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Information on Conference Faculty
Chimene Castor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor/clinical Coordinator at Howard University with the Department of Nutritional Sciences as well as an adjunct faculty member at Trinity University and Prince’s George Community College. She has a doctorate in Health Education from the Department of Health Education and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned a Masters in Nutritional Science from Howard University. She is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) License Dietitian/Nutrition with the State of Maryland Board of Licensure and District of Columbia.
Dr. Castor has been working as a Registered Dietitian for over 14 years. Dr. Castor also coordinated several missions as well conducted training programs in Haiti, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Jamaica, Tobago and St Lucia, to address nutritional health addressing diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular health.
Megan Swaby (Psy.D Candidate)., Megan Swaby (Psy.D Candidate) is a lecturer in the department of Psychology, Counseling and Allied Services at The Mico University College. Prior to this she worked as a Guidance Counselor for many years which saw her designing and implementing clinical treatment plans for a number of behavioral and emotional developmental problems.
Sonia Davidson, M.D., D.P.H. is a Lecturer and Coordinator, Wellness Studies in thee School of Allied Health and Wellness
of the College of Health Sciences, University of Technology, Jamaica. Director Mind Body Medicine, Jamaica Limited,
An Integrative Medicine Private Practice.
Marguerite Neita, Ph.D (Nutrition and dietary choices for wellness) Marguerite Neita, PhD, MT (ASCP) is Associate Professor and Interim Dean in the College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences, Howard University. She is a trained clinical laboratory scientist and nutritional scientist.
Errol Morrison, MD, PhD, FRCP, OD (Plenary session speaker) is the past President of the University of Technology. As a trained physician and endocrinologist, he has changed the face of diabetes in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world. Dr. Morrison’s work is centered around the investigation of medicinal plants used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. He has spearheaded major research and developmental activities related to diabetes care and management and has attracted major funding in this area. He co-
Ivor L. Livingston, PhD, MPH, CHES, CWWS (Stress Management & main presenter) is the Founder & CEO of StressHealth Solutions International (SHSI). He is a medical sociologist/social epidemiologist by training looking on the relationship between social factors (e.g., stress) on health (hypertension, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, alcohol consumption, cancer, etc.). Dr. Livingston has been a guest on television and radio shows in the USA and radio shows in Jamaica. He has presented and done stress-
Litonya Livingston, MS, CHES, CWWS (Health Education) is the Founder and CEO of Health Industry Solutions, LLC. She has health education expertise in nutritional health, fitness, wellness and productivity. While her eight year plus experience as a health educator has been mainly with young adults, she has had other extensive experiences with a variety of age groups through her consulting organization, Health Industry Solutions (HIS). She is a Certified Work site Wellness Specialist (CWWS) and a nationally Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) who has worked with clients to educate and improve their health and well-
Roberta Hollander, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Interim Chairperson of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Leisure Studies and a Professor of Health Education at Howard University. She earned her Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree in Sociology. Additionally, she earned a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Health, also at Hopkins. Dr. Hollander has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has carried out research about a variety of health issues, including Women’s Health, Work and Health, Patient-
Horace G. McCormack, Ph.D. (Hon), MBA, ASQ-
and Technologies, Inc. (HGM), is an international consultant, trainer, and researcher who has advised public and private sector
leaders on quality, transformation and culture change management for the 21st. century. HGM is certified by the U.S. Small
Business Administration as an 8(a) Graduate Professional Services and Systems Integration firm, which is also Minority-
and certified in several states. Dr. McCormack has a diverse background with over 25 years' experience in management and engineering consulting and training. His areas of expertise include: strategic planning, emergency management, human capital management, capacity building, diversity management, industrial engineering, sustainability, supply chain management, asset management, documents management, energy management, quality and productivity management, business process reengineering and organizational transformation. dynamic trainer and motivator, he has taught seminars and workshops and developed training courses and guides in areas related to
strategies and performance improvement. He has been a thought leader and strategist for radical change in several organizations that include, but are not limited to: US Federal agencies, state and local entities, health care institutions, and public utilities (water, gas, electric, and telecommunications). He has completed numerous projects in the manufacturing and service industries and a selected number of private sector entities. Internationally, he has worked with the USAID, MCC, UNESCO, IDB in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. In the Caribbean he has advised the National Water Commission, JPSCo, USAID, Ministries of Health, The University of the West Indies, UTECH, Grace Kennedy & Co., Nunes, Scholefield, and DeLeon, and other companies. Additionally, he has delivered performance improvement training to employees of numerous public and private sector entities. Mr. McCormack has advised high level executives in areas related to organizational development, strategy, performance improvement and profitability, and leadership towards achieving excellence.
Robert M. Brown, III, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist and adjunct professor with more than 20 years of research and technical expertise. Dr. Brown provides these services to Federal, State and Local Agencies to promote: (1) understanding about the reciprocal relationship between economic stress and health; (2) health empowerment for at-
Stan Warren, Ph.D. Dr. Warren is a 2007 graduate of Howard University where he earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. He lectured at The University of the West Indies in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Warren currently lectures at Mico University in Kingston Jamaica in the Department of Psychology, Counseling and Allied Services. He is currently, along with colleagues, working on a paper looking at drug demand reduction among Mico Students. Dr. Warren has an interest in the role the external socio-
John Mc Neil, M.D., is a board certified infectious disease specialist in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Maryland and District of Columbia. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Mc Neil has been practicing medicine for 25 years. He graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1989. He practices medicine in Silver Spring, MD and specializes in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. McNeil speaks English and Spanish.
Bernard Headley, Ph.D., Born in St. James, he studied sociology at Andrews University in Michigan, USA. He completed his doctoral studies in sociology at Howard University, Washington, DC. For more than 25 years, Dr. Headley lectured in criminology at Atlanta University and North-
Stefan Livingston, M.P.H. C.P.T, received his graduate degree in public health, with an emphasis on epidemiology and health disparities, from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A. As a trained epidemiologist, he has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, among other government agencies, traveling to the middle east for research. Currently, he is a project manager at STS working on a variety of issues related to military deployment technologies. His last publication that was co-
Tamu Davidson, M.D., M.P.H. (General Public Health) is a Medical Epidemiologist/Non-