Winsome Jefferson is a diabetes pharmacist and a diabetes educator at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (CI HSA), Grand Cayman. She has been a pharmacist for over 25 years, of which 14 years have been spent at her current employment.
She earned a diploma in pharmacy at the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST), an institution now known as University of Technology. Subsequently, she obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree with the same University with First Class Honours in 2004.
Shortly after her tenure at the CI HSA, she completed a diabetes educator’s course at the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. She obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Pharmacy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2012.
Her passion for diabetes led her to become the first Caribbean Certified Diabetes Educator at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. She has been managing a weekly diabetes education clinic including pharmaceutical care at the General Practice Clinic for the past 5 years. She also runs a US based Insulin for Life Charity Program geared at patients with diabetes who are unable to afford Insulin and sundries.
She manages the General Practice Clinic Pharmacy at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority and is also a member of the Inpatient Pharmacy Team.
She is married to Dr. Delroy Jefferson, medical director of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. Together they have one adult daughter.