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 is a public relations and policy wonk with roots in communication for the non-profit and philanthropy sectors. She has 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 Comparative Politics and Physics at Barnard College, Columbia University where she focused on 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 Lyford Cay Scholar.
Also known as "The Optimistic Bahamian," Jaleal is passionate about the professional and commercial growth of entrepreneurs in The Bahamas. When she is not saving the day at ORG, she is an administrative and digital brand consultant assisting business owners and creatives with bookkeeping and social media marketing strategy. As a small business owner herself, she is most passionate about working with small and start-up enterprises and brings an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to her work at ORG.
A proud graduate of the National Training Agency, wife, and mother of one, Jaleal is currently studying Business Administration and Financial Consulting with the hopes of expanding her consultancy.
Tiffany A. Bain
Education Reform Consultant
Influenced by her experience in out-school-programming, Tiffany transitioned careers from school-based work to non-profit program and policy management with a focus on educational and youth development programs. She has extensive experience in community development, internal operations, research, and program design, implementation. Her cadre of experience in the education and nonprofit sector at such well-known establishments as The Lyford Cay Foundation and St. Andrew's School, lend Tiffany a unique penchant for innovative thinking and solution-building for ORG's Education Reform programs.
Tiffany holds a Masters of Science in Child, Youth and Family Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Youth Development, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education concentrated in Curriculum and Pedagogy and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs.
Steffon is a youth and community development professional with an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Southern New Hampshire University. He has worked with dozens of Bahamian non-profit organizations and community programs across the islands of The Bahamas to develop their strategic plans, communications strategies, and volunteer programs.
He spent 6 years as an Outreach & Communications Officer at the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) where he managed a cadre of youth development and environmental education programs, the BNT’s national volunteer program and grants and projects for building national environmental awareness. In 2013 he founded a nonprofit volunteer organization, Full Life Outreach (FLO) that is youth-led engages hundreds of young Bahamians in volunteering 10,000 hours per year to fill gaps for non-profit organizations, contribute to active citizenry and bolster personal and professional development in youth.
Steffon believes that each of us has a responsibility to use our voice to push our nation forward and lives to inspire those around him to do just that!