Board of Directors
Mr. Reynold Ajodhasingh
Mr. Reynold Ajodhasingh was appointed Chairman to the PEAPSL Consultancy Limited Board of Directors on 2nd October 2019. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ajodhasingh served as a Director from 18 September 2017. He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Industrial Management from the University of the West Indies. He is a Financial Consultant with expertise in Finance, Accounting, Control, Systems Implementation and Ethics and Compliance. Mr. Ajodhasingh has thirty-five (35) years’ experience in the oil and gas industry both locally and internationally, having worked in Trinidad, Egypt and Azerbaijan with Texaco, Amoco and BP. During his career he has held Executive Leadership positions managing large teams in diverse cultural settings, building talent, driving change and efficiency and delivering results with high standards of ethics, compliance and integrity. Mr. Ajodhasingh is an Associate Member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS), a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Centre (TTIFC) and also the Chairman of Trinidad and Tobago Marine Petroleum Company Limited (TRINTOMAR).
Dr. Zameer Mohammed
Dr. Zameer Mohammed is the Assistant Vice President of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and Manager, Business Development and Marketing at National Energy Skills Centre, Trinidad Tobago Institute of Technology. Dr. Mohammed’s areas of expertise include Joint Venture and Strategic Alliances, Negotiations and Contract Management, Operations, Business Reengineering and Industrial Marketing and Organizational Transformation. Dr. Mohamed is also a Consultant and Senior Lecturer at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Selman-Carrington is a former Commercial Analyst at BG Group plc (Royal Dutch Shell) with expatriate experience in Mergers, Acquisition and Assurance and Governance. In 2012 he was the recipient of an Organization of American States (OAS) scholarship and a China Scholarship Council award to study in the People's Republic of China. In 2014, he graduated with a MBA in Economics and Management from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. Returning to Trinidad and Tobago and working out of the Ministry of Trade and Industry's Services Unit, he was assigned lead responsibility for developing Trinidad and Tobago's Trade Negotiations Strategy for Energy Services in partnership with the Ministries of Energy, and Foreign and Caricom Affairs and the Energy Chamber as part of the country's diversification efforts. Mr. Selman-Carrington is currently pursuing a LLB through the University of London.
These are the people who make it happen.
These are the people who make it happen.
- Mr. Neil Parsanlal
- Aaron George
- Cheryl Clarke
- Bernadette Cyrus
- Terrence Quamina
- Damali Jeremiah
- J'elle Valdez
- Dr. Karen Moore
- Coral Smith-Alleyne
Mr. Neil Parsanlal CEOMr. Neil Parsanlal is the CEO of PEAPSL Consultancy Limited, the premier Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider in Trinidad and Tobago. His passion for psychology and counselling developed as it formed part of his studies when he acquired a Bachelors of Arts in Theology and Counselling with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies. His natural ability to empathize with individuals and assist them with personal, professional or workplace challenges through the EAP channel has yielded many positive outcomes over the years.
Mr. Parsanlal’s desire to help persons on an organizational level as well led him to pursue a MBA with a specialization in Leadership Development from the University of Liverpool. These qualifications, among other post graduate certifications and work experiences, has positioned him as an effective Business Consultant, Trainer, Executive Coach, Mentor and Strategist. Mr. Parsanlal is fully involved in many of the organizational requests for guidance to help individuals, teams and departments achieve work life balance, manage stress, improve relational issues and achieve cohesive team functioning which directly affects productivity and profitability. He continues to be an advocate for the implementation of a strong and active EAP within all business organizations since his position enables him to witness first-hand the benefits and return on investment of having the needed professional assistance and the avoidable consequences of not having an EAP on board.
