The SUNSHINE Awards Program is often described as an organization that embraces cultural diversity giving enhanced credence to the much-vaunted concept of “unity in diversity.” One should also note that cultural diversity and the performing arts in this global village where we all reside play a major role in crystallizing the values of discipline and ethics in society. Social skills and education have deep roots in the performing arts and culture.

Donna Daniel

Director of Hospitality

Donna Daniel joined the SUNSHINE Awards Team in 2005, serving as Director of Sales and Marketing.  She now serves as the Director of Hospitality, placing great emphasis on the guest experience.

Donna is a national of Trinidad and Tobago and loves her culture and takes great pride in showcasing the individuals behind this heritage. She is also very active in a number of Caribbean-based Organizations in the United States and held the position of Treasurer of the Trinidad and Tobago Working Women’s Association for four years.

She is of strong faith and enthusiastic about serving people in general and recently held the position of President of the Parish Council at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in East Orange, NJ for 12 years.


An important aspect of her life is her family, she loves reading, dancing and visiting new historic places. She is passionate about the performing arts and believes that it is an integral part of human development. 

Adrian J. Nicholas PMP

Director of Finance, Executive Team member

Adrian Nicholas joined the SUNSHINE Awards in August 1995 as a Budget Analyst where he focused on the preparation, execution and monitoring of the organization’s budget. In August 1998, he joined the SUNSHINE Awards Executive Team as the Vice President of Finance where he focused on developing, implementing and aligning the organization’s corporate financial strategy with its goals. 

Adrian has over 20 years of experience working in various financial assignments: Staff Accountant at Baruch College, Investment Accountant at the Bank of New York Mellon, Senior Treasury & Financial Analyst at American Capital Strategies Ltd and Program Manager at Systems Technologies. He is currently a Program Manager at Redhorse Corporation.

Adrian graduated with a BBA degree in Finance and Economics from Baruch College at the City University of New York.  He also holds a dual MBA/MS degree from University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business specializing in Strategy, International Business and Supply Chain Management.  He also holds an Executive Masters in Organizational Leadership from Georgetown University. Adrian is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and also a military veteran serving in the US Marine Corps Reserves as a Logistics Officer at the present rank of Major.

He is currently married to Taran Nicholas and has three children: Christopher, Rachel, and Paige.

Selwyn Alexis

Director of Operations

Selwyn Alexis joined the SUNSHINE Awards Organization in 2008 and two years later he assumed the responsibility of Director of Operations. His leadership experience spans an extensive career of many assignments including 25 years at New York City Transit. He is passionate about the goals and objectives of the SUNSHINE Awards Organization and sees them as a conduit for making his contribution for a better world. He places great emphasis on education and believes that the performing arts helps to facilitate human development and acceptance of cultural diversity.

Selwyn is a graduate of St. Benedict’s College, the John Donaldson Technical Institute and the San Fernando Technical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago.

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