Former CMO Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas now elevated to position with PAHO

Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas has been appointed assistant director of
the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Prior to this appointment, she was Antigua and Barbuda’s chief
medical officer from 2005 to 2023, serving as the Government’s
primary advisor on public-health matters, and was a leading figure
during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During her tenure, Dr. Sealey-Thomas chaired multiple national
health committees and represented the country on both regional
and international platforms.

She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
degrees from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1998; a
Master of public health in 2005; and a doctorate in public health in

Dr. Sealey-Thomas began her career as a medical officer of health in
the Ministry of Health, supervising a broad spectrum of healthcare
professionals from 2000 to 2004, the Government confirms.