Who We Are
Pictured above: Sherrill-Ann Mason
The current executive elected January 2018
Sherrill-Ann Mason (Chairperson)
Atiba Williams (Vice Chairperson)
Philmore Sprott (General Secretary)
Theophilus Marshall (Treasurer)
Dawn Dopwell (Trustee)
Terrance Edwards (Trustee)
Garnes Byron (Trustee)
(Founding Chairman Emeritus, 1963 - 2017)
The SVG Diaspora Committee of New York Inc. is a 501 C.3. non-profit organzation incorporated in the state of New York to provide opportunities for Vincentians at home and abroad to reflect and act effectively on vital issues and opportunities facing SVG and its Diaspora in the USA. Our vision is to see the existence of a Vincentian diaspora in the USA in which individual Vincentians, community organizations, and businesses work together in unity and solidarity to empower themselves in the USA and to contribute to the development of SVG.
The work of the committee focuses on three broad areas: Awareness Raising & Public Policy, Institution Building, Humanitarian efforts. The Committee also host various round table discussions, which have led to among other things contributions to the SVG National Cultural Policy, the SVG Diaspora Policy, and the establishment of two associations: Sports (SVGUSASA) and Culture (CAVUSA). Some of the organization's signature programming are the Diaspora Week in recognition of International Migraton Day, the Diaspora Conferences & Leadership Development workshops, and the Heritage Awards.