Always up to the challenge, Mr. Parsanlal has held senior positions in both the private and public sector and worked at one of the highest level of Government as the Minister of Information. Other positions include Senior Consultant at Personnel Management Services Limited, Manager – Human Resources & Corporate Communications at ANSA McAl Financial Services Sector, Corporate Communications Officer- Neal and Massy Holdings Limited, Lecturer – Public Relations, Event Management & Protocol, Head of Communications at the Ministry of Education and Corporate Communications Officer at the Environmental Management Authority. Mr. Parsanlal also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at BWIA West Indies Airways from 2004, and the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) from December 2005. He is also the current chairman of the Board of Directors at NALIS.
Mr. Parsanlal’s wide and varied work experiences, organizational associations and thorough consultations with clients combine to offer every organization a tailored suite of services specific to their organizational goals and development needs. His professional standard of operation reflects the core values of PEAPSL: Confidential, Accountable, Reliable, Ethical and Supportive
Aaron George M.S. Applied Psychology, BSc Special in Psychology and a Minor in Human Resource ManagementAaron George graduated from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, in 2015 with a Special in Psychology and a Minor in Human Resource Management with first class honours. In August 2015, he started working at Childline as an Outreach Officer going to various schools to facilitate workshops on psychosocial issues such as bullying, anger management, puberty, etc. As an Outreach Officer and a private motivational speaker, he has visited over 200 educational institutions throughout Trinidad. In August 2017, he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Health to attend the 43rd Caribbean Institute on Addictive Disorders in Tobago where he endured two weeks of intensive training about substance disorders and intervention techniques for dealing with substance abuse and abusers. In 2018, he received certification from the Indiana University and the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (OPM), Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI), to develop strategic communication plans with special focus on HIV/AIDS. For 2019, Aaron has completed the “Return to Happiness” Training of Trainers Programme, which is designed to provide psycho-social support to children who have experienced natural and man-made disasters. This programme was a collaboration of UNICEF, OPM and ChildLine. He also completed the Collaborate Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) ethics foundation program. For 2020, Aaron has served as a member of the Education Committee attached to The University of the West Indies Credit Union. He recently completed Master’s in Applied Psychology at UWI St Augustine and will be graduating with a distinction. He was the recipient of the Vibert Medford Bursary for his excellent performance in the first year of his Master’s degree. In addition to various collaborative efforts with various organizations, Aaron has a passion for working with young persons. His personal goal is to positively contribute to the growth and development of the nation’s youth.
Cheryl Clarke M.S. Social Work, B.S. Social WorkMs. Cheryl Clarke is a trained Social Worker with wide and varied experience in this field that has allowed her to assist clients from all walks of life. Her certifications in Supervisory Training, Anger Diffusion and Human Sexuality and Sexual Preference have broadened the scope of issues that she is able to address through her counselling. Her counselling experience includes, though not limited to, working as a Counselor for the Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad & Tobago, Social Worker at the Family Court Trinidad & Tobago, Medical Social Worker at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and Social Worker with the Department of Social Services, Cayman Islands Government. During her time as a member of her church youth group persons were confiding in Ms. Clarke and seeking advice for personal issues. At that time she was not qualified to provide the type of guidance that they needed but she possessed the drive to be a provider of emotional support. She therefore decided to pursue a course in social work so that she could properly administer advice. Ms. Clarke’s approach to counselling allows clients an unprejudiced environment where respect and confidentiality is assured. Her empathy and her ability to make you feel comfortable are evident in her interaction with people. Apart from her unwavering spirituality, Ms. Clarke also enjoys sports, sewing and is particularly passionate about travelling. Specialty area: Domestic Violence and Rape Domestic violence (spousal abuse, child abuse and elder abuse) and rape affect survivors and their families. Many people who experience abuse in childhood become enablers, involving themselves in a series of relationships that escalate into abuse and violence, others become perpetrators. Many more people carry scars from long ago violence. It affects their ability to function normally in the workplace and develop healthy relationships. My experiences as a counselor at the Rape Crisis in Trinidad and Tobago have contributed to my ability to working with domestic violence and rape survivors and their families. As a counselor my roles include:
- Helping these individuals to develop positive self-esteem, identify relationship patterns and potential red flags, and behave with an appropriate level of assertiveness.
