Kai A. D. Morgan, PsyD
Dr. Kai A. D. Morgan is a registered clinical psychologist in Jamaica, with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology obtained from Carlos Albizu University in September 2001. She worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of the West Indies as a lecturer and the University Hospital of the West Indies for 15 years as a consultant in the Department of Community Health & Psychiatry. In 2016, she took a giant leap into the entrepreneurial world to include a private practice, research and consultancy work, family manufacturing business, an outdoor cinema and mobile outdoor advertising business endeavours. Dr. Morgan's private practice includes a team of 8 other associate clinical psychologists (Masters level persons) and services include both therapy (e.g. for trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders) and assessment (e.g. psychoeducational, personality, behavioural, neuropsychological) as well as research, organizational consultancies and training services for various purposes. She is currently the President of the Jamaican Psychological Society and her research interests include sexual behaviour, motivation, relationship dynamics, and anything regarding Caribbean culture/psychology.
Djavila Ho, MSc. (Clin. Psych)
Djavila Ho is a licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist who has
been in clinical practice for over 10 years. She is presently the
University Counsellor at the Caribbean Maritime University and
works in private practice. She has worked at the Victoria Jubilee
Hospital (VJH) and Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and as a
research and practicum supervisor for local university students.
She was the Director of Membership for the Jamaican
Psychological Society (JamPsych) for 3 years and co-chair of the
Scientific Committee for the Conference Organizing Committee
(COC) for Caribbean Regional Conference of the Caribbean
(CRCP) in Kingston, Jamaica in 2018.
Her interests include adolescent and adult mental health care,
the equity of access to affordable, quality and accessible mental health care, trauma & stress
related disorders and mood disorders.
Djavila is an International Affiliate member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
amongst other international professional societies and is the current Vice President of the
Jamaican Psychological Society.
Heather Whyte, Msc
Mrs. Heather Whyte Murray is a licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish in Massachusetts, U.S.A. and later attended the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she earned her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She has over eight years of experience with helping individuals and families cope with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems and adjustment difficulties. She has conducted clinical work through different local private practices, done telephone counselling with the University of the West Indies Health Centre and acted as a research supervisor with the International University of the Caribbean. Mrs. Whyte Murray currently works at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital serving women and the mental health needs associated with their gynaecological health as well as the pregnancy and postpartum period. Her professional interests include public education on mental health, positive psychology, parenting, as well as couples’ well-being and success.
Margarett Barnett, PhD
Director of Advocacy
Dr. Margarett Barnett is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University College of the Caribbean and a Consultant at the Jamaica Theological Seminary. Dr. Barnett has spent over twenty years working in private, nonprofit organizations that focus on providing services to young people and their families. During this time she has worked as a Counsellor, Program Director, Trainer, Project Manager and Church/School Administrator.
Her professional interests are in the areas of integral psychology (particularly the intersection of psychology, spirituality & business), reflective processes such as dialogue and contemplative practices for building a high trust culture in organizations, leadership studies (particularly servant leadership and transformational leadership), emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, renewal, passion, and life balance at work, family dynamics in the workplace, and long-term sustainability and fostering a triple bottom line in organizations.
Dr. Barnett enjoys a blend of work as an educator, researcher, and consultant.
Janet Cain-Walters, PhD
Dr. Janet Cain-Walters is the Director of the Counselling & Psychological
Services Centre at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and a Licensed
Counselling Psychologist. She earned a PhD. In Counselling Psychology
(emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy) from Northern Caribbean
University. Dr. Cain-Walters provides clinical services to individuals, couples,
families and children who are experiencing diverse mental health, relational
and social issues. Dr. Cain-Walters is a Certified Clinical Supervisor who
facilitates on-site practicum supervision for Undergrads, Master’s and Doctoral
students (Northern Caribbean University) and at other sites. She continues to
conduct seminars, workshops, conferences, outreach programmes in the
communities, and serves as one of the hosts for the radio programme “Mind,
Body and Soul” on NCU FM.
She is member of Jamaican Psychological Society (Jampsych), an
International Affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association
(CPA) and Professional Member of the American Counseling Association
(ACA). Dr. Cain-Walters is a former Banker.
Rosemarie Chung-Voordouw, M.A.
Director of Public Relations
Rosemarie Voordouw is a licensed associate Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years experience counselling families, individuals and in the corporate environment. Rosemarie is also a John Maxwell trainer, speaker and coach.
Christina Silvera, MSc, Clinical Psychology
Director of Membership
Ms. Christina Silvera is an Associate Clinical Psychologist. She holds a Master’s degree in
clinical psychology from the University of the West Indies. She has also continued her
education to become proficient in ADHD management and Parent Coaching. She is currently conducting psychological assessments and individual therapy at the offices of Clinical Psychologists in Jamaica. Her clinical interests include Executive Function Skills, Suicide and Self Harm, Emotion Dysregulation, Play Therapy, Parent Training Depression and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health.
Christina has presented her academic research at local and international conferences. Her
research projects have examined Women’s Perspectives, Risky Sexual Practices. While these are still her interest, she hopes to partake in research that align with her clinical interests.
Christina serves as the Director of Membership for the Jamaican Psychological Society. She
has also been a member of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force since 2007.
