Kiesha Delancy is a local entrepreneur. She joined the board in 2015 as the representative of the parents. Since joining the board, she has actively supported fundraising and business development efforts.
PJ Douglas Sands
PJ Douglas-Sands was born in the US and raised in The Bahamas. She joined the board in 2010 as Director of Communications and has actively spearheaded numerous brand campaigns, fundraising events and supported business development efforts locally and abroad for Seahorse Institute.
PJ Douglas Sands is a Global Brand Strategist with 19+ years experience in business coaching, organizational restructuring, business development, events and marketing strategies for SMBs (small & medium sized businesses) who has launched over 125 successful businesses in 22 countries for international clients. In 2002, Douglas-Sands formed a successful conglomerate with six (6) thriving subsidiaries, including DS3 Brand Strategies, LUXE Worldwide Travel and Douglas-Sands & Associates, Caridon Properties and A Design For Destiny Weddings.
In 2014, PJ was a Bahamian Icon Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee. In 2016, she was named one of Houston’s Top 40 Under 40 Professional Women To Watch. She is also a former Miss Bahamas, placing 1st runner-up in the Miss Bahamas Universe 1999 Pageant. PJ earned her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College of Columbia University, subsequently attended Law School at the University of London and attained a Sales and Marketing Certificate from Nova Southeastern University in 2014.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and married to Remahl Smith. They currently reside in Houston TX.
Krystynia Lee d’Arville
Krystynia Lee d’Arville was born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas. She attended St. Augustine’s College and graduated from International Fine Arts College with a degree in Merchandising and Design. Krystynia has a strong retail and marketing background working with companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Today she is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Organizational Development at Furniture Plus and The Plus Group of Companies where she has been developing programs and solutions since 1998.
Krystynia strives to establish Furniture Plus as a leader in workplace satisfaction in The Bahamas. A core foundation of her portfolio is to help develop individual capacity in order to build and sustain the organization’s capacity and growth. This principle drives the rest of her endeavors in furniture retail, consumer finance, real estate and championing children’s causes.
Her passion for children segued into establishing the Charity of Hope Foundation in 2004. Its mission is to facilitate and advocate for building better communities and enriching the lives of children. She also enjoys reading, boating, kickboxing, painting, traveling and exploring, but her first love is writing. She is currently working on her first series of children’s books.
Krystynia is married with three children: Maverick born in 2004, Brosnan born in 2006, and Storm born in 2008. The family resides in Nassau.
Princess Bo Guirey
Fredericka [Bo Sigrist] Guirey [ Princess Azamat Guirey] was brought to Nassau, where her parents had built a house, when she was three months old. She was amongst the first pupils that went to St. Andrews school in 1948, and then to boarding school in England, before going to Paris.
She has had homes in Ireland, London, France, and always in New Providence. The latter is now her base where she spends seven months of the year.
Bo founded, and curated “Art International”. She is an artist who works in many mediums and has exhibited in Dublin & Ashford castle, Ireland, London, numerous times in New Providence, She is self taught.
Dr. Jonathan Rodgers
Dr. Jonathan Rodgers studied medicine at London University in England and specialized in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rodgers became American board certified in 1982, a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons [Canada] and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons [UK] in 1988.
On returning to The Bahamas in 1984, Dr. Rodgers was appointed to the post of Chief of Ophthalmology at The Princess Margaret Hospital and entered private practice the same year. Dr. Rodgers established the first outpatient ophthalmic clinic in The Bahamas in 2000 where the first excimer laser surgery in The Bahamas was performed.
Carmen, founder of Bahama Islands Realty, was born in Chile and lived in Miami for several years before taking full residency in the Bahamas nearly 30 years ago. For the past 18 years and prior to launching Bahama Islands Realty, Carmen demonstrated extraordinary abilities as a real estate professional throughout the Bahamas. Carmen has earned many national and international real estate top producing awards placing her several times in the top 4% of a worldwide sales force of 120,000. Superior service, experience and loyal clients continued to fuel her career while receiving even higher honors and becoming a member of an elite group comprising of the top 1% of the sales associates force worldwide. She was also awarded the #1 agent in gross commission income for the Caribbean in 2005.
In 2011 Carmen used her marketing experience to introduce a new way of promoting and selling real estate in the Bahamas. Combining her passion for charitable work and love for Real Estate resulted in the hugely successful “The Streets of Wonders” event. Thousands of dollars were raised in aid of the Bahamas Humane Society and the Seahorse Institute.
Fluent in Spanish, Carmen serves as the Bahamas’ Honorary Consul of Chile to The Bahamas and is a member of the Bahamas Consular Corps. Carmen is also a member of the Bahamas Real Estate Association and the Bahamas MLS. She remains very close to her two grown children Jennifer and John Marc.
Allison was born and raised in the Bahamas. She is currently the Senior Director of Guest Activities at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. Allison was previously the head of St. Andrew’s Lower School and brings with her to the board, a wealth of knowledge in education and the ins and outs of managing an educational institution.