Dr. Waine Kong, President of the HIC Foundation
Dr. Kong serves as the President of HIC Foundation. Dr. B. Waine Kong has been at the forefront of efforts to reduce the ravages of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As CEO of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Dr. Kong has grown ABC into an international organization which actively advocates for culturally competent health care, increased representation of minorities in the health professions, and availability of appropriate health care and medication for all citizens. Dr. Kong (along with Dr. Elijah Saunders) conducted the first clinical trials for African Americans relating to the efficacy, sexual side effects and quality of life of various treatments for high blood pressure. With a grant from the American Heart Association, Drs. Kong and Saunders developed language describing the early warning signs of heart attack that was later adopted by the AHA. Dr. Kong also co-authored the Vital Signs Quality of Life questionnaire that was used in several clinical trials.
Dainia Baugh, MD, DABIM, DABHM, Chairperson
Dr. Dainia Baugh is an expert in Wellness, Cardiac Risks and Chronic Disease Management. Dr. Baugh served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt prior to becoming the Medical Director of Nashville Internal Medicine Associates. She previously also held the position of Medical Director of the PHV at Vanderbilt. Hospital. She previously was appointed to the Board of the Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness by the Governor of the State of Tennessee.
Dr. Baugh’s practice focus is preventive medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine. Dr Baugh holds the distinction of being the only physician in Jamaica with US board certification in Holistic Medicine. Dr. Baugh is well known for best practices in wellness management and risk prevention. She has published extensively in the medical literature and is internationally respected.
Ms. Lisa D’Oyen, Executive Director
Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, where she specialized in International Health Policy and Management. She possesses 8 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector both in Jamaica and abroad. Throughout her career, she has served at youth centers, HIV/AIDS organizations, and medical charities. As the Executive Director of the HIC Foundation, Lisa has spearheaded funding and implementation of the HIC Heart Station model, increasing the accessibility and affordability to basic heart tests in Jamaican communities, while ensuring that everyone is able to access the lifesaving services of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean regardless of their ability to pay. Lisa also serves as the Administrative Manager for the Heart Institute of the Caribbean.