Dr. Ginny Hobday became a Board member of Jasmine in 2001 and became Medical Director with part time clinical responsibilities subsequently. She has a diploma in Palliative Care and has actively promoted education of the healthcare community and the public about the benefits of palliative and hospice care for almost twenty years. This has included organising a palliative care conference bringing international leaders in this field to Cayman every two years for the past 10 years.
Ginny is a member of the CI Ethics Committee and Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Foundation. She is a past President of the CI Medical and Dental Society and a past Vice President of the Medical and Dental Council. She worked in the Department of Public Health at the Health Services Authority from 1998 – 2001 and has been a GP at Cayman Clinic since 2001 and its Medical Director since 2007.
In January 2015 Ginny was awarded an MBE for her contribution to hospice care in the Cayman Islands. At the 2015 National Heroes Day ceremony, she was awarded a Health Services Emerging Pioneer Award in recognition of extraordinary contributions to health services in the Cayman Islands.
Felicia McLean has over two decades experience in nursing having qualified as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Cayman Islands Hospital in 1995. She continued her career at the Cayman Islands Hospital until commencing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Barry University in Miami, where she graduated in 2003.
Felicia is the Director of Operations and Nursing at Jasmine. Felicia began her career at Jasmine in 2005 and has worked her way up from a trainee Palliative Nurse, to Clinical Manager, and now Director. Felica is passionate about improving the quality of life for everyone affected by both chronic and terminal illness in the Cayman Islands. In 2015, Felicia earned the National Hero’s Day Emerging Pioneer Award in Health Services and in 2019 was awarded a Certificate and Badge of Honor for her work with palliative care in the Cayman Islands by the Prince of Wales.
Felicia currently serves on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Board and served as Vice President of the Cayman Islands Nursing Association between 2004 and 2007.
A highly active member of the First Baptist Church, Felicia has served as a youth leader for over 10 years. Married to Kyle Mclean and the proud mother of four beautiful children, Felicia strongly believes public service is crucial to the future continued success of the Cayman Islands.
Ansley is an experienced non-profit fundraising professional, having received her B.A. in Non-profit Management from the College of Charleston in 2008. She spent ten years working for various organizations in the U.S., including the Augusta Symphony in Augusta, GA where she managed a US$23M capital campaign to renovate a 1940s era theater. She brings to Jasmine extensive events management experience and a strong passion for community building.
Ansley moved to the Cayman Islands with her dog in 2018 after briefly living in Panama, New Zealand, and Alaska. She remains passionate about traveling and experiencing other cultures but has found her home on Grand Cayman. Ansley is also an instructor at Ryde Cayman and enjoys staying active and exploring the outdoors.
Jaida Alexanderis a young Caymanian woman dedicated to community, creativity, and care. She received her B.A. in Marketing at Georgia State University in 2018. She worked as a Marketing Associate for Foster’s Supermarket after completing her degree and has also worked as a freelance marketer with local companies such as Art Nest and Blue Island Oracle.
A self-taught digital artist and graphic designer, Jaida brings to Jasmine a new perspective on creativity, content creation, marketing, and fundraising events.
Passionate about all things artistic, Jaida creates her own graphic designs as a hobby and hopes to represent her home in a new inspired light with her creations.”
Vanessa graduated from Barry University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, which is an international honor society of nursing. After graduation, Vanessa returned home to fulfill her childhood dream working as a registered nurse to gain and expand her nursing experience and taking care of the people in the community. She spent eight years working at CIHSA, five years working on the Medical Unit and three years working in the Dialysis Unit. Vanessa enthusiastically joined the Jasmine team in June 2021 to further expand her nursing knowledge and experience.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Her perfect day includes a movie marathon and pizza!
Lyria been a Registered Nurse (RN) since April 2019, but has been immersed within the health care industry of the Cayman Islands for over 30 years. Lyria spent twenty-four years with the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority within a variety of roles, and more than five years at the Health Practice Commission as its Registrar and Deputy Director.
She is an RN with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, is a certified Operating Room Nurse, a certified Mass Casualty Manager and certified Nurse Manager. Lyria also holds a Master’s Degree in HR management, has a certificate in International Regulatory Affairs and is a Doctoral candidate.
