Board Members

Sofia Figueroa-Leon - Chairperson

Being the mother of a child with severe cerebral palsy, she is well aware of the lack of services for children with disabilities in the Caribbean, and through her philanthropic work has taken up the challenge to help those families. Born in Venezuela, Sofia has a BA in Business Administration and has studied languages in England and Venezuela. She is the former Public Relations Manager for an International airline, Co-Owner of an Advertising Agency as well as a Certified Translator and Interpreter. She also holds former Vice President title of the Hispanic Women of Trinidad and Tobago (HWTT), Hope of a Miracle (HOAM), an NGO that provides children with life saving surgeries.

Elizabeth Aleong - Vice Chairperson

A vibrant advocate for special needs children of Trinidad and Tobago, she has been a member of the Board of Directors for the last 9 years. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, a former Marketing Director and currently self-employed in Project and Property Management operations. Her experience coupled with her energy, expertise and passion to “make the world a better place for people with special needs” is a major contributing factor to the success of CKFTO.

Nicolas Hunte

Nicolas Hunte - Corporate Secretary

Nicolas Hunte (C.A., F.C.C.A.) is a Chartered Accountant by qualification whose career comprises professional and managerial positions in the Energy, Media, Accounting, Auditing sectors over a period 25 + years. He has a daughter on the Autism Spectrum and over the years has developed a passion to help improve services available to parents and to help promote the causes of the Special Needs Community.

Sarah Ramcharitar

Sarah Ramcharitar - Treasurer

Sarah Ramcharitar (BSC., F.C.C.A.) has worked at all levels in the accounting field over the last 30 years in various sectors across the country from manufacturing, financial consultancy, training to motivational speaking. Her guidance, support and training in best practices has been invaluable to the organisation for the last 6 years. Her generosity of spirit and commitment to helping those most vulnerable in our society, further adds to the team.

Derek Luk Pat

Derek Luk Pat - Director

Derek is a parent of a son diagnosed with Autism and is an advocate for the integration of special needs children into mainstream schools and the wider society.
A graduate of The University of the West Indies and Heriot Watt University and having worked across a number of Caribbean markets including Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean in industries that include manufacturing, import-distribution, retail, service and hospitality, Derek brings to the CKFTO over 20 years solid experience working with reputable regional and multinational companies at senior management and executive level.

Ida Eversley

Kim Amar - Director

Studied Nursing at the University of Toronto and currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Professor in the Critical Care Program at Centennial College in Toronto and teaches Post Anaesthetic Care Nursing to Registered Nurses looking to obtain employment in the Recovery Room of hospitals. Formerly, she worked in Health Administration with a Toronto based paediatric therapy clinic (blueballoon) and was instrumental in initiating international therapy sessions around the world with the organizations' therapists.

Dr. Natalie Dick

Dr. Natalie Dick - Specialist Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician

Is a Specialist Developmental Behavioural Pediatrician. She serves as the founding Vice-President of the Epilepsy Society of the Caribbean; is a member of the Subcommittee on Children & Youth with Special Needs, of the American Academy of Paediatric, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. She uses her training and expertise to serve and advocate in schools, hospitals and community settings for children with various types of disabilities.
Dr. Natalie Dick provides voluntary service to non-profit organizations such as the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities, of which she is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and as a founding board member of Caribbean Kids and Families Therapy Organization. As well, she also provides health care and educational lectures via faith-based community medical outreaches, nationally and internationally.