Meet the Executive

Dr. Urban Seraphin J.P.

Former Chairman

JP, Ph.D(Bus.Admin), Hon.Ed..D(Psy), Doctor Clinical Psychology; B.Cert.Psycho., CQSS., MRSH., FFA.,CFA

Dr Seraphin is the former Chairman of the Allied  Health Council and was appointed  in July 2009. He  is a motivational speaker and psychotherapist, Founder and Former President of Justice of The Peace Association, Certified Mediator Of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, a member of the Saint Lucia Medical & Dental Council and the Director  the Family Rehabilation  & Singles Centre [FRSC].

He is also a qualified Member of  the Royal Society of Health, Institute Of Welfare Officer, Lincoln Memorial Clinic of Psychotherapist (London), Board Certified Psychotherapist and Social Worker from the Central Council for Education And Training for Social Work.(London).

Ms. Debra Charles


Ms. Debra L Charles BScPOD.MED. She is the new Chairperson of the Allied Health Council from October 2014.   She is a registered, self-employed Saint Lucian podiatrist . Her specialist area of interest is Diabetic Foot Health.

She continues to serve the  people of Saint Lucia.

Mr. Andie George

Former Legal Advisor

Mr. Andie George is an Attorney at Law and the Legal Advisor to the Allied Health Council.

He has been  in private practice from 1994, and heads the firm George & Co. He is also the former President of the Bar Association of Saint Lucia.

Dr. Merlene Fredericks

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Fredericks is a medical graduate of UWI, and holds a Masters in public health (MPH).

She is the Chief Medical Officer for Saint Lucia and represents the Ministry of Health on the Allied Health Council.

Dr. Sherry Ephraim

Chair, Saint Lucia Medical & Dental Council

Dr. Ephraim  is the Senior Dental Surgeon for  Saint Lucia.  She is the Chairperson of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Council.

Currently she is pursuing her Masters in Clinical Research Administration.

Dr. Romanus Thomas

Deputy Chair

Dr Romanus Thomas serves as the Allied Health Council Deputy Chair. He is an Optometrist and has been a primary eyecare practitioner for the past 13 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, while his post graduate studies in Therapeutics were with the University of Southern California. 

He is currently the managing director of Pro-Vision Optical St.Lucia, where he has practiced for the past ten years. He also serves as the Chairman of an ad-hoc sub-committee of the Council.

Dr. Gilbertha St. Rose

Medical & Allied Health Practitioner

M.B; B.S.; Diploma in Practical Dermatology; Diploma in Phytotherapy

Dr. Gilbertha St. Rose is an Integrative Health Care Practitioner, General Practitioner, Dermatologist, Consultant, and Medical Herbalist. She is the Chief Executive of Eden Herbs, and President of the Caribbean Association for Plant Science, Industry, Commerce and Use in Medicine (CAPSICUM).

Dr. St. Rose has been a physician for over thirty years, serving the people of St.Lucia as a Medical Practitioner and Herbalist. She is also a Dermatologist and herbal medicine manufacturer. She is well placed on the Allied Health Council to promote alternative medicine good practice.

She also serves as Council’s representative on the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Council.

Fr. Ignatius Cetoute

Former Executive Member

Fr. Ignatius Dominic-Savio Cétoute, M.A., L.P.C. Fr, Cetoute is a Roman Catholic Priest since July 02, 1989. He did his priestly formation and studies at the Seminary of Saint John Vianney & the Uganda Martyrs in Trinidad from 1982 to 1987. He is the Parish Priest of Saint Benedict’s Parish at Morne Fortune. He is a Licensed Professional Counsellor and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counselling from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He also did some post graduate studies in Family Studies and Human Ecology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Fr. Cetoute has 8 years experience in clinical work as a counsellor at Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Centre in Alma, Michigan. He is the founder and director of De Sales Counselling Services, which is a psychotherapeutic undertaking under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Castries, Saint Lucia.

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The Executive Director
Allied Health Council
National Mental Health & Wellness Centre,
2nd Floor Neurological Dept.,
Millennium Highway,
Castries, St.Lucia, W.I

Conway Post Office,
Conway Business Centre,
Castries, St.Lucia.W.I

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