An exciting new phase at ICA
Dear Friends and Allies,
The Board of Directors would like to announce the departure
of Kenrick Ross as Executive Director of Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Inc.
Kenrick served in this capacity for over a year. Prior to this role,
he volunteered with ICA and co-chaired our 2014 gala. His contributions to
the organization have been meaningful and will continue to be felt by all
those impacted by our work.
"Over the last year I've had the most unique privilege of my life, working
in the heart of Little Guyana. Serving as Executive Director of ICA,
surrounded by fragrant roti shops and front yards festooned with
jhandi flags, thumping chutney music on Saturday nights and heated
political debates that spanned cities and continents, I got to combine the professional and the deeply personal. I was able to bring the skills and experience gained empowering other communities to the one I call, and claim, as my own. These experiences have affirmed to me the necessity of the work we must do, for social change and racial justice, community empowerment and equality, work that must be done urgently and with true integrity. I'm thankful to the Board of Directors for this opportunity, and all of you for having made it such a truly special and meaningful one" - Kenrick Ross
As we planned this transition with Ken, we were careful to ensure a smooth process with no interruption in our programs and advocacy. The first step in the transition is appointing Vedesh Persaud as Interim Executive Director. Vedesh has been with ICA since 2010, serving in numerous roles including most recently as Vice Chairperson on our Board of Directors where he oversaw our Youth Programs Committee.
Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find a new Executive Director to best serve our community. We're also seeking your help, as an integral member of our community, to find a well-qualified individual best suited for this role; someone who has developed and implemented strategies that could take this organization to the next stage of growth. The full posting is available on our website. Please share this announcement within your networks.
As we wish Ken success in his next endeavor and thank him for his contributions to the organization, we are hopeful and excited for this new phase. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly or to Vedesh Persaud at email@example.com.
Faudia D. Baijnauth