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Robert Turnquest




Robert Turnquest serves as chair of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Foundation.  His roots in the Over-The-Hill Community run deep.  He is a descendant of a historic Over-The-Hill family whose love for the area was fueled by the stories of the “glory days” that his grandfather, His Excellency Sir Orville Turnquest, would share with him as a child.  Because he believes in honouring the past by helping the people and developing the potential of Over-The-Hill, he commits his time, energy, and resources to further the work of the foundation.

Along with his dedication, Robert brings considerable experience in financial management and nonprofit leadership to the board.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a primary concentration in Finance and a secondary concentration in Global Analysis from the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He also maintains both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

Robert provides strategic oversight to the foundation’s financial matters offering more than ten years of experience working in international investments.  He spent five years as an Investment Analyst based in the London office of Morgan Stanley and now holds a position as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager at the distinguished Deltec Bank and Trust in Lyford Cay, Bahamas. Additionally, Robert serves as the Treasurer of REACH, a non-profit autism awareness and advocacy organization in The Bahamas.

Highly civic-minded and active in the community, Robert is skilled at bringing people and ideas together in a productive way that benefits the lives of others.  During his term as President of CFA Society The Bahamas, he and his executive team introduced a financial literacy series to the public designed to empower Bahamians in personal financial management.  In 2018 Robert and his team were recognised internationally by the CFA Institute for the series.  They were awarded the Society Excellence Award under the Strategic Initiative Build Market Integrity category, beating out 132 nominees, across fourteen categories, from fifty-one societies around the world.

Robert is an active member of the historic East Street Gospel Chapel in the heart of the Over-The-Hill community. He is also an avid sports watcher, chess player, and amateur DJ.


Keora Beneby

Board Member



Keora Beneby serves on the board of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Foundation. She is a highly creative communications and marketing professional with more than six years of experience across the financial services and telecommunications industries.


Throughout her diverse career, Keora has held positions in the Bahamas-based operations of several of the world's most recognizable and successful companies. These include the Royal Bank of Canada and the prestigious investment house J.P. Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, where she spent more than four years as a Project Analyst.


Keora brings to the board an intense desire to help people and causes as well as a deep connection to the Over-The-Hill-Community. A connection she established through her grandmother, who owned and operated a convenience store through Toote Shop corner in the Over-The-Hill area for decades. Keora witnessed the power of philanthropy first-hand as her grandmother generously used her position as a business owner to help and support her Over-The-Hill neighbours. The example of her grandmother inspires Keora to look for ways to serve the historic community through the work of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Foundation.


Karissa Moss

Board Member



Karissa holds the position of secretary of the board of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Foundation.


She is a talented Public Health professional who has worked extensively with the Bahamas’ Ministry of Health and Public Hospitals Authority in several significant roles. She serves as a Policy & Planning Analyst within the Public Hospitals Authority and works with the Vaccine National Consultative Committee overseeing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout across The Bahamas. Karissa also served on the team within the Ministry of Health’s Planning Unit focused on disaster management and the national response to Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through her work with the Ministry of Health, Karissa has made vital contributions to processes and policies impacting urgent and emergency care services in the country. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Public Health from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.


Karissa has the drive to serve others - a quality sparked in her youth and recognized when she was awarded the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture’s Youth Award of Excellence.  This drive to serve and her passion for creating healthier, more empowered communities in The Bahamas fuels her commitment to the foundation. 


Karissa has strong ties to the Over-The-Hill area and believes deeply in creating opportunities for the people who live there, particularly the young.  She is a youth mentor and the youth choir director at the East Street Gospel Chapel in the Over-The-Hill community. Karissa is an environmental lover who enjoys travelling, the outdoors and has visited more than 11 different countries.


Lincoln Deal

Board Member



Lincoln Deal II serves on the board of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Foundation.  He is an award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist.   Lincoln’s business portfolio includes several successful enterprises housed under his umbrella organization the LDeal Group. He holds the position of CEO and Founder of Eeden Farms an innovative agriculture company pioneering vertical hydroponic container farming in The Bahamas.

A respected nonprofit leader, Lincoln has also started several impactful nonprofit organizations in The Bahamas, helping thousands of people across the country and bringing together hundreds of volunteers. 


#HashtagLunchBahamas, founded by Deal in 2015, provides free meals to nearly 1500 individuals in communities throughout New Providence and Grand Bahama. Scholar’s Link supports young entrepreneurs, empowering them to become globally competitive innovators.  And #FriendsForBahamas, founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, successfully delivered many forty-foot containers filled with food items, building supplies, and clothing to devastated storm victims in Abaco and Grand Bahama. The program also raised and donated funds to the Bahamas Red Cross.

More recently, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lincoln and his team started two significant programs.  Feed The Frontline delivers meals directly to the workplace of frontline healthcare professionals and other essential workers, and Buy Bahamian is a local campaign to bring awareness to the need to support local small businesses, a group that has been adversely affected by the financial effects of the pandemic.

Because of his substantial contributions to The Bahamas' business and philanthropic landscape, Lincoln has received several prestigious accolades. He is the recipient of the 2016 Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture National Entrepreneur of the Year award, the 2017 Professional Services Bahamas 40 under 40 award, the 2017 Elevation Awards People’s Choice winner, the 2018 Bahamian Icon award in the Humanitarian category, the 2020 Rotaract Club “Service Above Self” award, and the 2021 Top 48 Millennial award.

Lincoln brings his vast experience in creating successful for-profit and nonprofit ventures to the foundation’s board as well as his energy and commitment to the Over-The-Hill community. Both his parents were born in the area to large families, and he continues to cherish his ties to the historic area. These ties fuel his dedication to the revitalization of Over-The-Hill.

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