Our Staff

Your Team in Strengthening Philanthropy for the Virgin Islands

Our staff members are often seen out in the field, overseeing historic restoration projects, coordinating education work groups on policy research, or conducting site visits to ensure our sponsored projects meet with success. We enjoy working with community members to brainstorm and problem solve and we look forward to hearing from you. You can always call us directly at 340.773.9898.

Deanna J. James, Executive Director
Hello, and many thanks for stopping by to learn more about the Foundation team.  I’m honored to serve the St. Croix Foundation, and for more than 13 years, I’ve had the chance to support general operations, grantmaking, and educational program development.  I also manage the Foundation’s Fiscal Sponsorship Services for 40+ small non-profits and grassroots initiatives, which operate under the Foundation’s 501(c)3 umbrella. Over recent years, I’ve helped the Foundation to develop one of the single largest education reform initiatives in the Territory in investment, scope and impact. I am a native of the Virgin Islands, and I look forward to working with you to make the Virgin Islands a vibrant and prosperous community.

Lilli Cox, Program Officer
Good morning, good afternoon, and good night! As a former teacher turned Program Officer, it’s incredibly fulfilling to work with our team of partners and donors to build high impact initiatives that really make a difference. When I’m not swimming, cultivating orchids, or volunteering at our Homeless Clinic, I can be found helping to create a blueprint for healthy communities – whether it’s public safety projects, public education policy mapping, grantmaking programs, or even the Food & Wine Experience, I am here to assist!

Denise Moore, Fiscal Officer
Hello everyone!  I am happy to be a part of the St. Croix Foundation team.  I have worked in fiscal operations for more than 20 years, and I am pleased to provide this service to the nonprofit community in the Virgin Islands.  Prior to coming to the Foundation, I led work for the accounting team at one of the largest public schools in Atlanta, GA.  In my spare time, I enjoy home renovations, learning new Zumba moves, and spending time with my loving dog, Stockwell.

Claver Lazare, Fiscal Assistant
Hi! I’ve worked for the Foundation for 16 years as the Fiscal Assistant and, over time, the Foundation’s clients have become like family and friends to me. With over 40 charitable projects operating under our nonprofit umbrella, I’m kept quite busy processing checks and preparing financial reports, and it is rewarding to work at fundraising events and really see the good work our nonprofits are doing. If you have any questions or if I can help you, you can find me at the Foundation, all the way at the end of the hall in the sunny office!

Magali Roldan, Operations Coordinator
Greetings!  Prior to joining the St. Croix Foundation in 2009 as Site Coordinator for the Model School Intuitive, I was the Administrative Assistance for Mountains Market Inc.  At the end of June 2010, I began to wear many hats, from Data Coordinator for the Ryan White Program, Accounting Clerk, Event Coordinator and presently Operations Coordinator.  My outreach mission, since April 2012,  has been providing breakfast for the homeless community ranging from six to eight homeless individuals 7 days a week.  While at the office, I help to manage the Foundation’s office and properties.