Our Team in Jamaica

Vincent Sweeney

Mr. Vincent Sweeney

Head of Office & UN Resident Coordinator a.i.
Vincent Sweeney is the Head of the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office for the United Nations Environment Programme, since 2016. He holds both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He was admitted to the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) as a full Member in 1989. He has served in Nairobi, Kenya for 4 years as the Coordinator of the Global Progamme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (or GPA), located within UNEP's headquarters. He also served for 5 years as Regional Project Coordinator for the GEF-funded IWCAM project on Integrating Watershed & Coastal Area Management in 13 Caribbean SIDS. Prior to joining the UN, he served for 10 years as Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute and has worked with water utilities in the Caribbean and in private consulting firms.
Crispim Moreira

Crispim Moreira

Dr Moreira joined FAO in July 2012 as the Representative for Bolivia and thereafter served as the Representative for Mexico. He is a national of Brazil and an Agricultural Engineer and holds a Doctorate in Human Geography from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He later served the university as a professor. He also served as the Vice Minister- National Secretary of Food Security in the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, Brasilia DF, Brazil.
Denise Antonio

Denise Antonio

Denise E. Antonio is UNDP Resident Representative for Jamaica, Belize, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Denise has more than 20 years’ experience in the United Nations system, serving UNDP, UNFPA, UN missions and UN peacekeeping in Africa and New York. Denise is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and a graduate of Business Administration in Accounting from Adelphi University. She is married and a mother of five.
Dr. Anna Paolini, UNESCO

Dr. Anna Paolini

Director & Representative
Dr. Anna Paolini is the UNESCO representative in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Director of the UNESCO Office in Jamaica.

Previously, Dr Anna Paolini was UNESCO Representative in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen and Director UNESCO Doha Office for the Countries of the Gulf and Yemen from September 2013 – June 2022. She was also UNESCO Representative and Head of Office in Uzbekistan from 2007 to 2009 and later she covered the same position in Jordan. In 1992, she joined UNESCO as a specialist in the  field of culture at the Regional Office in Amman.

In 1997, she moved to UNESCO HQ covering several positions within the Culture Sector including being responsible for movable heritage activities and heritage in conflict response in the Arab region. Prior to that, she held a research associate role at the Institute of Architecture of Venice, worked in restoration in Italy and carried out research in the field of urban rehabilitation in several Arab and African countries. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning for Developing Countries, a post-graduate degree in Development Cooperation, as well as a PhD in Urban and Territorial Engineering. Mrs Paolini is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Italian Association of Professional Architects and an author of several papers on different cultural heritage subjects.
Dennis Zulu

Mr. Dennis Zulu

Director, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean
Mr. Zulu joined the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean as Director in September 2020. A Zambian national, he has worked at the ILO since 2003, including as Director for the ILO Country Office, Abuja (ILO-Abuja) with responsibility for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Representative to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). As ILO-Abuja Director, he led development projects and activities on employment creation, entrepreneurship development, microfinance and social dialogue. Mr. Zulu holds a degree in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Zambia; a Post Graduate Diploma from Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mzumbe University, Tanzania.
Ian Stein

Mr. Ian Stein

PAHO-WHO Representative
Mr. Stein joined the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization as an Advisor within the department of Budget and Planning in 2004, where he focused his efforts on project management and organizational planning. During this initial position he served as a part of the rapid response team to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Since August 2016, he has served as the Senior Advisor for resource mobilization and project management in the Department of External Relations, Partnerships, and Resource Mobilization, and during this period he also worked with the Organization’s Health Emergencies department, serving as the Deputy Incident Manager for Zika, the Coordinator for Emergency Medical Teams as a part of WHO’s Ebola response in Sierra Leone, the interim Incident Manager in Venezuela, the interim Chief of Staff to WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Emergencies Response (deployed to WHO’s response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and the Deputy Incident Manager for COVID-19. Mr. Stein assumed the position of PAHO/WHO Representative to Jamaica, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands in September 2021.
Jaime Mendoza

Mr. Jaime Mendoza

Director and Representative
Mr. Mendoza is the ASYCUDA Regional Coordinator for the Americas at UNCTAD. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Technical Advisor to UNCTAD, based in Bolivia, and held other similar roles.
Michael Lodge ISA

Mr. Michael W. Lodge

Secretary-General International Seabed Authority
Michael W. Lodge has over 28 years of experience as a public international lawyer, with a strong background in the field of law of the sea as well as ten years’ judicial experience in the UK and South Pacific. Mr. Lodge has extensive knowledge of the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations and has facilitated high-level multilateral and bilateral negotiations at international and regional level. His significant achievements include his pivotal role in ISA from its inception in 1996 and in helping to create and implement the first international regulatory regime for seabed mining.

