Claudette B. Henry
Claudette is the only girl and last of five children born to Lilly McCarthy. Though born in Kingston, Claudette’s best memories of Jamaica are of the years spent in Manchester before joining her mother in the United States in 1968. Claudette’s inquisitive mind was evident from an early age, developing into a love for reading and traveling. As the years passed, her family and friends dubbed her a professional student – attending first Strayer College, American University, and George Washington University. Claudette’s greatest academic accomplishment was her four years at Bible College earning a degree in Pastoral Counseling, which subsequently led to her attending Maryland University earning a degree in Psychology.
Claudette’s desire to promote the welfare of Jamaica and Jamaicans led her to JNA in 2006 as its Executive Secretary later taking the helm as president January 2010. Taking this desire to the national level, Claudette joined NAJASO in 2011 first as its Recording Secretary; then as its Membership Chair. She is now excitedly planning her return to her beloved homeland, where she plans to continue the task from that side.