The Cayman Heart Fund has made changes to its board of directors. Dr. Bella Beraha is the new chairman, Maureen Cubbon takes up the role of vice chairman and Colleen Mellott joins as a director.
Beraha, from Venezuela, received her medical degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, stated a release from the fund. She moved to Florida and completed her residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic Florida, and at Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward, Florida. She arrived in Cayman in 2011 and now works as a private physician at Helix Healthcare with privileges at CTMH Doctors Hospital and Cayman Islands Hospital.
Previously, she served as a director and vice chair for the Cayman Heart Fund, and is the main organiser of its annual international symposium.
Cubbon is the wellness and culinary director at Bestlife and has over 15 years’ experience working with local, international and Fortune 500 companies. She helped create and implement several community initiatives focussed around children’s health, such as the Be Active and Eat Smart programme and Project Grow School Garden, and is a founding member of the National Health Task Force for Children’s Health, an arm of the Cayman Heart Fund.
Mellott has volunteered in the community since her teens, serving as a Rotarian for many years and creating a networking house for local filmmakers. She takes up her new role after being the charity’s coordinator for three years, according to the press release.