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.
A mission-driven media, publications and production specialist in the local, international, corporate and non-profit sectors, Vanessa is a highly motivated and accomplished editor and communications leader with an extraordinary cross-functional management background.
She is a proven self-starter and results achiever who has mobilized and managed print media staff including graphic designers, photographers for premier sporting entities, as well as coordinated major stage fashion events with designers, models and volunteers. Serving as a conduit for communication for several media outlets and various brands, Vanessa has more than 20 years experience in journalism, marketing, publications, project management and media relations.
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!
Freedom Schools Manager
A mission-driven media, publications and production specialist in the local, international, Tayte is a senior at the University of The Bahamas majoring in Public Administration. Tayte is mainly focused on policy advocacy and empowering Bahamians through education and civic engagement. Overall, he hopes that these interests will work to the development of The Bahamas and its people. In 2020, Tayte founded Probe, a media platform that educates Bahamians on various topical issues. In this capacity, he hopes to create a culture where Bahamians are in the know about various matters occurring in our country.
It is Tayte’s conviction that with an active and capable Civil Society, engaged populace and willing government, we will be able to create a better country for Bahamians.
“Knowledge is power, power provides information; information leads to education, education breeds wisdom; wisdom is liberation. People are not liberated because of lack of knowledge.” – Israelmore Ayivor
As a Bahamian first, Delsanea is personally invested in the advancement of her country, not only for her family’s future, but for the overall sustainability, and development of the nation.
As the Administrative Manager for ORG Bahamas she is passionate about providing support for day to day operations and accounting to our dynamic team who all are proactive in moving our nation forward. Through othe efforts, initiatives and projects ORG is leading in educating the Bahamian citizens and Delsanea is excited about the new day on the horizon.