Abishek Bala
Research Assistant
Abishek Bala

Abishek Bala, MD, is a recent graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada and is a current student of its Master's in Public Health program and a research fellow for reachwithin. He is keen on dedicating his career to improving the quality of life of infants, children and adolescents around the world through culturally cognizant, community based health interventions. He is excited to be a part of reachwithin's volunteer and looks forward to supporting its future endeavors.

Jerry Bascombe
Youth Program Coordinator
Jerry Bascombe

Jerry is a graduate of the Grenada Boys Secondary School and was previously caregiver at Father Mallaghan’s Home for Boys. He joined reachwithin in 2011. He has been instrumental in developing our youth life skills program, including counseling, yoga, art, sports, drumming and our Transitional Living Program.  He has completed a Karma Kids Teen Yoga Teacher Intensive Training and a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour training course.  Jerry is trained in classroom management and Conscious Discipline. He works hard to ensure that vulnerable children in residential homes have every opportunity to experience a healthy mind, body and soul and believes that he has found his life's mission.

Troy Clarke
Transitional Living Coordinator
Troy Clarke

Troy Clarke, our Transitional Living Program (TLP) Coordinator, is a born Grenadian who has spent over twenty years residing in the United States.  Some of his previous job titles included being a Transitional Specialist at the Ali Forney Center’s residential facilities for LGBTQ youth.   He wore many hats as a Case Manager, Transitional and Employment Specialist for court involved young men at the Center for Community Alternatives. 
Along with earning his Bachelors from Buffalo State College, Troy also holds his National Institute of Corrections Facilitator Certification from the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services and his Family Development Credentials (FDC) from the Department of Youth and Community Development from Cornell University.
Troy has always had a passion for working with people. It has always been his dream to return to Grenada to share his skills and experience in the field of social services, as a way of giving back to his community and country.
Troy has over fifteen years of experience and is excited to bring his skills to Reachwithin where he hopes to give young people in adverse situations the opportunity to soar to their full potential.

Lorna Douglas
Caregiver Program Site Coach
Lorna Douglas

Mrs. Lorna Douglas has been working with reachwithin since 2008.  She previously worked as a Liaison Officer and a Mentor Programme Cooordinator and is now focussing her talent and efforts on Caregiver Training and the development of our Transitional Living Program. Lorna holds a certificate in Community Development and a Diploma in Management at the University of the West Indies (UWI). In 2012, she completed the Conscious Discipline Course at the St. George’s University and the Conscious Discipline CD1 at the Summer Institute in Florida, USA. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in administration, business and non-government organisations (NGOs).  Lorna was born and raised in Grenada.

Rosy Evans
Program Development Consultant
Rosy Evans

Rosy began her career as a YMCA Infant and Toddler teacher before returning for a Master’s Degree from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education. She has supported children’s development for over 15 years in both educational, healthcare and NGO settings. Rosy has worked in several countries, specializing in the caregiver-child relationship and play. As part of her personal mindfulness practice, Rosy spent 3 months on a work-study program at a Zen Meditation center in France. Immersed in simple daily rhythms and permaculture practices, Rosy began to understand how mindfulness and nature can create healing connections for ourselves, our relationships and our communities. Rosy is honored to work with reachwithin staff in Grenada and humbled by how much children who have experienced adversity can teach you about resiliency.

Mackenzie Lawson
Associate for Development
Mackenzie Lawson

Mackenzie is a Senior at the Loyola School in New York City.  He has been integrally involved in the development of reachwithin since its inception.  He has helped to produce fundraising events, has assisted in mentoring programs at care homes and in our Transitional Living Program, and has recently spearheaded the construction of a prototype of a small home for young men and women who have aged out of Grenada's care homes.  

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