Dr. C. James Hospedales – Special Advisor
Dr. C. James Hospedales is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency since February 2013. Dr. Hospedales is a medical graduate of the University of the West Indies. From 2006-2012, Dr. Hospedales was responsible for the PAHO program for prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). He played a key role in increasing priority and resources for NCDs, including helping organize the CARICOM and UN Summits on NCDs. He pioneered the Pan American Forum for Action on NCDs, which brings together governments, civil society, academia & business. He has also been a champion for civil society involvement in efforts to improve health, and helped catalyze the formation of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. He is a strong supporter of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition.