Our Story

Why ASPIRE?

Through a process of research, feedback and serendipity, the idea of a Barbados Charities Support Network developed into ASPIRE, a non-profit company dedicated to “helping charities help”.

In October 2014, our Founder & first Chairman, Peter N. Boos, FCA, commissioned research into the Third Sector in Barbados. 100% of organisations surveyed reported challenges with funding, administration, board governance and public support. This was not a surprise to those who donate, volunteer or lead charities.

Often, many of these organisations are so strained trying to stay afloat that it is difficult to invest in the time and resources needed to become sustainable. Silos, duplications and a small pool of resources also restrict the effectiveness of local social purpose organisations.

There are routes to overcoming these challenges. This includes helping charities demonstrate their impact, assert their credibility, and develop long-term partnerships with like-valued corporate/private philanthropists. Our incubator programme is the first step of a challenging mission.

By 2020, ASPIRE Foundation (Barbados) Inc. can be an effective philanthropic hub for our local Third Sector. Our growing team and partners are equipped to help this happen. We believe that with consistent support over a sustained period of time, charities and non-profits with huge potential can flourish – unlocking a truly beautiful Barbados.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

Meet Our Team

The Board
Jania Geoghegan

Jania Geoghegan

Chairman and Founding Director
Chairman & Founder, The Madrinha Trust

Julian Jordan

Julian Jordan

Director
CEO, Neptune Mobile

K. A. Connie Smith FCIS, TEP

K. A. Connie Smith FCIS, TEP

Director
Managing Director, Tricor Caribbean

T David Gittens, Q.C, J.P

T David Gittens, Q.C, J.P

Director
Partner, Clarke Gittens & Farmer Attorneys-at-Law

Onika E. Stewart

Onika E. Stewart

Secretary / Legal Advisor
Partner, LEX Caribbean

Christine Noel, FCA, MBA, CGA

Christine Noel, FCA, MBA, CGA

Treasurer / Financial Advisor
CEO, Smart Solutions

Advisory Team
Peter N. Boos, FCA

Peter N. Boos, FCA

Founder & Patron, Advisory Board Chairman
Chairman – The Peter Boos Family Foundation

Michael Clare

Michael Clare

Founder & Advisor 
Founding Chairman, The Clare Foundation

Harold Hoyte

Harold Hoyte

Advisor
Chairman & Editor Emeritus,
The Nation Publishing Company

Dr. Lady Senator Carol Haynes

Dr. Lady Senator Carol Haynes

Advisor
Chair, Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV

Executive Team
Fabianna Alexander

Fabianna Alexander

Programme Director
ASPIRE Foundation (Barbados) Inc.

Louis Parris

Louis Parris

Governance & Legal Compliance Team Leader
Managing Director, Simbiosis Consulting Inc.

Ivan Browne

Ivan Browne

Business Planning Team Leader
Former Senior Banking Executive, Director – Caribbean Region, Purify Fuel

Christine Noel,MBA, CGA

Christine Noel,MBA, CGA

Finance & Accounting Team Leader
CEO, Smart Solutions

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

HR & Fundraising Team Leader
Partner, LPD Hall & Associates

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

Branding & Communications Team Leader
Managing Director, Blueprint Creative Inc.

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