Who’s behind us

The work of the organisation requires a board-level structure consisting of 9 members and 2 advisors (download our bios pdf here.)

Portrait photo of Christine Ebanks

President and Founder, Christine Staple-Ebanks

Christine Staple-Ebanks is the parent of 4 children, including Nathan who was diagnosed with multiple disabilities in 2005. This created the avenue for her to enter advocate for children with disabilities in Jamaica. With more than 18 years experience in organising parenting, educational and special needs workshops, 9 of which has been disability focussed, she works to  build out supports for the development and inclusion of children with disaiblity and special needs.

Over a nine years, Christine  has become one of the leading voices in the disability and inclusion movement in Jamaica.  She is the author of “Raising Nathan: Every Life has Story “, which was published in October 2015 and serves as a tool of inspiration for change.

Board Members

  • Robert Ebanks, Board Member
  • Karaine Smith Holness, Board Member
  • Simone Sobers, Board Member
  • Sasha Hill-Gayle, Board Member
  • Yvonne O. Coke, Board Member
  • Dr Lisa Vascianne, Board Member
  • Dr Kayann Bookall, Board Member