The Executive Committee manages the affairs of the Queen’s College Association.  Its responsibility is to further the objectives of the Association and uphold its constitution.  The following officers were elected to the executive committee to serve for two years at the elections held on January 20, 2018:

President

Michelle Daniel

Michelle has spent the vast majority of her professional life in the financial services sector, working with both the former Barclays Bank PLC and FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (now CIBC FirstCaribbean) contributing to the Lending, Marketing & Business Development, Human Resources and Small Business areas. Subsequently, she spent approximately 5 years with the Inter-American Development Bank at its Barbados Country Office. At present, Michelle is freelancing on small projects and communications assignments, at the same time charting her future path.

The functions of the President are to:

  • preside at General Meetings and at meetings of the Executive Committee
  • enforce strict observance of the Constitution
  • sign all relevant documents on behalf of the Association
  • perform such other relevant duties as required by the general body or Executive Committee
  • be spokesperson for the Association on matters of policy

Vice President

Suzette Clarke

The functions of the Vice President are to:

  • assist the President in the performance of his or her functions
  • perform, in the absence of the President, the functions of the President

Secretary

Gayle Drakes

The functions of the Secretary are to:

  • give the necessary notice of meetings
  • conduct the correspondence of the Association
  • keep full and correct minutes of proceedings at meetings
  • keep a register of current members
  • keep the books and documents of the Association
  • make books in his or her charge available for inspection by financial members on request

Treasurer

Sherry Cumberbatch

Sherry is Accountant at Plumtree Club, Rockley Resort, Christ Church, and West Bar, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, St. James.
She is Chairperson of the Fund Raising, Telephone sub-committees and Community Outreach,  visiting elderly alumni.
Sherry attended Queen’s College from 1966 to 1974, and joined the QCA in 1981.
She is a Past President of the QCA, serving in 1982, 1983, and 2001. In October 2009, Sherry received the Daphne Roett Award for Outstanding Service to the QCA.

The functions of the Treasurer are to:

  • receive and be responsible for monies receivable by the Association
  • keep the accounts of the Association
  • make books in his or her charge available for inspection by financial members on request

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Heather Harewood

Heather is a medical doctor with specialization in Public Health. She is currently a lecturer in Public Health and Epidemiology at the UWI Cave Hill. Her areas of interest include maternal and child health. Heather is married with two children, one a  recent graduate of Queen’s College and the other currently attending QC. She is pleased to serve on the QCA Executive Committee, as it allows her to purposefully “give back” to the alma mater.

The functions of the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer are to:

  • assist the Secretary and/or Treasurer in the performance of his or her functions;
  • perform, in the absence of the Secretary or the Treasurer, the functions of the Secretary or the Treasurer

Public Relations Officer

Ryan Walters

The functions of the Public Relations Officer are to:

  • disseminate information to the general public and membership about activities of the Association via communication with all sections of the media

Floor members (4)

Kathie Daniel, née Branker

Kathie is part of the Queen’s College class of ’79. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1984.
She is Founder and CEO of Southpaw Grafix Inc., a graphic design and marketing company.
Kathie is married to Colin Daniel, and they are the parents of Nicholas Daniel, also a QC alumnus, and a recent graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology. She and her family have lived in Canada, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands. She has worked with the QCA since her return to Barbados in 2008.
She has also worked with the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, Barbados Youth Business Trust and TVET Council to promote skills training in Barbados.
Kathie loves art, reading, aviation, and rugby.

Sandra Sealy, née Layne

Sandra commenced her education at Queen’s College in 1972 in form 1 Alpha, and was awarded a Barbados Scholarship in 1979. She joined the QCA soon after graduating from UWI, St. Augustine, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. She initially worked in the telecommunications sector, then furthered her education and is currently the CEO of the Fair Trading Commission. Over the years she has been actively involved in the association, holding positions of Secretary, Asst. Secretary and Executive Member. She is married and has two children.

Sharon Marshall

Sharon is an award-winning journalist, corporate communication professional and author. She is a former television news anchor with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, and was one of the presenters of the regionally syndicated TV magazine programme Caribscope produced by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union. She also served as Director of News and Current Affairs with CBC, and as Manager, Programme Operations with the CBU. Since leaving journalism, she has headed public relations departments in the fields of telecommunications and financial services in Barbados and the Cayman Islands.
She was educated at Hindsbury Primary School, Queen’s College, and the Barbados Community College. Sharon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) in Radio Production from Howard University, and was awarded a Master of Arts in English and a Ph.D. in History by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
She has served on the executive of the QCA on a number of occasions.

Jacqueline Clarke

The function of the Floor Members is to supports the officers and assist in furthering the objectives of the QCA.

Immediate Past President

Cecilia Stallard

The Sub-Committees

  • Fundraising
  • Membership
  • Publicity & Social Media
  • Elsie Payne Lecture & Awards
  • QC Giving