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Meet the team

We’re an ultra-passionate bunch of people at Jamaica Volunteer Expeditions. We’ve been working in the international volunteering field for over 9 years – and we’ve embarked on our own volunteer abroad projects – so we know the volunteer travel game inside and out. It’s our job to work tirelessly and provide you with the very best care and personal attention pre, post and during your Jamaican travels.

Here’s a snapshot of our team at HQ.

 

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Omar Evans,  Founder 
Omar co- founded Jamaica Volunteer Expeditions in 2011, combining his love of travel, adventure, and supporting local Jamaican communities in need. He mastered the ropes of international volunteering through his family-owned and operated business, and was inspired by his Mother’s story to continue the gift of giving back. With the establishment of Jamaica Volunteer Expeditions he has quickly gained a reputation as being a leader in the volunteer and tourism industry. In early 2014 he was invited to join the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurs, a distinguished group of Caribbean business leaders.

Through his dedication and leadership, Omar has carved out new partnerships, volunteer projects and destinations across Jamaica waiting to be explored by you.

 

 

 

Nicole Mehegan, (Volunteer)Program Administrator

Although Nicole Mehegan is a new Program Administrator and Coordinator for Jamaica Volunteer Expeditions, she is seasoned in the world of social services and philanthropic work. We are grateful to have had Nicole as a past, and seasoned volunteer on multiple volunteer trips over the past year. She has recently just joined our team full time and is proud to be living her dream.

 In her employee spotlight, she states, “I feel like I’m doing the things I’ve always wanted to do and with a job I’m so passionate about”.


 

Dr Wendel Abel, President Of Overseas Operations

Dr Wendel Abel has been working in the field of mental health for many years and is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Head – Section of Psychiatry, Department of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, Mona. Dr. Able completed his medical training at the UWI, Mona and continued further studies at the University of Maryland, USA; he is fluent in Spanish and French.

He has contribiuted to several peer reviewed book chapters and journal articles focusing on mental health issues such as suicide, depression and commnity mental health services. Dr. Able has also received numerous honours and awards for his outstanding work – Order of Distinction, Officer Class, 2007 from the Government of Jamaica; Special Awards from the Medical Foundation of Jamaica and the Jamaica Psychiatric Association respectively as well as awards from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).