L2L Leadership Team
Get to know the specialists behind Link 2 Learn
Kwame De Jonge-Moore | PhD
Director, Department of Curriculum Design, Development, and Delivery
Kwame De Jonge-Moore earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad. She graduated from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, with a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and subsequently received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University. Kwame co-founded a multi-grade elementary school and successfully prepared students for the qualifying exam for high school. While teaching in New York, she served on the Mathematics Curriculum Committee, developing the Mathematics curriculum for schools in the Northeastern Conference; and the Atlantic Teacher Bulletin Committee creating resources for teachers in Social Studies. It was during this stint that Kwame received the Thomas and Violet Zapara Award for Teacher of Excellence. A teacher for many years, Kwame has enjoyed teaching at every level including homeschool and Community College. Kwame’s experience in developing a successful curriculum for autism led to her dissertation research topic: Journey with Autism: Successful Educational and Social Interventions from A Single Case Study
Brigette G. Hinds | MA, EdS, DrPH(c)
Chief Executive Officer
Director, Department of Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation
Brigette G. Hinds holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts. She graduated with honors from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Educational Administration and Leadership and an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Administration. Brigette is a candidate for the Doctorate Public Health Education and Promotion (DrPH) at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. Her professional focus is Health Literacy. She has designed models both for an assessment of Health Literacy as well as for the Management of Pandemics through the mechanisms of Health Literacy. Brigette has served as a staff member of the United Nations Development Programme for over a decade in positions of ever-increasing responsibility, serving as Assistant to the Special Advisor to the Administrator of UNDP. She is a polyglot of sorts with the ability to interact in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Georgian. Brigette has also served in Trinidad and Tobago as Director of the Mathematics and Science Institute at the University of the Southern Caribbean and as Senior Technical Facilitator and Advisor to the Minister of Education in Georgetown, Guyana, representing Guyana in 2017 at the UNESCO Roundtable in Turkey. Prior to serving as the UN Program Manager at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, she served as English Teacher with the United States Peace Corps in Georgia, Eastern Europe. Brigette has traveled with a public health agenda to Angola, Brazil, and Nigeria; and an educational agenda to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean. She comes to Link2Learn as Chief Executive Officer with international perspective and local effectiveness.
André J. Clarke | MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Department of Resource Mobilization
André J. Clarke graduated cum laude from Baruch College, The City University of New York, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Pace University, concentrating in Finance and International Business. After 30+ years on Wall Street leading specialized teams at Mitchell & Titus, LLP, the largest minority- owned accounting firm in the United States, Ernst & Young Global Limited and Amnesty International, André decided to make his professional accounting and consulting expertise available to business leaders who are looking for a more personalized approach to tackling their financial goals.
Victoria Elder | MA, EdS NCSP
Director of Operations ( Northern Region)
Co-Director, Department of Psychological Evaluation and Intervention
Victoria Elder holds a BA in Elementary Education from the University of the Southern Caribbean (previously Caribbean Union College); BA Hons. Musical Arts Special from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad; MA in Educational & Developmental Psychology and an EdS in School Psychology from Andrews University, Michigan. Victoria is currently completing a Doctorate in School Psychology from Andrews University. She has been an educator for the past 47 years and has served as a Teacher Educator, Music Curriculum Officer andCurriculum Coordinator with the Ministry of Education inTrinidad and Tobago. Victoria has also worked with the Special Education Department as the School Psychologist at the Jordan High School with the Canyons School District in Utah, USA. In addition to administering psycho educational assessments to children with Special needs, she has held consultations and collaborated with Special Education teachers. Her vision is to lend her skills and competencies to assist children with special needs so that they will be able to function at their highest potential.
Claudette Gilead | MA, EdS NCSP
Director of Operations ( Southern Region)
Co-Director, Department of Psychological Evaluation and Intervention
She received a Teacher’s Diploma Certificate from The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) with a major in Home Economics. She then graduated with a BA in Education with honors from USC focusing on elementary education. She earned the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with honors from Andrews University, Michigan with a focus on the overall development of children, adolescents and adults. Claudette earned an EdS in School Psychology from Andrews University and is presently completing a PhD in School Psychology.
Paul Desmond Lowe | MDiv
Director, Virtual Diagnostic Center
Paul Desmonde Lowe is a native of Guyana. He was raised in Good Hope, Essequibo. Paul now resides in the US and is a Clergyman and community servant who has served several communities in the US as well as internationally engaging projects contributing to the welfare of communities abroad. He currently serves a four church district in the Chicago area and has served as a Minister in the Illinois Conference of SDA for the past 12 years. After completing degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation management Paul began his professional career in Aviation operations management. Aviation allowed him to travel and train staff in several continents and nations affording him exposure and appreciation of a diversity of ethnic groups and cultures. This includes most European nations except Russia though traveling to several former Soviet provinces. Global travel included several South American countries, the Pacific, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean.
Donna A. Abrams, MA
Director of Human Resources
Director, Quality Management System
Donna Abrams earned her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Sociology with credit from the University of Guyana, Guyana, South America. She graduated from the University of Connecticut, Storrs/Hartford, Connecticut, USA with a Master of Arts degree in Project Analysis & Developmental Planning.
Donna worked for ten (10) years at the State Planning Secretariat (SPS) in Georgetown, Guyana. There she had the initial responsibility of going out into the ten (10) administrative regions of Guyana and assisting the leaders on the ground to develop their plans and budgets needed for resources in their communities to be funded by the Government. While at State Planning Secretariat (SPS), Donna also had the responsibility of preparing aspects of the country's budget and was involved in negotiations with international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) for the preparation of the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).
Donna enjoyed a six (6) months Internship at the World Bank in Washington, DC.
She also worked in collaboration with agencies such as the International Development Bank (IDB) in Panama and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Barbados while at SPS.
Donna migrated to the USA in the mid nineties. There she served as an Analyst with the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) for five years with the responsibility of managing the retirement funds of persons in the education sector of colleges and universities.
In 2000, Donna began working with the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) in the State of New York, USA. During her tenure with OPWDD, she served in positions of ever-increasing responsibility, including Director of the Brooklyn Office. Donna returned home to Guyana in 2017 to care for an elderly parent. An asset to the team at L2L, Donna currently serves as Director of Human Resources and the Quality Management System.