Dr. Sonia V. Roache, M.B.B.S., F.CCFP

Dr. Roache was born in Jamaica and received her secondary education there. She married a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and is now also a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago but maintains her strong Jamaican persona. She is an independent medical practitioner and a Founder Member and Executive Director of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians (CCFP) with responsibility for ensuring that the objectives of the College are met, that CCFP continues to have observer status in COHSOD and as a “Liason Organisation within CARICOM‟ and maintains its relationship with the World Organisation of Family Doctors.

Her contribution has been recognized by the CCFP through the Award of a Fellowship of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians (FCCFP). In May 2010, she was accorded the accolade of “Global 5-Star Doctor” by the World Council of Family Doctors (WONCA) the first in the Caribbean to be so honoured, sharing the award with a Canadian Professor of Family Medicine, both being the first females to receive this award. Additionally in November 2018, she was the recipient of the Fellowship of WONCA , their most prestigious award- again a Caribbean first. Dr. Roache has had continuing close interactions with medical students as a lecturer, mentor and examiner, has served on the Accrediting Board for UWI‟s Post Graduate Programme in Family Medicine and in 2019 as a member of the team carrying out the Quality Assurance Review of the Department of Para-Clinical Sciences on the St Augustine Campus at Mt. Hope.

She has contributed to health promotion as a Director of “The Wellness Centre- Better Health Ltd” - a centre devoted to the prevention of illness and preservation of health, in addition to several other interventions, particularly those relating to physical and mental health in the workplace. Dr. Roache brings to the Board a seriousness of purpose and a concern and passion for the sustainable delivery of high quality medical and laboratory services in the Caribbean.