The implementation managers are namely: Mrs. Carmelita Smits-Rombley who has been stationed at the Immigration and Naturalization Dept. and Mrs. Henrietta Doran-York have been placed at the Sint Maarten House Correction - Prison.
Henrietta Doran-York, is a 28 year Civil Servant who began working for the Island Government of Sint Maarten on June 16th 1983 and later transferred in 1984 to the Federal Government where she became the first female Prison worker on the Island of Sint Maarten. Doran-York climbed the ranks to become the first female Prison Supervisor of the Netherlands Antilles under the watch of the then Minister of Justice Pedro Atacho. She continued on to become Head Supervisor at the Prison, a rank that no other female Prison worker on Sint Maarten has held before or since then. Her function was, coordinator of Education, Forming and Training of the Inmates, and recruiting and setting up the training for the Prison Officers through Instructors of various schools and Organizations. Doran-York at that time also sat as acting Head of the Prison on occasions during the absence of Mr. Ricardo.
Doran-York was transferred to the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles later that same year and on March 2010 she was sworn in as a Parliamentarian for the last Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles. The workers at the Prison were elated to see her back, as they see this as progress and a big step in the right direction taken by the Minister of Justice.
Her vision is to see a big drop in recidivism (repeat offenders) and so she aims to do all in her power to educate those of our Society that have fallen through the cracks in ever way possible so that they would never want to repeat the things that has landed them in that negative situation in the first place.
Apart from being Implementation Manager at the Prison, Doran-York is also officially the Acting Head at the Institution and started her first days already acting as Head of the Prison as Mr. Ricardo is currently off Island on vacation.
Mrs. Carmelita Smits- Rombley was born on Sint Maarten and studied, lived and worked in The Netherlands for 20 years. Mrs. Smits-Rombley academical background includes; a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Business Management. She worked in The Netherlands for the Ministries of Justice and Education for a combined total of 10 years.
After accumulating a substantial amount of experience in both fields Carmelita decided that the conditions were right to return home to Sint Maarten and be a part of the change.
Due to her experience and affiliation with the Ministry of Justice, she chose to apply for the function of Implementation Manager because she has a very transparent vision for IND, which entails;
- Efficient/Effective Service Minded
- Client Friendly
And the focal point being; the "Customer /Client".
A brighter future for IND is Carmelita's goal/vision; and it entails a more web-based approach with respect to keeping up to date with the technological age. She emphasizes that "access to vital information should be facilitated by; a system that is efficient, effective, well structured and last but not least client friendly.