Conference Chair: Ava D. Thompson, Ph.D., College of The Bahamas

Organizing Committee

  • Chair: Ava D. Thompson, Ph.D., College of The Bahamas
    • Richard Adderley, M.A., Cable Bahamas
    • Rochelle Basden, M.Sc., Ministry of Health, Bahamas
    • Guillermo Bernal, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico
    • Darlene Cargill, Ph.D., College of The Bahamas
    • G. Rita Dudley-Grant, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP, Virgin Islands Behavioral Services
    • Claudette Francis, M.A., Consultant Psychologist, Trinidad & Tobago
    • Ishtar O. Govia, Ph.D., University of the West Indies, Mona
    • Guerda Nicolas, Ph.D., University of Miami
    • Liaison from IUPsyS: Merry Bullock, PhD., International Union of Psychological Science, American Psychological Association

Scientific Committee

  • Co-Chairs: Ishtar O. Govia, Ph.D., University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; G. Rita Dudley-Grant, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP, Virgin Islands Behavioral Services
    • Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D., Drexel University, USA
    • Wendy-lou Greenidge, Ph.D., NCC, University of South Florida Polytechnic
    • Ronald Jean-Jacques, Ph.D., Port au Prince, Haiti
    • Timothy McCartney, Ph.D., Nova University
    • Audrey M Pottinger, Ph.D., The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    • Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Ph.D., Syracuse University
    • Lester O. Shields, Ph.D. , St. Michael's Theological College, Jamaica
    • Antony Ward, Ph.D., Newman University College, UK

Regional Advisory Committee

  • Chair: Claudette Francis, M.A., Consultant Psychologist, Trinidad & Tobago
    • Deborah A. Gerrity, Ph.D., American University of Antigua, College of Medicine
    • Marcus Lashley, Ph.D., Barbados Psychological Association
    • Mary Williams, M.A., Ministry of Health, Dominica
    • Justina E. Aire, Ph.D., St. George's University, Grenada
    • L. Stephane Alix, Ph.D. Candidate , Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
    • Lester O. Shields, Ph.D., St. Michael's Theological College, Jamaica
    • Peter Weller, Ph.D., Consultant Psychologist, Trinidad & Tobago
    • Carmen I. Rivera Lugo, Ph.D., Asociacion de Psicologia de Puerto Rico
    • Shauna Porter, M.A., Ministry of Health, St. Lucia
    • Keith Lequay, Ph.D., CaribCare Ltd, St. Lucia
    • Ramona Moss, Ph.D., Association of Virgin Islands Psychologists

Local Host Committee

  • Chair: Ava D. Thompson, PhD, College of The Bahamas
    • Richard Adderley, MA, Cable Bahamas
    • Allison Basden, MSc, College of The Bahamas
    • Valerie Knowles, MSc, Consultant Psychologist
    • Antoinette Lewis, MS, Ministry of Education
    • Suzanne Newbold, PhD, College of The Bahamas
    • Carolyn Roberts, MA, Ministry of Health
    • Vicente Roberts, MA, College of The Bahamas
    • Darlene Rolle-Cargill, PhD, College of The Bahamas
    • K. Darron Turnquest, MA, St. Andrew's School
    • Giavana Jones, MA, Ministry of Education

Host Organization

  • Bahamas Psychological Association

Executive Council

    • Richard Adderley, MA, President
    • Suzanne Newbold, PhD, Vice President
    • Wendy Fernander, MA, Secretary
    • Rochelle Basden, MSc, Treasurer
    • Carolyn Roberts, MA, Asst. Treasurer
    • Ava D. Thompson, PhD, Immediate Past President

Liaisons from sponsoring international organizations

  • Merry Bullock, PhD, International Union of Psychological Science (primary)
  • Ray Fowler, PhD, International Association of Applied Psychology
  • Kwok Leung, PhD, International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology

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