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Functions of the Election Committee:
- Manage recruitment of persons to CSA’s Executive Council by recommending the best candidate to stand for election for each vacant position.
- Ensure composition of CSA’s Executive Council meets the diverse character of its membership.
Chenzira Davis Kahina, Chair
Chenzira Davis Kahina respectfully known as “Dr. Chen” is a media technologist, cultural ethnographer, educator, artist, naturopathic therapist, ordained priestess, and author. She completed studies in Education, English, Journalism/Communications, Educational Technology, Cognitive Technology, Naturopathic Counseling, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rutgers University (B.A.), Pepperdine University (M.S.), University of California San Diego (PhD Fellow), and the International University of Natural Health (Ph.D.) respectively complimented with interdisciplinary regional and international certifications. Davis Kahina is the author, researcher, and contributing editor of multiple essays, commentaries, progressive anthologies, and comprehensive transcultural projects inclusive of Cognitive Trends of Education for African Caribbean Americans (1998); Listening to Ancestral Wisdom: Sacred Conch Shell Inspirations (2004); Three Queens of the Virgin Islands (Chautauqua/Play: 2005); Heritage Education Arts Legacy-HEAL© (2013); The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde (By Dr. Gloria I. Joseph: 2015- Contributing Editor); Queens of the Virgins (Ethnodocumentary film: 2017); and other peer-reviewed and digital media publications annually. Davis Kahina is the co-founder of Per Ankh (House of Life)—an NGO promoting and teaching Culture, Health, Arts, Technology and Education for Life, Inspiration, Freedom and Education (CHATS4LIFE©). Complementary to her proactive Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) membership for nearly 10 consecutive years, Davis Kahina serves in leadership and active membership positions within several regional and international organizations inclusive of yet not limited to: AST Circle; AQMW© International; Per Ankh Bamboula Drummers and Dancers; God’s House International (GHI); Global Breadfruit Heritage Council (GBHC); Heirs to Our Oceans (H2OO™); Caribbean Pan African Network (CPAN); MACISLYN Bamboula Dance Company; Music In Motion School of Higher Dance Education© (MIM); Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage Institute (VICHI); St. Croix Foundation for Community Development-Non Profit Consortium (SCF-NPC); Virgin Islands Architecture Center for Built Heritage and Crafts (VIAC); Toastmasters International™ (St. Croix TM 933); and others. Davis Kahina is the director of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC), Marketing/Sales Manager for WUVI Radio Media, and a member of the teaching faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI)- the only Historically Black College and University in the Caribbean and a Land Grant Institution.