Roxanne Wiltshire-Carter was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the youngest of the Wiltshire sisters.
She is a graduate of Holy Name Convent in Port of Spain, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and The Rutgers School of Law-Newark in New Jersey. The proud mum to two daughters, she feels a keen and urgent need to be a better custodian of the world her girls will inherit. Along with the rest of her family, Roxanne was devastated by the loss of her sister Wendy and is eager to explore new and daring avenues to realize lasting change, as she navigates, for the first time a world without "the Wiltshire Four".
She lives in New Jersey with her family.
Knalidi Somerson, Vice President
Knalidi Somerson is currently involved in Global Human Resource IT Support at the United Nations and has previously served as an Administrative Officer in Haiti, an IT Help Desk Supervisor in Chad, and prior to that, a UN Photographer, and an IT Support Staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She began her career at the United Nations as a messenger and has been with the United Nations for the past 26 years. She has participated in several UN mission assignments which afforded her the opportunity to visit various countries in Africa. Prior to leaving Trinidad and migrating to the USA, she was a Reservation Agent with the national airline in its reservations department and prior to that, a Stereoplotter with the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Surveys Division.
Ms. Somerson holds a Diploma in Micro Computing from Bernard Baruch College and is a graduate of Holy Name Convent in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Diane Wiltshire, Treasurer
After a career that spanned fifteen years in the management, events and hospitality industries, Ms. Wiltshire retired. Most recently before retirement, she was the General Manager at Lea NYC, an entity of Rouge LLC, where she also held the positions of Event Director and Bookkeeper. Here she was responsible for payroll, all accounts payable, and end of day reconciliations. She also assisted with developing financial systems for the organization, while collaborating closely with the firm’s accountant. Under Ms. Wiltshire’s management, Lea NYC generated over $1.5 million in revenue, annually. Previously, Ms. Wiltshire served on the board of CEAS (Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Services) Domestic Violence Subcommittee and as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Trustees at Unity Fellowship Church, Newark. Currently, she is also President and CEO of the non-profit organization reDressed, Inc., which provides clothing to domestic abuse survivors. Having been a victim of domestic violence herself, Ms. Wiltshire works diligently within the private sector, to garner a supply of clothing that would be helpful to these survivors of abuse.
Ms. Wiltshire is a graduate of Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, Language and Criticism, from Hunter College, the City University of New York. She holds a master's degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is a licensed social worker.
Ms. Wiltshire, the third of the sisters, is an avid writer and considers her daughter Aneesa her most treasured accomplishment.
Joanne Brice, Secretary
Joanne Brice was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, the second of the four Wiltshire girls.
She attended high school at Holy Name Convent with all three of her sisters. After graduating from high school and working for five years in a public health lab, she emigrated to the US and attended college at the University of California at Davis. Joanne knew she would become a doctor since elementary school and after graduating from medical school, she and her family moved to the East Coast where for the last 20+ years she has practiced in Delaware. Her two children are now all grown up and teaching her life lessons. Joanne loves to learn new things and is committed to finding ways to help more people access the benefits of good health.
Oswald Bruce, Member
Oswald “Ozzie” Bruce grew up in Tobago. After dedicating fifteen years to teaching, he then transitioned to an airport executive role where he has worked for the last thirty years until entering semi-retirement. His private passion has been his volunteer work with the Lions. He has been recognized with the Melvin Jones award – the highest form of recognition for outstanding work by those who embody humanitarianism.
Ozzie lives in Trinidad with his soulmate of thirty-two years.