One Eleuthera Foundation
Board of Directors:

Juan Bacardi, Director

Juan is the President of Bristol Group of Companies, a distributor, wholesaler and retailer of wines, spirits, and other related products. After earning a degree from Stetson University, Juan apprenticed with Schlumberger in Germany. He is passionate about botany and the development of The Bahamas.

Diane Bowe-Pindling, Director

With roots in Wemyss Bight and a graduate of Preston Albury High School in Eleuthera, Diane serves as a Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Claymore Group of Companies, a multi-faceted financial services group. Previously, she worked as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and in private banking.

Cecil Ferguson, Director

Cecil is a Senior Manager for regional Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Sanctions with The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company. He holds several degrees from the University of The Bahamas, Taylor University, and Nova Southeastern University. Early in his career, Cecil served as a Foreign Service Officer to the U.S. and the United Nations.

Marjie Findlay, Director

In 2012, Marjie worked closely with Tom Burns and Shaun Ingraham to launch the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF). She is President of a nonprofit college scholarship organization serving Native Americans. Along with her extended family, Marjie has been coming to South Eleuthera for over 50 years.

Sadye Francis, Secretary

With degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson College and Houston University, Sadye has worked as a buyer for fifteen years, a category manager for AML Foods Ltd. for nine years and is the owner of The Flavour Market. She enjoys serving her community through her work with the Miss Bahamas Organization.

Shaun Ingraham, President & CEO

Shaun Ingraham is the co-founder, President and CEO of OEF. He was born and raised in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera where he currently resides. Over the past 25 years, he has led disaster relief and economic and social development efforts for numerous national, regional and international development organizations in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Shaun has won numerous awards for his community work including a national Cacique Award from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and the inaugural Community Impact Award from his alma mater, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Shaun Ingraham

Clifford Johnson, Treasurer

Now retired, Clifford spent his career as a Chartered Accountant building Price Waterhouse Coopers into one of the preeminent firms in The Bahamas. In the 1990’s he also served on The Gaming Bord and the Securities Commission, and he continues to serve as a Trustee of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependents’ Trust.
Shaun Ingraham

Michelle Neville-Clarke, Director

Michelle is a Partner with the law firm Lennox Paton. She attended law school at the University of Kingston upon Thames and is a member of both the Bar of England and Wales and The Bahamas. Her areas of expertise include banking and financial services, investment funds, corporate and commercial and private client groups.

Mario Smith, Chair

With roots in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Mario is a Senior Manager of Regional Compliance at Royal Bank of Canada with responsibility for Wealth Management and Capital Markets in The Bahamas, Barbados and the Cayman Islands. He holds degrees and diplomas from Acadia University, Canada and the University of Manchester, UK. Mario also serves on the Board of Rotary Bahamas Disaster Relief and is a Past Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7020.

U.S. Board of Directors

Corrine Abraham, Director

A nurse educator at Emory University since 1985, Corrine has coordinated student immersion experiences in Eleuthera since 2005. Corrine and her colleagues work collaboratively with the Ministry of Health and OEF to align goals and experiences with local needs. She has received funding for two Emory Global Field Scholars grants exploring strategies to improve chronic disease management, including breast cancer, diabetes and hypertension. She also holds a joint appointment with the Atlanta VA Health Care System, where she coordinates efforts to improve the quality of care provided to veterans.

Rob Baird, Director

Former Chairman and CEO of The Conco Companies, Rob holds degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia and Georgetown University. He is a big supporter of the arts in his hometown and has been a homeowner and active member of the community on Eleuthera for the last few decades.

Sameer Bhatti, Treasurer

A native of New Providence, Sameer is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Comcast. He holds degrees from Duke University, the University of Maryland, and the University of The Bahamas and has also completed training at both Harvard and Oxford. His wife, Dr. Tricia Bhatti, is a Pediatric Pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and shares his commitment to sustainable philanthropy focused on the Caribbean and Africa.

Lynn Dobson, Director

A retired nurse and educator, Lynn and her husband Bob have been traveling and serving on Eleuthera for nearly 20 years. A North Carolina native, Lynn’s alma mater, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, has honored her with the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award and Humanitarian Award.

Marjie Findlay, Director

In 2012, Marjie worked closely with Tom Burns and Shaun Ingraham to launch the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF). She is President of a nonprofit college scholarship organization serving Native Americans. Along with her extended family, Marjie has been coming to South Eleuthera for over 50 years.

Lane Glaze, President & Chair

Along with several other U.S. citizens who shared a long-time love of Eleuthera, Lane helped found One Eleuthera Foundation of the U.S. (OEF-US), a 501(c)3 incorporated in North Carolina, in 2016. Since inception, OEF-US has assisted OEF by raising and investing more than $16 million. An ordained United Methodist minister, Lane was formerly a CPA with Ernst and Young and COO of a private trust company.

Lane Glaze

Jeff Gowdy, Director

With degrees from the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, Jeff is the Director of Consulting and Business Development at which is devoted to developing sustainability strategies and programs. He and his wife Sarah Scarborough were married on Eleuthera, a place that Jeff fell in love with years earlier.

Dr. Kim Williams-Pulfer, Secretary

Born in Nassau, Bahamas, and with family roots in Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, Dr. Kim Williams-Pulfer lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis, IN. Currently, she is a Leading Edge Fellow at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). As a fellow, Kim is appointed to the Hurston/Wright Foundation as Research and Evaluation Manager. She also serves on the board of Charitable Allies. Her dissertation, “Get Involved: Stories of the Black Postcolonial Middle Class and the Development of Civil Society,” reflects her research interests and community work.

Contact Us

One Eleuthera Foundation
Eleuthera, Bahamas



1 242-334-4700


P.O. Box EL-26078
Queen's Highway, Rock Sound,
Eleuthera, Bahamas

One Eleuthera Foundation
United States



1 864-207-9135


c/o Lane Glaze
PO Box 1302
Clemson SC 29633