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.

Board Members

Mrs. Joey Premock
Mrs. Joey PremockPRESIDENT
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 mentor at the Home and now serves as the President of Ranfurly.

Mrs. Latoya Polacek
Mrs. Latoya PolacekVICE-PRESIDENT
Mr. 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.
Mrs. DeAnn Cash
Mr. Lequient Bethel
Mr. Lequient BethelADMINISTRATOR
As a coach, international speaker, trainer, and author, Lequient A. Bethel is committed to empowering and inspiring others to find their purpose and to achieve their goals and dreams. As a Leadership and Life Development Strategist, Lequient has helped individuals navigate emotional, spiritual, and relational issues. He has also been a sought-after consultant to help build and train teams and strengthened organizations both in the Bahamas and abroad with a focus on the establishment of core values, relational cohesion amongst team members, and clarity of vision.

Lequient has worked professionally also in Social Services as a custodian Officer at the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys as well as in the Juvenile Probation Department. He has also worked as a Behavioral Counselor and as part of the Administration team of an All-age Special Ed school for over 12 years.

Other Board Members

  • Alexandra Maillis-Lynch, IPP
  • Catherine Chisnall
  • Clement Foster
  • John Robertson
  • Leslie Cancino
  • Antonio Saunders
  • Nadia Hope-Adderley

Honorary Members

  • Alexandra Maillis-Lynch, IPP
  • 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


As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.