Dr. Felix is a senior lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC). She has knowledge of the college operations and works closely with learners, faculty and senior management. In her position as lecturer, Dr. Felix understands quite well many of the challenges faced by learners and faculty at the College. Dr. Felix graduated from the Morne ‘A’ Level College in 1981, attended the University of the West Indies from 1981 to 1984 and 1986 to 1989, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Biology. Dr. Felix has lived and worked both in and out of Saint Lucia. She has many years of experience working in several countries with cultural, economic and social differences. She has managed long-term international programmes for international, government and regional bodies including WWF Guianas, the Department of Fisheries in Saint Lucia, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). She is the founder and Director of 4BluCs, an environmental firm dedicated to the protection of the marine environment through the management of small medium and large projects at national and regional levels. Dr. Felix hopes that her close linkages with SALCC learners and faculty and her experience in project management and working with people from various social, economic and cultural backgrounds will serve her well in working with alumni to achieve the objectives of the AATEIM.
I am fully invested in contributing to national development through educational advancement and using the AATEIM as one of the means to do so. As the Vice President, I intend to apply my professional capability and work experiences to mobilise resources to fashion programmes and initiatives to promote AATEIM’s vision and its mission to support SALCC. That is, helping SALCC to deliver quality education that attracts students; ensure its services are accessible in terms of cost; and advocate for curricula and programmes that are relevant to Saint Lucia.
I am a 1982 alumni from the A Level College and have chosen public service as a career choice. Since graduating, my work experience and profession have been steeped in data and statistics. My doctoral research proposed the imperative for countries in an economic union, such as the OECS, to treat talent as a shared, yet competitive strategic resource and recommends countries to regularly undertake national talent inventory so that they can address the gaps that can constrain them from meeting national development needs.
Regarding experience in non-profit organisations, I have held the position of President of the Human Resource Professionals of Antigua and Barbuda for the period 2013 to 2015.
Sarah is a marine biologist who for 30 years worked with the Government of St Lucia in fisheries development and marine conservation. She also spent 4 years seconded to the OECS where she coordinated a 6-country protected areas project
Sarah now lives in the UK and serves on the Board of a refugee charity based in Bolton. There she oversees the work of the asylum casework team and serves as administrative coordinator.
Sarah joined the ATTEIM in May 2021 and served a member of the Committee for the Establishment of the AATEIM, before joining the Executive as Secretary.
Delia Samuel is a mathematics professor and has taught mathematics for over 20 years at colleges and universities in St. Lucia and Minnesota. She currently teaches mathematics full time at Century College and the University of Minnesota in Minnesota. She is also the author of four mathematics textbooks written for middle and high school students and an open-source textbook on Integral Calculus written for college students. She had also published a book entitled “Against the odds – Inspiration for parenting children with special needs” based on her experience mothering her two autistic sons.
Delia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science (First Class Honors) and a Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies; a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating from Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies in 1993, she was awarded the Mathematics prize and also the Dean’s Prize for being the top student in the Faculty of Natural Science over the three campuses. She was also Valedictorian for the 1993 graduating class and was honored to be the first female Valedictorian at the University of the West Indies. Delia attended the St. Lucia A’Level College from 1980 – 1982, the Division of Teacher Education at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) from 1986 – 1988 and was employed as a Lecturer in Mathematics at SALCC from 1995. Although she lives in Minnesota, Delia continues to serve St. Lucia and the Caribbean in various ways. She initiated and organized the first autism conference in St. Lucia in 2015 and since then has organized other autism conferences and camps, and has delivered talks about autism throughout the Caribbean. She has assisted in helping families to navigate the life of autism and was successful in creating a positive public awareness of the condition.
As Public Relations Officer on the Executive of AATEIM, Delia promises to give life to the Association, do her utmost to make AATEIM visible and maintain a positive public image for the organization. She intends to organize publicity campaigns, provide the public with ongoing information about AATEiM, seek new members and/or donors, and continuously work towards creating the goodwill of AATEIM thus strengthening its credibility. In the words of Ann Handley, Delia aims to “make the customer the hero of AATEIM’s story”.
I am an established accountant who has 20 years of experience in the field. I am comfortable working in a computerised environment and I have worked with PeachTree software over the years. I also work with Microsoft Word and Excel.
As an experienced accountant, I have developed a logical approach to situations and strong problem solving skills, for example, one of my main duties is to prepare and analyse financial statements.
I have also developed good communication skills liaising with staff, government and banking officials and these duties require a meticulous and systematic approach and an ability to convey accounting concepts clearly.
I have prepared financial statements for many companies in St Lucia and Trinidad. In Trinidad I was also an entrepreneur and a lecturer. I have also worked various fields such as retail and service industries and the stock market. I have also held the post of National Treasurer for my religious organization.
I have also gained extensive experience in legal and statutory matters. My experience has afforded me the opportunity to learn about not only accounting regulations but also state requirements.
I am confident that my experience will allow me to make a positive and meaningful contribution in my new endeavour. I hold a Certificate in Business Administration from UWI and completed ACCA Certificate Stage.