Speakers

Dr Orville Beckford

Dr Orville Beckford

Dr Orville Beckford is a lecturer in the Social Sciences Faculty at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI), specialising in Organisational Sociology, Industrial Sociology and Management, Institutional Research into the Teaching and Learning Process, and Sociology of Inner-City Communities.

Laura Martinez

Laura Martinez

Laura is a librarian, from Bogotá, Colombia. She has worked in public and private libraries as well as in companies. Information management and development of the users´skills have been her main functions.

Eulalia Soares

Eulalia Soares

Eulália Soares is a Librarian and has over seven years of experience teaching and helping other Librarians and Students in their research activities. She is a Trainer and Consulting Partner for Latin America at ProQuest, being its Pivot and RefWorks Specialist.

Jennitie White-Granston

Jennitie White-Granston

She is the Registrar at Bethlehem Moravian College. Her professional career spans over twenty-five years in education at the tertiary level. She interacts daily with students of all ages and the general public.

Paulette Trowers-Lawrence

Paulette Trowers-Lawrence

Paulette Trowers-Lawrence is a Jamaican native with strong family and Christian values. She grew up in a large family of 14 siblings and attributed her mother, Josephine Trowers, now deceased, for her ambition, work ethics and the love of learning. Trowers’ beliefs in her “Divine Purpose” are wrapped in what her Creator directed her to call “C8”; Comprehension, Creativity, Courage, Compass, Connection, Comfort, and Character.

Darren Campbell

Darren Campbell

“Knowledge is power that protects the mind from being misled”. A coinage of his own, this is the guiding principle that Darren Campbell utilizes in his life. He is a constant seeker of information that can constructively make lives better. Darren has a passion for reading Science-based articles, specifically those geared towards Information Security and Biology. He is an individual that is adaptable to changing environments albeit holding certain principles and morals sacred to his heart. Darren is a fourth-year student at Northern Caribbean University, currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science and taking his emphasis in Security.

Rosemarie Wauchope

Rosemarie Wauchope

Rosemarie Wauchope is the Office Manager for the Department of Professional & Continuing Education and also the Academic/Financial Advisor for the Department of Distance Education at Northern Caribbean University.

Henry Osborne

Henry Osborne

Information Technology Specialist, Henry Osborne, is a graduate of the Northern Caribbean University and Nova Southeastern University where he earned a B.Sc. in Information Science (minor: Mass Communication) and a M.Sc. in Management Information Systems (concentration: Security) respectively.

Avery J. Thompson

Avery J. Thompson

Avery J. Thompson has a passion for young people and thus her service has had a lifelong connection with the education of persons of varied age cohorts in her over 36 years of Teaching and Administration. Her training is in the area of Mathematics, Music and Computer Languages. She has used these skills both in the classroom and the office.

Mellissa Dallas

Mellissa Dallas

Mellissa Dallas is a passionate trainer, instructional technologist and human resource management practitioner. She is a consummate professional and has spent the last decade immersed in the fields of human resource, technology integration and curriculum management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and has years of experience in human resource, strategic planning, development planning, coaching, mentoring and human workforce training. Specializing also in local & international human resource processes, local labour laws, performance management, quality assurance, principles & practices of project & policy management.

Janeil A Boyd

Janeil A Boyd

Janeil A Boyd is the e-Learning Coordinator in the Distance Learning Department at Northern Caribbean University where she manages the delivery of online programs. She previously worked at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona as the Coordinator for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for the Nursing and Midwifery Development in the Caribbean where she managed research projects, research conferences and workshops. She holds an MSc in Sociology in Sociology and a BSc in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Keshann Stewart

Keshann Stewart

Keshann Stewart, a skilled effective communicator, is able to maintain cultural sensitivity, establish rapport with members of diverse groups, and promote team cohesiveness. She is highly organized and independent; able to effectively coordinate tasks to accomplish projects with timeliness and creativity - a high-energy, confident professional with an infectious enthusiasm for technology.

Sheldon Cardoza

Sheldon Cardoza

With over ten years of experience, Sheldon Cardoza is adept in course development, managing various Learning Management Systems, maintaining Cisco Networks, and has a solid background in Information Technology. Professional highlights involve training development, innovative teaching methods, effective use of multi-media teaching tools and online course instruction.

Alexander Bourne

Alexander Bourne

Alexander Bourne has over 18 years as an educator. During this time he has taught mathematics, education courses and business related courses at Knox College, Knox Community College, The Management Institute for National Development and Church Teachers College. He currently serves as the Principal of Knox College and as a member of the executive of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS).

Dr Mark Nicely

Dr Mark Nicely

Dr. Mark Nicely is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the Jamaica Teachers' Association JTA. His portfolio responsibility is Member Services and Industrial Relations. Previously, he served as President of the JTA for the Conference year 2014 – 2015.

Dr Michael Coombs

Dr Michael Coombs

Dr. Michael Coombs, a committed Christian and Family man, is a public health specialist and manager with over 30 years of experience in the Public Health Sector in Jamaica, including as Chief Medical Officer 2012 – 2013. He is currently Regional Technical Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Ministry of Health, Board Member, National Parenting Support Commission, and Founder and Chair of the National Association for the Family.