Established in 1979 by Dr Arthur Wint and Dr John Golding, the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine has evolved as a multidisciplinary organization that continues to provide leadership and extensive support for Jamaica’s athletes and the country’s sport development aspirations. In providing first class support for all athletes, the Association convenes a wide field of professionals from various disciplines. These include Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Dentistry, Sport Physiotherapy, Sport Psychology, Sport Nutrition, Coaching, Physical Education and Nursing. Affiliate professionals include Masseuses, Emergency Medical Technicians and Athletic Trainers. The JASM is complemented by a Western Branch and Central Chapter
What We Do
The JASM’s work involves providing service to Jamaica’s athletes in support of their preparation and journey toward optimal performance. This is accomplished through education, advocacy, research and the inclusion of global best practices in athlete care and rehabilitation.
The Association seeks to promote the discipline of Sports Medicine among all stakeholders while providing expert advice, information and commentary on a variety of issues related to sports medicine and overall human wellness. Regular interaction with the athletic and general community is facilitated through seminars, workshops and the provision of medical coverage for all major sports events across the island.
The Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine is a multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is:
“To provide optimal care for the sportsperson through diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, injury prevention and education towards maintaining Jamaica’s international status as a premier sporting nation.”
1. To facilitate the promotion, practice and advancement of evidence -based approaches to Sports Medicine and Exercise protocols.
2. To use education as a tool to disseminate empirical sports science information to all stakeholders at the national and regional level.
RHONDA HUTSONPRESIDENT / MBBS, MSc DM SAE (A/P), Sports / Chair of the Sports Event Committe
A native of Georgetown, Guyana, she received the Bachelors and Master of Science degrees in Surgery and Medicine from the University of the West Indies. She also attained the Doctor of Medicine degrees in Emergency Medicine and also holds a Master of Science degree in Sports Medicine. She is a Consultant Emergency Physician at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and Associate Lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, and has served as team physician to Jamaican athletes at local and international events.
Dr Ruchelle Brown Calvert,Vice President
Dr Ruchelle Brown Calvert, is a Sports Medicine Physician and Lecturer at the Mona Academy of Sport, in the Faculty of Sport, at the University of the West Indies. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and a Master of Science in Sports Medicine from the UWI. She is also the Head of the Section of Sports and Exercise Medicine that provides oversight for the daily operations of the UWI Sports Medicine Clinic Dr. Calvert has been a dedicated member of the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine for the past 4 years, volunteering her services at a number of sporting events both locally and internationally. A graduate of Wolmer’s Girls; School, Dr Calvert strives for excellence, living by her High school motto: “Age Quod Agis”- (“Whatever you do, do it well”) and is motivated by the outcome of good teamwork, recognising that “Team work makes the dream work”. Not surprisingly, ‘teamwork’ and ‘excellence’ early ingrained in her, are both today reflected in her involvement with team sports. His love for sports and fitness was the drive to become an active member of organizations providing leadership and support to the country’s aspiring athletes. In 2017, he joined the Central Chapter JASM and has since offered his medical expertise and service to sporting organizations. These include Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championship , Gibson McCook Relays, Concacaf Women Olympics Qualifying and Central America and Caribbean Games CAC). He is Founder and co-owner of ImagineMORE Sports Med. Edmund continues to improve himself and the lives of others through clinical training and voluntary service.
Dr. Safiya A. Franklin, M.B.B.S., DMHonorary Secretary
Dr. Safiya A. Franklin, M.B.B.S., DM (Orthopaedic Surgery), Cert. Mgt (HBSonline) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Practitioner. Dr. Franklin has been in medical practice since 2002 and practising Sports Medicine since 2004. She has the distinction of being the first female trained Jamaican in the Orthopaedic Surgery training programme at the University of the West Indies and is currently the Head of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the May Pen Hospital, having started the service there in 2017. She is a certified Football Medicine Instructor (FIFA), certified Team Physician (AOSSM & ACSM) and has been athlete and team physician at local and international meets/tournaments of various National Sports Associations and Federations including the Jamaica Football Federation's male U-17, U20, U-23 and female teams. Dr. Franklin is also experienced in sports administration and event management, and was appointed co-Head of the Medical Delegation to the Pan-Am Games, Rio de Janeiro as well as Medical Director for the Local Organising Committee for the CONCACAF U-17 Final Qualifying Round and Red-Stripe Champions Cup. Dr. Franklin is a published author in her specialty of orthopaedics and has additional training in foot and ankle surgery from the Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in the UK. She has been mentored by renowned Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Surgeon Dr. Answorth Allen, Team Orthopaedist New York Knicks, at the Hospital for Special Surgery, NY and Prof. Tim Briggs, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK in Cartilage Transplant/ Joint Reconstruction techniques. She has given several lectures and presentations in the areas of orthopaedics as well as sports medicine locally. She has been an active member of the JASM, having held several positions in the Association, including Assistant Treasurer of the Central Chapter, Vice-President of the JASM and now its Honorary Secretary. Dr. Franklin holds memberships in several associations locally and internationally in the areas of both Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
For over 30 years, Pier Ann has been doing what she loves and loving what she does, Physiotherapy. She received her Diploma in Physiotherapy, UHWI School of PT (1991) and a BSc.PT in 2010 from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida. She is an America Breast Care Certified Post- mastectomy Bra Fitter. A Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor since 2011and a member of the Research Committee of Kinesio Taping Association International. She revels in the transformative impact of the Kinesio Taping Method in the lives of many individuals. She recently completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Physiotherapies (2021) and the IOC Certificate in Mental Health in Elite Sport (2022). As founder and CEO of Therapeutic Touch, Mrs. Brown has the distinct pleasure of activating her passion daily. She has served at STH (1993-95), was Head of the PT Dept. at May Pen Hospital (2003-4) and was Acting-Head of Dept. at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (2011-2015). Mrs. Brown is a member of the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine (JASM) and the currently Treasurer (2021-23). She has served as President of the Central Chapter of the JASM (2017-19). She has represented as Team PT for both Jamaica’s National junior and senior track and field teams at several regional and international events, from CARIFTA Games to the Summer Olympics. A dedicated member of the Jamaica Physiotherapy Association where she has served as President (2013-2015). She enjoys reading, philately, travelling and gives service in her parish through the Lions Club of Clarendon, (President 2021-22).
