Vaneisha Cadogan – Director, National Olympic Academy

Career educator and sports administrator, Vaneisha Cadogan, became the first Education Officer for PE in the Ministry of Education. She was responsible for the development of the national curriculum for the subject in primary and secondary schools. At the regional level, she served as a member of the CARICOM Technical Committee which developed a Regional Curriculum Framework for Physical Education. Before joining the BOA, she was a Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, heading the Curriculum and Assessment Unit, the Teacher Evaluation Unit and, most recently, the Tertiary Section.

Cadogan was a netballer and track and field athlete at secondary school and played netball at club level. She has umpired, coached and managed at the regional and international level in netball and served as the President of the Barbados Netball Association. She has also managed track and field teams to the CARIFTA Games, NACAC and Whitsuntide Games. 

Among her academic achievements, Cadogan holds a Masters in Sport Organisations Management (MEMOS). She was the recipient of the Alberto Madella Research Award, a distinction bestowed on the most outstanding student in the MEMOS program.

Dave Farmer – Former Director, National Olympic Academy

Dave Farmer

Since 2008, Mr. Dave Farmer has been responsible for molding the Academy into the institution that it is today.  His responsibilities include the development and implementation of educational programs for athletes, coaches, managers, and all stakeholders in the sport fraternity.

He is also responsible for bidding for Olympic Solidarity and PASO funding programs to assist athletes.  In his role, he also developed and facilitates Museum Tours for primary, secondary schools as well as special interest groups and manages the Library and Resource Centre.

Before the BOA, Mr. Farmer was the Principal of Westmoreland School in Grenada where he was responsible for the overall management of the school.  His duties included the employment and deployment of staff, daily operations, financial management, budget preparation, staff development and training, and teaching.

Daneka HeadlyDaneka Headley – Academy Assistant, National Olympic Academy

Sport for Development Officer
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc.
Barbados Olympic Centre, Garfield Sobers Complex
Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados, W.I. BB15094
Tel: (246) 429-1998 (o) Fax: (246) 426-1998
Email: dcheadley@olympic.org.bb   Website: www.olympic.org.bb

Ryan Brathwaite – Academy Assistant,
National Olympic Academy

Dave Farmer

Projects Officer
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc.
Barbados Olympic Centre, Garfield Sobers Complex
Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados, W.I. BB15094
Tel: (246) 429-1998 Cell: (246) 235-6080 Fax: (246) 426-1998
Email: robrathwaite@olympic.org.bb  Website: www.olympic.org.bb