Matthew is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a graduate of the Hunter School of Social Work with more than 25 years’ experience leading dynamic teams at award winning not for profit organizations. He served as a Director at YAI Network, an international recognized disabilities agency and at Action Against Hunger, a renowned global humanitarian and hunger relief organization.
Here in the Bahamas, Matt was the Director of Community Relations and Partnerships for Baha Mar; overseeing the BELIEVE Foundation. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for REACH, Young Marine Explorers, The Seahorse Institute and the Ministry of Social Services. Over his career. he has worked on advocacy and social justice efforts in the United States, Jordan, India, Bangladesh, The Bahamas and The United Emirates. Matt is recognized with an expertise in fundraising, marketing, community organizing, corporate social responsibility and not for profit management.
Chauntez Wilson is a public relations and policy wonk with deep roots in communications for the non-profit and philanthropy sectors having held public relations positions at international and local organizations such as The Clinton Global Initiative, The United Nations Association, The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation, Citizens for a Better Bahamas, and several international banks developing strategy in corporate philanthropy.
Born and raised in the Bahamas, Chauntez studied Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University where she focused on comparative politics with emphasis in human rights, social movements and democracy consolidation. A feminist and anti-violence activist Chauntez is an avid volunteer with the Bahamas Crisis Centre and a former member of the Advisory Board to the Women’s Bureau of the Government of the Bahamas. Chauntez is a proud QC Comet, a United World Scholar and a self-proclaimed karaoke queen.