Board of Directors

F.J. Genus

F.J. Genus

Board Chairman

F.J. has been working with TransWave Jamaica since its infancy, and has been instrumental in organizing a number of our earliest initiatives. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Technology - Jamaica, and also volunteers with the WomenWhoCode Kingston network. F.J. brings to the Board firsthand experience of navigating various facets of our society as a man of transgender experience, and his passion for advancing the rights of transgender Jamaicans.

Neish McLean

Neish McLean

Board Member

Neish McLean is a trans masculine activist with local, regional and international experience in trans advocacy. He is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of TransWave Jamaica, Vice-Chair of the United Caribbean Trans Network, the Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean for Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT). He is also a member of the the Grant Making Panel of the International Trans Fund and sits on the International Advisory Board of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. He holds a BSc. in Psychology which helps in his work as a human rights defender while using his lived reality as a trans person to inform his advocacy. Neish holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Management.

Dr. Sharlene Jarrett

Dr. Sharlene Jarrett

Board Member

Dr. Sharlene Jarrett is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Epidemiology and Strategic Information at the Jamaica Country Programs, University of California, San Francisco. She is actively engaged in designing and implementing national HIV related surveys and maintains a clinical practice where she provides individual, couple and family therapy. Dr. Jarrett’s research and clinical interests cover the intersection of mental illness, gender, class and HIV risk. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2003. Thereafter, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in HIV clinical and behavioural research at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute and holds a M.Sc in Biostatistics from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. 

Ashley Gordon

Ashley Gordon

Board Member

Ashley Gordon is an open trans woman. She is currently the Editor-In-Chief of her self-started fashion and lifestyle blog, AshSlayBlog and all-rounded creative fashion stylist.

Nastassia Robinson

Nastassia Robinson

Board Member

Nastassia S. Robinson is a Human Rights Attorney-at-Law committed to the protection of rights of vulnerable groups. She specializes in seeking redress for members of vulnerable groups who have had their rights violated either by the State or any other person or entity. Nastassia joined our Board of Directors in September 2019 and has already demonstrated commitment to advancing the welfare and protection of the trans community.