Kerry-Jo Ford Lyn

Director, LGBT Global Development Partnership
Kingston, Jamaica

Kerry-Jo Ford Lyn
Kerry-Jo joins Astraea as a development professional with a particular passion for strategic planning, innovative design, grant-making and social enterprise. With over twelve years of experience, she most recently served as the Chief Operations Officer for the Digicel Foundation, the largest private sector funder in Jamaica. While there, she contributed to a radical shift from charity to strategy and designed programs to deepen the impact of and engagement with vulnerable communities by reducing inequalities and discrimination. Kerry-Jo holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Psychology and a Masters in Development Administration & Planning from the University College London. She has also recently written the certificate course on Alternative Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship for the University of the West Indies. Based in Kingston, Jamaica - Kerry-Jo currently serves on the board of J-FLAG (Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays) and continues to be inspired by the courage of those who remain visible and speak for the voiceless.

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