Executive Board

Samantha Samuels

President

Samantha is a graduate from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational leadership, with a focus on Small business and Non-Profit. She is the founder of @authenticmeconsulting. She just started a local chapter for the National Federation for Families of Children with Mental Health. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Mental Health and Wellness with a focus on family dynamics. She has accepted the Proclamation on behalf of the Caribbean Association of Georgia from the City of McDonough. She has been a pillar in her community. Samantha is from Guyana

Garth Henton

Vice President

Garth Henton, Vice President
Garth is a retired customer service supervisor with the Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation, he also has professional experience within the airline industry. He is an ordained minister who has served as Associate Pastor at Atlanta Metropolitan Church of God and at Hope Church in Morrow, Georgia. Garth is a graduate of Long Island University with a BS in Marketing and has completed graduate course work in Public Relations. He is a proud Caribbean (Jamaica, W.I.).

Christine Newton

Public Relations/Secretary

Christine is a graduate of Keller School of Engineering and Science with a Masters of Information System Management degree, Database Management and a Bachelors in Business Information System. She is the Project Manger for A Fashion Affair, certified in ICAgile (ICP) well-rounded background includes, Enterprise system mergers and separation, ETL and wireless telecom servicing business and large, complex government accounts (globally), Cloud technology, AWS, Firewall and Security management, Planning, natural langual Processing, automation. Christine enjoys helping special needs indiviudals reach their full potential with technology  

Lawrence Prescott

Assistant Public Relations

Lawrence previously served on the executive board of CAG as the Public Relations Director and Treasurer. Lawrence is the owner and creative director of Caribbean Life Tv whom he manages with his wife Wendy Prescott. He is also the creative mind of @lawrenceprescottphotography. He is from the country of Guyana. He is a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Guyana Association of Georgia. Lawrence is the father of 3 beautiful daughters.

Ms Olinda Ricard-Hodge

Secretary

Mrs. Ricard-Hodge is a RESPECT Institute Speaker and Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health. She serves as the Administrative Support Specialist for the Faith-Based Mental Health Initiative, a board member on the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, the Program Director/Lead Mentor for the Leadership for Life Mentoring Program. She earned an Associates in Culinary Arts from Nicholls State University in Louisiana, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a Minor in Business Administration. Olinda is mixed Caribbean by way of Trinidad and Louisiana.

Assistant Secretary

Camille Fitzsimmonds

A native from the beautiful island of Jamaica, Camille has always been a part of the creative world.  It was inevitable Camille's mother acted with Louise Bennett who was a cultural icon and her father wrote for the Jamaican Gleaner.  Camille received a degree in Broadcasting and she also studied theater in college in New York and at Brenau University in Georgia. Camille has done a vast amount of TV Commercials, independent films, music videos, and theater. Camille was nominated for playwright of the year 2019. She wrote "Memory Laine" which helped
 Raise Awareness for the Alzheimer's foundation.  Camille volunteers for the Home of Hope children's shelter and recently was appointed Assistant Secretary for the Caribbean Association of GA. Camille also canvassed for various politicians during the elections. Camille firmly believes in giving back to her community.  The road  and path of her journey which she travels , Camille knows in her heart that the lord leads and guides her and she is a strong believer of Christ through him anything and everything is possible

Thaddeus Nathaniel

Treasurer

Mr Thaddeus Nathaniel  held the position of vice president for CAG for 2 consecutive terms during the prior administration. He was born in the U.S. Virgin Island, St. Croix, his parents are from Antigua. Thaddeus previously worked in customer service. He has experience in the financial market as a commodity broker, marketing and compliance. He was the liaison for all clients in a precious metal trading company.

Garfield Wilks

Assistant Treasurer

Garfield was born and raised in Jamaica in a little district called Blue Hole in the parish of St. Catherine. Garfield migrated to the United States of America in 2012. He completed a Master's in supply chain management and international business

Ms Julian M Walker

Sergeant At Arms

Ms. Julian Walker is a native of Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. She attended Metropolitan College of New York and earned a Bachelor's in Professional Studies in Human Services.  She worked as a Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor and as a Nurse Technician.  Additonally, she went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration from Ohio Christian University and currently practice Family Counseling amd Teaches.  She is a member of Tabernacle of Praise Church International and serves on the Global Mission Ministry

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