Founding Board Announced
Updated: Apr 23
Bahamas Strong welcomed five outstanding individuals to the board of directors today. Jeffrey Beckles, Earl Deveaux, Barry Rassin, Adelle Thomas and Will Tomlinson joined founding directors Karla Wells-Lisgaris, Happy Hall, and Susan Holowesko Larson for the inaugural meeting of the board.
Susan Holowesko Larson said, “Each of the new board members brings a wealth of experience to our fled
gling organization and we are absolutely delighted and honored to have such a prestigious group help craft the way forward for Bahamas Strong.”
In addition to tackling formalities, the board of directors unanimously agreed on the current priorities facing Bahamas Strong: to capture in its entirety the private sector and NGO response to Hurricane Dorian as a case study to apply to and inform the future, to formalize a transparent and accountable system to align national and international philanthropy with need, and to create a national information repository for building disaster resilience. Of particular significance, Bahamas Strong will explore undertaking a rapid risk assessment of New Providence in advance of the 2020 hurricane season and as a first step toward creating a national disaster resilience strategy.