The Executive Board is comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and two trustees. Elections are held annually in October to fill all positions, with the exception of those for the trustees who are appointed by the president.

PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
ASSISTANT SECRETARY
ASSISTANT TREASURER
PARLIAMENTARIAN
TRUSTEE
TRUSTEE

2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WILLIAM (TONY) GRAY - President

 

Tony Gray was born and raised in Jamaica.  After graduating from Titchfield High School in Port Antonio, he spent the next three years with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) both in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.  Tony migrated to the United States in 1970 and completed his studies in Computer Science in Washington, DC.  He moved to Dallas in 1973 and was employed with Texas Instruments Corporation for five years.  Subsequent to this, Tony enjoyed a 37-year career at the IBM Corporation where he excelled in various divisions.  He built a solid reputation working with many of IBM's major clients in the Atlanta metropolitan area.  Throughout his tenure, Tony was the proud recipient of several

of IBM's most prestigious  awards. 

 

As a member of the AJA over the past ten years, Tony has served as Chair of the Membership and Public Relations & Marketing Committees, and as Vice-President for six years under the leadership of two presidents.

 

Tony's hobbies include music and photography, but his real passion is working with people.  He believes in the economic success of Jamaica, the well-being and success of the Diaspora, and is passionate about giving back and serving his community.  Tony's love of  travel has exposed him to many different

cultures and he continues to be driven by his love of learning. His philosophy has always been "within the midst of the biggest problems, lie the greatest

opportunities".

AJ STONE - Vice President

Aj Stone is a retired Army Veteran with 20 years active military service. Originally from Ocho Rios Jamaica,

Aj migrated to Baltimore, Maryland with her family at a very young age. She completed

a stellar career in the military. She held many leadership positions during her military career, including

Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Non Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC). As NCOIC of her

Battalion’s Personnel Office (S1), she was responsible for managing over 1000 soldiers' military careers

and personnel actions. Aj is the proud recipient of several accolades, medals and ribbons from the U.S.

Army during her career, including The Distinguished Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, The

Army Commendation Medal, six Army Achievement Medals, five Army Good Conduct Medals, The Army

Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon and The Army Service Ribbon. Aj is also the

recipient of the Army's Expert shooter Medal with The Army's M16A1 Rifle.  Aj was assigned to many

locations around the world, including two tours in Nuremburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and two tours

in South Korea.

 

Aj graduated from Morgan State University where she obtained a degree in Political Science. She also

holds an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Ann Arundel Community College in Maryland.  Aj is

divorced and is the proud mother of Stone, her teenage son. Stone is an Eagle Scout and a percussionist in

his High School Marching Band. Aj enjoys traveling, mentoring, volunteering, music, and photography.

ANN-MARIE ROSE - Secretary

 

Ann-Marie Rose has been a commercial real estate paralegal and realtor in the Atlanta area for the past 30

years.  Currently, she works with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers.

 

She was born in Falmouth, Jamaica and grew up in Blytheston, St. James.  Ann-Marie attended Harrison

Memorial High School in Montego Bay, Duff’s Business College in Kingston and Northern Caribbean

University in Mandeville, Jamaica.  She was a personnel officer with the former Jamaica Broadcasting

Corporation before migrating to the U.S. in 1982. 

 

Ann-Marie believes living with a spirit of gratitude and service to others leads to true happiness.  She

enjoys traveling and aims to visit one new country every year.  Her most cherished moments are those

spent at home with her family. Ann-Marie and her husband Noel are the proud parents of two adult

children, Garrett Warner Rose and Noelle Ashley Rose.

ALTON CLARKE - Treasurer

Treasurer

- Assistant Secretary

Evette Taylor-Reynolds - Parlimentarian

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Dr. MAXINE FOSTER - Trustee

 

Maxine Osbourne Foster was born in Airy Castle, St. Thomas, Jamaica where she spent most of her formative years. After graduation from Morant Bay High School, she worked at NCB Morant Bay for over two years.   

She then migrated to the United States and began a whole new journey in her life.  She was afforded many opportunities to work and live in Okinawa, Japan and travel many countries around the world including Jerusalem, France, United Kingdom, South Korea, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Guam and a host of different states in the USA. While overseas, she worked in various administrative and managerial roles particularly in the financial services industry. 

She received her B.A., in Management (Cum Laude) from Saint Leo College and her MBA in Finance from Montclair State University. Maxine also have a heart to serve and has accepted the call on her life for Ministry so she continued her studies and received her B.A. in Theology (Magna Cum Laude) from School of Bible Theology Seminary and University and her Ph.D in Clinical Christian Counseling (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornerstone University.

Maxine is a Certified Temperament Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. She is licensed with the National Christian Counselor Association (NCCA) and specializes in Marriage and Family Counseling and Crisis and Abuse Therapy.  She is also a Licensed Minister, Christian affiliation.  She served in various leadership roles in the Church including Youth Director, Bible Quiz Coach, Sunday School and Discipleship teacher and is currently the Women’s Ministry Director and a Board Member at her local church.  She offers counseling services at her local church, as well as, her private practice.

She is passionate about helping others especially those who are less fortunate and in particular, helping the youths to achieve their educational goals. She is a Board Member of the D. Terrence Foster Foundation and the Morant Bay High School Alumni Association, Atlanta Chapter. She is also active members of the Atlanta Jamaica Association and Union of Jamaica organization in Atlanta (UJOIA).

She is currently the Operations Manager at Center For Pain and Rehab Medicine. She currently resides in McDonough, GA with her husband D. Terrence Foster, MD. She enjoys traveling, writing, audio books and mentoring.

ERROL RITCHIE - Trustee

 

Errol is a past president of The Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc. He has worked tirelessly promoting

Jamaican interests and culture in this and other capacities. He also does a lot of good works privately and

without fanfare to help those in need in our community.

Errol is the president of Tropic Products International, Inc., (TPI) located in Decatur, Georgia. TPI is a major

distributor of Caribbean products to wholesalers and retailers in the Southeast United States. He worked

as an Analyst with Alcan Jamaica Limited at Kirkvine in Jamaica before taking up residence abroad. Here

in the United States, he worked as a Senior Systems Analyst with Pitney Bowes of Stamford, Connecticut

and as a Financial Consultant with IBM, before starting his own business.

A graduate of Munro College in Jamaica, Errol holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree in Business

Administration from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a Masters Degree in Business

Administration with a major in Finance and International Business from Columbia University, New York.

He was an avid hockey player and a member of The Jamaica National Hockey squad in 1974.

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The AJA is also served by standing committees:

 

  • MEMBERSHIP - Vacant

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING - Ms. Jacquel Tucker

  • EDUCATION - Ms. Althea Fatuga

  • FAMILY RELATIONS - Vacant

  • BUILDING - Mr. Granville Saunders

  • FINANCE - Mr. Hugh Reid

  • CULTURAL - Ms. Evette Taylor-Reynolds

  • YOUNG PERSONS - Ms. Christen Ferguson

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Our 2018 Board consisted of the following members:

 

  • PRESIDENT - Mr. Tony Gray

  • VICE-PRESIDENT - Dr. Clover Hall

  • SECRETARY - Ms. Aj Stone

  • ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ms. Ann-Marie Rose

  • TREASURER - Ms. Ronica Brown

  • ASSISTANT TREASURER - Mr. Colin Heron

  • PARLIAMENTARIAN - Ms. Christine Marzouca

  • TRUSTEE - Mr. Errol Ritchie

  • TRUSTEE - Ms. Casmel Williams

2018 BOARD
 

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