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GNYAO is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the needs of our community


GNYAO is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the needs of our community. The organization was founded in 1983 and is comprised mostly of Seventh-day Adventists of Grenadian heritage, living in and around Brooklyn, New York. Our mission is to provide opportunities of enhancement and empowerment for all, to better serve our community in an impactful manner. Throughout the course of the year, we sponsor a variety of programs and events in furtherance of those endeavors. You can read more about those programs by spending a few minutes on our website.

While we seek to positively affect the lives of those in our New York community, we also strive to find avenues to better the prospects of our brethren in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. As an organization, we feel that it is critical that we give something back to the country that has given us such a rich, vibrant and proud heritage.

However, the function of our organization is not only cultural or economic in nature – it is also spiritual and evangelistic. As Adventists, we believe we have an awesome responsibility and privilege to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with our friends and neighbors. To that end, we also seek to promote events that will enable all of us to make it the kingdom of God.

We truly hope that you will be inspired to join us in our efforts, as we aspire, build and advance as one people.




Bernadette Thomas


Maureen Isaac

1st Vice President

Catherine Donald

2nd Vice President

Betty Flemming


Kathy Cornwall-Wilson

Assistant Treasurer

Althea Regis-Yearwood

Assistant Treasurer

Margaret Pope


Yarnel Williams

Assistant Secretary

Dr. David Hosten

Medical Director

Claudette Barry

Assistant Medical Director

Rita Hutchinson

Assistant Medical Director

Sharon Desarme

Social Director

Evelyn Corian

Assistant Social Director

Shirley Sanderson

Education Director

Magdaline Bhola

Assistant Education Director

John Bowen


Eric Bhola

Assistant Chaplain


Public Relations Officer

Miriam Isaac

Asst. PR Officer

Andrew Hutchinson

Youth Director

Patrick Sanderson

Asst. Youth Director

Lawrence Williams

Floor Member





Sheifer Corian

Floor Member

Reginald John

Floor Member

Errol Lewis

Floor Member

Anthony Best

Floor Member

Lexi Blackman

Floor Member