John Matthias Brown John Matthias Brown | Jamaica Site Director

Mr. Brown has been working in community development for the past 35 years. He is the founder of the 25 year old Petersfield Sports & Community Club (PSCC) which he served as President for the first 2 years. Three years later, he co-founded the old Association of Community Based Organizations Ltd (AOCBO), formerly Association of Clubs (AOC), which is the umbrella organization for seven community based organizations in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica. Mr. Brown has been the Facilitator of the AOC from its inception. Through his commitment, influence and guidance, the AOC won the 2007 and 2012 Michael Manley Award for Community Self Reliance which is one of the most prestigious awards in Jamaica.

Mr. Brown also serves in his parish as a Justice of the Peace. He sits as Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and as Community Representative on numerous school boards and organization committees. He takes pleasure in counseling young people to help them boost their self-esteem and ways to work harder towards achieving their goals. He has served as Amizade’s Site Director since 2004.