Our Team in Jamaica

Garry Conille

Garry Conille

RCO
Resident Coordinator
Mr. Conille brings over 20 years of experience to his post as Resident Coordinator, most of them in the United Nations and international NGOs. Prior to his appointment as Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, from where he also serves The Bahamas, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands, Mr. Conille served as Resident Coordinator in Burundi and before that as Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2015-2017). He has also served as Regional Director for the Africa Region at United Nations Office for Project Services’, head of the UN Development Programme’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) support unit among others. Mr. Conille holds a Medical Degree from the State University of Haiti and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mariko Kagoshima

Mariko Kagoshima

UNICEF
Representative
 
Kagoshima has served UNICEF for over 20 years in various capacities including UNICEF Deputy Representative in Honduras and Guatemala where she was responsible for the overall management of UNICEF’s programmes. Prior to that, She worked in UNICEF Uganda, Angola, Afghanistan and Mexico. Ms. Kagoshima is a national of Japan.
Crispim Moreira

Crispim Moreira

FAO
Representative
 
 
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

UNDP
Representative
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. Lorna Inniss

Dr. Lorna Inniss

UNEP
Coordinator Secretariat of the Cartagena Convention
Dr. Lorna Inniss is the Coordinator of UN Environment’s Secretariat of the Cartagena Convention. She has been working in the field of coastal and marine science and management for more than 25 years, having begun work in her native country of Barbados. Her work focused mainly in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, supporting island states in the Caribbean and the Pacific regions in the conservation and management of exclusive economic zones. She holds an MS degree in Environmental Planning and Management, a post-graduate diploma in Business Management, and a Ph.D in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences.
Saadia Sanchez-Vegas

Dr. Saadia Sanchez-Vegas

UNESCO
Director and Representative
Ms Saadia Sanchez-Vegas, Ph.D., was appointed Director and Representative of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean in Kingston, Jamaica on September 1, 2020. Her regional mandate covers twenty (20) countries and territories of the Caribbean Small Island Developing States. Prior to this, she served as Director of the UNESCO Office in Quito and Representative to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Ms Saadia Sanchez-Vegas, Ph.D., is a sociologist with a degree from the University of Zulia (Venezuela), a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University (USA) and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of California at Berkeley (USA).
Dennis Zulu

Mr. Dennis Zulu

ILO
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

WHO
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

UNCTAD
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.
Vincent Sweeney

Mr. Vincent Sweeney

UNEP
Head of Office
 
Vincent Sweeney, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, is a professional Civil Engineer with years of experience addressing issues relating to environmental management, including water resources management, wastewater, solid waste and marine litter. He previously served UNEP at its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and prior to that in St. Lucia.
Alison Drayton

Ms. Alison Drayton

UNFPA
Director and Representative
Based in Jamaica, Alison directs the priorities and mandate of the UNFPA across 22 countries in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Prior to joining UNFPA in 2016, Alison served in the UNDP for fifteen years. Prior to this, Alison was a diplomat in Guyana’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. During that time, as Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, she led in global negotiations on climate change, oceans management, tourism and other critical issues on the development agenda.
Diane

Ms. Diane Quarless

UN ECLAC
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

IOM
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.
Nicola

Ms. Nicola Schloegl

IAEA
Representative
 
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.
Tonni Ann Brodber

Tonni Ann Brodber

UN Women
Representative
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.