Executive

President

dr warren blake transDr. Warren Blake

A former Kingston College student, graduated from University of the West Indies in 1976 at the age of 22 as a medical doctor. He achieved the fellowship in surgery from Royal College of Glasgow in 1983 and became a consultant Orthopaedic surgeon in 1986 and is employed in the Public Sector. He has pursued studies in Business Administration and Computing and achieved a post graduate DBA in business administration from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, a BSc honours in Computing from University of Technology (UTECH) and currently pursuing a Masters in Information Security.

Honorary Secretary

GarthGayleGarth Gayle

Serving a second consecutive term as Honorary Secretary of the JAAA Limited, Mr. Gayle is a Senior Lecturer and Principal of the Charlie Smith High School in Kingston, Jamaica.

Assistant Secretary

marie tavaresMrs. Tavares

A professional Travel Consultant, Mrs. Tavares attended Briarcliff College in upstate New York and University of the Americas in Mexico. Recently employed to the Institute of Sports as an International Relations Co-ordinator, Mrs. Tavares brings to her executive position in the JAAA Limited her expertise in team management, international travel and athletes affairs.

Treasurer

l wattsMr. Ludlow Watts

A career Banker in Corporate and Commercial Banking, Mr. Watts is serving his second term as Treasurer of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.

1st Vice President

LincolnEatmonIan Forbes, JP

 

Ian Forbes, (JP), has over 30 years of experience in Management, Sales & Marketing, and is presently the Managing Director of Sherwin Williams (West Indies) Limited since 2001. Under his stewardship Sherwin-Williams has become one of the top 2 paint companies in Jamaica, remaining consistently profitable throughout his tenure, receiving numerous awards both locally and internationally.

2nd Vice President

Lincoln Eatmon

Lincoln Eatmon is Dunn Cox's Senior Partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial Department. He has been a Partner since 1976. Well known for his involvement in the administration of Jamaican athletics, Lincoln was the first Vice-President of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association 1996-2000 and a member of its Executive Committee for several years.

3rd Vice President

Michael FraterMichael Frater 

Graduate of Wolmers Boys School and Texas Christian University

  • Member of the 1997 and 1998 Carifta Games teams
  • Member of the 2000 World Juniors and Junior CAC Teams.
  • Member of the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games teams
  • Member of the 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2011 World Championship Teams

4th Vice President

Vilma CharltonVilma Charlton

Vilma Charlton is a Lecturer in the University of the West Indies, Institute of Education. She holds a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University and a B.Sc. in Physical Education from the same University. During this period she was listed in Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities, USA.

Director of Records

Leroy Cooke is one of the founding members and current President of the Jamaica Triathlon Association (JTA), the former CEO of eGov Jamaica Limited/ Fiscal Services Limited (FSL) and a former board member of Central Information Technology Office (CITO). Leroy, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional for more than 25 years is also a great lover of Athletics and Triathlon. He has devoted majority of his life in developing the sport in Jamaica. His contribution to the sport began at an early age as an athlete, representing school and country, but later transitioned into an administrative role.

As an athlete, he attended and represented St. Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) in track and field at the 100m, 200m and 400. He also attended C.A.S.T. (now UTECH) where he earned a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering while he competed in track and field in 100m, 200m and 400m. His success at this level, afforded him a track scholarship to Seton Hall University in the United State of America. He also represented Jamaica at the senior level running the 200m and 400m. His tenure in his administrative role began in 1989, upon his return to Jamaica, by assisting the legendary Dennis Johnson as coach of the CAST (now UTECH) track team; then in 1992 he became an IAAF Certified Electronic Timekeeper; and has spanned many more functions to include that of IAAF Electronic Photo Finish Judge at the “World Juniors in 2002”; Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) Chief Electronic Photo Finish Judge; JAAA Assistant Coach to Barrientos Games (twice); Assistant Manager IAAF World Championship 2017, Jamaica Triathlon Association Manager to the Pan American Games twice; Manager for Triathlon team to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games; JAAA Assistant Coach to World Universities Games (twice); JAAA Manager to Pan-Am Junior Games; Chairman of the Advisory Council at the University of Technology (UTECH), School of Computing & Information Technology. He is also the current President of the Jamaica Triathlon Association, also the Director of Records at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (J.A.A.A). Leroy is a certified level 1 International Triathlon Union (ITU) coach and official for Triathlon. He was invited and has attended the last two (3) ITU world congress meeting.

Leroy’s experience in ICT ranges from project management, financial, treasury and tax systems for government, internet and technical support, training, and operations. He has contributed to the public and private sectors within Jamaica, and has worked international. He possesses a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology (N.Y.I.T.), a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Seton Hall University – South Orange New Jersey and a H.N.D. in Engineering from College of Arts, Science and Technology. Leroy has received several additional professional training from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Sloan School of Management, University of Technology (formerly CAST) and Institute of Management and Production.