Highlights of educational/professional and civic-society development of Ambassador Izben Williams
Tertiary Education: University of Toronto, University of the West Indies, University of Miami, and the George Washington University
Trained in General Medicine, Psychiatry and Public Health
Practiced General Medicine and General & Forensic Psychiatry between 1977 and present
Psychiatrist-in-Chief at St. Kitts & Nevis’, main Hospital from 1992
Adjunct faculty at University of the West Indies, and at Windsor University School of Medicine 1997-2001
Chairman, Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission 1995-1998
Accredited St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the USA, and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) 2001. Demitted office 2011.
Advisor, Department of Hemispheric Security, Organization of American States (2011-2012)
Founder and President of The Ripple Institute SKN (2012); a social development NGO whose essential purpose is the wholesome development of children and youth.
Rejoined Windsor University School Medicine 2014 and currently Professor and Head in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Medical Ethics; Clinical Preceptor in Psychiatry; Chair of Faculty Affairs and Development.
Elected by the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2019, an International Fellow of the APA
Co-founder and President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chess Federation (SKNCF). SKNCF founded in 2019 and inducted into the full membership of The World Chess Federation (FIDE) in February 2020.