Meet the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of the affairs of the BACK2LIFE Foundation & it's projects.
Co-founder and Chairman
Lorna Phillips is co-founder of BACK2LIFE and Project Manager for the Rio Cobre Project. An accredited trainer and neuro linguistics programming practitioner, she is responsible for the development of the first accredited mentor training course in Jamaica. She spearheaded the needs analysis, consultations, reviews and extensive research that went into the ultimate crafting of a bespoke conscious mentoring programme that is culturally and socially appropriate incorporating current coaching methods and the latest in nuero-science technology.
Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman
Manley Nicholson is a Partner in the law firm Nicholson Phillips, with over 20 years as a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Attorney in Jamaica. He is past board member of a number of Statutory Boards and currently Chairman of Mona Heights Primary. He is a current member and past president of the Rotary Club of Kingston and it was during his presidency in 2012 that he co-founded BACK2LIFE. A mentor since its inception he frequently spends his Saturdays mentoring male youth at the Rio Cobre Correctional Centre and is an Ambassador of the Governor General’s “I Believe” initiative.
Elizabeth Hartley is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the UK. Over the period she has been involved in many community organizations including being Treasurer of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce for approximately ten years, of the Association of Womens Organisations in Jamaica and of the South St Andrews Division of the Neighbourhood Watch. Professionally she is a Council member of the Institute of Management Consultants of Jamaica, member of the Taxation Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Course Developer for ACCA courses delivered by the Student Accountancy Training Consortium.
Sheldon R. Wilson is a trained English Teacher and Guidance Counsellor, youth advocate and committee member of the Jamaican Association of Guidance Counsellors in Education. His passion and willingness to serve is one that he holds true to his heart and profession. He lives by the motto: ‘He who has a why to live, already has a how’ which as been the wheels of his drive to be a purpose driven educator. He is a mentor with BACK2LIFE and awardee of the accolade “Mentor of the Year 2015/16”.
Reverend Astor Carlyle is currently enrolled as a Masters Student at the International University of the Caribbean where the focus of his studies is Transformational Leadership. Rev. Carlyle is a family man with two children. Optimistic that his vision for Jamaica can be a reality, Rev. Carlyle is firm in his wish to see his young children become, as he describes, "citizens of the world, growing up in Jamaica! We cannot have a myopic world view. Whereas they must creatively pull knowledge and expertise from the rest of the world, my desire is that they live in Jamaica and build it, and have an impact on this, their space, for God and for all!"
Tricia Nicholas-Porter is a versatile secretarial and administrative support professional with over 12 years experience in company secretarial services, office management and legal support. Tricia is has a level 5 - Higher Diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Executives and is currently pursuing her Chartered Secretary designation with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Tricia has given yeoman service to the BACK2LIFE Foundation since its inception, driven by the belief that she is helping to make a difference in society.