The Organizations for Strategic Development in Jamaica

(OSDJ)

Together With Christ We Will Make Jamaica Better

Our Structure

 

The Board of Directors

The OSDJ Board of Directors consist of no fewer than 15 persons and no greater than 35 persons.  They are charged with the responsibility defining the strategic goals of the organization and to hold the leadership accountable to its objectives.  The Board of Directors meet twice per year to evaluate and approve the business of the organization.  Each member of the Board of Directors participates in at least one of the Advisory or Administrative committees.  The Advisory committees consist of members of the Board of Directors and their extended professional network.   The Administrative Committees consist of Executive Board members and their extended network.   Click here to view the list of Board of Directors

 

The current Advisory committees are;

The Medical Advisory Committee

The Youth Council

 

The current Administrative committees are:

Fundraising Committee

Scholarship Committee

Hospitality Committee

 

 

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee performs the duties of the Board of Directors in the absence of the full Board.  Decisions made by the Executive Committee have to be ratified at the next Board of Directors meeting where there is a quorum.   The Executive Committee also serves as the human resource team for the organization.

 

 

The Executive Board

The Executive Board consist of the Executive Offices (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer), Program Directors and Administrative Committee Chairs.   Currently Administrative Committees are; Hospitality committee, Fundraising Committee, Scholarship Committee.  If you are interested in volunteering on any of these committees please send an email to: osdj@aol.com. Click here to view the list of Executive Board Members

 

 

The Medical Advisory Committee

The Medical Advisory committee consist of Members of the Board of Directors and representatives from institutions and agencies that are supportive of our healthcare initiative.  This committee is responsible for setting the goals and objectives of the Advancements in Medicine conference and for recommending the adoption of policies that support opportunities for engaging overseas medical and healthcare professionals interested in helping to improve the healthcare delivery system in Jamaica. If you are interested in volunteering on the Medical Advisory committees please send an email to: osdj@aol.com.

 

 

The Youth Council

The Youth Council consist of Board Members and representatives from institutions and agencies that are supportive our youth initiative.  This committee is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for engaging  the young people in Jamaica and other parts of the world for events and activities leading to them becoming productive and effective global citizens. If you are interested in volunteering on the Youth Council please send an email to: osdj@aol.com.

 

Our Programs

Youth on Fire for Jesus Ministry

 

The Youth on Fire for Jesus Ministry is the evangelism and discipleship arm of OSDJ.  It is an international/interdenominational program consist of volunteers responsible to planning events and activities aimed at mentoring young people.  Coupled with the Youth Council this program takes a holistic approach to youth development.  It involves scholarship assistance for college and university, skills training and community engagement through sport, music and drama.  If you are interested in volunteering for the youth ministry please send an email to chrisbbrooks@msn.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical and Dental Outreach Program

The Medical and dental outreach program, creating network among medical, healthcare and dental professionals and institutions for the purpose of helping to improve the healthcare delivery system in Jamaica.  This is will be achieved through professional development, Institutional relationships and partnerships, patient care assistance and infrastructure development initiatives.

 

The Advancements in Medicine Conference, is our first response in the development  of  professional relationships between local Jamaicans and oversea medical and healthcare professionals. 

 

Beginning in 2009 OSDJ will be assisting with patient care in Jamaica though short-tem medical missions.  The first team will be led by Dr. Mark Gormley of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota.  If you are interested in participating or attending in future Advancements in Medicine conference or volunteer for medical or dental outreach in Jamaica send us an email at osdj@aol.com.

 

 

 

Jamaica Mi' Care

 

 

The Jamaica Mi' Care (Jamaica I Care) program provides individuals, Church, Para-Church organizations  and civic groups short-term missions opportunities to Jamaica to aid in individual and community development across rural Jamaica.   These opportunities include skills training, building construction, community base workshops and projects.   Projects utilize academia, skilled and unskilled volunteers.  If you are interested in participating in any upcoming missions trip send us an email at osdj@aol.com.