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.
DONA STEWART SYKES, BSc. Econ. & Management Studies, MSc. HRD., is a seasoned Human Resource Developer with more than thirty, (30) years experience in the field of training and development.
She worked as Senior Trainer/Consultant at Management Institute for National Development (MIND) as Lead trainer in Auditing, Strategic Planning and designed and developed training material for delivery.
A part-time lecturer, Mrs. Stewart Sykes has worked at both the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona on the Masters in Public Health and University of Technology, Jamaica on the Health Science Degree programme where she delivers the topic ‘Government Financial Management.’
Mrs. Stewart Sykes is a trained teacher and holds a Masters in Human Resource Development (MSc. HRD) and a Bachelors in Economics and Management Studies (BSc. Econ. & Mngt, St.) from the University of he West Indies. Her continued professional development has led to her gaining Post Graduate Diplomas from University of Pittsburgh in ‘Finance and Budgeting’ and from MIND in ‘Public Sector Senior Management Development Programme’.
She recently attained the designation of Certified Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety, Dec. 2014 Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation from the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB).
She has strong affiliation with the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and as held and holds a number of positions from congregational level to regional level. Communication Officer and Planner, Hellshire United Church Congregational Board, IPP Hellshire United Church Women’s Fellowship, 2014-2016. 2nd Vice President North Eastern Regional Mission Council (NERMC) Women’s Fellowship 2012- 2014.Programme & Literature Committee, Chairman (NERMC) Women’s Fellowship 2014 -2016.
She joined the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) 2009 and has been a member of the Annual HRMAJ Conference Volunteers Logistics Team.
In 2012 Mrs. Stewart Sykes became HRMAJ Member of the Year. She has been a Director of HRMAJ since 2015.