Orisha Joseph was born in Grenada and now lives and work on Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines for the last 7 years, where she is the Executive Director of Sustainable Grenadines Inc (SusGren). Ms. Joseph’s hold a diploma in Policy, Law and Management in Ocean Governance from the Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ms. Joseph, before moving to Union Island worked in the private sector for ten years as a senior accounts receivable officer and journalist at the Grenada Broadcasting Network where she won national and regional awards.
Ms. Joseph have served on many Boards between Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines and currently serve as a Director on the St Vincent and the Grenadines Conservation Fund.
Ms. Joseph’s organisation SusGren is a transboundary NGO working between the countries of Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines with a focus on the Grenada Bank (Grenadine islands of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) with a focus on marine conservation, capacity building for community groups for self-governance and sustainable development.
Ms. Joseph, along with her team recently concluded one of the first restoration project in the Eastern Caribbean and the only one in St . Vincent and the Grenadines by restoring water circulation and improving avian and marine life and habitat in the largest mangroves ecosystem in the country.
Ms. Joseph is a certified PADI diver and enjoys birding and hiking. Her motto is pleasure in the job, puts perfection in the work with the right attitude.