Cayman Health Advisory Panel


The publisher of Cayman Health has partnered with healthcare professionals to create the Cayman Health Advisory Panel. Acting in an honorary capacity, industry experts are available to give guidance to the publishing team.

Role of the Advisory Panel

Panel members play a pivotal role in providing authoritative information, advising on current and trending health and wellness matters, and linking publishing content with public interest. When requested, their commitment to contribute, review and vet material from a medical perspective enhances the credibility of Cayman Health.

Members of the Advisory Panel

Members of the Cayman Health Advisory Panel are all health and wellness professionals.  Each member stands for a one-year term, however, there are five re-occurring standing members:

  1. Cayman Islands Health Practice Commission – Chair
  2. Cayman Islands Hospital/Health Services Authority – CEO
  3. Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society – President
  4. Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital – Chief Administrator
  5. Health City Cayman Islands – CEO or Director

The remainder of the Cayman Health Advisory Panel will be a selection of respected health and wellness industry professionals.

Anyone in the local or overseas medical industry who is interested in joining the panel is welcome to submit their name to the Cayman Health team here.

Recognition of the Advisory Panel

Each panel member is acknowledged for his or her valuable contribution with a short biography and photograph published in Cayman Health Directory and on and receive a framed Cayman Health certificate of appreciation for display.

2016 Cayman Health Advisory Panel

Julene Banks

Julene Banks | Attorney at Law

Cayman Islands Mental Health Commission
Ministry of Health & Culture

133 Elgin Avenue
Government Administration Building

T | 345-244-2374
F | 345-949-1790

Lawyer Julene Banks focuses on advocating for the rights of children, the elderly, and the differently abled. She served as Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s chambers from 1991-1997.

Mrs. Banks previously served as chairperson of the National Drug Council, a member of the Constitutional Commission and is currently a member of the Mental Health Commission. She was awarded the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour for Community Service in 2010. She is also a life member of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.


Dr. Virginia Hobday

Dr. Virginia Hobday | Medical Director

Cayman Clinic
439 Crewe Road, Cayman Clinic

T | 345-949-7400
F | 345-949-9045

Dr. Hobday qualified in medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in London and has been a general practitioner at Cayman Clinic since 2001. Dr. Hobday has served as medical director of Cayman HospiceCare since 2001, and is medical director of the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Society and president of the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society. She also sits on the Ethics Committee of the HSA. In 2015, Dr. Hobday received a Heroes Day honor as an “Emerging Pioneer” in health services. That same year she was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her work in hospice care.


dr-lockhart-croppedDr. Marc Lockhart | Medical Director

Behavioral Health Associates Cayman (BHAC)
Hospital Road Plaza, 62 Hospital Road

T | 345-746-0066
F | 345-746-0071

Dr. Lockhart completed his adult psychiatry residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in the United States. He has been a practicing psychiatrist in the Cayman Islands for more than 15 years.

He is director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at the Health Services Authority. He is also the medical director of Behavioral Health Associates Cayman and is chairman of the Mental Health Commission. An area of interest is developing a long-term care psychiatric facility for the Cayman Islands.

Dr. Lockhart received a 2015 Heroes Day honor as an “Emerging Pioneer” in health services.


Ania Milanowska-Sedgley

Ania Milanowska | Executive Director 

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
Serving all Districts | CAYMAN ISLANDS

T | 345-949-0366 Main Office
Crisis Line (24/7) | 345-943-2422

Ania Milanowska is the executive director of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC). She has a master’s degree in psychology, with additional training in transactional analysis from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, and is a member of the British Psychological Society.

Ania has eight years of hands-on experience working directly with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at CICC, and three years of experience as an apprentice psychologist during her enrolment at Adam Mickiewicz University.

Her passion is to provide direct action and support to women and their children in crisis while mentoring and providing support to CICC’s staff and volunteers.


Jondo Obi 2

Jondo Obi | Director

Cayman Islands Red Cross
34 Huldah Avenue

T | 345-949-6785
F | 345-945-4813

Jondo Obi is the director of the Cayman Islands Red Cross, responsible for developing strategic goals, enhancing corporate partnerships, strengthening relationships with public authorities and overseeing day-to-day operations of the organization.

Prior to joining the Red Cross 12 years ago, she worked for several United Nations agencies in Central and East Africa including the World Food Program and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

She holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration.


Dr. Ruthlyn Pomares 2

Dr. Ruthlyn Pomares | Chair – HPC

Premier Medical Care Ltd.
21 Eclipse Road, Rankin’s Plaza

T | 345-945-2273
F | 345-945-8553

Dr. Pomares gained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She is a member of the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society and the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, serving as honorary medical counsel and doping control officer. She has been chairperson of the Health Practice Commission since 2014. Previous appointments include Cayman Islands National Insurance Company board member and Risk and Appeals Committee member, HSA board member and HSA Clinical Subcommittee chairperson. Over the course of her career, Dr. Pomares has been general practitioner at the HSA and Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, and since 2007, at Premier Medical Care Ltd., which she owns.


Gene Thompson 3

Gene Thompson | Project Director

Health City Cayman Islands
1283 Sea View Road

T | 345-640-4040
F | 345-946-3882

Gene Thompson is director of Thompson Development Ltd., one of the premier development companies in the Cayman Islands, whose business enterprises include commercial and resort development, tourism, real estate and retail.

Thompson is project director for Health City Cayman Islands, an internationally accredited, state-of-the-art tertiary care hospital in East End.

Thompson is a founding member of the Cayman Island Real Estate Brokers Association, a founding member and director of the Association for the Advancement of Cruise Tourism and director of the Cayman Islands Investment Council. He is past director of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and past chairman of the board of radio station Heaven 97.


Dr. Steve Tomlinson 2

Dr. Steve Tomlinson | Medical Director

Savannah Medical Clinic
33 Hirst Road, Countryside Shopping Village

T | 345-949-6066
F | 345-945-1695

Dr. Tomlinson received his elementary and secondary education in the Cayman Islands before obtaining his medical degree from the University of the West Indies. He completed postgraduate training in Jamaica, Barbados, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Dr. Tomlinson’s primary fields of practice are family practice and general surgery, with an interest in plastic surgery. Dr. Tomlinson is a member of the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society and the Southeastern Surgical Congress in the U.S. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, Scotland.


Lizzette Yearwood

Lizzette Yearwood | CEO

Health Services Authority
95 Hospital Road

T | 345-949-8600
F | 345-949-2998

Lizzette Yearwood is a Registered Nurse and currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA).

Lizzette has been with the HSA for almost 23 years and also has a wealth of experience in healthcare settings overseas.

In 2000, she was awarded an Advanced Certificate in Quality Management by the Singapore Productivity Institute. She also holds certification from the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, and achieved her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2009. She received the 2013 Medal of Honour (MMH), and was also recognized as an Emerging Pioneer in Healthcare at the 2015 National Heroes’ Day celebration.


Dr. Sook Yin 2

Dr. Sook Yin | Medical Director

Seven Mile Medical Clinic
179 West Bay Road, Queen’s Court

T | 345-949-5600
F | 345-949-5601

Dr. Yin gained her medical degree at Queens University, Belfast, and interned at Belfast City Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital. She relocated to Cayman in 1987 and founded her own clinic in 2001, which has developed into Seven Mile Medical Clinic. Present appointments include advocacy director of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, treating physician and co-principal investigator of Perseus PCI, medical director and founding member of the Cayman Heart Fund, and chairperson of the Cayman Cancer Task Force. She has earned numerous accolades for her work, including being awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to medicine and charitable organizations in Cayman.