COOJ Management

Board of Trustees

Mrs. Theresa Trinidad Mrs. Theresa Trinidad is our Founder Trustee and has been the driving force behind the setting up COOJ. In order to fulfill the dying wish of her only child, Patricia, she invested all her energies and resources into keeping her memory alive. Having worked with the Reserve Bank of India for about 30 years, all her financial skills came as an asset.
Dr. Peter Castelino Dr. Peter Castelino, Managing Trustee, is a psychiatrist with special interest in psychosocial rehabilitation. It is his constant belief that every person regardless of the level of ability can live to their optimum potential if the right opportunities and environments are provided.
Francisco Estevao D'Costa Francisco Estevao D'Costa, Secretary, has been our pillar. A man of few words but of great wisdom steers the COOJ administration. His ability comes from the skills learnt by working not only in his professional capacity at MCSC, Bahrain but also in the social voluntary sector as a key member of the Goa Central Council of the Society of St Vincent de Paul for many years.
Mrs. Lakshmy Unny Mrs. Lakshmy Unny, Assistant Secretary, is also one of the Directors of the shipping company, Agencia Comercial Maritima in Vasco. Having her elder son suffering from Schizophrenia and hence going through the various emotional stages of a caregiver, she has dedicated herself wholeheartedly to the mission of bringing hope to the many people and their families who go through the same.
Romuald Fernandes Romuald Fernandes, Treasurer, has vast experience working as the marine superintendent (ship building) for Wallem Ship Management Inc. based in Hong Kong. His all time enthusiasm is a great motivator and his eye for detail keeps our balances in check.

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I had eight years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a marketing executive. I started coming to COOJ in May 2008. I have learnt a lot; first of all I couldn't stick to one job for more than a month. Coming to COOJ daily helped me to maintain consistency in my work and I have also made a lot of friends here. I do all the office work too. I feel that coming to COOJ helped me tremendously and I am also actively involved in all the sessions held at COOJ.
Vincent D'sa