President: Ms. Malene Alleyne
Malene Alleyne is a attorney-at-law at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Laws from the UWI, Cave Hill Campus in 2009. While at UWI, Malene served as the Treasurer of the Jamaican Association of Students and was an active member of the UWI Dance Society. After graduating from UWI, Malene obtained a Legal Education Certificate of Merit from the Norman Manley Law School in 2011 and was called to the Jamaican Bar in that same year. She began her legal career in Jamaica as an associate attorney at the law firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2013. Malene also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College in Florida and a Master of Advanced Studies in International Relations, with a specialization in Political Science, from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.
Dr. Peter “Horlicks” Edwards is a Marine Scientist and Environmental Economist. He is a US government federal contractor and currently works for the Coral Reef Conservation Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As a member of Jamaican diaspora, Peter volunteers some of his time and efforts as he is currently an independent member of Jamaica’s National Council on Ocean and Coastal Management, as well as a Member of the United Nations Expert Pool in the area of Global Reporting and Marine Environment Assessment on behalf of the government of Jamaica. Peter is a proud graduate of the UWI, Mona Campus, with a Bachelors in Zoology and a MPhil. in Marine Sciences. As an undergraduate and also graduate student Peter represented Taylor Hall and UWI in Track and Field as well as Field Hockey. He also served in student government as an undergraduate as the Faculty Representative for Natural Sciences and as the Postgraduate Representative for the Mona Graduate Students. He holds a PhD from the University of Delaware, in Marine Studies with a concentration in Marine Policy. In his spare time, he enjoys a number of recreational sports, Caribbean fusion cooking and live music concerts. He is also is engaged in long distance agricultural pursuits at his family farm in St. Thomas, Jamaica.
Second Vice President - Noel Godfrey
The Chapter raised over US$50,000.00 for Nursing scholarships through the generosity of caring donors.
The Chapter raised over US$50,000.00 for Nursing scholarships through generous donors.
US$50,000 was raised through the network of members and given for student scholarships through the American Foundation of the UWI (AFUWI).
The Chapter held a signature event: Caribbean Fall Frolic Happy Hour. It was a well supported and received networking event. They also gave a total of US$11,,000 for a Chancellor's Student Scholarship to each UWI campus.
The Washington DC Chapter held a 60th AnniversaryCommemorative Service at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington DC on Sunday, June 1, 2008. In her welcome address, President of the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter Sha-Shana Crichton noted that "UWI is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean and it is safe to say that the Caribbean region and countries around the world which are impacted and influenced by UWI, would not have made the strides that they made over the past decades without UWI".
The Washington DC Chapter contributed US $3,000.00 to the UWI Regional Endowment Fund as well as US$10,000.00 for scholarships in 2008.
Distinguished UWI Alumni in the Washington DC area
Sir George Alleyne -UWI Chancellor
Lady Sylvan Alleyne - Professor and Coordinator for the Human Development Programme at Howard University
Professor Franklin Knight (former Chapter President) - Director, Centre for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Garth Samuels - Vascular Surgeon / Physician
Dr. Claire Nelson - Leader of the Futures Forum, President of the Board for Development, Foresight Institute
Dr. Charles Lewis - Optometrist
Dr. Derick Hanlan - Radiologist and Radiation Oncology Specialist
Dr. Enid Bogle
Dr. Omowale Elson - Vice President for Business Development at Elson Consulting Group
Dr. Malcolm Manning
Dr. Patrick O'Mess - Urological Surgeon, Phoebe Sumter Urology Associates
Dr. Yolande Smith - Pediatrician
Dr. Anthony Kalloo - Professor of Medecine at Johns Hopkins University, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Winsome Leslie - Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Dr. Kisha Mitchell - Associate Professor of Pathology, Director - Autopsy Services
Dr. J. Steuart Richards - Rheumatologist
Sonia Subaran Clayton