Here’s how DAHEI is working to reduce educational and health care inequities in Dominica and the Eastern Caribbean.
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Dr. Ann-Marie La Ronde-Richard Ph.D was born and raised on the beautiful island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean. Like many Dominicans, Dr. La Ronde-Richard migrated from her native island to the U.S to further her education. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Suffolk University in Boston and then completed her Doctorate in Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine.
Having fulfilled her educational and career aspirations, Dr. La Ronde-Richard took the next step to fulfill a long-standing desire to create a path for a better life for those who are less fortunate in her native island, Dominica. This prompted the creation of ‘the Dominican Health and Education Initiative, in partnership with her cousin, Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison. Together, they strive to fulfill a common vision of reducing health and educational insufficiencies and improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities in their homeland.
Dr. La Ronde-Richard currently works as Patient Engagement Lead in the Internal Medicine Research Unit at Pfizer in Massachusetts, a role that allows her to serve as a bridge between scientists and patients, ensuring that scientists who are developing innovative therapies for disease can better understand the unmet needs of diverse patient populations and develop therapies that will deliver clinically meaningful outcomes for patients and their families all around the world.
The vision of DAHEI is to reduce health and education inequities in the Eastern Caribbean Islands by improving the quality of life for individuals and families through:
- Enhancing technology and training in medical facilities.
- Improving literacy by providing support for higher education.
- Providing quality training and resources to educational institutions.