The Caribbean Area Presidency is comprised of three members of the Quorum of the Seventy. In addition, Area Seventies serve in the Area.
José L. Alonso
Elder José L. Alonso was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the México Area. He is currently serving as a member of the Caribbean Area Presidency.
Elder Alonso received a medical degree as a homeopathic physician and surgeon in 1986. Then in 1991, after attending the National Institute of Pediatrics, he received a degree in pediatric development. He has worked with the Red Cross Emergency Unit, the San Francisco Medical Clinic, and the Church Educational System as an area director.
Since joining the Church in 1974, Elder Alonso has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the México Hermosillo Mission, counselor in a bishopric, bishop, stake mission president, stake president, counselor in a mission presidency, and president of the México Tijuana Mission (2002–2005), and Area Seventy.
José Luis Alonso was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 17, 1958. He married Rebecca Salazar in February 1981. They are the parents of two children.
Elder Eduardo Gavarret was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he had been serving in the bishopric of the Santa Cruz Ward in the Limatambo Stake in Lima, Peru. He has served as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy, a counselor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency, an assistant executive director in the Missionary and Information and Communication Services Departments, and Second Counselor in the Brazil Area Presidency.
Elder Gavarret received a license in administration and management from the Universidad Autonoma-UAA in 1986 and a license from Dale Carnegie in human relations in 1987. In 2000 he also received an MBA in marketing from INPG-MBA in Brazil.
He was employed by Tecnofarma for 18 years, working for that company in Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. He then worked as a general manager for IVAX Corporation in Peru and later as the business director for Brazil. In 2006 GP Pharm S.A. employed him in Peru as general manager and also as regional manager for Central America and Uruguay.
Elder Gavarret has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Uruguay/Paraguay Mission, branch president, stake executive secretary, bishop, stake mission president, stake president, regional representative, Area Authority, Area Seventy, high councilor, temple worker, Brazil Missionary Training Center branch counselor, president of the Paraguay Asuncion Mission, and counselor in a bishopric.
Eduardo Gavarret Inzaurrale was born in Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay, on May 11, 1956. He married Norma Beatriz Gorgoroso Martirena in October 1978. They are the parents of three children.
Jorge M. Alvarado
Elder Jorge M. Alvarado was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2019, at age 48. At the time of his call he was serving as a high councilor in his local stake
Elder Alvarado studied management at the University of Puerto Rico in 1992. He has worked as a manager for Sam’s Club, regional manager for Walmart Puerto Rico Inc., and manager and facilitator for Franklin Covey. Most recently he worked as an international manager for Self-Reliance Services at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Elder Alvarado has served in many Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Tampa Florida Mission, ward mission leader, branch president, district council, mission executive secretary, stake president, Area Seventy in the North America Southeast and Caribbean Areas, president of the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission and counselor in a bishopric.
Jorge Miguel Alvarado Pazo was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on November 21, 1970. He married Cari Lu Rios in 1992. They are the parents of three children.
Elder Hubermann Bien-Aimé was named as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2016.
Elder Bien-Aimé received a degree in accounting from Universidad Central Maurice Laroche in 2000. He is currently working for the Church as a facilities manager in Haiti.
Since his baptism into the Church in 1990, Elder Bien-Aimé has served in various callings, including as a full-time missionary in the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission, Institute teacher, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, assistant area auditor, and president of the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission.
Hubermann Bien-Aimé was born in Bassin Mangnan, Gonaives, Artibonite Haiti, on August 22, 1966. He married Maggy Léger in 2000, and they have one child. Elder Bien-Aimé and his wife live in Delmas, Haiti.
Elder Cándido Fortuna was named as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2016.
Elder Fortuna received a degree in finances from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in 2009, and a master’s degree in financial administration from Universidad Apec in 2011. He has been working for the Church since 1999 in various positions, including mission controller, distribution supervisor, materials manager and MSR manager. His current position is planning manager for the Caribbean Area.
Since his baptism into the Church in 1989, Elder Fortuna has served in various callings, including as a full-time missionary in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission, bishop, member of the high council, stake president, family history center director, counselor in a mission presidency, president of the Honduras Comayagüela Mission, and stake Young Men president.
Cándido Fortuna Cabrera was born in Pepillo Salcedo, Dominican Republic, on October 27, 1968. He married Rosa Damaris Rosario de la Rosa in 1996, and they have three children. Elder Fortuna and his wife live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Elder Kevin G. Brown
Elder Kevin G. Brown was named an Area Seventy and a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the April 2019 general conference.
Elder Brown received a bachelor of science degree in computing with management studies from the University of Technology, Jamaica and a master of science degree in governance and public policy from the University of the West Indies. He has worked as a regional director for the Church Educational System, an assistant auditor for the Caribbean Area audit office, and most recently as a coordinator for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion.
Elder Brown has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Jamaica Kingston Mission, counselor in a branch presidency, counselor in a district presidency, district president, director of a family history center, counselor in the Jamaica Kingston Mission presidency, president of the Jamaica Kingston Mission, and bishop. Kevin George Brown was born in Manchester, Jamaica, on May 18, 1976. He married Nadine Lezanne Carter in 1999. They are the parents of five children. Elder and Sister Brown reside in Kingston, Jamaica.
Tomás G. Román
Elder Tomás G. Román was named an Area Seventy and a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the April 2019 general conference. Elder Román received a bachelor of administration degree in human resources from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Bayamón Central University. Since 2016 he has worked as the human resources department manager for the Veterans Hospital of Puerto Rico.
Elder Román has served in a number of Church callings, including ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, bishop, and high councilor. Tomás G. Román Candelario was born in Lares, Puerto Rico, on May 26, 1970. He married Yaritza I. Bermudez Pinto in 2002. They are the parents of four children. Elder and Sister Román reside in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.