Jenny Gumbs (2018)

Jenny Gumbs, a former diplomat accredited to Canada, proudly served her community while fulfilling a varied and challenging mandate. Currently she is an adjudicator and Special Advisor to a University promoting and establishing government and institutional linkages in the Caribbean.

She has a deep commitment to volunteerism and was an Honorary Co-Chair of The University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala and is a Trustee, National Scholarship Fund, Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), Chair – Sickle Cell Association of Canada and the Immediate Past President of Tropicana Community Services, a premier Toronto-based multi-service community organization.

A graduate of Ryerson University, Jenny is on the Advisory Council for the Department of Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University and the recipient of several awards, including, Ryerson University Alumni Award of Distinction and a Harry Jerome Award from the BBPA. She was also recognized among the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian (ABC)Women in 2016.

Having a keen interest in the theatre and being an avid supporter of community and youth development – involvement at Tarragon Theatre was her next natural fit. Engagement, at the board level, in realizing the Theatre’s efforts – to create/develop plays and train artists, as well as provide a vehicle to promote and present plays of artists throughout Canada was an exciting new challenge to champion.