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Felisha McBride

Executive Director

Felisha earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from the College of the Bahamas in 2008 and subsequently secured employment with the Department of Rehabilitative/Welfare Services.  She worked in the said capacity for eleven years. However, her passion for helping individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive grew during that time, hence, the decision to pursue a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.


After graduating in 2018, Felisha secured employment as a part-time lecturer at the University of the Bahamas.  In January 2020, she secured full-time employment with the Bahamas Resilience Center, where she serves as the Executive Director. In 2021, after being awarded the Trailblazer Full Tuition Scholarship, Felisha joined Regent University, where she is currently pursuing her PhD. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration in Global Mental Health from Regent University. 


She is married to Frisco McBride and has two children, Jameir  and Faiya McBride.

Jennifer Barnabie 

Program and Partnership Manager 

"My passion to serve and desire to please fuels my mission as a Community Engagement Officer. My assignment is to help in building a more resilient community through my ability to creatively connect and engage residents in ways that foster total wellness and well-being. Through raising awareness and reducing stigma, I am able to help residents of all ages to better cope with life's challenges. My investment in the lives of others has begun to yield remarkable dividends which are transforming a community that has encountered a myriad of challenges. I am committed to continuing to create programs and opportunities to strengthen the Grand Bahama community and build a stronger network no only locally but nationally."


Dr. Andy Laing 

Clinical Consultant

Dr. Andy Laing is presently employed as a lecturer at the University of the Bahamas with responsibility for the school of social work at the Northern Bahamas campus and works with our staff part-time. He formerly worked as a police officer, a probation officer with the Ministry of Social Services, and a social worker with Health Social Services. He has also worked as an adjunct lecturer at Terreve College where he taught introductory psychology and social work courses. He received his Associate of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the College of The Bahamas.

He later matriculated into Barry University where he received his Master of Social Work. Andy received his Doctor of Education degree in Community Care and Counseling with a concentration in Traumatology. His research interests include fostering posttraumatic growth, empirically supported treatments for trauma, burnout, and national-level responses to disaster trauma. In his spare time, Andy enjoys reading, writing, cycling, and spending time on the beach.

Tazia White

Project Administrator

Tazia earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from The University of the Bahamas in 2019 and later gained employment as a Case Worker with Caritas- a sister company of the Grand Bahama Resilience Center, in December 2019. She later then gained employment at the Grand Bahama Resilience  Center fulltime in December 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time on the beach. 

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Aaliyah Wildgoose


Aaliyah Wildgoose is a passionate evidence-based practitioner with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with Distinction from The University of the West Indies. She is currently employed at the Grand Bahama Resilience Center as a counselor, whereas she is able to fulfill her passion in counsel individuals ranging all ages, families, couples, groups and more. Ms. Wildgoose aspires to improve the state of psychology in The Bahamas through encouraging other aspiring psychologists and the community at large to raise awareness about the importance of psychology in The Bahamas. As well as to hopefully create an indigenous psychological model that targets some of the issues within the Bahamas and the Caribbean at large. Ms. Wildgoose truly enjoys the work that she does in helping persons of all ages, genders, sexual orientation and differing backgrounds. Besides, counseling Ms. Wildgoose enjoys exercising, going to the beach, fishing, traveling, being adventurous, eating and learning different languages.

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