Denise Cagley-Jefferson, Executive Director Since the age of nine, Denise has been called to service. She grew up volunteering with her mother in a soup kitchen in Iowa, participating in environmental clean-ups and leading youth groups. As a college student, she took her first trip to Hagley Gap in 1995 and has been working with the community ever since. As the Founding Executive Director, she worked with a dedicated team of volunteers and staff to start the Blue Mountain Project in 2004. In 2010, she began working for the US Peace Corps in Samoa, Armenia and Washington, DC. In 2017, she responded to BMPs call-to-action and was named Executive Director once again. In addition to BMP, she currently works as an independent consultant for the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Denise has a Behavioral Sciences Degree from the Metropolitan State College of Denver and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Sydney Shea, Health Intern As a double major in Public Health and International Development at Tulane University, Sydney brings essential skills and talents to the team. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Sydney has designed a comprehensive orientation for BMP health volunteers, simplified the health web page and is currently working on developing a Nurse Practitioner program to support BMP’s 2018 Strategic Plan to hire a Nurse Practitioner. Sydney participates in several service organization including the Food Recovery Network and Habitat for Humanity. She is fluent in German and was even a Finalist in the International German Olympics.
Jamaica: Blue Mountain Project Hagley Gap Post Office St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica, West Indies
USA: Blue Mountain Project P.O. Box 861 Tulsa, OK 74101