Ms. Diane Quarless

Director and Representative
Ms. Diane Quarless assumed responsibilities as Chief of the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean on 2 November 2011.
Keisha Livermore

Ms. Keisha Livermore

Head of Office
Ms Livermore has been with the International Organization for Migration for the past eleven years. Since joining IOM, she has worked in the areas of: Counter Trafficking, Assisted Voluntary Return, Reintegration, Protecting Vulnerable Migrants, Policy Development, Voluntary Repatriation, Resettlement and Diaspora and Development. She has contributed to capacity building in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and North America within these areas. Prior to serving at IOM, Ms Livermore worked in the public and private sectors in Jamaica and Japan, in the fields of education and communication.

Ms. Nicola Schloegl

Since 2019, Ms. Schloegl has assumed the position of Programme Management Officer in charge of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) technical cooperation programme in Jamaica.
Regis Chapman

Regis Chapman

Representative & Country Director
Mr. Chapman is the Representative & Country Director for the World Food Programme (WFP) Caribbean Multi-Country Office, covering 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and overseeing the agency’s support to regional institutions, national governments, and people.

Mr. Chapman has over 20 years of international development and humanitarian experience, including the past 17 years working with WFP. Prior to his appointment in the Caribbean, he has served in a variety of programme leadership roles with WFP including in the Regional Bureau for Latin America & the Caribbean, Somalia, Afghanistan, Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa, Timor Leste, Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific and Indonesia. He has also worked with the Red Cross Movement on food security and emergency and with the United States Peace Corps on community development efforts at a grassroots level in rural El Salvador.

Regis is a national of the United States of America. He holds a graduate degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.
Richard N. Amenyah

Richard N. Amenyah

Country Director Jamaica, Belize, Suriname and the OECS
Richard is a medical doctor by training and brings into this position several productive years of professional experience in Global Health. He believes in the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 the urgent need to improve the health and wellbeing of people especially vulnerable women and girls as well as marginalized and underserved key populations.

He joined UNAIDS in 2014 and has wealth of experience in developing public health policies and programs to shape health investments in countries. He previously worked at the Regional Support Team of West and Central Africa as the Regional Investment and Efficiency Advisor and supported countries to mobilize resources from multi-lateral and bilateral donors, conducted several efficiency studies for sustainability planning, and coordinated technical support and capacity development programs for health systems strengthening.

His last duty station was in Nigeria where he supported the setting up of a US$100 million HIV Trust Fund for the elimination of vertical transmission of HIV, establishment of continuous quality improvement initiatives for the HIV program, governance reform of the Country Coordinating Mechanism and the mobilization of the largest grant for a single country of about US$1.2 billion from the Global Fund for HIV/TB/Malaria/COVID19.

He was a member of the core team that developed the current Global AIDS Strategy 2022-2026. Richard is a strong advocate for civil society, gender equality and human rights and a champion for the meaningful engagement of people living with HIV to be at the centre of the HIV response.

Prior to joining UNAIDS, he worked on regional technical support projects based in Burkina Faso and in Ghana his home country, he was the Technical Director in-charge of strategic planning, HIV program planning and implementation, performance monitoring and donor coordination at the Ghana AIDS Commission.
Tonni Ann Brodber

Tonni Ann Brodber

UN Women
Tonni Brodber is the Representative of the UN Women Multi-Country Office- Caribbean. Prior to her appointment in August 2020, Ms. Brodber served as Deputy Representative from 2015 -2020 with the MCO Caribbean. Before this Ms Brodber was the Team Leader for the Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific Programme with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office. Ms Brodber served as the Gender Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme in South Africa, as well as briefly with the UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office and established what is now the UN Women Country Office in Haiti. Ms. Brodber received her first degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and has post-graduate degrees in Development Studies and Business Administration from the London School of Economics and ESADE Business School in Barcelona.