Royes Family International Executive Board 2019 – 2021
Carol Campbell, President
I want to take this opportunity again to say, “Thank You!” for voting for me to serve as your President of this prestigious family organization. It is truly an honor and I think our ancestors would be well pleased! I am also honored to serve alongside these very talented and bright family members, of the executive board.
I truly look forward in maintaining and forming new Royes relationships and I encourage you all to do the same. As they say “a family who prays/plays together, stays together”!
Please remember to stay connected and every now and then give a “shout out” to another cousin outside your immediate circle.
I am the proud granddaughter of the late Ogan and Maud Royes, daughter of Clifford (Wesley) and the late Daphne Royes).
Carol Fay Smith Royes, Vice President
I have been a Board member of Royes Family International since 2009.
I have served 2 terms as General Secretary, and 1 term as Caribbean Regional Leader. This is my 3rd term as Vice President.
I became a member of the Royes family (40 years ago) through marriage to Clarence Royes, who is descended through the George Huntley line. We live in Kingston, Jamaica.
Christopher Patterson, Immediate Past President
I live in South Florida with my wife Adrianne and two daughters Marley and Paige.
I am the son of Elaine Patterson, the grandson of Herman Royes, and descended through the line of George Huntley Royes.
I have been a board member for the past six terms. Previously, I served three terms as Vice President, followed by three terms as President.
It’s great to be a part of the new board under the leadership of our organization’s first female president.
Tarsha Luke, General Secretary
Greetings Royes Family! My name is Tarsha Luke and I am proud to be serving in my second term as General Secretary.
I am the daughter of Evette Royes, the granddaughter of Imogene and Edgar Royes and a great granddaughter of Adolphus Royes.
I currently live in North Carolina, USA and am a lawyer at a major aerospace company.
Sharon Tieschmaker, Treasurer
Greetings to all. I am the daughter of Verna and Edwin Weir and the granddaughter of the late Ogan and Maud Royes.
I have served several terms on the Royes Family Scholarship committee before joining the executive committee where I hope to continue to contribute in a meaningful way.
I am a CPA and have worked as an auditor for the State of New York for 18 years. I currently live in New York with my husband Roundell and our two daughters.
Tricia Royes de Jong, Communications and Correspondence Secretary
I am beginning my 7th consecutive term as the Communications and Correspondence Secretary, and I am responsible for communicating with the family, social media, the website, the family tree on Ancestry.com, and the editing and publication of the newsletter.
I am the daughter of Peter and Sonia Royes from Kingston, Jamaica, and the granddaughter of the late Ogan and Maud Royes of York Castle, Jamaica.
I live in Delft, The Netherlands.
Andre Royes, Caribbean Regional Leader
I am the proud son of Peter and Sonia Royes and grandson of Ogan and Maud Royes, descended through the line of Adolphus.
I live and work in Kingston, Jamaica, where I own a car detailing business.
My life experiences so far have reinforced for me the importance of family. I love and cherish our supportive family network, which makes it an absolute pleasure to serve Royes Family International as the Caribbean Regional Leader.
Bethany Clarkson-Morgan, Western USA Regional Leader
Hi family, my name is Bethany Clarkson-Morgan and I am married to Andy Morgan, son of Eula Breary, grandson of Imogene and Edgar Royes and great grandson of Adolphus Royes.
I will be serving as your Western United States Regional Chair over the next 2 years.
I am an engineer for BP and my current role I serve as the Upstream Assurance Lead.
I currently reside in Houston, TX with my husband Andy and our son Griffin Morgan aka ‘The Jamaican Phenom’ as he likes to be called.
Donnat Wayne Forrest, Southeastern USA Regional Leader
Husband of Casey Forrest.
Father of two.
Computer science engineer and business owner.
Jensy Barrett, Central/South America Regional Leader
I’m the daughter of Roberto Barrett and Dora Royes, granddaughter of Charles (Carlos) Royes. I’m one of the descendants of the Royes who migrated and put down new roots in Costa Rica.
This is my third term representing the Central/South America Region. I am honored to participate in this journey during which we honor our heritage and join our efforts to help build stronger bonds between us.
Kevin Traille, Northeastern USA/Canada Regional Leader
Hello family! My name is Kevin Traille and this is my second term as the Northeast regional leader.
I am the son of Joy and Winston Traille. I am also the Great grandson of Aytle Royes Traille.
The Northeast is looking forward to hosting the next reunion and we hope to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.
Michelle Smith-Hanniford, Europe/Australia/Asia Regional Leader
My name is Michelle Smith-Hanniford. I am the Grand daughter of Ogan and Maud Royes and daughter of Lynette and Ernest Smith.
I live in London with my husband Pete and our two sons Bryan and David. I am a Special Needs Teacher and Entrepreneur.
My favourite saying is, “Give thanks in all things”.
Thank you for giving me the opprtunity again to represent the Euro-Asia region. My aim as always is to bring the family even closer together.