Ambassador of the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis in Washington, D.C.
One of eight siblings, Her Excellency, Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne was born in Newtown, Basseterre, St. Kitts. Following secondary education at the Girls High School and Basseterre High School, in 1978 she graduated with a medical degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Jamaica. Dr. Phillip-Browne received training in Public Health at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and is also a graduate from the Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales, with a Diploma in Dermatological Science.
Dr. Phillip-Browne served in various medical positions in St. Kitts as a Civil Servant and in 1995 served as Director
of Primary Health Care and later Chief Medical Officer of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. From 1994 until her recent appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America, she also practised dermatology in a private capacity.
In 2011, Ambassador Phillip-Browne obtained a Master of Theological Science (MTS) degree from Anderson University in Indiana. She has served as a lay preacher and active member of the Women of the Church of God as well as being a partner of Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.), St. Kitts and Nevis chapter. Her community involvements also included hosting of a morning devotional program on a local radio station, WINN FM as well as co-hosting a “One Love” spiritually based program on Sugar City Rock radio.
Besides being a social and political activist, Dr. Phillip-Browne is also a sports enthusiast. She represented St. Kitts in netball for many years and was a member of the Caribbean Netball Association’s Championship Team in 1973. She has also served in various managerial positions on the St Kitts Netball Association.
Dr. Phillip-Browne is the proud mother of two daughters and a son, and grandmother of two girls.
Permanent Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Everson Hull is a business economist and currently serves as Permanent Representative for St. Kitts and Nevis to the 35-member Organization of American States (OAS). He graduated from Howard University in 1977, becoming the first-ever recipient of the University’s PhD award in Economics. For more than 20 years, he served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics. In the School of Business, Professor Hull earned the distinction of MBA “Professor of the Year” for four of the five years of his full-time tenure. In the private sector, he has served as Senior Economist for the American Petroleum Institute, TRW Inc. and Fannie Mae. Dr. Hull also served at the Congressional Research Service as Head of Money and Banking. This latter tour of duty led to a U.S. Presidential Appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Research at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Dr. Hull has allocated a significant portion of his time to providing financial and economic consulting services on a wide range of issues. These include: econometric modeling of the determinants of yield spreads between jumbo and conforming loans; developing estimates of the potential effects of the Basel Accord on the capital adequacy of U.S. commercial banks and using econometric models to simulate the effects of monetary policy on the U.S. economy.
At the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Dr. Hull has served as Member of the Federal Joint Interagency Task Force implementing the sweeping provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial legislation. He has also served as the oversight regulator’s chief liaison on matters related to the Executive Compensation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. He has been called on to prepare written analyses and opinions on recommended incentive-based salaries, bonuses and stock option awards for new executive hires.
In his current assignment at the OAS, Ambassador Hull has been appointed to serve as the Principal Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to the Inter- American Drug Abuse Control Commission as well as Assistant National Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas Process. He is fully engaged with his peers: in the development of a vigorous CARICOM response to the “black-listing” of our low-tax jurisdictions, in the exploration of new business opportunities in the rapidly growing Central and South American countries, and in reconciling border disputes between OAS member states.
His extensive research includes over 60 publications and technical reports as well as regular contributions to the local newspapers. Born in Nevis, Dr. Hull graduated from the Charlestown Secondary School; taught at the Combermere Primary School and represented the Island of Nevis at cricket and football.
Dr. Hull has three children — Lovell, Randy and Cecelia. He is married to Dr. Sandra D. Cooke-Hull.