The elected Board of Management is the overall governing body for the Ranfurly Homes for Children. A House Committee has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the home and serves as a liaison between the board and the home’s administrator. The home is governed by the provisions of the Children and Young Persons Act and falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Social Services & Community Development.  Lady Caroline Simmonds, daughter of the home’s founder continues to support Ranfurly by securing donations from around the world.


Alexandra Maillis-Lynch


Alexandra received her early education at Queen’s College in Nassau, Bahamas. She later moved on to study Political Science at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in the hopes of becoming an aspiring Attorney.

Although she initially pursued a legal career, Alexandra’s love for food and catering to people surpassed her legal aspirations. She found herself consistently cooking for her family members, charity events and anyone who sought her assistance. Thereafter, she decided to make a career out of catering to people and has been doing the same since 1990.

Alexandra currently has a catering and event planning company called “Events by Alexandra” and is the owner of “August Moon Café” in Lyford Cay.

Alexandra is of Greek Descent and is the mother of four boys ranging from the ages of 8 to 21 years old.

Alexandra was married to the late Norman Lynch. She decided to volunteer at the Ranfurly Homes for Children upon her husband’s untimely death. She felt that she needed a change from the projects she and her husband worked on together as a couple. She often says God chose Ranfurly for her and that she will never leave the beautiful children that she has met at Ranfurly that have brought much joy during her sorrow.


Joey Premock


Born in Alexandria, Louisiana and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With an Associate Degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for Interior Design, she uses some of her experience and knowledge in the real estate industry along with her commitment and eye for good design, makes Joey an integral part of a family business, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty organization. She is a wife to Mr. Chris Premock and a mother of two young boys.

Joey started as a volunteer at the Home and now has served four years as Vice President of Ranfurly.


Mr. Alexander Roberts


L. Alexander Roberts was born and raised in Dominica, attended university in Canada with a BSC (mathematics) and BEng (electrical). Mr. Roberts served as a Math and Science teacher from 1978-1987 and then served as Headmaster of Queen’s College High School from 1987-2000. After Queen’s College he spent 8-years at the Securities Commissioner of the Bahamas as Manager of the Authorities Department. Mr. Roberts joined the Ranfurly family in October of 2010 where his continued love, experience and other talents with children would be utilized.


Gowon Bowe

Gowon Bowe is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Fidelity Bank & Trust International Limited, including its publicly traded subsidiary Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited. Prior to this role, he was a partner and Advisory Leader with a Big Four (4) accounting firm. In that firm, Gowon had been on a fast track through the ranks in both The Bahamas and the United Kingdom firms.


Latoya Polacek


Other Board Members

  • Catherine Chisnall
  • Clement Foster
  • John Robertson
  • Aneka Rolle
  • Kristy L. Kemp
  • Antonio Saunders
  • DeAnn Cash
  • Karen Major

Honorary Members

  • Lady Caroline Simmonds
  • Jacqueline Bain
  • Flossie Cooper (Member of the
  • Queen Mary Sewing Guild)
  • Lillian Edwards
  • Brenda Ingraham
  • Delano Knowles
  • Cally Maillis (Member of the
  • Queen Mary Sewing Guild)
  • Isadora Maynard
  • Remelda Moxey
  • Elizabeth Sweeting
  • Tom Hackett
Phone: 242.393.3115
Fax: 242.393.0834
101 Mackey Street