Kerri-Anne Freckleton, Msc
Co-chair, Education Committee
By profession, Kerri – Anne Freckleton is an Organizational Consultant, Certified Project
Manager, a Licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Employee Performance
Coach, who has had experience working on Projects and in Programmes in Behaviour Change, Human Resources, Organizational Development and Behaviour, Project Management, Programme Management, Education, Human Rights, Health and Human Behaviour and Social Policy.
She has been practicing for over 13 years in the field of Psychology. Her professional
experience ranges from Psychological Assessment and Therapy; Organizational Project
Management. Face-to-Face and Web Therapy; Life Coaching and Lifestyle Management;
Conducting Live Seminars and Workshops in organizations throughout the island of Jamaica
and Motivational Speaking.
She is a Lecturer at the Undergraduate & Graduate levels, and enjoys imparting knowledge and knowing that her students will have an impactful, enjoyable learning experience for them to take throughout life.
She holds certificates in Employee Performance Coaching, Trauma Management, Training and Development, Organizational Development, Leadership, Project Management, Human
Resources, Negotiation, Conflict Management, Communication, Emotional Intelligence,
Programme Evaluation, Core Skill Training, Monitoring and Evaluation, Succession Planning,
Team Building and Lifestyle Management, to name a few.
Currently a PhD candidate she hopes to effect change by creating and implementing policies, which will be to the benefit of the mentally ill, help organizations to appreciate the importance of mental wellness, as well as encourage positive behaviour change in society.
Chaday Nelson, Msc
Co-chair, Education Committee
Mrs. Chaday Nelson is a Licensed Masters Level Clinical Psychologist, who graduated with distinction and also completed a B.Sc., with first class honours, in Psychology (major), Human Resource Development (minor) at the UWI. She previously served as the Director of Membership on the executive body of the Jamaica Psychological Society, where she now co-chairs the Education Committee. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Currently, Mrs. Nelson works full-time as a psychologist with the Child Diversion Program within the Ministry of Justice and on a sessional basis at the Child Guidance Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Essential Medical Services. She previously worked with the Citizen Security and Justice Programme III, under the Ministry of National Security, engaging in psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and capacity building with the beneficiaries and staff. She represented the CSJP III locally and internationally at various conferences and functions and co-authored a publication titled: Preventing Youth Violence: Evidence from the Citizen Security and Justice Programme III Case Management Approach.
She also facilitates training in risk assessment and case management for youth offenders.
Venese Madden, Ph.D, J.P
Southern Region Representative
Venese Madden is a licensed counselling psychologist, an assistant professor and coordinator for the Department of Graduate Psychology at Northern Caribbean University.
She provides clinical services for individuals, couples, family and groups. She is a certified
telemental health provider, certified Parent-child interaction (PCIT) therapist who works with
parents and their children with serious acting out behaviours and conducts pre-marital and
marital seminars with PREP (Prevention Enhancement Relationship Programme) a couple’s
enrichment programme that teaches couples skills to enhance or rebuild their relationships.
Her research interests are in, couples’ communication and marital quality, adverse Childhood
experiences (ACEs), parent-child interaction, stress management and grief and loss.
She is actively involved in community services as a volunteer first responder for the chaplaincy arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, a restorative justice facilitator, a Justice of the Peace and a Child Diversion mentor.
Venese earned her PhD from Northern Caribbean University. She is a member of Jamaican
Psychological Society (JamPsych) and an affiliate member of the American Psychological
She is driven by the motto: “you can only be true to yourself and others when you are true to
Georgia Rose, MSc
Western Region Representative
Georgia Rose has over 15 years of experience in the field and is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (Western Regional Health Authority) and lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Western Campus. She is a graduate of the Masters of Clinical Psychology programme at the UWI and is presently reading for her doctorate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Georgia has also worked with the Peace Management Initiative and the Jamaican Red Cross (St. James Branch).
As a passionate and active psychologist in the Western region, she sees the position of Western regional representative for the Jamaican Psychological Society as another means of contributing to the development of the field in this region of the island
Pearnel Bell, PhD
Northeast Region Representative
Dr. Pearnel Bell is the Regional Clinical Psychologist at the Northeast Regional
Health Authority (NERHA), and Adjunct Faculty at Adler Graduate School in
Minnesota, USA. She is also Faculty in the Behavioural Sciences Department at
Yorkville University, Canada.
Dr. Bell is the chairperson for the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill
(CUMI) and Development Manager of Childline Jamaica.
Dr. Bell holds a PhD in Psychology from Capella University and Post-
Doctoral Studies in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. She has
presented at international conferences across the USA and Canada. Dr. Bell has made
significant contributions to the field of psychology, she is sought after to provide
a psychological perspective on many issues affecting the Jamaican psyche, frequently
quoted in the news media, and is highly respected for her contribution to the field of
Dr. Bell has been providing psychological services since 2003. She is also in private
practice as a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescence, and adult
intervention. She is a Consultant to Corporate Jamaica where she provides
Organization Development Interventions. She is the author of eight books. Her
research interests are in the Neurobiological Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD). She also has research interest in Conversion Disorder (formerly Mass
Hysteria). She has a very busy schedule but finds time to relax with friends and family
for her monthly poetry evenings.
Ronaldo Brown, BSc (pending)
Rolando Brown is currently a first-year student at the University of the west indies, pursuing a
Bachelors degree in Psychology. In the future, he aspires to be a social psychologist with an end goal of furthering the field's knowledge on social interactions and their origins. He
considers himself to be an ambitious and adventurous individual who is driven in pursuit of his goals and lives and stands by the Quote: “In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.”