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CMP012 - Dream BIG; but be careful who you tell with Dr. Patricia Elder - Founder and Executive Director of Elder Associates Limited
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is an expert when it comes to the provision of psychological services. She has dedicated the past 30 years learning about and implementing employee assistance and other psychological services to our culturally diverse communities. Her career began as a Psychology intern at the Friends Hospital in Pennsylvania, USA. As her career grew she held various portfolios such as, Senior Staff Psychologist and Clinical Director. She is the founder and Executive Director of Elder Associates Limited; the company, which she founded in 1993. Her company was accredited in 2013 by the Council on Accreditation (COA) as one of the outstanding providers of EAP Services in Trinidad and Tobago. She is the Regional Director for the Caribbean of the Institute for Forensic Psychology. She has published numerous academic papers; given a host of keynote addresses and is involved with various social and charitable groups Today she is considered as a leader and visionary in the delivery of comprehensive EAP and other mental health services in the Caribbean region. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Dr. Patricia Elder.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a wealth of experience in higher education administration, an in-depth knowledge of curriculum development and a passion for facilitating student success. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration and a Master’s degree in Education from Teachers College Columbia University, New York; an M.A. in French from the University of South Carolina; and a B.Sc. in French and Spanish from Georgetown University, Washington D. C. Today she serves in the position of President of the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT)
Ladies and gentlemen…Dr. Gillian Paul.
CMP024 - Learn the steps to becoming an Achiever with Wendell Mottley - Former Minister of Finance in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a high achiever and he has proven this time and time again throughout his life and career. His appetite for success and desire to win was evident when he decided to become a world-class athlete and entered the competitive world of track and field. By the time his athletic career concluded he stood as a record holder and held four medals; two at the 1964 Summer Olympics and two at the 1966 Commonwealth Games. His next challenge would be in the area of academics and career building. Again his desire to win would see him graduate with honors from Yale University with a Masters in Economics. Throughout his career he became an economist, investment banker and entrepreneur. A third aspect of his life where he saw success was in the competitive area of politics which for him spanned fifteen years, from 1981 to 1996, ten of which was spent in Government. Throughout his tenure he held portfolios like Minister of Housing, Minister of Industry and Commerce and culminating as Minister of Finance where he oversaw the flotation of the Trinidad and Tobago dollar. He is a husband, father and has a great love for the environment. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Mr. Wendell Mottley
CMP030 - Carve your Niche; Distinguish Yourself with Dr. Marlene Attzs - Lecturer and Socio-Economic Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has built an exceptional career researching the area of economics and sustainable development. She has worked on various pioneering research projects in the region like; • The Impact of Climate Change for CARICOM countries • The Economic Feasibility of Solar Lighting in Trinidad and Tobago • The Disaster Risk assessment Profile of Barbados • Sustainable Tourism Development in Tobago Her work has also produced numerous academic reports and other publications which she authored and co-authored like; • The implications of the Global financial Crisis for Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation. • The Economics of an Integrated Approach to Environmental Management in Small Island Developing States. She was selected to make two presentations at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Marlene Attzs.
CMP007 - Think; Plan; Pray and Do with Dr. Paloma Mohamed - Award winning Poet and Behavioral Scientist
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a very creative mind. She has been producing creative work since the age of 13. To date she has written and directed over 30 plays; published two collections of poetry; executive produced 32 films; published 9 books and has been involved in 14 major arts projects. As an arts advocate she has developed policy in conjunction with CARICOM and the United Nations. As an academic she is a behavioral scientist and the former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana and has produced several research articles and policy reports on topics like adolescent sexual and reproductive rights and the status of young artist in the region. She has won several major awards including the Guyana Prize for literature on three occasions (1998, 2000 and 2008), a City of New York Award (2011) two National Presidential Awards including the Cacique from National Drama Association of TT. In 2015 she was awarded the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Arts and Letters’. She is recognized as one of the most influential figures in Guyanese and Caribbean culture. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Paloma Mohamed.
CMP042 - Don't get Mad get Strategic with Dr. Keith Nurse - Academic Entrepreneur; Trade and Innovation Policy Analyst
Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is an academic entrepreneur and trade and innovation policy analyst. Throughout his career he has used his skills and training in international relations, economic development and creative entrepreneurship to promote the interests of various organizations at home where he is an expert member of the Economic Development Advisory Board of Trinidad and Tobago; regionally, where he is the Chair of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution and former Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Inc. at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; and internationally where he serves as an expert and member of the executive bureau for the UN Committee for Development Policy that reports to ECOSOC. He has also served on advisory boards for organizations like the UNESCO, WTO, OECD, ACP, OAS, Tallinn University, Estonia and the Carnegie Council for International Affairs and Ethics. At present he is a Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados and the World Trade Organization Chair at The University of the West Indies. Ladies and gentlemen let’s meet Dr. Keith Nurse
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has been practicing medicine since the early 80’s. He was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Medical College in 1971. After graduating in 1975, he completed his internship at Queens Hospital Center in New York, followed by a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the esteemed Columbia University’s in New York. He also demonstrated his all-round capabilities and skills by hosting morning programs on several of the leading television channels and has lead various NGOs.
Ladies and gentlemen…Dr. Keith Clifford.
CMP111 - Let Your Work be Your Recommendation; featuring Professor Dr. Eudine Barriteau - Principal of UWI Cave Hill
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has over 30 years experience as a Caribbean scholar and Senior University administrator. She was the first woman at UWI to be appointed Campus Coordinator in the School for Graduate Studies and Research and the second woman to be appointed Deputy Principal at the Cave Hill Campus. Today she serves as the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus.
Ladies and gentlemen…Professor Dr. Eudine Barriteau.