Ann Marie Coore

Ann-Marie Zoë Coore, a native Jamaican, has over 25 years of experience in international public health and international business. She has also worked as a consultant for many health care organizations and youth programs such as CDC Parent Matters Project, Office of Minority Health, and Integrated Social Solutions/AstraZeneca.  Ann-Marie Zoë is the President and Founder of Coore Foundation, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and its subsidiary Girls Right Of Way (GROW) www.girlsrightofway.o1g. She takes a hands-on approach to her organizations and is not afraid to roll her sleeves up.  For the past 20 years, she has led the design and implementation of the Coore Foundation's annual "HIV, STD, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Camps" in the Caribbean, the United States, South & Central America, and Africa.  She also spends a significant amount of her time, developing, implementing, and monitoring intervention programs for children in many countries around the world. These programs include: GROW Literacy – reading centers; GROW Sole – providing new and lightly used shoes for thousands of children around the world; and GROW Rhythm – music schools for children in high crime areas and under-resourced communities. 

She is currently leading work with “GOD ROCKS”, her publishing, production, and promotion company, and “I AM A QUINTESSENTIAL WOMAN”, her company that supports women around the world to move mountains through women empowering women in an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect developing their essential self while starting, leading, and sustaining their essential work.