Board of Directors

Paul Issa
Paul Issa | Chairman
Paul Issa is Chairman of the Issa Foundation, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, and Paul Issa Publications. Read More
diane-memberDiane Pollard | President and CEO
Diane was hired February 2010 as Issa Trust Foundation’s first paid employee. She has been working as Issa’s volunteer VP of Operations since its earliest planning stages in 2004, and with children in Jamaica since 1997. Read More
alexAlex Thomson | Public Relations Director
Alex Thomson has worked in the Jamaican Tourism Industry since 1984. She started her career as Public Relations Manager with SuperClubs. In 1997, Alex joined the Couples Resorts chain as Executive Assistant to the CEO & President, with special emphasis on public relations and events. Read More
Petronia Brooks | Vice President
Miss Petronia Brooks, Group Financial Controller IHR has over 13 years senior management experience as Financial Controller for Couples Negril and Grand Lido Negril, SuperClubs.  She has worked in her present capacity for 10 years and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University and is CPA certified. Read More
IvonnaIvonna Szelerska | Secretary/Treasurer
Ivonna joined Couples Resorts family in 2001. At Couples Resorts she started as sales manager Eastern Canada and over the years her responsibilities expanded to Sales Manager Canada and e-communication; currently she truly enjoys challenges of Director of Revenue Development role and with a penchant for “things-geek” she manages various technology projects. She has seen ITF expanding since its creation and is very happy to contribute to its future endeavors. Read More

Medical Director

Dr. Jeffrey L. Segar | Medical Director
Jeffrey L Segar, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Neonatology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the UI Children’s Hospital. Dr. Segar received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read More

Advisory Board for Pediatric Education Program

EllenEllen Segar | Advisory Team Member
Ellen Segar received her B.S.N. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa. A mother and grandmother, Ellen has worked in a variety of settings including the hospital, schools, public health and in home pediatric care. Read More
MichelleMichelle Swaney | Advisory Team Member
Michelle Swaney graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy. She has been a practicing hospital pharmacist for over 33 years and has been working at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since 1985. Read More
KerriKerri Cook, RN | Advisory Team Member
Kerri Cook has been involved with the Issa Trust Foundation since 2007, taking a more active part in the foundation as the lead nurse for the Medical Initiative since 2013. Read More
GregGreg Anderson | Advisory Team Member
As a Founder, Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Office Practicum, Greg is responsible for overall business direction and resource allocation, with a special focus on Product Development and Sales & Marketing strategy. In a rapidly growing company, solid planning and execution is the key to ongoing success. Read More
RobRob Barkema | Advisory Team Member
Robert A. Barkema, RT, is a Corporate Officer at Radiology Imaging Solutions, Inc. since its founding in 1987. Located in Grand Rapids, MI. Radiology Imaging sells and services most types of medical imaging equipment Read More