Management Committee Profiles
Bishop Lincoln Davis - Vice Chair
Bishop Lincoln Davis first worked as a pastor within the Oldbury New Testament Church of God for 8 years and within Sandwell Churches together for 7 years and then joint the board in 2007. Bishop Davis has a great appreciation for the community and sees himself as a liaison between Church Life and Community Life with a objective to see cohesion and improvement within all communities. Bishop Davis recently moved from the Oldbury New Testament Church of God and is now based in Nottingham. Outside of his church duties, Bishop Davis enjoys sports, particularly Football, Rugby and Cricket. he also enjoys documentaries and Gospel Music.
Mrs Hyacinth Jarrett - Treasurer
Hyacinth Jarrett was born in Mandeville, Jamaica and came to England in 1956. After a career in nursing she turned to her creative side establishing her own hairdressing Business Jarrett’s Hairdressers in 1970. During her time she established herself as an expert in Caribbean European and Asian hair and wrote a book entitled “The Black Hairdressing and Beauty Training Manual” conveying the knowledge that she had accumulated over the many years in the trade. In total the Business ran for 40 years before she retired to care for her husband. She worked at government level as an advisor on hairdressing training to ensure that black hair styling was incorporated into the national training syllabus. She worked on the distant learning program in joint projects between Britain and France and also with worked the Training Board. She established the first a bespoke Black hairdressing training course with Birmingham City College (Handsworth) and inspired many a student to establish their own businesses. Her skills were soon recognised and she was invited to write a course for other countries including the Netherlands Portugal & Finlands after she established the Level 4 Foundation hairdressing syllabus with London University. She has been a regular member of the business delegations to the Caribbean on several occasions. Community Work - Hyacinth was a founder member of West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre established in 1985 and has held the position of Treasurer since its inception guiding the charity through challenging times. Chairing the finance sub group and contributing to full board meetings. Awards and Achievements - Hyacinth has won several awards during her long career including the Birmingham Heroes Award, the Black Country African Caribbean Business Federation Award the Chamber of Commerce overseas Business Award and the Lifetime achievement Award from City College. She is featured in the Black Country Roots book chronicling the experiences of African Caribbean people in the Black County. She was recognised for her contributions to hairdressing by the BEX Live body celebration people of colour with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She is married with two children and is a grandmother and great grand mother several times over. More recently, Hyacinth Jarrett was a presenter and Panelist for Sandwell International Women’s Day event recounting stories of triumph over adversity alongside other inspirational women.
Ms Sharon Fogarty - Assistant Treasurer
Sharon is a descendant of Jamaican parents and came to England at a young age and attended both primary and secondary schools in West Bromwich. Sharon has been a resident in Sandwell for 50 years and is works for Social Services for nearly 20 years in various positions and is currently a Community Mental Health Worker. Sharon is interested in catering and keeping fit and does a lot of charity work at her local church the Church of God of Prophecy and Wesleyan Holiness Church, supporting young people on holidays. Sharon is passionate about the African Caribbean Resource Centre and the work it does and this what drew her to become a member of the board in order to have an impact on the organisation.
Mr Kenneth James - Trustee
Kenneth James came to England from Clarendon, Jamaica in 1961 and worked as a chemical operator for Albright and Wilson based in Langley from 1962 until 1999. Since then he has been involved in voluntary work including the Rio Minho Charity which raises money to purchase health equipment for hospitals in Jamaica. He has been involved with WBACRC from the beginning over 30 years initially as a general member and has been a board member since 1993. He lives locally in West Bromwich, is married with grown up children and has 7 grandchildren. Kenneth is a keen cricket fan and his other love is dominoes. He is also a Director of Club Carib entertainment social enterprise.
Avril Grant - Trustee
Avril Grant is the CEO and founder of AVision for Empowerment, a social enterprise which delivers holistic empowerment interventions that supports people to overcome personal challenges so they can achieve sustainable career success. Avril and her team have delivered in over 25 prisons across the UK leading over 3000 along the road to career success and desistance.
As master transformational NLP coach Avril is a champion for Mental health supporting people to overcome health conditions (such as high anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and PTSD) so they may achieve personal and professional success.
Donna Mighty - Trustee
Donna joined the NHS in 2008 as an Administrative Manager in the radiology department. In 2013 she spent two years working in local authority as an Office Manager at a primary school before returning to the NHS in July 2015.
Donna joined Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust in 2016 as Assistant Primary Care Liaison Manager. She spent four years as Chair of the Black, Minority, Ethnic (BME) Staff Network. In 2018, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Windrush, Donna commissioned the “Here to Stay” exhibition which is on permanent display at Sandwell Education Centre. Here To Stay - Wolverhampton Arts & Culture
Donna holds a degree in Business Administration and after graduation spent seven years in the civil service, prior to joining the NHS.
In April 2021, Donna was appointed Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Spiritual Care. She is passionate about the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda and is committed to playing her part towards creating equity for patients, the local community and colleagues.