Dr. Joy St. John

CARPHA, Caribbean Public Health Agency
Executive Director

Dr Joy St. John is dedicated and reliable, with a track record of achievements in public health systems management and development and health diplomacy. Her firm but fair style has assured
her a place in networks of practise across the world.

The Executive Director provides leadership and Direction to CARPHA in executing the functions laid out in the Inter- Governmental Agreement.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the World Health Organisation from October 2017 to April 2019,
with direct responsibility at the World Health Organization for Climate and other Determinants of Health (CED) (first Barbadian to be Assistant Director General

Former Chief Medical Officer of Barbados (first Barbadian to hold that office) for over 12 years-Top Public Health Advisor to the Minister of Health and responsible for the oversight of the management of the Health Sector

Chairman of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (first Caribbean person to do so) from 2012 -2013