OUR TEAM

The National Development Foundation of Dominica is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors (BOD) consisting of at least nine (9) members with knowledge and experience in disciplines such as Finance, Agriculture, Banking and Credit, Gender Affairs, Business and Law, just to name a few.

The members of the BOD form a resource base for providing guidance and direction to the Foundation.

PAST CHAIRMEN OF THE NDFD

Phillip Nassief
1981-1983

Phillip Nassief

Austin Winston
1984-1986

Austin Winston

Hugh Pinard
1987-1988

Hugh Pinard

Desmond Carlisle
1989-1990

Desmond Carlisle

Urban Martin
1991-1993

Urban Martin

Kerwin Ferreira
1994-1995

Kerwin Ferreira

Rawlings Bruney
1995

Rawlings Bruney

Edmund Roberts
1996

Edmund Roberts

Alick Lawrence
1997

Alick Lawrence

Horsford Nicholas
1998-1999

Horsford Nicholas

Damien Dublin
2000-2012

Damien Dublin

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Nicholson Bruno
Chairman

Nicholson Bruno

Dr. Steve John
Deputy Chairman

Dr. Steve John

Mr. Oliver Henderson
Treasurer

Mr. Oliver Henderson

Ralph Blaize
Director

Ralph Blaize

Damien Dublin
Director

Damien Dublin

Juliana Boston
Director

Juliana Boston

Erickson Blaize
Director

Erickson Blaize

Sherma Dalrymple
Director

Sherma Dalrymple

Gregoire Thomas
Director

Gregoire Thomas

Finance & Planning Committee

  • Ensures the efficient financial operations of the NDFD within prudent limits
  • Generates adequate financial resources to satisfy on lending and operational requirements
  • Facilitates the pertinent development of optimally productive human resources – to improve the professional capabilities of staff
  • Ensures and makes enhance recommendation to the competitiveness of NDFD products.

Credit Committee

  • Approves and reviews loans, which are then granted in accordance with the Foundations’ policy.
  • Makes recommendations re lending policies, loan products and services, of the Foundation.
  • Provides feedbacks to management re loans.

STAFF MEMBERS

THE NDFD STAFF The day to day management of the Foundation is the responsibility of the Executive Director assisted by small number of staff members, all of whom are qualified in their respective areas of responsibility. The field staff keeps in regular contact with clients both before and after credit is granted and provides reports on the progress of the businesses funded.

Cletus Joseph
Managing Director

Cletus Joseph

Lydia Andrew
Finance Manager

Lydia Andrew

George Challenger
Business & Entrepreneurial Development Officer

George Challenger

Juanita Casey
Business & Entrepreneurial Development Officer

Juanita Casey

Mr. Danley Carbon
Jr. Business & Entrepreneurial Development Officer

Mr. Danley Carbon

Naomi Romain
Business Support Services Officer

Naomi Romain

Ann-Marie Xavier
Business Support Services Assistant

Ann-Marie Xavier

Karl Leblanc
Business Support Services & IT Assistant

Karl Leblanc

Annasha LaRonde
Business Support Services & Marketing Assistant

Annasha LaRonde

Tasha Pacquette
Accountant

Tasha Pacquette

Consula Cuffy
Senior Accounts Clerk

Consula Cuffy

Floria Fontaine
Recoveries Supervisor

Floria Fontaine

Christine Fontaine
Recoveries Officer

Christine Fontaine

Shara Walsh
Executive Secretary

Shara Walsh

Lowana St. Jean
Receptionist

Lowana St. Jean

Mrs. Davina Joseph
Cleaner

Mrs. Davina Joseph

MORE INFORMATION

Membership

The National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) Limited, a non-governmental Organization (NGO) was established thirty –one years ago and has been the leading NGO providing Small Business Loans, Technical assistance and Training to the Small & Medium sized enterprise sector.

During its formative years, financial support was provided by National, Regional and International donor agencies. In addition, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been among our national contributors.

The Foundation is therefore embarking on a membership drive to assist in the continued development of one of the most needed sectors in society, the micro, small and medium enterprise sector.

BENEFITS OF A MEMBER

  1. The individual or company making annual contributions to the Foundation has the opportunity of becoming a member of the Board of Directors after 1 year of contribution. No person who is in arrears (either client or guarantor) of any debt to the Foundation shall qualify to become or hold office of Director during the existence of such arrears.
  2. 35% discount on other services provided by the Foundation, namely, Photocopying services, Conference Room Rental, Training Fees, and other Business Support Services.