BOARD OF ADVISORS

Meeting

2015-2016 C-PAC Advisory Board

Member

Donna Christensen, MD

RESIDENCE: Washington, DC /US Virgin Islands
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: Current Member of the Advisory Board 2017-2019 
OCCUPATION: Physician Consultant 
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Current Member of the Advisory Board 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Christensen Institute for Community Health Empowerment, Democratic National Committee, Hepatitis Foundation International, Black AIDS Institute
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Antigua/Cuba/ U.S. Virgin Islands

Member

Rudolph Douglas

RESIDENCE: Washington, DC 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2005, Founding Member 
OCCUPATION: Professor/Research Scientist
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Current Member of the Advisory Board 2013-2017 Vice Chair Communications; 2013-2014 Editor Newsletter 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Mayor’s MACCCA; American Physics Society; American Chemical Society; Mathematics Association of America
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Trinidad and Tobago

Member

Carmen Edwards

RESIDENCE:— Montgomery County, MD 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2005, Founding Patron 
OCCUPATION: Retired 
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 2013-2017 Advisory Board
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Co-Founder Caribbean American InterCultural Organization (CAIO); National Coalition on Caribbean Affairs; President Student Association, Howard University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Jamaica

Member

Leo Edwards

RESIDENCE:— Montgomery County, MD 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2005, Founding Patron 
OCCUPATION: Retired 
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 2013-2017 Advisory Board
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Co-Founder Caribbean American InterCultural Organization (CAIO); National Coalition on Caribbean Affairs; President Student Association, Howard University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Jamaica
Member

Chris G.A. Gardiner, CPA

RESIDENCE: Washington, DC 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2005, Co-Founder 
OCCUPATION: CPA/Playwright
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: C-Founder, Chair
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Chair, Advisory Board DC Health Benefit Exchange Former Chair, Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Caribbean Affairs; Former Chair, United Medical Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Turks & Caicos Island
Member

Luigi Leblanc

RESIDENCE: Waldorf, MD
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2009
OCCUPATION: Engineer, Public Health Professional
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 2012-2014 Advisory Board, 2012- 2013 Luncheon Committee
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Tele medicine Association, Maryland Health Information Exchange and Telehealth Advisory Board
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Haiti
Member

Jaye A. Lowe, Esq.
Vice-Chair

RESIDENCE: Prince Georges County, Maryland 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: Founding Patron:  OCCUPATION: Attorney
OCCUPATION: attorney-at-Law/ Business Owner
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Current Member of the Advisory Board 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Jamaica 

Member

Justin R. Reid  

RESIDENCE: Columbia, MD 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2017 
OCCUPATION: Managing Director, Reid Group of Companies
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Chair of the C-PAC Young Adult Initiative 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Black Soccer Membership Association, Inc. 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTRY: Trinidad and Tobago

Member

Jacqueline D. Sealey

RESIDENCE: Montgomery County, MD 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: Founding Member 
OCCUPATION: Artist 
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Advisory Board; Luncheon Committee; Communications Committee; Graphic Designer 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: AT Andrews Old Girls Association; Smithsonian’s Black Heritage Museum 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTORY: Jamaica

Member

Dr. Solanges Vivens

RESIDENCE: Washington, DC 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: Founding Member 
OCCUPATION: Registered Nurse and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Board Member, District of Columbia Health Care Association, Member of the Choral Art Society, member Leadership of Greater Washington, DC
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTORY: Haiti

Member

Ivan C. A. Walks, MD
Chair

RESIDENCE: Montgomery County, MD 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2005, Founding Patron 
OCCUPATION: Physician, CEO Ivan Walks & Associates 
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 2015 Advisory Board 
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTORY: Guyana
Member

Curtis Ward, Esq

RESIDENCE: Montgomery County, MD 
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2005, Founding Patron 
OCCUPATION:
C-PAC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Chair, 2015;  Advisory Board 2016-2017
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ANCESTORY: Jamaica