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ISSA Trust Foundation welcomes Her Excellency the Most Hon Lady Allen as patron

Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2019 | 6:52 AM
Lady Allen
Lady Allen

The Issa Trust Foundation, the non-profit organisation founded by Couples Resorts in 2005 and headed by Chairman Paul Issa and ­President & CEO Diane Pollard, is pleased to announce the ­appointment of Her Excellency, Lady Allen as patron.

Lady Allen joins her husband, His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen, governor general of Jamaica, who has acted in this capacity since 2011.

Lady Allen began nursing training at the Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Nursing Department while serving as the ­institution’s dean of women. She migrated to the USA with her family and completed the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the Andrews University, Berrien Spring, Michigan, and later served in several senior positions at healthcare facilities in Michigan.

Between 2002 and 2007, she joined the faculty of NCU, where she served as lecturer in the Department of Nursing and later as the ­university’s human resource director.

A passionate advocate for ­children and the elderly, Lady Allen now works with teens and young adults in several state-run ­juvenile ­facilities and children’s homes. Once per week, she visits the Bustamante Hospital for Children and reads for the children. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the play and ­learning ­stimulation room for patients at the hospital.

Pollard stated, “We are thankful for Her Excellency Lady Allen’s ­acceptance as patron of the foundation. She is extremely driven and works tirelessly with compassion and commitment to make a difference for our youth. Over the years, Lady Allen has attended our vision and medical missions, spending time mentoring children and educators.”

‘She is extremely driven and works tirelessly with compassion and commitment to make a difference for our youth.’