The Board is responsible for governance and the strategic direction of the Association. The twelve directors are members of the Association and are elected by its members at their annual general meetings. The President and Vice President are elected by the Directors. The Board comprises an Executive and three sub committees: Strategic Alliances, Media Relations & Membership Services and Research, Professional Development & Conference.
Mrs. Leodis Douglas is currently the Human Resource Director and Lecturer at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. In this capacity, Mrs. Douglas is charged with responsibility to guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies and programs for the entire college.
Before her tenure at GC Foster College, Mrs. Douglas worked at Ministry of Education, Youth & Culture as a Project Administrator on the New Horizons for Primary Schools Project.
Among her many qualifications, Mrs. Douglas is the holder of a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University, a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management, graduating summa cum laude and holds several Diplomas: Diploma in Teacher Education with Honours, Diploma in Ministry from the Manitoba Theological Seminary in Canada; Diploma in Management Studies and Diploma in Personnel Administration.
Leodis has been the recipient of several academic awards among which are the 2004 FIU International MBA Scholarship, the 2004 UCJ/IMP Trophy for Most Outstanding Student, and the 2002 GSB Credit Union Renald Mason Scholarship. Mrs. Douglas is a certified Caribbean Credit Union Development Educator, (C-CUDE), and a member of the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica where previously she served as a member of the Professional Development Committee and volunteers as Facilitator at their annual Conferences from time to time. Despite a very hectic schedule for her work life, Mrs. Douglas finds time to carry out her community and civic responsibilities. Since 2001, she serves as the President for the Friends of the Linstead Hospital, an association that helps the Hospital in her community. She is an active member of her church and served as one of the Directors of the Music Ministry. She is a Praise and Worship Leader who from time to time composes her own praise and worship songs.
But her desire to volunteer does not stop there. With an insatiate desire for volunteerism in the credit union movement, Mrs. Douglas works as a volunteer at G.S.B Cooperative Credit Union holding several positions from that of Departmental Representative, member of the Nomination Committee to Assistant Secretary on the Board of Directors.
Mrs. Douglas was elected to serve on the board of First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union (the 2nd largest in the country) and presently holds the position of 1st Vice Chairman on the Board. She was also called to the Credit Union League and served on the Nominations Committee.
A Guest on one of the Nation’s television programme, Profile with Ian Boyne for 2 consecutive weeks, Mrs. Douglas is one who has fought many odds but with her tenacity, determination and indomitable spirit, has always overcome.
Mrs. Douglas lists her hobbies as singing, reading and socializing. She is married for over 28 years to Robert with three children: Tremayne, Lori and Robert Jnr. and 3 grand-children: Kyara, Kathryn and Kaitlyn.