ACE Board of Directors

Chairman

Dr. Steve Guy

Secretary

Allen Fitzwater 

James Bria

Kevin (Digger) Phillips

Amanda Philips

David Earl

Megan Earl

Dr. Ron Eaker

Susan Eaker

Pastor Helen Delaney (Legacy Member)

Dr. Bishop Winston Watson (Legacy Member)

Jamaica Staff

Executive Director

Marla Day Fitzwater

(877) 500-5768

office@acexperience.org

Biography

Marla Fitzwater came to Jamaica in 1988 to begin what is now American-Caribbean Experience.
With an advanced degree from “The School of Hard Knocks”, Marla has molded the ministry of ACE to have maximum impact through strategic long-term, self-sustaining initiatives. This ultimately creates community transformation through truly changed lives.
Under the direction of Marla, ACE has grown exponentially throughout the years and continues to grow and prosper with an ever-increasing impact!
Allen & Marla were married in 2001 and Allen has been working side by side with Marla ever since. Allen has a heart for Jamaica and also sits on the ACE Board of Directors.

Base Camp/Hotel GM

Althia Duckie-Foster

+1 (876) 994-0537

althia@galinabreeze.com

Galina Breeze

Biography

Althia Duckie-Foster might be Wonder-Woman’s sister… She works endless hours as the General Manager for Galina Breeze Hotel, our base of operations, in addition to handling many administrative duties for ACE.
Handling everything from cleaning schedules, to transportation arrangements, to rooming lists, to accounting, and even event booking! Althia really does it all!
Althia lives with her family in St. Mary and her patience and wisdom keeps our Jamaican staff operating smoothly day in and day out! She’s one of those behind the scenes champions!

Green Life Farms Staff

Biography

Mr. Myers has been with ACE since 2007. He was a securuity guard on the property before we owned it. When we purchased it, we asked Mr. Myers to continue his work with us. Once we got to know him we found a kind gentleman with a huge heart. He is a well-known and respected elder in many of the communities in St. Mary and we soon found that Mr. Myers was a better fit working in our outreach programs.
Mr. Myers has done a little bit of everything from security, to child sponsorship, and he currently works in our Green Life Farms program helping area farmers and familes in our Child Sponsorship Program to “grow what they eat, and eat what they grow”!

Stateside Staff

Stateside Director

Susan Eisenhauer

(877) 500-5768

office@acexperience.org

Biography

Susan Eisenhauer began working with ACE in 2012 and currently handles all of Stateside Operations. So if you call our Stateside Office, you will get to talk to Susan!
Susan resides in Dayton, Ohio with her family and has a passion for reaching the communities of St. Mary, Jamaica!

Accounting

Shanna Lehan

(877) 500-5768

shanna@acexperience.org

Biography

Biography coming soon!

Sponsorship Coordinator

Dawn Wheeler

(877) 500-5768

dawn@acexperience.org

Biography

Dawn came to ACE in April 2014. She is currently the Stateside Child Sponsorship Coordinator. Dawn has worked in many different capacities involving children. From children’s church resource director, elementary physical education instructor, special education classroom assistance to pre-school classroom lead instructor. She is thrilled to now be involved in touching children’s lives through the ACE child sponsorship program.

Dawn resides in the Dayton, Ohio area with her husband Chris.

Logisitics Coordinator

Annetta Major

(877) 500-5768

annetta@acexperience.org

Biography

Annetta Major started with ACE in the fall of 2015 as the Stateside Logistics Coordinator.  She took her first mission trip to Jamaica the summer before and was in awe of the ministry and teamwork that goes into such a life-changing experience.

In her position, Annetta serves as the direct support to team leaders as they plan future trips with ACE.  She lives in Springboro, Ohio (Dayton area) with her husband, Brandon, and her three teen-aged children.