Special Assistant to the CEO
Born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, Wayne brings nearly 24 years of experience in public service to his new role as chief aide to The Children's Movement's CEO.
Wayne graduated from Fatima College in Trinidad. Afterward, he held sales and marketing positions for Trinidad Systems and Hewlett Packard. He left to start and run his own computer installation company until 1989, when he, wife Catherine and four children moved to Miami.
He landed a job with Miami-Dade County as a housing inspector and later moved to the building and zoning department shortly after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992.
In 1996, Wayne joined the county's new Team Metro Department, which brought government services to residents in their own neighborhoods. Wayne worked his way up to lead-worker/supervisor and was recognized for his dedication, efforts and knowledge with the 2003 Employee of the Year award in the service delivery category.
In 2006, he went to work for then-County Mayor Carlos Alvarez as assistant director of constituent services. During his six-year stint there, he supervised a staff of nine employees and represented the mayor at special events.
After nearly two decades in public service, Wayne moved on to serve as development director at The Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables. After two years in that role, he moved on to handle a major development project at The Children's Movement in 2016. In November, he took his current role working closely with CEO Vance Aloupis.
Wayne continues to be very involved in helping his community. He also is dedicated to serving God and his family. He and his family have been parishioners for 27 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in West Kendall, where Wayne has taught CCD classes, is a lector at Mass, a member of the Parish Council and the Men's Emmaus Group.
Wayne also loves music, sports, cooking and a good glass of wine (occasionally).
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