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

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.

Latoya Polacek
Latoya PolacekVice-President
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.Joey started as a volunteer at the Home and now has served four years as Vice President of Ranfurly.
DeAnn Cash
Mr. Alexander Roberts
Mr. Alexander RobertsADMINISTRATOR
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.

Other Board Members

  • Alexandra Maillis-Lynch, IPP
  • Catherine Chisnall
  • Clement Foster
  • John Robertson
  • Leslie Cancino
  • Nathan Cates
  • Antonio Saunders
  • Karen Major
  • 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


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