LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance, will continue to be led by Dr. Allyson Leacock, its first Steering Committee Chairman, who has been Executive Director for the past 10 years. The current Steering Committee Chairman and Caribbean media Icon, Julian Rogers M.B.E will Chair the Board of LIVE UP. Joining these two Caribbean media stalwarts on the voluntary Board of Directors will be other Caribbean professionals whose work has distinguished them across multiple disciplines: the Technical Director, Kent Jordan, a CBMP Steering Committee member who has produced many of the LIVE UP broadcast materials; Dr. David McBean, a founding Media Executive of Jamaica and former Chairman of the Steering Committee; Mitzi Allen, of HaMa Productions in Antigua, a longstanding host of LIVE UP: The Show as well as a member of the Steering Committee. Lending a youthful and community perspective will be UWI graduate in Sociology and Political Science, popular radio talk-show host and LIVE UP Hero Corey Lane.
Joining them is a voluntary Advisory Panel to provide an experienced international perspective. The panel will include: UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on HIV to the Caribbean and LIVE UP Champion, Dr. Eddie Greene who is a former Assistant Secretary-General of CARICOM; joining him is one of CBMP's founding Trustees, funding partners, and board members with strong Caribbean connections, interest and understanding of regional cultural nuances, Dr. Jacob Gayle. Dr. Gayle is a former VP of the Ford Foundation and is now VP of Medtronic.