CARICOM NNCDCs Chairs

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Dr. Aisha Andrewin

Dr. Aisha Andrewin

The Anguilla NNCDC
Chair: Dr. Aisha Andrewin, Chief medical officer and epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health, Anguilla.
Dr. Aisha Andrewin is a medical doctor and public health practitioner with a career spanning more than ten years. She obtained her medical qualifications at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. She has master’s degrees in international public health and public health in disasters (epidemiology and research track).  She has worked as an epidemiologist at both regional and national levels in her native country, Belize and is currently the chief medical officer and epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health, Anguilla. In both countries she has worked extensively in the area of Non-communicable diseases – as national NCD focal point in Belize and subsequently as chair of the NCD Commission in Anguilla and supervisor of the Chronic Disease Unit. Read more.

Dr. Phillip Swann

Dr. Phillip Swann

Healthy Bahamas Coalition
Chair: Dr. Phillip Swann, Public Health Specialist/General Practitioner.
Dr. Phillip Swann is originally from Holmes’ Rock, Grand Bahama in The Bahamas. Dr. Swann completed Holmes’ Rock Primary School, before going for junior high at Sunland Lutheran School (now Sunland Baptist Academy) and senior high education at the Freeport Anglican High School (now Bishop Michael Eldon School. He pursued tertiary education at the College of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus for a year before matriculating at the Mona Campus of the University of The West Indies where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Upper Second Class Honours in 1995. His medical degree (MBBS) was earned through matriculating at the Mona and Nassau Campuses of the University of The West Indies in 2001. Read more.
Professor Sir Trevor Hassell

Sir Trevor Hassell

Barbados National Commission for CNCDs
Chair: Sir Trevor Hassell, Chairman of the Barbados National Chronic Non Communicable Diseases Commission and President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition.
Sir Trevor Hassell is a medical doctor, former Adjunct Professor of Medicine, the University of the West Indies, and Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, England. Sir Trevor has held the positions of President of the Caribbean Cardiac Society, President of the Inter American Heart Foundation, and Vice President of the World Heart Federation. Read more.

Dr. Virloy Lewin

Well Bermuda Partnership
Chair: Dr. Virloy Lewin – Health Promotion Coordinator for the Department of Health
Since 2010, Dr. Virloy Lewin has been the Health Promotion Coordinator for the Department of Health on the island of Bermuda.  During her tenure, she has partnered with other professionals and agencies to implement a number of strategies to improve the health of Bermuda residents, specifically focusing on Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL). Some of these strategies include, Move More Bermuda; Know Your Numbers Health Screenings; Celebrating Wellness; $aver the Flavour Grocery Store Initiative; Grow. Eat. $ave Gardening Workshops; and Bermuda 50 Million Steps Challenge. Dr. Lewin is currently working with in collaboration colleagues to develop a Framework to Halt the Rise of Obesity and Diabetes in Bermuda.  Read more

Dr. Damian Greaves

Dr. Damian Greaves

The Grenada National Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Commission
Chair: Dr. Damian Greaves, Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences , School of Arts and Sciences, St. George’s University.
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services – Health Management & Policy (PHD); Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH); Master of Science in Sociology (MSC); Bachelor of Arts (History & Sociology with Education) (BA) Hons; Certificate in Teacher Education & Educational Administration (Cert. Ed.)
Relevant Professional Experience: Assistant Dean: Office of the Provost; Present: Associate Professor and Deputy Chair Department of Humanities & Social Sciences School of Arts & Sciences, St. George’s University. Read more.

Dr Owen Gabriel

Dr Owen Gabriel

St. Lucia National Commission on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases
Chair: Dr. Owen Gabriel Head of Department Oncology at the Victoria Hospital & Medical Director at The Oncology Centre at Tapion Ridge.
Dr. Owen Gabriel was born and raised in Castries, Saint Lucia. He attended the St Mary’s College where was Student of the Year. Later at the Sir Arthur Lewis College, Dr. Gabriel was awarded the prize for Biology. He received his MD with top honours at the Carlos J Finlay Institute of Medical Sciences in Camaguey in 1998. After this, he was offered a scholarship to do his DM in Oncology at the University of Havana – National Institute of Cancer which he completed in 2003. His thesis on Strategies for Prevention and Control of Cancer in Saint Lucia, was published in the Journal of Oncology and Radiotherapy of Cuba. Read more

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