Joyce Thompson was born in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to the United States in 1971. She lived in Brooklyn, New York for 35 years. She is the proud mother of two; Natalie and Nigel and the beaming grandmother of Naim, Selena, Nailah and Samir. She relocated to Atlanta in 2006 and has been actively involved in the Caribbean Community. She is currently serving as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia, Inc. and earned the President’s Award in 2012. She served as the Treasurer for 4 years and Vice-President for 2 years before her present position. She is an active member of National Council of Negro Women, DeKalb Section where she serves as the Treasurer. She also served as Vice-President of GCAHC and CCPG and sits on other boards. Joyce earned her M. S. in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University and a B. S. in Accounting/Technical Management from DeVry University. She has many Non-Profit certificates obtained from attending numerous workshops offered by the Non-profit Foundation. Joyce is an avid traveler when she is not attending board meetings and taking care of organizational commitments. She enjoys having a good time and has a passion for serving which has lead her to many opportunities to serve in the community.
Hazel Mitchell was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She migrated to the United States with her siblings. She is currently employed with Mercy Care-Edgewood Center for the past seventeen years. She is an active member of the AAOI Planning Committee (Atlanta Area Outreach Initiative) for the past the past 15 years. She served as the Volunteer Chair for the past eight years, served on the Fundraising Committee and is presently the Chairperson for the Exhibits. Hazel is currently the Vice President on the Executive Board of the TnTGA and has been in this role for almost four years. As the Vice President she had the responsibility with the assistance of other members in chairing fundraising events which were very successful. Hazel enjoys attending workshops, conferences that will enhance her ability to learn and grow in the work that she does, which is in the HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Community. In her spare time she loves to entertain and go on weekly shopping excursions, mini vacations to the beach, mountains and to museums. Travel to exotic places and obtaining knowledge for further improvement and development.
Joanne was born in Trinidad and migrated to the US as a teen to New York. In her adult years she relocated to Georgia. She brings her passion for people in everything she does. Joanne loves Trinidad and Tobago and the culture. She has been a part of TnTGA for several years and volunteers in various capacities. Joanne truly enjoys working to keep this organization viable and an amazing asset to the community in Georgia.
Jennifer Wilson was born and raised in San Fernando, Trinidad. She is the oldest of three children, one brother and one sister. At 15 years old she moved to London England with my parents. Jennifer is the parent of three adults and the grandparent of six. Her commitment to family molded her into the woman she is today.
Natalie Thompson was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from the College of New Rochelle in 2001. Natalie then began working as a Caseworker for the Administration of Children’s Services. She soon realized that she wanted to work with children in a different capacity and then began her teaching career. In 2003, Natalie’s teaching career began at All Saints Catholic School in Harlem, New York. During her time at all Saints, Natalie taught 2nd as well as 4th grades. In 2006, Natalie moved to Georgia and continued her teacher career as a Pre-K Lead Teacher at Discovery Point from 2006 to 2011. Natalie then decided to further her own education and went back to school to obtain her master’s in education. In May of 2013, Natalie obtained her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University. Natalie is currently a 1st grade teacher with the DeKalb County School System. Natalie served as the secretary for the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia from 2009-2011. She is currently serving as the Youth Officer for the TnTGA. Natalie is the proud aunty of Naim, Selena, Nailah, Samir and mommy of two fur babies Cynnamon and Doc.
Peter was born in Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago. He moved to the United States at 13 years old and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After high school, he joined the United States Army for a career that lasted over 26 years. While in the army, he earned a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice. After retiring from the army, he moved to Georgia from the state of Hawaii. Peter became a police officer with M.A.R.T.A. While at M.A.R.T.A., he received the Police Officer of the year award, the Life Saving Medal and the Meritorious Service Award. After ten years with M.A.R.T.A., Peter retired and presently works as a Georgia State University police officer.
Colin was born in Trinidad and Tobago at the General Hospital. He left Trinidad and Tobago at the age of 8, and lived in the state of New Jersey. He moved to Brooklyn NY 3 years after. After high school, Colin attended Brooklyn Community College and Center for the Media Arts in Manhattan. Colin is an avid photographer and have also been on the radio for the last eight years.