. Consequently, I have gained first-hand experience in the field and have fostered great appreciation, particularly for development work that is people-centric and solutions-driven.
I am pleased to serve as the Policy and Advocacy Officer at JN+ where I am able to bridge my passion for inclusive development whilst advocating for PLHIV persons. On the lighter side, I am a coffee connoisseur, who also happens to love going on adventures in Jamaica and exploring other parts of the globe. In addition, I am a social entrepreneur who believes that we can also solve developmental issues through social entrepreneurship.
My Name is Karraine Dillon. I’m a Proud Graduate of the University of West Indies with a BSc in Management Studies; Accounting (major). I have been at JN+ since February 2020 in the capacity of Finance Officer. My Main role at JN+ is Develop, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donors, and oversee all financial, project/program and grant accounting. My passion is to help myself and others around me to become their best version of themselves.
My name is Richard Plummer, Project and Community Engagement Officer at JN+. I have been a part of the JN+ team since April 2017. My core duties include but are not limited to coordinating and facilitating Treatment Literacy Sessions, making referrals for Persons living with HIV to gain access to treatment, care, and support services. Additionally, I conduct one-on-one sessions with People living with HIV regarding adherence, disclosure, stigma and discrimination, and self-care. I am a driven young man who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management. I’m affectionately called “Papalova” or “Richie”. I am very spontaneous and love adventure.
Nadine Lawrence has been a long-time volunteer with the Jamaican Network of Seropositives (JN+) as well as other NGOs. She has represented JN+ on both the international and local levels. In 2008 she became a full-time employee at JN+ and currently holds the position of Senior Redress Field Officer, for the Jamaica Anti Discrimination System for HIV in Jamaica (JADS). In her role as Senior Redress Officer, she is often viewed as the face of JN+ and this she takes very seriously and is always aiming for a high standard of service delivery for the members. Nadine is very passionate about her work; she is keen, thorough, and purposeful.
Over the years, her capacity has been built through participation in numerous training such as Phlebotomy, Providers Initial Testing, and Counseling (PITC), certification in Paralegal Studies, to provide preliminary guidance to persons seeking legal Redress, Counseling, and ARV treatment. She has second-hand experience in issues related to Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV). An enabling environment for PLHIV and advocating for their human rights is always at the fore of Ms. Lawrence’s mind as she continues to make her contribution to international and human development. Her dream is to help build JN+ to be the comprehensive support network it is envisioned to become.
My name is Aldean Williams. I am a proud graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica. I have been with JN+ from April 2020 in the capacity of Support Services Officer. My main role as the Support Services Officer is to work with individuals and groups specifically PLHIV and other key populations affected by HIV to promote optimum psychological health as a means of reducing their risk and vulnerabilities to contracting HIV or living positively as PLHIV. One thing I love about my job is having the chance to interact with individuals through various mediums. I love to sing and make my friends smile.