One Eleuthera Foundation
Board of Directors:
Diane Bowe-Pindling, Director
Cecil Ferguson, Director
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 and has served as a board member and Chair of the Board of the Claneil Foundation. Along with her extended family, Marjie has been coming to South Eleuthera for over 50 years.
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.
Clifford Johnson, Treasurer
Anton Sealey- Anton D.J. Sealey is a veteran of The Insurance industry of The Bahamas and now serves as Vice President and Director for Insurance Management (Bahamas) Ltd. In addition, he is the current Chairman of The Bahamas Insurance Association, and a Director of Summit Insurance Company. An avid sportsman and respected sports administrator, Anton is the President of The Bahamas Football Association and serves in several capacities with both the regional governing body for football, The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), as a member of the Finance Committee and the world governing body, The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA.) where he serves as a member of The Members Association Committee.
Mario Smith, Chair
With roots in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera Mario is the Chief Compliance Officer for RBC Wealth Management in the Caribbean and RBC Capital Markets in The Bahamas. 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.
Dr. Kim Williams-Pulfer, Secretary
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 was recently named the new CEO for BTC after a ten-year stint with Comcast and more than thirty years in the industry. 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, Tricia, is a Pediatric Pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Philidelphia and shares his commitment to sustainable philanthropy focused on the Caribbean and Africa.
Lynn Dobson, Director
A retired nurse educator, Lynn and her husband Bob have been traveling and serving on Eleuthera for close to twenty years. As a three-time cancer survivor, Lynn has worked closely with those on the island experiencing cancer and helped start the first support group for women going through breast cancer. Lynn has an undergraduate degree in nursing and a masters in Nursing Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She was honored by her alma mater with the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award and the Humanitarian Award.
Marjie Findlay, Director
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 nearly $20 million. An ordained United Methodist minister, Lane was formerly a CPA with Ernst and Young and COO of a private trust company.
Jeff Gowdy, Director
With degrees from the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, Jeff is the Director of Consulting and Business Development at Sustainserv.com 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.