Chris Scott has been the President and CEO of Caribbean Association of Georgia since 2014. She was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where she spent part of her earlier years. In 1971 her parents migrated the family to Queens, New York, where she later graduated from High School and went on to attend City College of New York in Harlem and studied Theatrical Arts.
She is the president of Caribbean Association of Georgia, a non- profit organization, with nine elected board members and seven committees in place to accomplish specific community goals. Her leadership ensures that CAG is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of society’s most vulnerable, by providing necessary services to the Georgia and Caribbean community.
Mrs. Scott is committed to also leading CAG in playing a catalytic role in educating, enlightening, empowering, encouraging, inspiring, and informing others. She realizes that the community requires support and involvement from various non-profit organizations to actually improve the welfare of others that are in need. The Caribbean Association of Georgia desires to give back to these communities in various capacities.
Affectionately called Director Scott by actors in the Arts, because she is a Director of Stage Plays, Producer and owner of The Studios at The Galaxy Theater in Riverdale, Georgia. She is also an Acting Coach and a Real Estate Broker, who has spent 15 years in a career as a Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Specialist and in Payroll Benefits. She spent 5 years as a radio personality on The Caribbean Connection Radio Show in South Florida. Mrs. Scott has been the Henry County Section Leader of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), based in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Scott holds a Masters of Psychology Degree, with specialization in Counseling.
Chris loves spending time with her family and teaching the children in the community about the Arts and how to communicate more effectively for future successes.
Mrs. Scott always seeks to stand on the CAG MISSION STATEMENT:
by focusing on enhancing the quality of life of society’s most vulnerable, by providing necessary services to the Georgia and Caribbean community. She is committed to ensuring that CAG continues to play a catalytic role in educating, enlightening, empowering, encouraging, inspiring, and informing others.
Arlene was born in New Amsterdam, Guyana, South America. She attended and graduated from New Amsterdam Multilateral High School (Science Stream focus). After graduation, Arlene moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked full-time and part-time gigs to support herself through undergraduate and graduate college.
While briefly attending Spelman College and focusing on a pre-med curriculum, Arlene quickly realized that she severely lacked the required core passion for studying medicine. After some internal probing, she transferred her credits to Georgia State University and focused on technology. After graduating in 2000 with a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and a concentration in Computer Information Systems (CIS), she has not looked back. In 2006, Arlene received her Master’s in Project Management (with distinction) from Keller Graduate School of Management.
With a background vast and deeply engrossed in technology and with over 15 years in the field, Arlene has served in the following capacities and industries:
· Line of Business Applications and Database Programmer
· Systems Integration Specialist
· ETL Developer/Technical Analyst
· Microsoft SharePoint Developer/Administrator
· Collaboration and Search (Content and Database Expert)
· Certified Instructor/Trainer
· Project Manager/Team Leader/Software Architect
· Various industries (Manufacturing, Government, Consumer Products, Medical Devices, Internet and Hosting, Telephony)
As an entrepreneur, Arlene is co-founder and CIO of AOWR Media LLC and is primarily responsible for all Technology Development and support. The company owns the brands, Tropical Current™, the subsidiary MaHDD Energy™ and its brands, as well as the brand King Danskie™. AOWR Media provides the technological infrastructure and administrative support for all its brands—which provide various services such as digital advertising, business analytics, radio promotion, Caribbean-related events/entertainment and business analytics.
Arlene enjoys solving problems that would make a positive difference and making the complex seem easy. She would love to see TRUE (ethical and empowering) leadership and unity in Caribbean communities around the globe. She supports causes that seek to improve and preserve the Arts and Culture, those that encourage proficient Technology use and development and causes that promote Economic Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation. She is doing her small part, one day at a time.
Kimani Allen was born in Kingston Jamaica. He attended Dunrobin Prep, and then went on to graduate from Wolmer’s Boys School before migrating to the United States in1996. He followed his calling to serve his new country in the United States Army, where he spent five years active and one year in the reserves. Kimani's military career started in Fort Knox Kentucky in 2001, spent 4 years in Germany and fittingly ended in Fort Knox Kentucky in 2006. He moved to Georgia in 2006, where he worked for retailer Victoria’s Secret and also took on the responsibility of caring for his elderly father. Kimani started volunteering with CAG back in 2012 and officially became a member in 2014. Kimani holds degrees in Health Services Management. Information Technology and Web Design. Kimani is always willing to assist his fellow man. He is married to his wife of fifteen years Tsahai, and they have two children, Jayden and Jada. They reside in Locust Grove, GA.
SFC Winston O. Thomas was born in Jamaica. He attended Clarendon College and later the University of Technology formerly known as CAST where he obtained a degree in Physical Planning. He migrated to the United States in September of 1997. He made the life changing decision to join the United States Army in April of 1998. He spent two years at Fort Lewis after which he was reassigned to Schweinfurt, Germany where he spent the next eight years. He gained most of his military experience in Germany and over a seven year span was promoted through the ranks to Sergeant First Class. SFC Thomas achieved many accolades and medals during his army career. He received two bronze stars, (BSM), five Army Commendation Medals (ARCOM), two Army Achievement medals (AAM), five Army good conduct medals (ACGM) and five Iraqi Campaign Medals. SFC Thomas has been deployed to the Iraqi Theater of Operations on three separate occasions. SFC Thomas has also held many leadership positions during his 16 years in the Army. He has been a squad leader, Platoon Sergeant, Maintenance Team Chief and most recently the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) for the Ground Mobility Division in Ft. Benning, GA. When he is not actively engaged with work related activities, SFC Thomas can be found somewhere helping a friend or doing something for a complete stranger. He enjoys cooking for his family and friends alike. SFC Thomas is married to his lovely and devoted wife of fifteen years Olga and they have two sons Leon and Lionel. SFC Thomas resides in McDonough with his family.