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LJDR Davis Foundation is a nonprofit foundation created in memory of Loretta, Jacqueline, Donald and Rohan Davis and was founded by their sisters Novlet Davis-Bucknor and Pearlyn Clark in December 2012.  Loretta, Jacqueline, Donald, and Rohan were beloved children of John Davis and Frances Davis who left this earth way too soon.  LJDR Davis Foundation will keep their memory alive by providing medical help to people in the community of Brandon Hill and the entire Northern Clarendon a place they loved dearly. The Foundation consists of volunteer healthcare professionals and support staff who donate their time to provide free, unbiased, invaluable medical treatment to families who need the assistance.  The outreach program meets one per year in the district of Brandon Hill at the Evelyn Mitchell Infant School of Excellence and will provide health screening, medical supplies, diagnostic exams, medical supplies clothing and educational instruction to the Brandon Hill community and its surrounding communities.

The Community We Serve

The Brandon Hill District is situated at the foot of the Bull Head Mountain in the northern parts of Clarendon, Jamaica West Indies.  This small district is filled with vibrant, fun loving, God-fearing people who believe in their children.  Due to their magnetic behaviors they have drawn many from the entire Parish and beyond to seek help from the Foundation year after year.  The residents of Brandon Hill are one of the hardest working people Novlet and Pearlyn have ever encountered in their lifetime.  They believed that their children would be of great contribution to the human race, and would go on to be professionals that would make this district proud.  The Community is limited in certain resources and can utilize some of our expertise and resources.  So Novlet and Pearlyn have made the decision to give back to their little district which over the past 5 years has not only served the Brandon Hill Community but has served thousands from different areas of Jamaica.  Not only has this Foundation given to individuals but has decided to assist in restoring and upgrading clinics and hospital throughout the area. Join us in building a healthier community. 

Our Founders

Novlet Davis-Bucknor

Nurse Practitioner Humanitarian and Founder of LJDR Davis Foundation is married to Paul Bucknor and has 3 daughters and one grandson.  Novlet works at St Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York and is also an Adjunct Professor at Molloy College.  She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner of New York.  Novlet along with her sister Pearlyn founded the LJDR Davis Foundation in memory of four siblings:  Loretta, Jacqueline, Donald and Rohan Davis. Novlet earned a doctorate degree from Stony Brook University and attended Molloy College where she obtained a BSN and a MS degree.  

Pearlyn Clark

Pearlyn Clark, MS. Ed., is also a sister of Lorretta, Jacqueline, Donald and Rohan Davis.  She grew up in the rural community of Brandon Hill in Clarendon.  Pearlyn loves this community so when Novlet approached her with the idea to assist in the residents healthcare needs she embraced the idea wholeheartedly.  Pearlyn knows what it means to be poor and in need of good healthcare.

She loved her childhood even though she grew up poor and states, “I would never trade how I was brought up for nothing in the world”.  Her parents made sure that their children attended school regular so as to receive good education.  Pearlyn has been a teacher for over 39 years and since 2007 she is the Principal of the Park Hall Primary and Infant School in North West Clarendon, Jamaica.  She has a Master’s degree in Education and Educational Administration. Pearlyn is married and has one son and a foster daughter. 

Latoya Bucknor

Latoya is a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner and has worked at St Francis Hospital for the past eleven years.  Latoya is Novlet’s oldest daughter who made sure Novlet fulfilled her promise to go back and assist in the health care needs of the underserved population, after she observed people walking around with elevated blood pressure and seeking assistance while on vacation in Brandon Hill.  Latoya gained her BSN in nursing from Molloy College and has recently gained her Masters of Science in Adult Gerontology from Molloy College.  Latoya is a mother of a wonderful son, Gianni.

Thomas Pappas

Dr. Thomas Pappas was one of the first doctors to volunteer his services in 2013.  He is an individual that believes in helping the less fortunate and was excited to join this foundation.  He joined the team with such enthusiasm and since then has taken the role of Medical Advisor to all practitioners.  He ensures we all understand how to treat chronic diseases and ensure we have EKG and echocardiogram machines to take to our mission trips every year.  Dr. Pappas is the Director of the Catheterization Lab at St Francis Hospital and has been an Interventional Cardiologist for over 34 years.  Dr. Pappas graduated with honors from the Cornell University Medical College in 1983.

