CAISO’s team is a diverse bunch, coming from a variety of backgrounds. We have over 50 years of combined institutional knowledge, which enables up to do all of the great things that we do.

Colin Robinson

Director of Imagination

“CAISO’s work is about three things that excite me differently: analysis; alliances; advocacy. Leadership in CAISO provides opportunities to learn so much about policy and government, like how easily anyone can engage officials in a small place. I’ve grown to understand and own concerns of movements CAISO’s built alliances with—children’s advocates, violence survivors, people with disabilities, the highway rerouters—and admire the generosity and passion of other leaders. Best, CAISO’s given me space to practise imagination. Imagination is as critical to social justice as power. Unless we imagine more just futures and how we get there, change won’t come.”


élysse Marcellin

Board of Directors – Strategy

Élysse Marcellin is a queer activist, feminist, and academic. She relies on an intersectional feminist ethic as her frame of reference for advocacy and activist work.


Omar Mohammed

Board of Directors – Operations

Omar is the Chief Executive Officer of a leading Caribbean sustainability nonprofit organization and has significant experience in the field of development management. Omar is deeply interested on how and why people work together, especially towards common goals and particularly in civil society and firmly believes that intersectional perspectives are central to truly sustainable development.


Angelique Nixon

Board of Directors – Community Building

Angelique V. Nixon is a Bahamas-born, Trinidad-based writer, artist, scholar, activist, and community worker. Angelique is active in Caribbean movements for social and environmental justice and is committed to intersectional queer feminist praxis, decolonial politics and Black liberation.

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Elron Elahie

Board of Directors – Community Building

Elron’s work and experience are situated in the fields of access to justice, procedural fairness, sex and gender, and addressing inequalities. Elron works closely with CAISO’s community building efforts and serves as a Board liaison to the Wholeness and Justice programme.


Catherine Shepherd

Board of Directors – Operations

A feminist activist since 1981, Cathy is a newcomer to CAISO’s Board, and contributes 34 years’ professional experience in information services and management, and practical experience in NGO administration with the Lions Club of Port of Spain Central, Rape Crisis Society and the Trinidad and Tobago HIV/AIDS Alliance.


Nikoli Attai

Volunteer – Research, Policy Agenda, Design

Dr. Nikoli Attai holds a PhD in Women and Gender Studies. His work explores the ways that LGBTIQ+ people create community despite being deeply affected by politically and culturally sanctioned homophobia, transphobia and descrimination across the Caribbean.


Chandelle O’Neil

Volunteer – Community Building, Social Media

Chandelle crash-landed on the planet under a cold moon and they’ve been trying to understand humans ever since. So, they work with the LGBTQI+ community, pushing others to seek greater understanding of our community.


Karyn Díaz

Volunteer – Social Media, Community Building

Karyn is a leftist and a social justice bard. She is also a Master’s student at the Institute of Gender and Development Studies. Her areas of interest include queer studies, migration, and linguistics.


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