Maisha Hutton is the Executive Director of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), a regional alliance of over 100 NCD focused civil society organizations. Maisha holds a BSc in Microbiology, a MSc. in Molecular Biology and a PGDip in International Health. Prior to joining the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, she worked on the Barbados HIV/AIDS Impact Project and co-founded Associates for International Development in 2004. Maisha has been with the HCC since 2012 where she is responsible for the daily operations. HCC’s strategic focus areas are advocacy; communication; capacity building; and mhealth/ehealth. The HCC works with regional and international public and private partners to drive NCD policy and programming in a number of areas including: cervical cancer; screening and management of hypertension; social marketing for dietary salt reduction; alcohol policy; food policy; tobacco control advocacy; food policy; childhood obesity; and strengthening mechanisms for a whole of society multisectoral response to NCDs.