In celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, DAHEI is excited to partner with Read-a-Rama in featuring Dominican author, Jamie Alleyne for a special read of her new book “Why are onions so sad?”.  We welcome students from preschools across the Caribbean. Special guests include Bright Beginning Preschool in Dominica.

Parents should register themselves and their children using the registration link on the flier.

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Learn more about navigating these challenging times Through Caribbean Experts

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Coping in the Face of COVID-19

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Learn about COVID-19, from a Pulmonologist on the frontlines.

Dr. Janelle Baptiste, M.D., MPH

Pulmonologist / Intensivist
Boston, Massachusetts
(Native of Dominica)


Janelle Baptiste, M.D., MPH is a past recipient, and abstract reviewer for, the American Thoracic Society Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award. Dr. Baptiste received this award for her published work on outcomes of a lung cancer screening program. Dr. Baptiste is a pulmonary lead on lung nodule surveillance and has research interests in implementation and outcomes of these programs.


In 1999, Dr. Baptiste emigrated from Dominica to the United States. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and M.D., and MPH degrees from Tufts University. In 2005, she returned to Dominica to complete her Master’s in Public Health thesis project, on the stigmatization and reporting of HIV/AIDS on death certificates. She received the Tufts’ Global Health Initiative Group International Scholarship for her work.


Dr. Baptiste completed her clinical training in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and pulmonary and critical care medicine at Brown University. She is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine and is an instructor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Standing Up to COVID-19
Ideas and resources for staying well & stress-free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Tanya Destang-Beaubrun M.D.

Family Physician / Lactation Consultant 
Board Certified Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine
Certified Wellness & Lifestyle Empowerment Coach
Amazon Best-selling author Of Bubbles, Buddha and Butterflies
(Native of St. Lucia)


As the creator of the Body Joy Process, Dr. Tanya Beaubrun empowers people with her simple, yet powerful message: Take exquisite care of yourself, respect the choices you make, and tune into healing from the inside out. Tanya’s passionate about bringing the heart and soul back into the practice of Medicine.


A Family Physician specializing in Functional and Integrative Medicine, as well as a certified Wellness & Lifestyle Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author, she has dedicated her career to helping people feel their best in their bodies so they can live happy and healthy lives and rediscover their Body Joy.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, she has spent most of her career in Private Practice, and advocates a holistic approach to well-being, incorporating mind, body, spirit practices so people can connect more deeply to themselves and their truth.


She holds a Degree in Alternative Medicine and is Board Certified in Functional, Anti-Aging, and Regenerative Medicine. She is a certified Reiki Master, and has obtained an Integrative Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), as well as a certification under Gabrielle Bernstein’s Levels 1 and 2 Spirit Junkie Master Class.


Tanya has been featured in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Dr. Lissa Rankin’s Owning Pink website, as well as several popular podcasts, including EOFire with John Lee Dumas. As an author, she’s contributed to the Amazon bestselling books, 365 Moments of Grace and 365 Life Shifts.


With her unique blend of Western medicine, Lifestyle coaching, and Integrative health, she’s distinguished herself as a Women’s Wellness Warrior; with a dream of starting a movement geared towards empowering women to lead full, vibrant and authentic lives.


Despite all this, she feels her most important role has been as a wife and mother of 3.

Get answers to frequently asked financial concerns.

Deborah Cooke, CPA

Certified Public Accountant
(Native of Dominica)


Deborah Cooke was born and raised in Dominica. She holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, and is accredited as a certified public accountant in the state of NY. She has over twenty years of public/private experience in the banking and financial services industry.


She’s focused on all aspects of US taxation, including:


  • External Reporting & Compliance (to IRS)
  • Managing federal/state tax audits
  • Internal Reporting (Foreign Head Office)
  • Business Advisory
  • Monitoring tax developments and their impact
  • Tax Governance

For more information
Contact Dominican Health and Education Initiative
Tel : 508-468-9157  

3rd Annual Caribbean Culture Cuisine and Art Expo Oct 2019

Special thank you to all our family, friends and supporters who helped make the 3rd Annual Culture Cuisine and Art Expo a success.


DAHEI invites all of our neighbors from sister islands in the Caribbean you to join us in celebrating our Caribbean Heritage. Be prepared to enjoy exotic Caribbean cuisine: eat some fried plantains, enjoy a glass of ginger beer or a piece of rum cake. How about early Christmas shopping Caribbean style? Buy your Christmas cards, dolls for the kids, Caribbean jewelry and accessories and sooooo much more. As honorary guests, come listen to two amazing Dominican physicians share their dreams to improve healthcare in Dominica.


CCCAE 2019 is free but you must Register on Eventbrite below:

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Caribbean Culture Cuisine and Art Expo

We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Caribbean Culture Cuisine and Art Expo (CCCAE) on October 5th, 2019.

The 2nd annual CCCAE in 2018 was a huge success. Proceeds from the event went towards specialized Oncology nurses’ training.

CCCAE 2019 is going to be a celebration of Caribbean talent and culture. Come dressed in your national wear. You will have the opportunity to interact with Caribbean artists, writers, poets, caterers and performers who will be showcasing their talent and/or product to the broader community. To participate as an exhibitor, please complete the form on the link below

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We invite our friends and supporters from all around the world to join us in our mission to bring quality health services to individuals and families in need and provide quality training and educational resources to ensure our children get the best education for future success.