Board of Trustees
Dr. Seeta Shah Roath is an educator, author, development communications practitioner, international journalist and a cultural performing arts director. She has a doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction (2009) with specialization in educational-technology and quantitative research. She also has a Masters’ in Education (2005), specializing in Distance Learning/E-Learning and Adult Learning; and a Bachelors’ Degree in Communication (1993) specializing in Television, Radio, Print, and Development Support Communication. Dr. Shah Roath is the Founder and Executive Director of the Guyana Learning Channel Trust – an educational television broadcasting system network. She is also the Technical Systems Broadcasting Systems Consultant and board member of the University of Guyana Broadcasting Trust. At the tertiary level, Dr. Shah Roath teaches research methodology, film production and theatre arts at the Institute of Theatre Arts, Guyana. At the secondary school level, she teaches Grades 8-12 in Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Life Sciences.
Dr. Ranjan Venkatesan has over 25 years of experience teaching Medical undergraduates and postgraduates. He has over 14 years of experience in teaching postgraduates in Healthcare and Hospital Management. He is currently a Director/Professor at Healthcare Management Insitute, KEM Hospital, Pune – India and is also the Secretary at College of Medicine – Board of Trustees, Texila American University in Guyana. He is part of the Visiting Faculty and a Guest lecturer at National Insurance Academy, Pune – India. His accomplishments include setting up a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Health Care and Hospital Management, imparting training on gynecological products, reproductive endocrinology etc. He serves as a Consultant to various educational institutions and as a Medical Advisor to various companies. He is a highly qualified physician having obtained his M.D degree from AIIMS, New Delhi – India and then following it up with M.R.C.O.G (London), M.F.F.P (London), M.B.A (Health Care Management) and F.R.C.O.G (London).
Dr. Ivor B. English has over 30 years of experience as a Public and private sector Manager. In the last 10 years, he has been serving as a Maritime Consultant. He is currently the Principal of Critchlow Labour College, Goergetown – Guyana. Dr. English has a Ph.D. in Management and a Bachelor of Education degrees. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport (MCIT), Member International Multi-Modal Transport Association (MIMTA) and Member International Society of Business Leaders.
After graduating with distinctions and subject medals in Anatomy and Surgery, Vijay continued a lifelong pursuit of academia at UWI. He did Fellowships in General Surgery (UK) and Vascular Surgery (USA), then taught at UWI as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Personal Professor and Departmental Professor until retirement in 2015; he continues to teach voluntarily as Professor Emeritus. He has published over 300 papers and guided 70 juniors into their first research publication. He was Scientific Secretary Commonwealth Caribbean Medical Research Council, President Caribbean College of Surgeons, President Society of Surgeons of Trinidad and Tobago, Governor of the American College of Surgeons T & T Chapter and Fellow of 6 Colleges of Surgeons. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Chaconia Gold Medal of Trinidad and Tobago, Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Research (2011), Cariscience Award (Most outstanding Caribbean Researcher – 2015), UWI’s Most outstanding Researcher (2012), Emmanuel Amoroso Award for Medical Sciences (NIHERST – 2012), Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England without examination (2003), Caribbean Health Research Council Award (1999), Gold Pin of the T&T Medical Association (1998). (Details at www.vijaynaraynsingh.com). In 1991, he was selected by Medicins Sans Frontieres (Nobel laureate) to be one of five surgeons worldwide to sit on their international panel on colon trauma surgery (Brussels, Belgium). He was chosen as the surgeon to the Pope when John Paul II visited T&T in 1985. He was the first Trinidadian and only the second West Indian to be granted the Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons 2019.
Dr. Vishnu Doerga, Executive chairman of ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc. and Certified ActionCOACH holds a Ph.D. in Management specializing in Entrepreneurship as well as an MBA and Engineering qualifications. As past president, chairman and councilor of several Business Support Organizations including the Georgetown Chamber and the Bureau of Standards, Vishnu has over 20 years of private sector development service. Together with his team, he is very passionate about personal, professional and organizational development.
Dr. Heston is currently the Clinical Associate Professor at the Elson F Floyd College of Medicine, Washington University. Dr. Heston has many years of research and academic experience to his credit. He has served as Assistant Professor at John Hopkins University in the department of Radiology and clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has worked with many Caribbean medical schools as faculty and on multiple administrative roles. Dr. Heston completed his Family Medicine Residency and did his Molecular Imaging Fellowship from John Hopkins University. He bring more than 15 years of experience in medical education to the Board of Texila American University.
Dr. Karthick Selvarajan completed his MBBS from the PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research in 1996. Later he completed his Diploma in Orthopedics from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital in Chennai in 2001. He completed his MRCS in 2004 and has more than 15 years in academic and clinical practice in UK, India, and Australia PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research,
Martin Joseph, a global healthcare leader, is dedicated to improving patient care worldwide. With vast expertise in healthcare administration, finance, clinical care, and health policy, he’s a thought leader and prolific author. Martin’s commitment to quality improvement, evidence-based practices, and AI-measured outcomes drives transformative partnerships with academic centers and hospitals. His global impact includes collaborations with organizations and governments, adapting best practices to diverse healthcare settings. Leveraging technology and data analytics, he empowers healthcare decisions, fosters collaboration, and inspires high-performing teams, making him a vital figure in enhancing healthcare globally.