About Us

GuyTimes article on GCA

The Guyana Cultural Association NY Inc,
sponsors of
the Guyana Folk Festival and GuyFolkFest.org
is a Not-For-Profit
501(c)(3) organization committed to
promoting our culture through the
annual Guyana Folk Festival

GCA Board MembersGCA Board Members

GCA Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Vibert Cambridge – President
    Ave Brewster-Haynes – Vice President
  • Claire Patterson-Monah – Financial Director
    Edgar Henry – Assistant to the Financial Director
  • Claire-Ann Goring – Cultural Director
    Maurice Braithwaite – Assistant to the Cultural Director
  • Dr. Juliet A. Emanual – Secretary
    Rose October-Edun-Assistant to the Secretary


  • Maurice Blenman
  • Maurice Braithwaite
  • Ray Seales
  • Carl Hazlewood
  • Errol Doris
  • Jamela Edoo
  • Dr. Juliet Emanuel
  • Ashton Franklin
  • Muriel Glasgow
  • Malcolm A. Hall – Past President
  • Ave Brewster-Haynes
  • Ronald H. Lammy
  • Rose October-Edun
  • Franklin “Bobby” Vieira
  • Verna Walcott-White


  • Negla H. Brandis
  • Francis Farrier
  • Margaret Lawrence

Legal Counsel

  • Edward Meertins-George

Youth Team

  • Clare Dougall
  • Jonothon Hall
  • Shanice Hodge
  • Taylor Lewis

is to document, showcase and celebrate the
multiple roots of Guyana’s cultural heritage.
Through our work we preserve our cultural heritage and make
it available through various channels to inspire future
generations of Guyanese at home and abroad.
In short, our mission is to
Preserve, Promote and Propagate Guyanese creativity

GCA/Folk Festival Members

GCA/Folk Fest Members: Back row Tangerine Clarke, Romesh Singh, front row: Verna Walcott-White, Juliet Emanuel, Vibert Cambridge, Rose October-Edun, Francis Quamina Farrier, Claire A. Goring

Romesh Singh, Verna Walcott-White, Vibert Cambridge, Edgar Henry, Rose October Edun, Francis Quamina Farrier, Claire A. Goring

2 Responses to About Us

  1. The work which you do has made a great difference in our lives on a daily basis. Other people are more accepting of the caribbean culture.

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