Meet the Team
Leroy Francis Vice President of Hamden Rovers, born and rise in Kingston, Jamaica. I am a husband, father of 6 children, 1 boy and 5 girls, and grandfather of 2. I enjoy playing soccer, for 13 years I represented Tivoli Gardens Soccer Club, leading them to multiple championships.
Relocated to America in 2005 and lived in Connecticut since. I attended New England Tractor Trailer training school (NETTTS) where I received my CDL Class A license. Worked for YFC Glenmore for 4 years before owning my own business in 2014, Leroy and Sons Landscaping LLC.
I joined Hamden Rovers Soccer club in 2013 and have been a member since. Together we have won multiple championships and hosted multiple events. Hamden Rovers is a part of my family and I enjoy playing alongside all these wonderful husbands, father, grandfather and friends.
Donovan Cameron, the Chair Person of Hamden Rovers Incorporation. He is a Hamden resident who has been living in CT approximately 30 years.
Born and raised in Jamaica, He is from humble beginnings and appreciative of his roots. His aspirations include giving back to the community, and more so the less fortunate.
He is very humble about his achievements, even to be working for the same cooperation for over 33 years. He has been promoted several times with-in the company, which give him an understanding of leadership. He has a positive attitude encompasses a level of respect, empathy and overall understanding between his colleagues.
Kirk Anthony Gordon is the Fundraiser Director for Hamden Rovers. Kirk hails from the cool parish of Manchester in the beautiful island of Jamaica. Migrating to the United States in late 1980’s Kirk resided in West Haven, CT. He is a graduate of West Haven High School, Gateway Community College, and Central Connecticut State University. Mr. Gordon’s educational background includes degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. As a Military Customer Support Engineering Manager, Kirk’s career spans over 23 years in the Aerospace Industry. In his current role, he has extensive international experience in leadership, management, and training.
As the Fundraiser Director, Kirk employs conventional and non-conventional fundraising efforts to support the vision and mission of the Hamden Rovers. I became a mamber of the Hamden Rovers Club because I wanted to give back to our local and international community where i can using the Soccer platform not just playing soccer. He is infamous for his spicy and delicious Jamaican jerk chicken, sense of humor, and his commitment to excellence. A loving husband and devoted father, in his spare time Kirk enjoys playing soccer, dominoes, and car restoration. Believing that each person is created with a purpose, Kirk welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with others in their pursuit for excellence. Please contact Kirk Gordon for further information on our fundraising activities and events or to donate.
Michael Minto is the Secretary of Hamden Rovers Incorporated (HRI) since its beginning. My position in the organization allows me to work in concert with officers, members of the board and people in the community. My attraction to the organization is its mission and values. The giving back to the community is infectious and inspiring and the Rovers’ team is driven in this endeavor to help make this difference by changing and shaping lives in our communities.
A bit about myself, I am a husband and a father of two. I was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and came to United States when I was 15. It is here where I completed my education and obtained my undergraduate and graduate degrees. My career up until now involves working in small or large biotech companies. The work I do involve scientific research and development (R&D) of products that are used in other R&D companies, medical establishments and academia worldwide. Outside of work and non-profit duties, I like spending time with my family. I like traveling, playing soccer, fine dining and reading.
I am Beverly Felix, a proud mother to a dynamic 19-year-old son. Originally, from St. Lucia, in the West Indies, I emigrated to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 11 with my parents and siblings where I resided until relocating to Connecticut in 1998. Shortly after settling in Connecticut, I attended the University of Bridgeport, graduating with a dual degree in Human Services and Psychology. Upon graduation, I was fortunate enough to secure a position as a program manager with a local agency that serves individuals with varying disabilities, a position I have held for the past 12 years. I am very passionate about and deeply committed to serving those sectors of our community who are less fortunate and or disenfranchised in one way or another.
I am also the owner and president of a construction company that rehabilitates foreclosed properties to make them market ready. I am not surprised that I also have a passion for this type of work, as it is in my blood—both my father and brother, both of whom are now deceased, did this type of work for most of their lives. In some way, I feel that I am continuing this legacy.
In my free time, which is not generally much, you can find me at the beach or near any body of water.
Given that I am of Caribbean descent, soccer is naturally in my blood, and I am therefore thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of the Hamden Rovers. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues on the Board to advance the organization’s mission and continued success.