Executive DirectorMeaghan leads LCS and is responsible for project development, managing project deadlines, organizational messaging, and public speaking engagements. She is our representative to the Virgin Islands Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VI-VOAD).
Senior Project Manager
Stephen manages the overall direction of our projects and our employees. He is the LCS liaison to all partner agencies involved in our current and future initiatives. He also manages our shipping and logistics needs, assets and equipment maintenance, and facilities. Stephen is an EMT certified to the national registry, and a technician-class ham radio operator.
Senior Project Manager
Stephen manages the overall direction of individual projects and has purchasing power over project-related expenses. He is the direct liaison with all partner agencies involved in current and future LCS projects. Stephen manages and guides project employees towards their deadlines and provides them with benchmarks for success.
Ryan is responsible for our bookkeeping, payroll management, invoices and billing, tracking of our operating budget and individual project budgets, and general office management. He manages our social media accounts and lines of communication. Ryan assists with grant writing and writing content for our social media, website, and promotional materials. He is responsible for maintaining all of our organizational records, and monitors and trains all staff members regarding HIPAA and OSHA standards.
Donor Development + Donor Relations
Mae seeks out grants and other funding opportunities for LCS, and writes and submits grant applications on our behalf. She is responsible for donor acknowledgement and communication across a variety of platforms. Mae assists in developing content for our social media and promotional materials. She also deploys with our Go Team as needed.
Mae seeks out grants and other funding opportunities for the organization, working alongside the director in donor development. She assists the senior project manager with administration and data entry for all projects, and troubleshoots and implements specific project measures. Mae deploys with our Go Team as needed.
The Go Team is at the heart of all of our projects; its members become familiar and friendly faces to our clients once project work begins. They are responsible for executing all field work for our projects. The Go Team is comprised of six St. John residents from different areas of the island, and the members vary in age and background, reflecting the diversity of the St. John community.
Left to right: Kela Brathwaite, Deborah Ramsay, Leona Smith, Kenisha Small (Not pictured: Mandy Lemley, Ignacio Wilford)
Executive Board of Directors
Jarrod is a seasoned executive with more than a decade of experience counseling a wide range of institutions with complex organizational structures. He has served in both the Bloomberg and Obama administrations in senior communications, community outreach, and counterterrorism positions, including assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and associate director of public engagement at the White House. His work with the USVI government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria helped immeasurably to facilitate the recovery on St John.
Tenesha is a born Virgin Islander and a founding member of Love City Strong. She has been engaged in the St. John business community for more than a decade as the manager of multiple small businesses. When Love City Strong was formed as a group of volunteers following Hurricane Irma in 2017, Tenesha ran point on managing the evacuation of St. John residents and tourists, successfully ushering more than 1,200 individuals to safety.
John is the CEO of McInnis Industries. He has decades of experience in the realm of disaster response and has been instrumental in several national emergency cleanup operations, including the City of Orange Beach after Hurricane Ivan (2004), St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina (2005), and 20 miles of Alabama coastline after the BP Horizon oil spill (2010). The Hurricane Katrina cleanup in southern Louisiana was one of the single largest FEMA-funded demolition projects in U.S. history, resulting in nearly 10,000 structures demolished. John served as Director of Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation from 2017 to 2020.
Ian is a born Virgin Islander and a long-time supporter of youth development on the island. He was an indispensable community leader in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and has served as Bloomberg Philanthropies’ St. John liaison since September 10, 2017. Ian also sits on the board of the St. John Community Foundation and the advisory board of the St. John Long-term Recovery Group.
Secunda and his wife Cindy are signatories of the Giving Pledge. Since the devastating 2017 hurricane impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean, Secunda has been deeply involved in reconstruction efforts there. In 2011, Secunda was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Parks Conservation Association. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Intrepid Museum Foundation, and on the board of directors of the Manhattan Theater Club.
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