Rev. Dr. Patricia Holness

Rev. Dr. Patricia Holness

Rev. Dr. Patricia Holness CD., J.P. D.CEdC; MSc Accounting, BSc Accounting (Hons); F.L.M.I.; F.J.I.M.

Dr. Patricia Holness currently lectures in the field of Leadership, Christian Education and Counselling, Records and Information Management and Finance. Dr. Holness is a Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Specialist. She is currently an Insurance/Financial Advisor in Unit Management of Guardian Life Insurance and pastors with her husband Errol at 1st Vision Apostolic Ministries.

Dr. Holness served as CEO and Head of the Registrar General’s Department for seventeen years. She was instrumental in conceptualising improved systems and products and transforming that Department, from a manual system, to an electronic arena, embracing Executive Agency status and significantly improving customer service.

Dr. Holness was honoured by the Government of Jamaica in 2009, with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD), for outstanding Public Service. She was also honoured with the Gleaner/JIM Manager of the Year Award for 2007.

She has also serves as Vice Chairman of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disability (JCPD), Chairman of the Hydel University College, Vice Chairman of the Committee Responsible for Planning National Religious Services (CPNRS) and Vice Chairman of the Jamaica Pentecostal Union (Apostolic) – JPUA.

She is a mother of five children and grandmother to six.

Her maxim for life and for living is: “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”.