Arese Carrington is a medical doctor and public health consultant. She is Vice President of
Africana Consultants where she specializes in public health programming and investment
promotion in Africa. She previously worked as an Associate Director of the Harvard School of
Public Health’s AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeri
She received her medical degree from the University of Ibadan in 1980 in her native Nigeria where she practiced medicine for over fifteen years.
In 2000, she received a Masters of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was elected Class Marshal by her classmates and was selected by the University to deliver the Graduate Oration at Commencement.
Dr. Carrington was a practicing physician in Nigeria and worked for a time at the University
College Hospital, Ibadan and as the medical advisor
for a multi-national company. She subsequently set up her own company, Health and Medical Services (HMS), which provided industrial firms, diplomatic missions and others with advisory services on preventive health care. She was, simultaneously, the CEO of a commercial company she founded, which provided consulting and promotional services to multinational companies and foreign non-profit entities.
In addition to being VP of UNAGB, she is a member
of MFA’s Visiting Committee for the Arts of
Asia, Oceania and Africa. As a member of the Board of the Pan African Health Foundation (PAHF
USA), she was instrumental in ensuring the Foundation established Africa’s first major auto
disable syringe factory in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She played a key role on the board of FATE
USA and on the Advisory Board of LYNX (Linking Youth in Nigeria through eXchange). She is a
public speaker and the author of “Malaria in Nigeria
” published in the Fall 2001 issue of the Harvard Health Policy Review. In 2014 she received the Newton Human Rights lifetime achievement award and citations from Massachusetts House and Senate.