Lumin Consulting is powered by the tremendous engine that is the University of the West Indies,  an expansive Alumni, a vast Diaspora and the Caribbean community. As the commercial arm of the University of the West Indies, a global University with close to 70 years rooted in Caribbean development, and the challenges affecting developing nations, Lumin Consulting draws on this diverse expertise and offers research, strategy and enterprise development consulting services.

Our experience over the years affords us unique insights into the needs not just of the Caribbean region, but other regions around the world which face similar challenges. There is no one who understands how our development path has created our current trajectory and how we envision ourselves in the future better than we do.

Lumin is the gateway for SIDS and developing nations of the world to leverage world class developing country expertise to chart transformational paths. We understand and live developing country challenges every single day and so we have invested in the development of the intellectual capacity to design world class bespoke solutions – for us, by us.


We are powered by a commitment to development and are driven to effect change. We use our unique insights and innovative strategies to create transformative solutions that will make a positive global impact.

We strive to raise the level of global thought leadership as drivers of transformative solutions to challenges as we evolve and expand our commitment to sustained growth in the Caribbean, Pacific and developing regions of the world.


We are committed to delivering transformative solutions that will make the greatest impact for every client on every project. Our core team, which is based in between Jamaica and Barbados, help us to ensure this through the management of our day to day operations and business development.

But this is not all of us: Behind the core team at Lumin Consulting, we have over five thousand University of the West Indies professionals, a vast Alumni, an exceptionally skilled and accomplished Diaspora and partners in every region of the world who constitute our specialized teams.

Melissa Johnson

Senior Projects & Portfolio Officer

Melissa joined the team in 2016. A Social Development Practitioner by training, she has over ten years’ experience in project management, development consulting and entrepreneurship. Melissa currently oversees the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, which supports the development of tech and tech enabled businesses across the region. Her work at the company focuses on the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, crafting tech based solutions for Caribbean challenges and supporting commercialisation of research. Melissa holds a Masters in Social Development Practice from University College London, and BSc. in International Relations and French from the UWI, Mona Campus.

Stacy Waite

Senior Projects & Portfolio Officer

Stacy brings years of experience in both the private and the public sector. She has worked in Project Management, Business Development, Operations and Human Resources. As Senior Projects and Portfolio Officer, Stacy manages our clients in governments, non-governmental organizations and the civil society. She holds a MBA from Mona School of Business, UWI and LLB from the University of London. In 2015, she completed Risk Manager Training, PECB.

Siona DeCoteau-Palmer

Project Officer: Finance and Business Development

Siona is an Accountant by profession with experience in Project Management and Administration. She joined the team in 2019. She brings diversity to the team having worked with many project teams regionally. Her work at Lumin Consulting is centered around the company’s financial management, compliance and regional visibility. She is currently completing her ACCA studies and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance. She has completed training in Risk Management for Development Projects, Project Preparation and Appraisal, Strategic Budgeting, Strategic Planning, and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Kerryann Hodges

Project Development Officer

Kerryann Hodges is an astute information professional with diverse technological competencies. She has extensive experience in identifying and recruiting affiliates to form the company’s pool of expert consultants. She is  instrumental in developing project bids. Kerryann has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Library and Information Studies. She has also, completed several certificate courses which includes a Certificate of Achievement in Operations Management and  Introduction to Project Management as well as a Certificate of Participation in Project Proposal Writing.

Toni Archer

Executive Assistant:

Toni Archer currently serves as the Executive Assistant. Ms. Archer provides critical support to Senior Management and the team while undertaking administrative functions to ensure that the business development, operational and office management are carried out effectively. Since joining the company in 2017, Toni elevated from Research Associate to her current position, possessing excellent research capabilities that have been instrumental to the completion of several projects and other initiative undertaken by the company. Ms. Archer holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with Criminology from the University of the West Indies.

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