DIALO BROWNPRE-PARTICIPATION EVALUATION CHAIR / DPT., MSc Sports Medicine, CSCS
Dialo-Rudolph Brown is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the West Indies, Mona; a Master of Science in Sports Medicine from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University Florida. Dialo is also an Adjunct Assistant lecturer in the Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy program at the School of Physical Therapy, UWI, Mona and a Guest Lecturer in the MSc. Sports and Exercise Medicine – Physiotherapy program at the Faculty of Sport, Mona Academy of Sport. He has served as Physiotherapist for national teams and is currently involved in strength and conditioning programs for national youth swimmers.
Miss McIntosh is a practicing Physiotherapist in a private facility. She holds a Diploma in Physical Therapy, (UHWI) and a Master of Science in Sports Medicine, (Long Island University, Bklyn., N.Y) and Master Public Administration (Health) New York University, N.Y. She was the Charge Physiotherapist at the Cornwall Regional Hospital until June, 1982. Served as an Adjunct Professor for undergraduate and graduate Sports Medicine programmes at LIU, Bklyn, N.Y.; (1985-7); Asst. Chief P.T to 1996 (1998-2000) MSKCC, NY; PT Case-Manager Therapy Review System (2002-8). A member of JASM since 1980. President, West Branch JASM, 2018 – 2020; Secretary, W-B JASM 2020 to present and a Floor member of the JASM since November, 2021. November, 2021. National Representation: Carifita Games; Commonwealth Games, 2014, Pan American Games, 2015
FABIAN MILLERRESEARCH CHAIR / BSc PT
Fabian Miller is a Lecturer at the Mico University College, He is a graduate of the G.C Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and holds a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Education, from the University of Technology, Jamaica. He has done scholarly research on Sporting services in CARICOM and CARIFORUM States and is currently a contributor and co-author in the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology in collaboration with Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Science, (UWI). Mr. Fabian Miller is currently pursuing a PhD in Biotechnology and is a Board Member of the Social and Human Sciences Advisory Committee of Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO.
Dr David Hanson,
David is a medical doctor attached to the Ward Mount Medical Centre, Mandeville, Jamaica. He holds a BSc (cum laude), M.B.B.S., from the University of the West Indies where he also completed a Master of Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He serves as an Emergency Room and Admissions Physician and is the joint owner of a private medical centre. David has travelled extensively with national teams and continues to give voluntary service to several national sports events. He provides medical support for the Manchester High School sports teams as well as Los Perfectos Football Club
Dr. Wendi Peart-Brissett, DPT Physiotherapist
Dr. Peart-Brissett has been a physiotherapist for 15 years with experience in both acute and chronic patient care. She received her BSc. In Physical Therapy with Honours from the University of the West Indies in 2004, a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine with Merit from the University of Nottingham in 2007 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova SouthEastern University in Florida in 2013. Her main areas of practice are Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal, Sports Medicine, Pilates-based rehabilitation and teaching Pilates classes. She has worked with and travelled as team Physiotherapist for different sporting organizations, including the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) and Netball Jamaica (NJ), being with the latter for over ten (10) years. She enjoys watching sports, travelling, hiking and exploring nature.
JOHN CAMPBELLWEBSITE CHAIR / MSc, Sports and Exercise Medicine (Physiotherapy) Dip Phys Ed.
John holds a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Medicine as well as a Specialist Teacher’s Diploma in Physical Education. He has given years of voluntary service to national sports events and travelled as physiotherapist with national basketball and netball teams to international events. He has also served as strength training and conditioning consultant with the Jamaica Netball Association. During his sojourn in Guyana, he served as the Deputy Program Manager for Sport and Development with the Caribbean Community Secretariat. John is passionate about Youth development and serves currently, as a director for charitable organization that uses sport as a tool to facilitate the development of youth.
Join Our Association
New Members are welcomed! Eligibility for membership to the JASM is open to professionals in the field of Sports Medicine and suitable / complementary para-medical professions. These include certified professionals in Nutrition, Psychology, Kinesiology, Physiology, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy. Applicants will be reviewed by the Executive of the JASM
Marlando Thomas - Western BranchPRESIDENT / RPT
Marlando completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of the West Indies and practices currently, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. A consistent volunteer at a variety of local and international sporting events, he now is head of the Health and Promotion Team at the Hospital.
Dr. Edmund M. Regis Jr - Central BranchPRESIDENT / RPT
Edmund is a Caribbean national from the island of Saint Lucia. During his earlier years as a student, he developed a love for Jamaica and officially made it his ideal place to work and second home in 2015. He has been employed by the Ministry of Health, Jamaica where he has served and developed his medical skills and experience across three (3) regions (WRHA, SRHA, SERHA). His love for sports and fitness was the drive to become an active member of organizations providing leadership and support to the country’s aspiring athletes. In 2017, he joined the Central Chapter JASM and has since offered his medical expertise and service to sporting organizations. These include Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championship , Gibson McCook Relays, Concacaf Women Olympics Qualifying and Central America and Caribbean Games CAC). He is Founder and co-owner of ImagineMORE Sports Med. Edmund continues to improve himself and the lives of others through clinical training and voluntary service.#