The Board consist of the Chief Medical Officer, who is the Chairman of the Board, the under mentioned persons are the current members:

Dr. Shamdeo Persaud


Ms. Patricia Chase Greene

Mayor,  Georgetown City Council

Mr. Gifford Marshall

Mayor, Bartica Town Council

Mr. Darshan Shewcharran

Representative , Anna Regina Town Council

Ms. Polliann Schultz

Representative, New Amsterdam Town Council

Ms. Kamla Marriemootoo

Representative , Rosehall Town Council

Ms. Eleze Hall Benjamin

Representative , Linden Town Council

Mr. Rabindra Datt Prashad

Representative , Ministry of Communities

Ms. Germene Stewart

Representative, Central Housing and 
Planning Authority

Ms. Jewel Cheong

Representative, Guyana lands and Surveys Commission

Ms. Veronica Douglas

Representative, Guyana Nurses Association

Ms. Donna Canterbury


Dr. Ravindra Shiwnandan


Representative, Medical Community


Ms. Juanita Johnson Secretary

Subject to the provisions of the Public Health Act, every member shall hold office for two years from the date of his appointment and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board but in his absence the members shall choose one of their members to act as Chairman of the meeting. At any meeting, five members represent a quorum.

The Regional Environmental Health Officers or their representative for regions 2,3,4,5,6,7 ,9 & 10, including representatives of the Food & Drugs Department, Veterinary Public Health, the Bureau of Standards and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are all represented at the meetings which are held on the second Wednesday of each month.


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Mission Statement

To promote, coordinate and implement technical activities and actions directed towards strengthening the national capacity to develop policies, plans, programs and services, thus contributing to the promotion of mental health, the reduction of the burden of the psychiatric diseases, prevention of disabilities, and the development of rehabilitation. Learn More 

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To ensure that women, children and family members obtain maximum health care that is necessary for their growth and development. Learn More


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