DRF is a not-for-profit organization that is owned by representative subscribers on behalf of the people of Jamaica.

Representative Subscribers for 2013
Rt. Hon. Edward Zacca, OJ, PC First Patron of the Foundation
Hon. Lensley H. Wolfe, OJ. (Ret’d.) Current Patron of the Foundation is former Chief Justice
Mr. Novar Mcdonald, MBA, MJIM Chairman Emeritus
Miss Donna Parchment, LLB, CD, JP former Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Avis Henriques, CD former CEO of United Way of Jamaica
Mr. Steadley Webster, CD (Deceased)
Hon. R. Carl Rattray, QC President of the Court of Appeal (Deceased)
Miss Sonia Jones Jamaican Bar Association (Deceased)


The Board which leads the organization is one that is diverse with representatives from the public, private and civil society sectors. The Board Members as at 2013 are as follows:

Roles Name
Chairman Mr. John Bassie, LLB, LLM, FCIArb, C Arb. Mr Bassie serves also as Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Caribbean Branch
Vice Chairman Mr. Albert Edwards Mr Edwards is also serving as Chief Parliamentary Counsel
Secretary Mrs. Carol Bernard Madden Mrs Madden is a former Senior Parliamentary Counsel and a trained mediator
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Paul Hines Mr Hines leads a staff team of 20 persons, while the work of the Foundation is enabled and supported by a large cadre of volunteers, part-time trainers and Rostered mediators
Mrs. Kathlene Arnold Ministry Of Justice
Dr. Eileen Boxill Attorney
Ms. Maria Burke Attorney
Mrs. Donna Duncan-Scott Jamaica Money Market Brokers
Mrs. Carla-Anne Harris-Roper Ministry Of Labour
Mrs. Jennifer Hobson-Hector Parish Representative
Hon. Dr. Owen Jefferson, OJ, CD
Mr. Gregory Mayne President, Jamaica Junior Chamber
Mrs. Janet Morrison Private Sector Organization of Jamaica
Ms. Jodi Ann Paulwell Snr. Legal Officer, Cabinet Office
Ms. Antonette Richards Planning Institute Of Jamaica
Mr. Dennis Robotham, JP President, St. Catherine Chamber Of Commerce
Mr. Maurice Stoppi, CD, FCIArb, FJIQS, FRICS
Justice Bryan Sykes Courts
Dr. Dwayne Vernon Social Development Commission
Mr. Ian Wilkinson, QC Jamaica Bar Association


The Management & Staff of the Foundation as at June 2013 are:

  • Paul Hines, BSc. – Chief Executive Officer
  • Mrs. Karen P. Gentles, B.A., Dip. International Relations – Executive Assistant to the CEO
  • Christopher Robinson -Director, Finance, Accounts & Administration
  • Ms Rhonda Morrison – Director, Outreach, Youth & Community Services Division
  • Vivienne Dacosta, BSc. – Training Manager