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Curtis WardChair

  • Former Ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations (Security Council), is an Attorney-at-Law and Consultant, specializing in national and international security law and policy
  • Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University/Elliott School of International Affairs; and Adjunct Professor, University of the District of Columbia
  • Chairman, Caribbean Research & Policy Center

Joseph E Baptiste DDS, FAAID, MAGD

  • Colonel USAR Ret.
  • President JB Dental Implant Center
  • Chairman/Founder National Organization For the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH)
  • President/Founder Haitian Diaspora Federation (HDF)

Donald Bridgeman

  • Former Director, Human Resources Management, Prince George’s County Government
  • Past Executive Director, Access Housing, Inc., Washington, DC

Gabriel Christian

  • Trial Lawyer with Gabriel J. Christian and Associates, LLC
  • Founder of Renewable Energy Alliance (now Sustainable Star, LLC)
  • President of the Dominica Association of Washington DC, 1992-1998

Dr. Karen Francis

  • Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)(2005- present)
  • Ph.D., Howard University, Sociology, Concentration: Medical Sociology
  • American Sociological Association (2006 – present)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (lifetime membership)
  • Board of Governors, University YMCA, Champaign, IL, 1997–1998
  • Jamaican Women of Washington (JWoW, Inc.), Vice President 2006-2008

Neil Mattei

  • Radio Host, WEAA, Morgan State Radio
  • Co-Founder of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Baltimore
  • Advisory Board Member of DC Carnival Association and Caribbean Association of Baltimore

Shanta Ramsom

  • Partner, Law Offices of Ramson & Associates, LLC
  • Board Member, Caribbean Research and Policy Center

Dr. Ludmilla Wikkeling – Scott

  • President, Public Health Alumni Chapter, Morgan State University
  • CEO, The Bryant Group, LLC
  • Project Coordinator, Suriname Telehealth Exchange Platform
  • Former Legislative Assistant, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. and Policy Associate, National Minority AIDS Council

Suzanne M. Williams

  • Program Manager, Recreational Therapist with United Medical Center
  • resident- 2010-2012: Caribbean Council of Prince George’s County
  • Board Member-2010-2013: Caribbean American Intercultural Organization
  • Artist Director- 1997-present:, La Musicale DanceWorks