Beverly Henry has served the education community and been a volunteer for more than 40 years. She has been a teacher, lecturer and administrator from Primary school to the University level and has also worked in industry,private and the public sector at the local and national levels. Her community involvement includes administrative responsibilities with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce for more than 25 years including being a Vice President. She served The Sustainable Communities Foundation as President and a partner member of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network and remains a Consultant; Chair National Lifelong Learning Committee; The National Career Committee; Co-chair First Regional (Central) Committee for NCTVET.

Mrs Henry is Chair of the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of Northern Caribbean University; a Director of the Carnegie Foundation for Cancer Research, also the Gilbert and Georgia Allen Education Foundation. As General Secretary of the United Nations Association of Jamaica, she represented Jamaica at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) in Moscow, USSR, and Ottawa, Canada. Mrs Henry served on the Prime Minister’s Tourism Committee; She led a CIDA funded fact-finding mission in Community Tourism to Costa Rica, and was a team member to Karlsruhe, Germany to assist with the development of Trades in the Central region of Jamaica, which resulted in advanced food preparation and presentation at the St. John Bosco Children’s Home; the establishment of a Plumbing programme at Knox Community College; and a garment enhancement and screen-printing programme in Mandeville.

Among the honours and awards to Mrs Henry are: Honour Award from the Manchester Cultural Development Committee for service to Education; Long Service Award to NCTVET; the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Service; Northern Caribbean University award for Outstanding Contributions to the Growth and Development of the University where she established Extension sites in Kingston, Montego Bay and Browns Town. She is listed in the International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women. Mrs Henry has served as a Justice of the Peace since 1999 and is committed to the development of community tourism in Jamaica and the Caribbean in partnership with the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages as Businesses.