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Shereen Dawkins Cox is currently a Doctoral Research fellow at the Center for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, Norway where she is pursuing a PhD in research ethics. She received her Master of Arts in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester. She is a pharmacist by profession who graduated with a first-class honors Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Technology, Jamaica in 2004 and Honors Diploma from the same University in1998.

She is an entrepreneur, pharmacist, ethicist, and lecturer. She has been a registered pharmacist since 1999 in Jamaica and worked as a Pharmacy Inspector with the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica for three years then resigned to open a retail pharmacy, Goodwill Pharmacy located in Kingston, Jamaica. Since 2006, she has worked as an adjunct lecturer at Excelsior Community College School of Nursing where she taught Pharmacology and the University of Technology where she teaches Ethics to both the bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy students. She is also a preceptor for pharmacy students.

After ten years in the Pharmacy business operations, she recognized a challenge in sourcing pill jars that were child resistant and decided to start Rxessentials a Pharmacy supplies company that specializes in child resistant packaging for pharmaceuticals. This was in response to learning that pharmaceuticals were the second leading cause of poisoning in children in Jamaica. In 2020 she started Goodlife Health Services which houses a medical center and deli above Goodwill  Pharmacy.

Mrs. Cox is the President of the Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean and the immediate Past President of the Jamaica Association of Private Pharmacy Owners. She was a member of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica where she chaired the Standards Committee. She is also former Executive member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and the National Bioethics Committee. She serves as a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Andrew.

Deborah is a Public Health Medical Doctor with  specialization in biostatistics and  epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist and a junior ethicist. Involved with the Medical Ethical committee of the Ministry of Health Suriname since 2007 and is a former member of the first Research Ethics Committee from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). She is a lecturer at the Anton de Kom University where she teaches Ethics,  biostatistics, and other Public Health related courses. Has more than 10 years’ experience in setting up systems for  monitoring & Evaluation and Disease surveillance to come to evidence-based policy. Currently doing a PhD with special focus on using surveillance data for the improvement of the Quality and the Continuum of Care.

Mike Campbell is senior lecturer in behavioural science/clinical psychology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and chair of the HIV & AIDS Response Program at The University of the West Indies—Cave Hill, Barbados. He is additionally appointed as lecturer in psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

He is a Barbados-registered psychologist and is licensed in the US and chartered in the UK. He teaches in the psychiatry and family practice residency programmes at the UWI and publishes in the areas of psychological measurement, health psychology, and bioethics.

He chairs the Research Ethics Committee jointly serving the University of the West Indies—Cave Hill Campus and the Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness. He is vice-chair of the Caribbean Public Health Agency Research Ethics Committee and previously was chair of the New College of Florida Institutional Review Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Network of Research Ethics Committees and the Queen  Elizabeth Hospital (Barbados) Ethics  Committee.

Dr. Campbell was recognized with the Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation by the American Psychological Association in 2018. He is past-president of the Barbados Society of Psychology and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Kamille is an Executive Secretary at the St. George’s University, SOM, Grenada. She has worked with BSEC for the past ten years within the Secretariat, which is currently located at St. George’s University, and as the Website Coordinator of BSEC’s website bioethicscaribe.org. She is also the Alumni Coordinator for the Caribbean Research Ethics Education initiative (CREEi).

Regional Representatives and Regions

Representative: Mr. Chavez Foster  chavezfoster@gmail.com

Chavez Foster is a Registered Pharmacist, with 4 years of experience; He is the consummate young professional and participates in  numerous change initiatives for healthcare. In addition to his role as a Pharmacist, Chavez is a member of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica Standards Committee and the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica. He is a member of the Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean and holds numerous affiliations with other International Healthcare Professional groups.

Chavez passion and commitment to healthcare has always seen him tapping into different trainings to become more efficient at what he does, and to offer superior care to his patients.

He is a trained Diabetes Educator, HIV  specializing Pharmacist, Preceptor to Pharmacy
Student and Interns; with Training in Medication Therapy Management. As a young pharmacist he has made numerous contributions to the profession of pharmacy
via policies and initiatives. He initiated the #brandpharmacist campaign in Jamaica amongst his peers, encouraging them to build their own brands and help to pioneer newer frontiers in the practice of pharmacy. This initiative has seen pharmacists taking bolder steps to become more than just pill-pushers and resulted in him collecting the Jamaican Pharmacist Youth Leader Award for 2018.

Chavez Foster was born and raised in Jamaica.  He received his Bachelor of Pharmacy at
the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Representative: Ms. Tamara Bobb tamarabobb87@gmail.com 

Tamara is a Public Health professional currently serving as Epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of the National Disease Surveillance System, and also serves as a core member of the COVID-19 Taskforce. Tamara has been a member of the National Research Ethics Committee in St. Vincent and the
Grenadines since 2017. She is a part-time lecturer at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College where she teaches Epidemiology for undergraduate students pursing the Bachelor of Nursing program. Tamara earned her Master of Public Health degree at the University of the West Indies, and a Master of Science in Bioethics at Clarkson University. She maintains a strong research interest in the intersections of health systems, health literacy and education. 

Representative: Ms. Susan A. Muir susan.a.muir@gmail.com

RepresentativeDr. Rosmond Adams adamsrosm@yahoo.com 

Representative: Dr. Donald Simeon

Prof. Donald Simeon is Director of the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development and Professor of Biostatistics and Research at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. He was Director of Research, Training and Policy Development at the Caribbean Public Health Agency [2013-2015] and Director of the Caribbean Health Research Council [2002-2012]. Prof. Simeon was educated at The University of the West Indies [PhD Nutrition (Mona) and BSc Agriculture (St Augustine)] and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London [MSc Medical Statistics].

He is a Chartered Statistician and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK as well as a Registered Public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Society, UK and Registered Nutritionist in Trinidad & Tobago. In addition, he is a member of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.

He is the Chair of Research Ethics Committees of the South-West Regional Health Authority, and the Tobago House of Assembly in Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a member of the National Stem Cell Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health, The Bahamas; and Research Ethics Committee of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. He is a founding member of the Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean.

Prof. Simeon is an accomplished researcher as evidenced by the publication of over 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to chapters in books/encyclopedia and other reports. He has also made scores of oral presentations at
international scientific conferences and professional meetings.

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