The Ed Gartland Youth Centre ~ Board of Directors 2014
The Ed Gartland Youth Centre
Chairman – Terry Drummey
A long-time member of our parent organization (the TCAAF – Turks and Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation), Terry recently made the jump to the Board of Directors of the Youth Foundation as well. In addition to running Hemmingway’s, the restaurant attached to the Sands Grace Bay Resort, Terry works tirelessly to ensure the smooth operation of the Centre so that the youth can have the best experience possible.
Director – Roxann Wake-Forbes
As a practicing psychologist, here in Turks & Caicos as well as the United Kingdom, Roxann specializes in the development of children and adolescents and with her expertise helps to ensure a holistic approach to the health and well being of the centre members. Roxann sits on many committees and gives countess hours to the causes she is passionate about including the Provo Children’s Home and the TCAAF.
Director – Candice Watkins
Candie Watkins was born and raised in California, USA. She has 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications. Her agency experience provided her the opportunity to work with such companies as Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard and many start-up companies during the dot com era. During her agency work, Candie gained a great deal of experience working with budgets and financials. Candie has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from California State University, Sacramento. Alongside the Youth Foundation and helping out at the centre, Candie also sits as a Director on the Provo Children’s Home Board and the Turks and Caicos International Tennis Federation (TCITF).
For over 25 years, the Gartlands have been traveling to Provo as their home away from home. They have been touched by this country and have been extremely devoted to making the Turks and Caicos a better place. Aside from being honorary members of the TCAAF, they have a strong passion to help provide youth the opportunities they need to succeed in life. They always make themselves available and can often be seen scouting out the activities at the Centre.
Before becoming a Minister of the Turks and Caicos government (and most recently, leaders of the PNP party), Hon. Williams was a successful businessman on Providenciales. He also created the Turks and Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation (TCAAF), in hopes fighting the disease through prevention. In this vein, the Youth Centre came to light, establishing the first teen oriented-facility in the TCI that provides a variety of positive, life-enhancing programs to help youth make healthy life decisions.