Donovan is the President of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations USA Inc (UJAA) and the Immediate Past President of St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Alumni Association USA Inc. He is also a corporate transportation professional and a tax professional who has been registered with the Internal Revenue Service and New York State for over 15 years. He became a Director of UJAA in 2015 and was elected as Vice President in 2018. He graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications and a minor concentration in Industrial Psychology He has worked in the Transportation industry for over 20 years and is adept at Travel Supplier Relationship management.
Prior to migrating to the United States Donovan worked as a pre-trained teacher at his alma mater, STETHS, then attended the College of Arts Science and Technology (C.A.S.T.). He then worked as a teacher and coach at Dunrobin High School for over six years, migrating to the United States in 1989. He has remained a strong advocate for helping teenagers to obtain a college education through sports, particularly track and field. His involvement with UJAA has led him to projects beyond sports. The Executive Board of UJAA and the member organizations, work to develop strategies to help schools back in Jamaica and this was a natural fit for him. Through various programs such as the Learnit Tablet program, Robotics program and the Water Tank program the organization remains a voice of hope for our children.
As UJAA moves forward, it is Donovan’s vision that the organization will continue to be a voice in the education space for the children of Jamaica and that the organization will work, in conjunction with various stakeholders, to create and deliver new and more creative ways of advancement in education for our children.