Annual Fundraiser

Fundraiser Agenda

Join us for an unforgettable event that promises to inspire and entertain! As you explore our fundraiser agenda, you’ll see we have meticulously planned a memorable experience for our attendees. Reserve your spot today and be part of something extraordinary!

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upcoming Events

Dealing With Grief

March 26th 7-8pm EST

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DAHEI partners with grief specialist, Christine Tangishaka to help us better recognize signs of grief and provide valuable tips and techniques to help families and individuals deal with grief.

Annual Fundraiser Benefit

June 22nd 2024

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We welcome our members, partners and sponsors to celebrate the achievements of the organization, highlight our accomplishments and raise funds for campaigns. 

Walk for Better Health

September 7th 2024

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Join us at our annual Walk for a Better Health! A great opportunity to help us in raising funds for or campaigns. Lead a group of friends or join one our teams. Let’s walk and talk for a great cause. 

PAST EVENTS

2023 Caribbean Culture Cuisine and Art Expo

Thank you for celebrating with us!  

On June 10, 2023, DAHEI had an another successful virtual event, celebrating its 10th anniversary and 5th annual Caribbean Culture Cuisine and Art Expo.  A special thank you to our amazing speakers who kept the audience engaged and motivated with actionable tips to ‘Take Control of Their Health’. If you missed it, view highlights:

Speakers

2023 Keynote

Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SIDM

As the CEO of SIDM, Dr. Ward-Robinson is passionate about improving health outcomes for all by achieving excellence in diagnosis. A transformational leader known for engaging diverse interests and stakeholders to produce systemic solutions to human development challenges, she has more than 20 years of executive leadership within academic, multilateral, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations. Her expertise includes strategic planning, operations management, brand positioning, fund development, and delivering mission-linked outcomes. Before joining SIDM as its CEO in 2021, she served as a senior advisor to the Dean of the College and Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University, and as co-director of the Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora.

Dr. Ward-Robinson is a frequently invited speaker to national and international audiences. She has been recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Houston at Clear Lake for her work in minority health.

Dr. Ward-Robinson successfully led initiatives in the United States, the Caribbean, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, from which peer-reviewed publications and related policy products have resulted.

Recently appointed as vice-chair of the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Dr. Ward- Robinson has served on various boards, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Council, the Institute of Medicine Roundtable, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and the Illinois Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, among others.

Dr. Ward-Robinson holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has completed numerous executive and leadership training programs from leading institutions that include the Center for Creative Leadership and the Northwestern Kellogg School of Nonprofit Management.

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Dr. Tanya Destang-Beaubrun

MBBS(UWI), FAARFM, BSc Alt. Med
Family Physician, Specialist in Functional and Integrative Medicine

Dr. Tanya Beaubrun 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 Family Physician specializing in Functional and Integrative Medicine, as well as a certified Wellness & Lifestyle Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author. 

Awakening to her soul’s calling to help people discover the pathway to true wellbeing and joy, she helps her patients discover that “YOU ARE THE MEDICINE”. Helping them create wellbeing from the inside out. 

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 an Honors Degree in Alternative Medicine, as well as an Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine , in which she is also Board Certified.. 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.

Dr. Tanya is the owner and CEO of the Rodney Bay Medical and Diagnostic Centre, from where she operates Satya Integrative Medical Services – the Caribbean’s first Functional and Integrative Medical Clinic.

Tanya has been a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want™ Class which focused on using simple acts of service to change our communities and the world.
She has been featured on Bravo TV’s Below Deck , as well as in The Huffington Post, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, and on the EOFire podcast with John Lee Dumas.

She is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book, Of Bubbles, Buddha and Butterflies – a powerful collection of heartfelt essays, chronicling her journey to a new way of living, learning, and loving.

As the creator of the Body Joy® Method, 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. She is passionate about bringing the heart and soul back into the practice of Medicine.

With her unique blend of Western medicine, Lifestyle coaching, and Integrative health, she has 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.

Olive Peart

MS. RT (R)(M), an established author, educator and radiographer

Olive completed her Master of Science degree in education at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and is currently the program director with the radiologic technology program at Fortis College, Landover, MD.
Peart has worked as a mammography and radiologic technologist for over 30 years and has lectured both nationally and internationally on mammography and radiologic related topics.

Her published works have appeared in several radiology related magazine as well as Radiologic Technology – The Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT). In addition, Peart has authored several textbooks including Mammography and Breast Imaging Prep, a comprehensive breast imaging textbook; Lange Q&A Mammography Examination, a mammography question and answer review book; Radiographic Positioning Pocket Guide, a positioning and procedure reference guide; The Dangers of Medical Radiation, which was reviewed by ASRT Scanner; Spanish for Professionals in Radiology, an English to Spanish translation of often-used, technical terms and radiologic instructions; Mammography and Breast Imaging: Just the Facts; and Radiography Flashcards.

In 2004 she was awarded an ASRT foundation grant and worked as a volunteer with the RAD-AID Asha Jyoti: Women’s Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, in Chandigarh, India where she was tasked with teaching mammographic anatomy, clinical skills and quality control to technologists at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Center (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. In 2006 she was appointed Program Manager, RAD-AID India and continued her volunteer work evaluating the sustainability of the project and identifying areas of concern. While continuing her work with RAD-AID India, Peart is also serving as a volunteer Program Manager, Mammography Technologist with RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Initiative. The initiative started to address disparities in death rates from breast and cervical cancer among women of color in the United States.

In her spare time Peart enjoys reading and writing and has written several young adult and adult fiction and non-fiction books.

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Jasmine Carbon

UK registered dietitian and founder of Carbon Nutrition & Dietetics with 7 years of clinical and
community experience

Jasmine Carbon is UK registered dietitian and founder of Carbon Nutrition & Dietetics with 7 years of clinical and community experience. Her passion lies in delivering evidenced based nutritional advice and ensuring that this is tailored to the client’s cultural heritage and diet preferences.

Jasmine provides bespoke advice to meet the health goals of the client. She is a specialist in nutrition support, Afro-Caribbean cultural diets, and diet related health
conditions with a high prevalence in African and Caribbean communities: type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and poor heart health. She is the Principal Dietitian for a community dietitian team in south London

2022

2022 Caribbean Culture Cuisine and Art Expos

Celebrating our Culture

Creole day in the nature isle.

1st Global Walk for Better Health

DAHEI successfully executed it’s ‘1st Global Walk for Better Health’ in partnership with the Dominica Diabetes Association, with teams in 2 locations in the US – Massachusetts and New Mexico. Proceeds from the event will go to the Dominica Diabetes Association. We look forward to expanding the event in 2023, with more teams around the world walking to raise awareness and empower individuals and families to take steps towards living healthier lives and preventing disease.

2020

Read-a-Rama Storytimes

In celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, The Dominican Health and Education Initiative (DAHEI) is delighted to partner with Read-a-Rama and iWeave in featuring Dominican author, Jamie Alleyne for a special reading of her latest book “Why are Onions so Sad?” We welcome students from all across the Caribbean to join us. Special guests include Bright Beginning Preschool in Dominica. Parents are encouraged to register themselves and their students on the Read-a-Rama website using the link below. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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