Board of Directors

  • Deborah. C. Moncure, ChairMrs. Deborah Moncure was born in New York and holds a B.A. in Art History from Tufts University and an M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania. She moved to Washington, D.C. immediately upon finishing her graduate studies, where she met her husband-to-be, Braxton. She and Braxton began coming to Jamaica together in the late 1970s, and were married in Bluefields in 1983. Mrs. Moncure has served as CEO of Bluefields Bay: Jamaican Seaside Villas since the resort’s inception, and has been coordinating local education efforts and sustainable development projects for the past three decades. Mrs. Moncure makes all final decisions on projects and grant requests.
  • A. H. Moncure, Vice-ChairA. Houston Moncure was born in Montego Bay and holds a B.A. in Communications from Temple University. He has been working as COO of Bluefields Bay: Jamaican Seaside Villas since his graduation in the summer of 2008. He oversees the resort’s day-to-day operations.
  • K. Davidson Moncure, SecretaryMrs. Davidson Moncure was born in Egypt and raised all over the world with her U.S. State Department parents. She oversees the execution of BVF projects.
  • M. R. B. Moncure Martin, Treasurer M. Rachel Moncure Martin was born in Montego Bay and holds a Master of Arts in Politics (University of Edinburgh – UK), Master of Science in Management (University Catolica Portuguesa – Portugal), and Master of Business Administration (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lisbon MBA program). She has worked at the Jamaican High Commission in London, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, and at Ross & Moncure in Alexandria, VA.
  • C. B. Moncure, DirectorC. Braxton Moncure was born in Virginia and attended the University of Virginia and Oxford University.
  • R. Simpson, Director Mr. Rayon Simpson is a highly decorated educator, whose passion for teaching is as explosive as it is unconventional. A graduate of Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) where he earned his diploma and bachelor’s degree in teaching, Mr. Simpson continued his thirst for learning at the Ohio State University (OSU); the Indiana University (IU) and the East China Normal University (ENU) where he earned a masters of art in education with a 4.0 GPA; a graduate Certificate in global education and a post graduate diploma in internationalization of education, respectively.
  • M. R. Bernal, Director Mrs. Margaret Bernal is a sociologist, writer and cultural heritage specialist who has served as counsel to galleries, non-profit associations, preservation organizations, and Jamaican government bureaus. She is particularly noted for her work in promoting Jamaican culture during her husband’s time as Jamaican Ambassador to Washington, D.C. She has been involved with community efforts in the Bluefields Bay region since the mid-1990s.