Lyria brings to Jasmine a wealth of experience, an effervescent spirit, vibrant personality, and unwavering passion. The opportunity to engage in the role as an RN with Jasmine and most of all, with the clients in their homes provides her with immense pleasure. Lyria enjoys the opportunity to positively impact an individual’s health status and to afford them access to the best and safest hospice and palliative care possible.
In her free time, Lyria loves needle craft, sewing, recycling/up-cycling projects, gardening, cooking and taking long walks.
Elizabeth Dikau, RN Palliative Nurse Specialist, was born in Niagara Falls, Canada. She began her nursing career in Toronto in the 1980’s, in Toronto, but tired of the winters and followed her husband to the Cayman Islands in 1990, where she began working at the George Town Hospital. Following her time there, Elizabeth then worked with a number of other health care facilities before joining Jasmine in 2004 as one of their nurses.
Elizabeth and her 2 children returned to Canada for a period, during which she completed her Palliative Care – Multidiscipline Certification at Mohawk College in Ontario. In 2016, she returned to the sun and joined Jasmine again as one of their Palliative Nurse Specialists.
She is a member of the Hospice Palliative Care of Ontario (HPCO) and a member of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).
Elizabeth is married to an accountant and proud mother to a son and daughter. With her family, she loves enjoying the seasons and the outdoors and all it has to offer, be it scuba diving in the Cayman Islands or skiing in Canada.
Heather has lived and worked in Cayman Islands for the past 15 years. During that time, she has worked in the community as a hospice nurse and has also pursued another of her passions, volunteering as a foster mum to animals, many of whom have special medical requirements. Heather enjoys a keen love of all animals but especially those who require hospice and palliative care.
A perfect day for Heather would be walking her dogs over fields and through forests, and enjoying a good picnic along the way. A log fire in the company of her dogs and a good book would make the day complete!
Chelsea completed a Degree of Nursing in her hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand. Chelsea was drawn to Palliative and Hospice Care and spent the first years of her nursing practice with Otago Community Hospice. She feels passionately about the holistic approach and the sense of connection to the community that it brings.
Chelsea some-what spontaneously moved to Grand Cayman with her Husband in 2021 and joined the Jasmine Team. She has comfortably settled into the warm climate and has loved being emerged into the community and its culture.
Chelsea is all about balance, so her spare time is often divided between her yoga practice and a good book on the beach or making the most of the new travel opportunities with her Husband’
Edward Muchenje was born in Zimbabwe and started his Nursing career in 2003 where he worked in several Government Hospitals. He moved to South Africa in 2007 to develop his nursing skills and worked in both Government and private health sectors. Edward trained in palliative care in 2017 and has been working as a Palliative Care Specialist ever since. Edward enjoy Palliative care work because it gives him new opportunities to make life meaningful.
Edward enjoys spending quality time outdoors with his wife and three children.
Sylvia is a certified Practical Nurse who has been working in the health care industry for over 45 years.
She joined Jasmine in 2012, where she currently functions as a Caregiver. She specialises in administering efficient and attentive care with empathy and patience to her clients. Her life motto is guided by the words of Amy Leigh Mercree, “Words can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light.”
Her whimsical free spirit and bubbly personality makes for an entertaining time for her clients and colleagues alike. When not caring for her patients, Sylvia enjoys taking long early morning walks and relaxing with family and friends.
The energetic Gloria Reid-Mowatt hails from the parish of St. James in western Jamaica where she attained her Practical Nurse certification. She has worked for over ten years in the field and has also worked as a Dental Assistant and Community Health Aide.
Gloria came to the shores of the Cayman Islands in 1997. She has been a caregiver with Jasmine for twenty years where families and patients love her.
When she is not taking care of her patients, she spends time in her garden. Gloria values education and believes you are never too old to accomplish your dreams. She is currently pursuing a degree in social work at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
An ardent member of the West Bay Seventh Day Adventist Church, Gloria is very involved in church activities and also serves as Sabbath School Secretary and Sabbath school teacher. Gloria is well known for being an excellent cook and has made many delicious meals for Lunch Clubs over the years. She has a passion for fashion and for fitness, and can be seen as early as 5am jogging the roads of Cayman, which sets the pace for the day ahead.
Donette Hamilton Walker is a caregiver with Jasmine.