Honourable Renward WellsMinister of Health, The Bahamas
Dr Donald SimeonProfessor of Biostatistics and Research
Dr Nicola SkyersSenior Medical Officer
Dr Keisha LiddieDistrict Medical Officer
Dr Beverley AndrewsDeputy Technical Director
Ms Twyla Bradshaw-RichardsonDirector, National Chronic Disease Unit
Mr Gerard A.J. GranadoGeneral Secretary
Ms Aldora RobinsonNational AIDS Programme Manager
Ms Deidre ClarendonPortfolio Manager
Sen. the Hon. Mary IsaacMinister of Health
Ms Joan Didier (Alternate)OECS RCM
Mr Winfield Tannis-AbbottChair
Mr Tyrone EllisCo-Chair
Mr Ivan CruickshankExecutive Director
Mr Cleophas D’AuvergneEx-Officio Member
Ms Carol AyoungImmediate Past President
Ms Gwendoline McLarenChief Executive Officer
Ms Karin SantiProgramme Specialist HIV, Health, Governance and Inclusive Development
Ms Victoria NibargerPEPFAR Coordinator Caribbean Regional Program
Mr James GuwaniEx-Officio Member
Ms Patricia Smith-CummingsMonitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Dr Douglas SlaterAssistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat
Mr Dereck SpringerPANCAP Director
Mr Lucien GovaardCo-Chair
Mr Joel Simpson (Alternate)Managing Director
Ms Miriam EdwardsCaribbean Sex Worker Coalition (CSWC)
Ms Sandra JonesAdvisor HIV/STI, TB and Hepatitis-Caribbean
Meet the Chair
Honourable Renward Wells
Renward Ricardo Wells was born on February 23rd, 1970 in Nassau, Bahamas, to Leoma Flowers and William Wells. As an infant he lived with his paternal grandparents in Deadman’s Cay, Long Island, and at age 3 moved to live with maternal grandparents in Driggs Hill, Andros. In 1979 he joined his mother and stepfather in Grand Bahama and six years later relocated to Nassau to reside with his father.
He received his early education in Andros, Grand Bahama and New Providence, and is a 1987 graduate of R.M. Bailey Sr. High School where he served as Head Boy in his senior year. He attended Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma on an athletic scholarship, and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995. Renward undertook two years of study at Regent University’s Law and Divinity Schools in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
An elite athlete, Renward was a member and captain of several Bahamian World Olympic athletic teams. He was the Bahamian record-holder in the 100 meters (1995-2006) and 60 meters (1997-2010) and a member of the record holding 4×100 relay team (1993-2012).
In 2003, Renward was engaged in the Bahamas Public Service as a Mechanical Engineer, a post he held until his resignation to pursue elected office. He was active with colleagues in forming the Bahamas’ Professional Engineers Board.
Renward has a long career as a political activist being a founding member of the National Development Party (NDP) in 2008. He was first elected to Parliament as a Member of the Progressive Liberal Party in 2012, but abandoned that Party for the Free National Movement in late 2015. He was appointed Leader of the Opposition Business in the House of Assembly in 2016. He presently serves as the Minister of Health and Leader of Government business in the House of Assembly.
Renward and wife Sarah (nee Adermann) are the parents of six children.