"One Health One Caribbean One Love” Steering Committee

The Project Steering Committee provides governance for the European Union ACP funded project, “One Health, One Caribbean, One Love”. The Steering Committee is responsible for high level decision making and providing policy and business advice to the project leader and manager. The Steering Committee Members are expected to create a shared vision of the project that is committed to interagency collaboration and cooperation.

The current members of the Project Steering Committee are:
• UWI - Professor Christopher Oura, UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Project Leader and Chairman of Project Steering Committee
• UWI - Professor Terence Seemungal Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI St. Augustine
• FAO - Dr. Cedric Lazarus, FAO Regional Livestock Advisor, FAO Barbados
• Ministry of Agriculture, Grenada - Dr. Bowen Louison, Chief Veterinary Officer
• Ministry of Agriculture, Guyana - Dr. Dwight Waldrond, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Guyana Livestock Development Agency
• Ministry of Agriculture, St. Kitts and Nevis - Dr. Lesroy Henry, Veterinarian, Ross University
• CIRAD - Dr. Jennifer Pradel, CaribVET Coordinator, CIRAD-EMVT Guadeloupe
• PAHO/WHO - Dr. Bernadette Theodore-Gandi, PAHO/WHO Representative in Trinidad and Tobago
• PAHO/WHO - Dr. Alexandra Vokaty, Subregional Advisor on Veterinary Public Health, PAHO/WHO Representative in Trinidad and Tobago

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Project Coordination Unit (UWI)

Prof. Chris Oura BVetMed, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
Dr. Adana Mahase-Gibson PMP, DVM, BA
Ms. Dulcie Furlonge BA, MSc
Ms. Jemelia Pope BA, MAM

 

Project Leader

Chris is currently a Professor in Veterinary Virology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, UWI. Chris is a qualified veterinary surgeon, has a PhD in Immunology and has many years research experience working predominantly on vector-borne viral and protozoal diseases. Chris has worked in many countries around the world including Mexico, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Before coming to the UWI-SVM in January 2012, Chris spent 8 years as head of the non-vesicular reference labs at the Pirbright Institute in the UK.

Chris Oura BVetMed, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
Professor in Veterinary Virology
School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of the West Indies
1 (868) 645-3232 (ext 4220)
chris.oura@sta.uwi.edu

Project Manager

Adana is a project management professional (PMP) and veterinary practitioner. She has been working in the sustainability field with rural communities, NGOs and CBOs in Trinidad and Tobago for more than a decade implementing and leading projects. Adana has worked in the corporate sector in communications and human resources. She has experience in training and development, industrial relations and social innovation. She also taught history and social studies at the secondary school level (ages 11-16). Adana's varied experience has put her in a unique position to facilitate discussions from puppy diarrhoea to corporate social responsibility.

Adana Mahase-Gibson PMP, DVM, BA
School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of the West Indies
1 (868) 645-4673 (ext 4753)
adana.mahase-gibson@sta.uwi.edu

 

Project Administrator

Dulcie has made accounting and finance her career and for the past 10+ years have been working in the Donor and Grant Management area, specifically. Her nature is to analyse and plan for situations in order to avoid chaos. To quote Dulcie “This is probably why I have spent so much of my career planning how to spend money”. She loves small fluffy dogs, functional technology and will probably visit all the islands of the Caribbean.

Dulcie Furlonge BA, MSc
School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of the West Indies
1 (868) 645-4673 (ext 4753) or 1 (868) 315-3702
dulcie.furlonge@sta.uwi.edu

On the Job Trainee (OJT)

Jemelia is a Musician and Dancer by training and has spent many years in Management and Education of the Performing Arts. While the "One Health One Caribbean One Love" project appears to be outside of her musical box, she sees it is as an opportunity to develop her interests in Project Management; bringing an interesting collage of colour to the world of Health and the Environment. As a trainee, she works closely with the Management team with the primary role of Content Management for the Website (CMS). From the Performing Arts to Public Health, who knows where the beat will drop next...

Jemelia Pope BA, MAM
School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of the West Indies
1 (868) 645-4673 (ext.4753)
one.health@sta.uwi.edu

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