- Supporting survivors and helping them to develop the skills they need to walk away from abusive relationships and live successfully on their own.
- Working to stop the cycle of violence
Bernadette Cyrus M.S. Social Work; B.Sc Social WorkMs. Cyrus obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of the West Indies where she also volunteered as a practice teacher. She also holds certification in Mediation Skills, Domestic Violence Training Intervention, Voluntary Counselling & Testing and Critical Incident Stress Management. She has worked as a Social Welfare Advisor and a Medical Social Worker with government ministries and is now an EAP counsellor. During her studies Bernadette had special interest in training undergraduate students and has also presented papers at the National Aids Coordinating Committee Symposium. Her passion for people has fuelled her drive to pursue the field of counselling. She values her role in supporting persons who are negatively impacted by challenges and helps them to return to proper functioning. Ms. Cyrus believes that her duty as a counsellor is to guide her clients into solving their problems in an environment where they do not feel judged. Her combination of qualifications and experience allows' her to assist her clients through life’s difficulties and she is committed to restoring them to a better ‘self’.
Terrence Quamina B.Sc. Social WorkMr. Quamina possesses 18 years of experience in the Medical Social Work field which has resulted in his considerable experience in venereal diseases and drug rehabilitation management. As a medical social worker he not only assisted clients with Psycho-Medical conditions but also worked with persons dealing with Marital, Domestic and other issues. His Medical Social work experience also involved working within communities namely the counties of Caroni, St Andrews/St David, and Nariva/Mayaro as well as all the major Public hospitals, Hansen’s Disease Control Unit, and Queen’s Park counselling Centre and Clinic. His experience in Drug rehabilitation Management was gained with working experience at the National Alcohol Drug abuse Prevention Programme (NADAPP). He also worked for 12 years as a Community Development Officer and joined PEAPSL in 2008 as an EAP Counsellor. Mr. Quamina is now trained in Critical Incident Stress Management at the advanced level as well as Mediation. He has always loved working in the fields associated with the Helping Professions as his work experience reveals. Counselling is just another avenue that Mr. Quamina has explored in fulfilling that passion. He is of the firm belief that there is a solution to every problem, no matter how serious it might be. Mr. Quamina is an avid sports fan of both cricket and football. When he is not ‘on the clock’ as a counsellor, he can be found engaging in his favourite pastime, cooking. He is guided by the mantra ‘To work is to worship’ and clients can expect to be greeted by a dedicated and experienced professional when interacting with him.
Damali Jeremiah M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. Psychology and Management, International MBADamali Jeremiah holds a BSc. in Psychology and Management from the University of the West Indies, a Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Emporia State University and an International MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business.
Ms. Damali Jeremiah's career path prior to counselling involved the field of Human Resources, Research and Management. The skills acquired in these areas provided the solid foundation on which she was able to become as EAP Counsellor. Her transition into counselling involved advancing her skill set to include developing employee training, improving employee motivation, addressing employee work attitudes and counterproductive behaviour. Ms. Jeremiah is of the firm belief that once someone is psychologically comfortable, other facets of life will follow suit and this is the reason why supporting persons emotionally is so important to her. Ms. Jeremiah’s ultimate goal is to empower individuals that turn to her for emotional support via counselling and reassure them of their worth. Her clients’ well-being is of utmost importance. Ms. Jeremiah has a strong interest in honing the practice of spiritual ideals and is led by the following words, “For God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.” Specialty area: Industrial/Organisational Psychology Industrial/Organisational Psychology is the application of the methods and principles of psychology to the workplace. Industrial/Organisational Psychology seeks to examine issues of critical relevance to indi-viduals, organisations and teams to generate greater productivity, higher quality client service and overall organisational success. Industrial/Organisational Psychology aims to maximise employee and organisational potential. Industrial/Organisational Psychology focus areas for the employee can be employee involvement and empowerment, motivation and job satisfaction. Additionally, focus areas for the organisation include workplace health, work-life programmes, strategic planning and job design & evaluation.
