Our Partners

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Dr. Deepak Chopra, co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing: “As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra is transforming the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness.”

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Hammerstein Highland House is a vacation destination with a purpose – a portion of the rental fee supports OLLF.

Hammerstein Highland House (HHH): A legacy partner with OLLF, a portion of rental proceeds from the Highland House is used to support the Foundation’s work around the world. “Nestled in an idyllic mountain setting with mango trees, papaya groves, towering palms and vivid gardens, the Highland House boasts some of the most astonishing views of Montego Bay.”

Gebsite: Gebsite works with individuals and groups globally to create “local food abundance systems”.  They design, install, plant and maintain edible landscaping, home gardens, small scale urban and sub urban farms, fruit orchards in schools, parks and private land, provide urban agricultural training and mentorship and develop community education programs.  Through their extensive work in sustainable food systems, they aim to “serve (their) global family through natural food production and intentional development”.

Urban Harvest: “Urban Harvest promotes healthy communities, sound nutrition and respect for the environment by educating children and adults and facilitating harvest and habitat gardens. Part of Urban Harvest’s mission is to improve the quality of youth education…through growing outdoor classrooms at schools. We help any school who is interested to get started and provide ongoing support through a variety of services.”

TEAM

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Founder Brenda Isaac at Hammerstein Highland House

Brenda Isaac/Founder, Chair – Successful business owner, entrepreneur, and global philanthropist. Owner of the Hammerstein Highland House in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which provides support for humanitarian outreach.

Sue Groszkiewicz/Executive Director – Thirty-year business veteran in public and private accounting. With operational roles in technology, she is often described as a visionary and a catalyst for positive change. Her primary focus is driving change and building value for the organization.

Jacqi Dudley/Program Director, South Africa – Sixteen years of executive search, selection, and human capital consulting within global business sectors. Experienced project manager and fundraiser for NGOs in South Africa.

Michelle Van Blommestein/Music Director, South Africa – Twenty years experience in music education specializing in traditional African drumming techniques. Noted performance artist.

Herbert Calbert Brooks/Music Teacher, Jamaica – Artist and performer known for innovation and creativity in Afro-Caribbean music and dance education.

ADVISORY BOARD

Eugene Cooke, Gebsite – 15 years experience in the development of creative, sustainable organic programs and community partnerships around the world.

Josh Nelson, Knockalva Agricultural School of Jamaica – Josh is an educator as well as the administrator for Knockalva Agricultural School and functions as the project manager for the One Love Learning Center at Highland House Farms.

Paula Kerr-Jarrett, Hanover Hope Foundation – Paula is an attorney-at-law and a philanthropist who founded the Hanover Hope Children’s Foundation. She lives in Montego Bay and has been a resident and community leader there for over 20 years.

Ben Getz, Urban Harvest – Urban Harvest specializes in the design and set up of urban edible gardens – organic, local and fresh produce grown in private homes, schools and community gardens.

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An African drumming class sponsored by OLLF.