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Executive Board


An ordained Pastor with Emanuel’s Hope Baptist Church since 1994, with seven churches. She holds a Bachelor in Pastoral Leadership through Cornerstone Christian University. Her passion is serving the community through an outreach ministry she calls Alpha Point. She is the mother of Ricky, Rachel and Rebecca.  And, Glam-ma to Kane and Vivi. In her spare time, she loves cooking and gardening. When she grows up she would like to be a lawyer.

Rosemarie G. Roth



Robert Young was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, on August 27, 1956.  He lived in New York for 21 years. He attended Baruch College, CUNY. and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s in Leadership.

As vice-president of JCC, he wishes to continue the mission of the organization to fulfill the purpose for which it was founded on: – ‘Together we will succeed…Out of many, ONE PEOPLE.’

Robert M. Young, Sr.



I’ve been a member of JCC since 2019. I currently hold the position of Recording Secretary. As a JCC member, I enjoy meeting and interacting with other members.
I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and in 1970 migrated to New York, where I grew up. In 1998 I relocated to Orlando, Florida, where my husband and I raised our two sons.
My 26-year career as a Court Stenographer in the Central Florida area has afforded me the opportunity to learn about a myriad of subjects, which has proven helpful at times. This experience has prepared me to carry out my responsibilities as Recording Secretary.

Karen Lewin

Recording Secretary


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Corresponding Secretary


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Lurna Franklin



This is 66 years old Yvonne Barnes.  She hails from the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica.  Yvonne is a mother to three grown children and grandmother to five.  Yvonne lived in New York, and Orlando for the past 36 years.  Yvonne practiced nursing throughout these years. 

Currently retired, she spends her days paying attention to health, fitness and gardening.  Yvonne’s goals are to someday ride a bicycle and hold a note.

Yvonne Barnes


Together we will succeed…

Out of many,

One People.


Paulette Nurse was born in Jamaica along with four siblings. As a child, Paulette had aspirations of being a Nurse. Never in a million years did she think she’d stumble into the Computer field especial when it was unusual for women to enter the profession , but you can’t always predict where or when you’ll discover what you’re meant to do in life.

Paulette was taught at a young age that if you want something in life, you have to work for it. So that’s what she did. And she worked hard got a degree in Computer Science.

As the years went by, Paulette worked her way from a Billing clerk to becoming a System Analyst/Programmer. She developed and implemented computer systems for several banks in New York and other companies such as Arion Pictures and Sotheby’s International, never wavering in her resolve to become the best version of herself with each career move.

Paulette got into the real estate industry over 10 years ago, after she relocated to Florida with her husband.

As her career in real estate advanced, Paulette found her stride working with First time Homebuyers and Sellers in the Greater Orlando Area.

Paulette lives in Apopka with her family. In her free time, she enjoys reading ,dancing, traveling and entertaining family and friends.


Paulette Nurse

Assistant Treasurer