J'elle Valdez M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, B.S. PsychologyJ'elle Valdez is a psychotherapist who has been counselling professionally since 2012. During her studies Ms. Valdez specialized in Community Counselling/Clinical Mental Health Counselling and also completed training related to psychological and emotional trauma. She has acquired experience working in the Public Sector as a psychologist attached to the Secondary Schools Guidance Unit and her private sector experience was gained in her role as the Project Coordinator of an NGO. Throughout her life Ms. Valdez was always a good listener and helping others gave her a sense of fulfilment. It is because of this natural affinity for helping others that counselling is her chosen field. Her passion for helping people be happy has fuelled her drive to assist persons with emotional and interpersonal development issues through therapy. Ms. Valdez’s easy-going personality will ensure that clients feel comfortable, safe and at ease while interacting with her.
Karen Moore Ph.D. in Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of LondonDr. Karen Moore is a Clinical Child Psychologist with over twenty years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a degree of Respecialisation in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. Her work experience includes private practice, teaching and thesis supervision at graduate level and extensive work with NGOs. Dr. Moore’s areas of specialty include play therapy, trauma, child abuse and parenting issues. She is a trained facilitator of the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent programme and is working towards certification in Conscious Discipline, a brain-based method of working with troubled children. Dr. Moore has also done specialised trauma training: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming (EMDR) Levels 1 and 2; Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) and Progressive Counting. She is part of the Franciscan Institute Trauma Response Team, a group of professionals formed in 2012 and dedicated to responding to natural and man-made disasters nationally and regionally. She was involved in the response to Hurricane Ivan in Grenada in 2004 and to the 2008 massacres in Lusignan and Bartica in Guyana. Dr. Moore is a past President of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP) and is currently the Chair of the Conference Committee of TTAP.
Coral Smith-Alleyne Master of Education degree in Counselling PsychologyCoral Smith-Alleyne has been a qualified Counsellor for almost 21 years, having graduated from the University of Houston, Texas in May 1996 with a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology. She was persuaded to change careers after spending a total of eight years as a Secondary school teacher and Dean of Students. During these eight years Mrs. Smith-Alleyne interacted with students and parents to address social issues and family relationships which were having a profound negative impact on the students’ lives as well as on their ability to realize their fullest potential as human beings and productive citizens. After intensive soul-searching Mrs. Smith-Alleyne concluded that she might be more effective interacting with students, parents and other persons from a psychological perspective, hence her decision to pursue post-graduate studies in the field of Psychological Counselling. After 7 years of counselling practice, Mrs. Smith-Alleyne made a decision to specialize in the area of EAP work. This was influenced by her working relationship with PEAPSL and her understanding of the importance of the employer/employee relationship to the successful operation of any organization. This led her to earn her qualification as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). After many years of interacting with clients Mrs. Smith-Alleyne is passionate about doing the best possible job of assisting persons to better understand how they can become experts in their own psychological well-being by getting to know how their world view can positively or negatively determine outcomes in their daily lives. Each session is a combination of listening and psychoeducation. In 2008, with the aim of enhancing her skills in the area of EAP practice, Mrs. Smith-Alleyne enrolled at St. Edward’s Catholic University in Austin, Texas, to pursue a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Ethics. She graduated in 2010 feeling better equipped to effectively intervene in organizational issues impacting productivity and morale in the workplace. Coral currently practices professionally as a Student Counselor at UWI St. Augustine as well as an Affiliate Counselor with PEAPSL from her private practice at Orange Grove Road Trincity. She derives immense satisfaction from the wide variety of clients with whom she interfaces on a daily basis.