Environmental Health and Analytical Services (EHAS) Team

Rashidah-Khan-Haqq Quality Environmental Health


Rashidah Khan-Haqq, M.Phil
Position: Environmental Health and Analytical Services Manager


Rashidah is an Environmental Chemist with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of the West Indies. She is Team Leader of the Environmental Health and Analytical Services Department at ESL and has significant experience in air, soil and water quality monitoring and assessment particularly in industrial and commercial sectors in Jamaica. Mrs. Khan-Haqq is trained as assessor for the ISO 17025 standard.

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Mario-Christie


Mario Christie, BSc.
Position: Chemical Analyst and Deputy Manager


Mr. Christie is a holder of a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of the West Indies. He is an analytical chemist & project officer whose focus primarily includes food safety, water quality assessments and quality control. He is trained in the principles of HACCP and other food safety management systems as well as various ISO management systems. His work involves conducting various chemical analyses, validation and verification of analytical methods, food safety assessments including HACCP/GMP audits and quality assurance related analyses, HACCP plan development as well as standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices development, implementation and training. Mr. Christie aids in overseeing the technical operations of EAS and plays an integral role in the maintenance and improvement of the EAS Quality Management System.

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kearion simpson


Kearion Simpson
Position: Quality Manager / Microbiologist


Kearion Simpson is a trained analyst with over twelve years’ experience conducting chemical and microbiological analyses on food, air, water and wastewater, ensuring accuracy, traceability and reproducibility.

As Quality Manager she has responsibility for the Implementation and Management of the Quality Management System. Kearion ensures that the quality and standards of our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited lab are met and maintained.

Her training in HACCP Auditing, Documenting HACCP prerequisite Programs and Development of HACCP Plans allows her to be of support to the manufacturing sector.

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michelle dawkins


Michelle Dawkins, BSc.
Position: Analyst / Deputy Quality Manager


Michelle is a graduate of the UWI Mona. Armed with an honours degree majored in Applied Chemistry (minor in Food Processing), she is a trained Chemical Analyst at the EAS Laboratory. She also assists in maintaining the quality system as the Deputy Quality Manager, whose responsibilities include (but are not limited to) document creation/control/management, quality assurance and quality control.
Kearion Simpson is a trained analyst with over twelve years’ experience conducting chemical and microbiological analyses on food, air, water and wastewater, ensuring accuracy, traceability and reproducibility.

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Garfield-Williams


Garfield Williams, BSc.
Position: Laboratory Analyst/ Project Officer


Garfield Williams is a research scientist in the field of bio-organic chemistry, chemical analyst and project officer. He was awarded a bachelor of science with first class honours in Biochemistry and Chemistry among several academic scholarships from the University of the West Indies.

He is proficient in water sampling , indoor and outdoor air quality assessment, chemical analyses on food (nutrition facts panel) and water samples.

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Vianzo-Rowe


Vianzo Rowe
Position: Sampling Technician


Vianzo is trained in sampling techniques that meet international standards. He is a valued part of our team who has been with ESL since the beginning.

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Candice-Giscombe


Candice Giscombe
Position: Senior Laboratory Assistant


Candice assists our Analysts in completing their daily activities, and shares the responsibility for organizing and setting up for the various procedures. Her focus on quality and efficiency makes her an invaluable part of our ESL family.

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Valrie-Downer


Valerie Paisley-Downer
Position: Laboratory Assistant


Valerie serves as assistant to both the Chemistry and Microbiology laboratories. She shares the resonsibility for organizing and setting up and in maintaing a clean environment. Valerie is an integral part of our Company Team.

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Monique Mighty


Monique Mighty
Position: Microbiologist / Project Officer


Monique Mighty has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Environmental Science from the University of Technology, Jamaica. At ESL, Monique is a Microbiologist and a Project Officer who is responsible for conducting analyses of samples, environmental monitoring activities, performance of sterility checks, verification of instruments and equipment and media performance checks.

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Trevaughan Thompson


Trevaughn Thompson
Position: Lab Technician


Trevaughn C.Thompson a recipient of the Caribbean award for Technical Drawing. Mr Thompson is a very skilled and competent in stock management laboratory analysis and utility maintenance. Mr Thompson is also responsible for the organizing and setup of various procedures. His effective focus and efficiency on quality makes him an important asset to the ESL’s team.

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Marvin Betton


Marvin Betton
Position: Lab Technician


Marvin is a chemist and biotechnologist with training from the University of the West Indies, Mona. His work at ESL- EAS Laboratory involves the conduct of various chemical analyses, sample collection and maintenance of the ISO: 17025 Quality System.

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