Cayman Heart Fund has a new coordinator and board appointees. Angelique Bodden has been appointed the coordinator and Ailian Evans, Barrie Quappe and Teri Quappe have joined the board.
Bodden has an extensive background in finance and management, and has worked in customer service, marketing and sales for over a decade. She is a certified personal trainer and in the process of obtaining a youth training certification. She has two children and hopes one day to start a gym specialising in nutrition and fitness of children.
Born in Cuba, Evans moved to Cayman 15 years ago with her husband Sean. After their son Nolan’s passing with a complex congenital heart defect, Evans and her husband and daughter Ashlyn embarked on a mission to raise awareness about heart defects in children. Her annual initiatives are KidFest as well as Heart Warriors & Angels Beach Walk, during Children Heart Defect Awareness Week, which is held in February. Team Nolan has raised more than $46,000 in donations to the Cayman Heart Fund.
In September 2018, Evans was given the Cayman Heart Fund Award in appreciation for Team Nolan’s outstanding effort and contribution.
Evans has been employed in private banking for over 13 years. She currently serves as international client service officer at EFG Band (Cayman).
Barrie Quappe is a director/consultant who helps owners of medical facilities meet national standards for healthcare facilities. Before starting Cayman Healthcare Consulting, she pioneered the role of Health Practice and Facility Inspector for the Department of Health Regulatory Services in the Cayman Islands government and set policies and procedures for inspections of healthcare facilities.
After a successful career as a cardiovascular specialist nurse, with experience in the United States and both local hospitals at the time, she was an analyst for the Complaints Commission (now the Office of the Ombudsman) working on various investigations. She now guides and encourages healthcare facility owners to update their policies and other requirements in the Health Practice Law. She has served on various medical-related boards such as the HSA and Nursing and Midwifery and teaches CPR classes with St. Matthew’s University.
She also has a career in the entertainment industry, performing in Sea ‘N B band, numerous theatre projects and is the talk-show host on the television show ‘Cayman Now’.
Teri Quappe is a sales professional with the Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty company.
She is also a filmmaker, having achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Practical Film Making at MET Film School, London, UK and her current film has been accepted into 8 Film Festivals as it continues the global festival circuit. Her experience includes working as an EMT-B in Cayman and New York, and serving as a United States Air Force transport specialist. She has directed multiple stage shows and films.
She is a former youth director for the Cayman Heart Fund and is a board member for the Zak Quappe Flight Scholarship. She will serve as one of the fundraising events coordinators for Cayman Heart Fund.
Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the reduction of heart and circulatory disease in the Cayman Islands.