Dr Winston Isaac, who has held the position of Honorary Consul, at the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis Consulate in Toronto, Ontario, since 2016, has passed. In an announcement made via social media his daughter Alison Isaac stated “Dr. Winston Isaac. My dad. Country boy. Proud Kittitian. The most focused, resilient person I’ve ever known. And I give thanks. He transitioned this morning.”
His Excellency Dr. Isaac was an academic, a health service manager, a professor of Health Services Management, and a Health Policy Analyst.The St.Kitts born and raised Dr. Isaac was the former Director of the Ryerson University School of Health Services Management in Canada. Isaac retired in June 2015 after 25 years of service at Ryerson.He was born in Molineux and attended the Molineux-Estridge Primary School and later the St. Kitts-Nevis Grammar School.
He served as Associate Professor and Director in the School of Health Services Management at Ryerson University in Toronto.
His academic positions have included part-time and full-time instructor at several colleges and universities; Program Director at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences; Program Coordinator with the Chang School at Ryerson University and Director for the School of Health Services Management at Ryerson.
Dr. Isaac also holds undergraduate degrees in Science, Psychology and Business Administration, two degrees in Adult Education and Health Administration & Policy at the Master’s level and a PhD in Adult and Continuing Education.
He is also a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He holds a Diploma in Respiratory Technology from the Michener Institute and in 2007, he was made an Alumnus of Distinction in recognition of being an outstanding graduate who has excelled in his career and demonstrated commitment to his community and the roles played in the Canadian Health Care System.
In 2010, Dr. Isaac was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Central West Local Health Integration Network (CW LHIN) in Brampton. He is also a reviewer for accrediting health administration programs across North America for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Dr. Isaac is a co-founder of The Walnut Foundation, a Men’s Health Interest and Support group dedicated to development and education of Black men and the wider community in taking responsibility for their health. The Foundation was established in 2007, incorporated in 2010 and gained charitable organization status in 2012.
Dr. Isaac was a sought-after speaker in Prostate Cancer Awareness and Men Taking Responsibility for their health. He is very skilled in making healthcare information understandable to the general public.