Alpha Academy Alumnae Association – Jamaica Chapter Executives
Our purpose is to serve and to promote the mutual interests of Alpha Academy and its alumnae through and in collaboration with the school.
DR. TAMEKA STEPHENSON HARRIS
Class of 2002 & 2004
Alpha Spirit of Mercy Awardee (2021), Governor-General Achievement Awardee (2018) and I Believe Ambassador, Dr Tameka Stephenson Harris, was elected President of the Alpha Academy Alumnae Association (AAAJ) JamaicaChapter in May 2021. She will lead the AAAJ Executive to meet its goals to connect with our Alpha sisters and to support Alpha Academy and its students.
Dr Tameka Stephenson Harris holds four degrees – a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Master in Nutrition, a Bachelor of Science, as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She is now pursuing a doctorate in Pediatrics.
She is Coordinator for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Programme and also serves on several bodies, including the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, the Jamaica Cancer Society, and the Jamaica Island Nutrition Network.
VICE PRESIDENT – MEMBERSHIP
Class of 2003 & 2005
Sharlene Grant is honoured to serve and follows in the tradition of giving back and serving on the Alumnae Executive as her mother did before her, also as the VP – Membership in the early 2000s.
During her years at Alpha, she took part in various activities, such as the grand opening of the Cecilia Hall and the Bernadette Little Science and Technology Centre in 1999 and was a part of Key Club, first as the Fundraising Director (2002-2003) and then President (2004-2005).
Sharlene works in Finance and Administration at the UWI Open Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Executive Education certifications in the Principles & Practices of Project Management; and Supervisory Management from the UWI Mona School of Business & Management.
VICE PRESIDENT – MENTORSHIP
Class of 2003
Crystal Daye is an award-winning Christian author who has written numerous books that cater to young people and adults alike, which help them to recognize their true value and be confident while understanding and maximizing their passions. She has been mentoring young girls since age 19 and is a corporate trainer, book coach, brand strategist, international speaker and podcaster. She is founder of Dayelight Publishers and the Empowering Girls Club.
She received the BA degree in Administration and Management from The University of the West Indies and is currently pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
VICE PRESIDENT - PUBLIC RELATIONS
Tanya Veira Pringle
Class of 1976
Tanya Veira Pringle is Executive, Corporate Communications at The Jamaica National Group where she has worked for 12 years. She has worked in the field of communications for over 20 years. As Vice President of the Alpha Alumnae Association Jamaica (AAAJ) Chapter, she plans to work with the Executive to create greater awareness of the AAAJ and increase the Association’s membership, with the objective to provide increased support to Alpha Academy and its students.
Tanya Pringle attained the Masters in Communication from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She is a founding member of the JN Toastmasters Club and has served as Secretary, Vice President - Public Relations and as President. She received the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award in 2020 and acts as mentor to other Toastmasters and clubs.
Class of 1992 & 1994
Soan Madden received the award of Most Outstanding Student in Accounts from Alpha Academy in 1992. She is a Senior Manager for Internal Audit at The Jamaica National Group. She is also currently Assistant Honorary Treasurer for the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.
Soan Madden is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and has achieved the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, the global professional accountancy qualification.
Class of 2009
Trish-Ann Knight graduated from Alpha Academy with 13 CSEC subjects and has always been an active part of the Alpha family, both as a student and graduate. She is a Laboratory Technician at Wisynco Group, works as a English Language tutor, and also serves as a Presiding Officer for Ministry of Education examinations.
She attended the University of the West Indies, graduating with a BSc in Applied Chemistry, with a minor in Psychology. Trish-Ann is an active volunteer, who has provided support to The University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston Public Hospital, the Blood Bank, Mona Primary, August Town Primary and Jones Town Primary.