Ms. Joy Creese has been associated with the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) as a parent, an advocate, and fervent supporter of the Centre’s initiatives and activities for the past two decades or so.
The mother of an autistic son, this parent is very much au courant with the needs and the multi-faceted challenges faced by persons who are differently abled, and is committed to contributing, in whichever way she can, to the development of the NCPD community.
Academically, Ms. Creese holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Education from Fordham University in New York and a Master of Science degree in Government from the University of the West Indies. She has also had extensive training in Human Resource Management, Organisation Development and Management, and Strategic Planning. She has represented Trinidad and Tobago at several international forums related to the Environment and Climate Change.
After thirty-four years of service as a career Public Officer during which time she held senior management positions in various Ministries, Ms. Creese retired in 2013 as Permanent Secretary (Ag.) in the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Given her professional experience and practical, working knowledge of the needs and challenges of the differently abled, Ms. Creese is capable of contributing to the further development and sustainability of the NCPD moving forward.