Christopher Mowatt

Christopher Mowatt is a CT Lab Tech at St Francis Hospital and a dear friend of the founder. Christopher is married with 2 daughters and is a caring individual that enjoys helping people.  Chris feels the medical mission is an opportunity to give back to his country of Jamaica. Christopher knows the needs of his fellow Jamaicans and he promotes the medical mission by encouraging people to travel from St Thomas to be in the district of Brandon Hill during the week of the medical mission to obtain diagnostic test that they cannot afford. Christopher continues to work tirelessly to make the LJDR Davis Foundation a success.

Christopher Mowatt

Christopher Mowatt is a CT Lab Tech at St Francis Hospital and a dear friend of the founder. Christopher is married with 3 daughters and is a caring individual that enjoys helping people.  Chris feels the medical mission is an opportunity to give back to his country of Jamaica. Christopher knows the needs of his fellow Jamaicans and he promotes the medical mission by encouraging people to travel from St Thomas to be in the district of Brandon Hill during the week of the medical mission to obtain diagnostic tests that they cannot afford. Christopher continues to work tirelessly to make the LJDR Davis Foundation a success.

Neil Bercow

Dr Neil Bercow is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon who works for St Francis Hospital. Dr Bercow as been practicing for many years and is a renown surgeon and a Humanitarian. He has a heart of gold. He believes in helping the poor and needy and has assisted many by providing cardiac surgeries on a Por Bona basis. When the opportunity arose for a trip to Jamaica to volunteer his services he was thrilled to do so. His favorite singer is Bob Marley and Dr Bercow listens to Bob Marley while performing surgeries. He joined the LJDR Davis Foundation in 2013 and their first medical mission where he diagnosed congenital heart defects and valve disorders and has since assisted many of these patients with surgeries. He continues to assist in the care of Jamaicans and other Caribbean residents who need Open heart surgery and cannot afford the overwhelming cost back home. Novlet is honored to work for this surgeon.  

Neil Bercow

Dr Neil Bercow is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon who works for St Francis Hospital. Dr Bercow as been practicing for many years and is a renown surgeon and a Humanitarian. He has a heart of gold. He believes in helping the poor and needy and has assisted many by providing cardiac surgeries on a Por Bona basis. When the opportunity arose for a trip to Jamaica to volunteer his services he was thrilled to do so. His favorite singer is Bob Marley and Dr Bercow listens to Bob Marley while performing surgeries. He joined the LJDR Davis Foundation in 2013 and their first medical mission where he diagnosed congenital heart defects and valve disorders and has since assisted many of these patients with surgeries. He continues to assist in the care of Jamaicans and other Caribbean residents who need Open heart surgery and cannot afford the overwhelming cost back home. Novlet is honored to work for this surgeon.  

Steven W. Cabble M.S., R.Ph.

Steven Cabble is the Administrative Director for Pharmacy and the Cancer

Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY. He completed his Bachelor’s degree

in Pharmacy in 1977 and a Master’s degree in Institutional Administration in 1981

from Saint John’s University. After learning about volunteer opportunities to help

victims of the earthquake in Haiti, Mr. Cabble traveled to Haiti to work with

Project Medishare at the only critical care hospital in Port Au Prince. There he

was able to work with the Haitian staff in compounding and dispensing

medications. In a teaching role, Pharmacists were able to enhance their clinical

skills in critical care by learning how to verify orders, calculate appropriate

infusion rates and interpret lab values.

When the LJDR Davis Foundation planned their first mission trip to

Jamaica, Mr. Cabble was asked to oversee the pharmaceutical care activities for

the foundation. Since 2013 he has played on active role in fundraising,

medication procurement, recruitment and management of the pharmacy team.

Over the years, Mr. Cabble has established relationships with organizations willing

to donate or provide medications at low cost. With his oversight volunteer

pharmacists have dispensed over 2,200 prescriptions during each mission and

provided medication disease specific counselling to the residents of Brandon Hill,

Jamaica W.I..

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2013 LJDR Davis Foundation, a not-for-profit, section 501(c)(3).

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