About the DHTA
The Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association (DHTA) was first formed in 1972. For more than four decades the organisation has been fostering and promoting tourism in Dominica.
DHTA Board of Directors for the year 2014-2015
President - Gregor Nassief is Owner/Director of Secret Bay and Executive Chairman of the Fort Young Hotel, as well as Founder and CEO of Cerca Technology, a Latin America based Software Implementation company founded in 1993. Gregor is also a Director of Agostini Limited in Trinidad and a member of the board of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth as well as Crime Stoppers Dominica. Gregor was born in Dominica and studied information technology and finance at New York University. He is married to Venezuelan Sandra Vivas. They currently reside in Trafalgar, Dominica with their two children Gaston and Manuela.
First Vice President - Simon Walsh
Director/Accommodation - Marvlyn James
Director/Tourism Services - Arienne Perryman began her studies in London Ontario, majoring in International Development & French. Her university career allowed her study abroad opportunities in France, Panama and The United States. In between her Bachelors & Msc. She took advantage of a teaching opportunity to Michoacán Mexico. She moved back to Dominica in 2006/7 and accepted a position at the Discover Dominica Authority as a Marketing Executive responsible for France, French West Indies and The Caribbean. This was an ideal segway into her current role as Manager of Castle Comfort Lodge/Dive Dominica, a family owned and operated business. She has sat on the DHTA Board in 2012/3 and her role as Secretary in 2014 immediately led to Vice President responsible for Tourism Services.
Director/Related Services - Jacqueline Dupigny
Director - Colin Piper
Executive Vice President – Stephanie Astaphan is from the Roseau Valley. Stephanie has an economics background, with work-study experience in non-profit management, project administration and research. She earned a postgraduate degree in international economics from the University of the West Indies, with specialization in the area of trade and sustainable development economics. Stephanie serves as Co-Founder/Director of Operations of the DREAM Foundation, a non-profit organization founded on a commitment to support the development of Holistic education in Dominica. She has also served as consultant and board member to the DHTA, providing support on a number of the Association’s core services and working closely with the Association and it’s Board of Directors to restructure and strengthen the Association.
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