Meet the Executive
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President

Shane Ragbir

Mr. Shane Ragbir has been a professional in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry for over 10 years. He is currently the Head of the Geospatial Technology Division at Amalgamated Security Services Ltd (ASSL) where he boasts of a versatile repertoire of geospatial data analysis and management skills. Shane's pioneering use of GIS at ASSL and the security industry has been recognized internationally by IDG Magazine in their 2015 Annual CIO 100 Awards for the innovative use of technology in the creation of business value. His work has also been honoured locally by the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) in their 2015 Awards for the innovative use of technology in the provision of services. Additionally, he has provided Geospatial Consultancy services locally to reputable organizations such as Label House Ltd., Pepper Advertising., V. Boodram Engineering Ltd as well as regionally to Antilles Economics, operating out of Barbados. Academically, Mr. Ragbir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Engineering from the University of the West Indies and well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Geoinformatics from the same. He has also been awarded his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) from the Project Management Institution (PMI) and his GIS Professional Certification (GISP) from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). Shane is also an executive member of the Geographic Information Systems Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GISSTT), where he currently serves as President.

 

Vice President

Ornella Supersad

Ornella Supersad is a GIS Technician currently employed at Amalgamated Security Services Limited. She has 6 years experience working on a variety of geospatial systems, GIS tools and remotely sensed data. Ornella is a graduate of The University of West Indies with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Geoinfomatics. She has a diverse area of interests and her expertise lies in intelligent transportation networks, routing, fleet management and geospatial data collection, accuracy and analysis. Ornella is a member of The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and was recently elected secretary for The GIS Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GISSTT). She is also passionate about promoting geospatial technology and is responsible for GISSTT’s Mapping Internship which is aimed at providing work experience to young GIS enthusiasts. A geographer at heart, she believes that spatial analysis through digital mapping can transform education and society through better decision-making using the geographic perspective. 

 

Public Relations Officer

Candace Bisram

 

 

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Treasurer

Avinash Ramcharitar

Mr. Avinash Ramcharitar began his career as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional in 2010 at the Ministry of Sport of Trinidad and Tobago. He concentrated the use of GIS in the field of asset management and facilities management. Mr. Ramcharitar attained a BSc. Majoring in Physics with Minors in Environmental Physics and Electronics from the University of The West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in 2007 and recently graduated from the said institution with a M.Sc. In Geoinformatics.

Student Representative

Samuel Preddie

 

Secretary

Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas is currently an MSc. Geoinformatics student at the UWI St. Augustine Campus and a Demonstrator at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at UWI St. Augustine. At his time in the University, he obtained a Bsc. Geomatics with First Class Honours in 2016, where he was initially exposed to GIS after completing his first year, being offered an internship as a Student Assistant to survey and draft the UWI Campus Basemap. This basemap has since been the foundation of the Enterprise GIS of the Campus, which he has been an active member of its evolvement since. While pursuing his bachelor's degree, he was also selected as a GIS Intern at the Town and Country Planning Division, where him and his team evaluated the operations at the Division and provided recommendations to Geo-Enable the Division with demonstrated advantages and prototypes. He has a passion for engaging and supporting students, actively research at all levels. His research and interest in GIS is usually geared towards 3D-GIS, Web-GIS, Virtual Reality, GIS in Planning, Geodesign, Emergency Management, Enterprise GIS for Government, Asset and Space Management and Remote Sensing.

 

Tobago Representative

Lu-Ann Harper

Lu-Ann Harper is currently pursuing her distance learning Post graduate diploma Hydrography for Professionals at the Marine Learning Alliance College of the United Kingdom. Her career in Geographic Information Systems field began at the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago as a GIS Assistant. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad in Geomatics Engineering. While in pursuit of her degree she worked as a summer Intern at Coastal Zone Management Unit in Barbados.  Her experience in Geographic Information Systems was utilized for a project geared towards understanding the degree to which the utilities infrastructure would be affected in the event of a tsunami, along the coast of Bridgetown. After graduation, Lu-Ann’s career blossomed at the Ministry of Works and Transport Division as a Senior AutoCAD technician. She maintained continued interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Highways Division and worked alongside the Coastal Unit of the Ministry by sharing ideas for improvement and development of various infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago. She also attended the URISA 8th Caribbean Conference held in Barbados where she gained valuable knowledge. Although Lu-Ann is currently self-employed and resides in Tobago, she is Tobago’s representative of the Geographic Information Systems Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GISSTT) and STEM tutor. In her leisure time, this nature lover enjoys hiking, participating in marathons and any physical fitness activity. She also has a keen interest in travelling abroad and experiencing various cultures.

Professional Member

Roshan Seeramsingh