FOUNDING MEMBERS

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Sandra Gomes (née Hunte)

Sandra Gomes (née Hunte) was the visionary behind the formation of the US Alumni Chapter of St. Joseph High School.  She became the first President of the Association following the first General Election in 1995 and served zealously until 1997.

 

She attended St. Joseph Mercy High School from 1964 to 1971.  Following her graduation, she commenced her working career at the Inland Revenue Department (now known as the Guyana Revenue Authority).  She left there in 1973 to further her education in the United States.  She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from a New York University, and would later work as a Financial Analyst/Controller for major corporations in New York.

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Beverley Crane (née Richmond)

Beverley Crane had the privilege of hosting the first meeting of the group that would found the
U.S. Chapter of the St. Joseph Mercy High School Alumni Association.

 

Beverley credits the high
standard of education through to 6th Form at St. Joseph’s for her love and proficiency for
languages, particularly French, which has served her well in her career internationally.

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Fay Fraser

Fay Fraser, in addition to being a Founding Member of the US Alumni Chapter, acted as the parliamentarian for the group. 

She played a vital role in drafting of the Association’s bylaws, which were ratified in 2003. Fay helped with the Elegant Spring Affair when it was changed from Larry’s Liquid Love to Afrika House Ballroom.

Shortly after she graduated from SJH, she left Guyana to further her education in the United States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and worked in New York City’s financial district for many years.
Later, she followed a long-held dream of teaching young children. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Education, and worked as a Reading Specialist in New York City’s public school system until her retirement.

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Lorna Campbell

Lorna Campbell was elected the first General Secretary of the Association. She succeeded
Sandra Gomes in being the second President and led the organization in that capacity for 17
years.

 

Her knowledge and expertise in Accounting, Finance, and Management has been of
immense value to the organization. She is a graduate of Baruch College, City University of New York.

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Judith Richmond

Judith Richmond is proud to be one of the Founding Five.

 

After graduating from SJH in 1976, she furthered her education in
Secretarial Science and Data Processing. She went on to work for the Guyana Airways Corporation and the Consulate General’s office in New York.
In 1997, Judith relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. There, she worked for two years in the Dean’s Office for Arts and Sciences at Clark Atlanta University and for 20 years in the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, and then, the Department of Sociology Morehouse College.

 

Judith actively participated in the Guyanese community in Atlanta and served as Co-Chair of Guyana Association of Georgia’s Education and Youth Department of the Guyana Association of Georgia.