The Disaster Risk Reduction Centre

DRRC Secretariat


The Secretariat develops and implements the work programme of the DRRC.  It is responsible for coordinating the UWI wide policies and programmes for disaster risk management.  The Secretariat will be headed by the Director to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor.

Evangeline Inniss-Springer - Director, DRRC

Dr Evangeline Inniss-Springer is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and Certified Continuity Manager (CCM) with over 25 years’ experience in disaster risk management. She has received training in Emergency Management from the International Association of Emergency Managers and training in Business Continuity Management from the Institute for Business Continuity Training. She holds a Masters degree in Health Studies from the University of Alabama and a Doctor of Health Sciences from A.T Still University in Missouri with a focus on Leadership and Organisational Behaviour.  Dr Inniss-Springer has worked with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Department of Disaster Management in the British Virgin Islands (The BVI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). 

Kimesha Cumberbatch - Project Support Coordinator

Kimesha Cumberbatch is a detail-oriented individual with over 6 years of general technical and administrative experience, and 3 years of technical and project support experience within the context of Disaster Risk Management. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology at The University of the West Indies, having previously attained her Associate’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology. Kimesha, through the DRRC has worked on various projects in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).