Bishop Neil Tiedemann: Chancellor for CCM
Bishop Neil Tiedemann was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised on Long Island. He was ordained in 1975 at our Immaculate Conception Monastery in Jamaica, New York. Since his ordination, Bishop-Elect Neil has primarily served in Hispanic Ministry at parishes in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. In 1987, he was one of a group of Passionists who began ministries in Honduras, Central America. In 2006, while he was living at our hospice Casa Pasionista, and serving the Church in Honduras, he was elected Provincial Consultor. On May 20, 2008 he was appointed Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica.
Miss Marcia Tai Chun: Chairperson of the Board of Governors
Miss Tai Chun is an Attorney at Law by profession and has earned a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from the Mona School of Business. She was employed with WINDALCO for 22 years and held several positions in the company ranging from Legal and Property Manager, Human Resources and Community Relations Manager – EwartonWorks, and Human Resources Director. She is currently serving as a Project Consultant for the Diocese of Mandeville. She is an active member of her community and her many contributions include serving as a member of the Board of the Catholic College of Mandeville, Chairperson of the Advisory Board of St. John Bosco Children’s Home , a member of the Advisory Board of Mt. St. Joseph Preparatory School, and a member of the Mandeville Art Fair Committee. For her service to the Roman Catholic Church in Jamaica, she was conferred in 2004 with the title of DAME OF THE ORDER OF ST.SYLVESTER, POPE by his Holiness Pope John Paul II. She is a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of Manchester.
Mrs. Beverly Minott: Retired Educator
Mrs. Minott is the immediate Past Principal of Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville, Jamaica. She holds a Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Diploma in Education and Certificate in Francais Usuel. She has been awarded the Aubrey Phillips Memorial Prize for outstanding work in the Master of Arts Degree in Education and the JTA Golden Torch Award for 36 years of service to teaching. As an active member of her community, Mrs. Minott serves on the Board of the Bishop Gibson High School, the Catholic College of Mandeville, the Mandeville Three D Projects and Mico Care – Ridgemount, Mandeville. In addition, Mrs. Minott currently acts as academic advisor to students of Church Teachers’ College/Temple University collaboration Programme and assists in various ways in Educational institutions in Mandeville.
Dr. Laurette Bristol, Ph.D: President of CCM
Dr. Laurette Bristol is Trinidadian born and is the eldest of five children, raised by a single mother. Her life and career pathway is a testimony to the value of faith, hard work and persistence. She has a strong belief that that quality education creates choice and enables possibilities, and that committed, critical and innovative teachers are at the core of a developed society.
Laurette is a trained primary school teacher. In 2005, she attained a scholarship to read for her PhD at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield UK. She completed her PhD in 2008 and graduated in 2009. She has an extensive background in primary and teacher education and has practiced in Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and Australia. Her research interest explores the intersection between historical traditions and practices in educational sites. She has a growing international research profile in the areas of school leadership, mentoring, practice theory, in-service teacher education and professional learning.
Mr. Vaughan Turland: Businessman
British born, Vaughan Turland, is an experienced and successful international businessman. In his early career he graduated as an officer in Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. He has worked on major projects in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia also The Middle East and South America, leading high value marketing, sales and operations development programmes. He was Business Development Director for major Corporate Clients with Cellnet (now O2) one of the largest mobile telecommunications providers in UK and has held senior positions in British Telecommunications, Anglo-French company Matra Marconi Space and the Vosper Shipbuilding Group. He currently is a Business Development Advisor to Pickapeppa Co. Ltd, Mandeville, Manchester and RAJ Tours an eco- tourism and bird watching business at Bluefields, Westmoreland.
Mr. Leighton Ritch
Leighton Ritch’s education started at Kingston College. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa in Canada and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Mr. Ritch was employed to Windalco for twenty seven years working between all three locations; Ewarton Works, Kingston and Kirkvine Works. He retired from Windalco in 2001. Mr. Ritch is currently an Engineering Consultant and serves on the Board of Governors at the Catholic College of Mandeville.
Mr. Robert Cunningham
Robert Cunningham is a third generation manufacturer from Williamsfield, Manchester. He is currently Managing Director of Pioneer Chocolate Company Limited, Jamaica’s only Cocoa Processing Facility and contract packer of market leading cocoa product brands in the Caribbean, including Grace, Roma, Lasco, Caribbean Dreams and Miracle. Pioneer also meets the requirements of bakers, milk converters and institutions in the regional cocoa business.
Mr. Cunningham’s education started at deCarteret College, where he was valedictorian in his academic year. He is an Ontario Scholar and holds a Hons. BAA degree in Hospitality Management, along with a MBA.
Mr. Cunningham has sat on several private and civic boards. He has been President of the Rotary Club of Mandeville, District Secretary for Rotary International, President of the Equestrian Federation of Jamaica, and a Director of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce responsible for the installation of CCTV Cameras in Mandeville. Robert is married with two children. His son Alexander joined him at Pioneer earlier this year, becoming the fourth generation of Cunningham in the family business.
Mr. Stephen Lyn Kee Chow: Businessman
Stephen Lyn Kee Chow is an experienced and successful businessman. He is the C.E.O. of the Pickapeppa Company Limited in Manchester. The Director of the Board of Kingston Wharves Limited and St. Vincent Strambi High School. He is an active member of his community and has made many contributions. He currently serves as a Board member of the Catholic College of Mandeville. He is also a Justice of Peace for Manchester and a member of the Manchester Parish Council Board. He is a devout Roman Catholic, was knighted by Pope John Paul II in 2000 and is a member of the St Vincent DePaul Society.
Dr. Michele Stewart: Lecturer in Linguistics, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona
Dr. Stewart has a background in Education and Management, with Post Graduate qualifications including the Diploma in Education, Executive Masters in Business Administration and Ph.D. Linguistics. Research interests include Syntax, Language Acquisition and Language Education in a Creole context. She serves on the Archdiocesan Education Board (Kingston).
Mrs. Pauline Russell
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Fr. Paul Ruttle
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