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Joan Crawford, President

Joan was elected as the President of the Board of AOJAH in September 2010 to lead its mission in eliminating health and education disparities amongst needy families. Joan has been the Assistant Medical Center Administrator at Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles since 2000 and has over twenty five in leadership. In this position, Joan

Physical Fitness

PHYSICAL FITNESS The Physical Fitness Outreach program provides needed physical recreation for at risk youth in the Caribbean. To work in collaboration with representatives in the Caribbean to build a recreational youth soccer program. This effort will provide a constructive alternative for youth and instill the ideas behind a healthy active lifestyle. Develop measurable outcomes

Community Outreach

COMMUNITY OUTREACH The Community Outreach program seeks to extend a helping hand to provide resources for underprivileged children in Los Angeles. To provide resources necessary to help homeless children with supplies they may need to cope with homelessness. Develop measurable outcomes and monitor performance over time.

Education Mission

The Education Mission of Aojah, exists to carry out the mission of the Association. The team identifies and provide underprivileged youth with opportunities and resources to further their education, no matter their economic plight. To coordinate with Los Angeles and Caribbean organizations to identify the educational restraints and assist with providing materials to help fill

Medical Mission

MEDICAL MISSION  - The Medical and Dental team of AOJAH, exists to carry out the Mission of the Association. The primary focus of this team, is to partner with local agencies to provided health screens in identified communities and also to provide Medical and Dental assistance to the under served population in the Caribbean, through


Take individual responsibility for making things happen Hold ourselves and others to agreed upon deliverable Set challenging yet achievable goals Provide appropriate support and resources to ensure success


Involve people in the decisions that affect them, their work Clarify expectations so all parties needs are known and considered Openly share challenges and work collectively to address them


Actively listen to each other, our members, and community partners so we can understand their true needs Align our responsibilities and goals with our mission’s needs Commitment to serving our members and community


Honest and forthright in our dealings Demonstrate consistency between our words and actions Do the right thing, even when no one is looking Believe in our social mission and are responsible stewards of our resources

Welcome from the President

By: Joan Crawford-McDonald - President - On behalf of our Board of Directors and our entire membership of AOJAH, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website and genuinely thank you for being here and supporting our efforts. We live in an era of many uncertainties and great extremes of