Cavelle Joseph-St Omer
Cavelle Joseph-St. Omer, President of HRMATT, is a globally recognized Human Resources executive with over twenty years of experience working to effectively balance big-picture thinking and strategic planning with hands-on execution. Her passion is providing HR solutions for her colleagues and clients by helping them build their HR infrastructure through technology, compliance and people.
Ms. Joseph – St. Omer is member of the Board of Directors of the National Training Agency, where she serves as the Chairperson of the Finance, Investment and Procurement Committee. She is presently the Public Relations Officer of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business Alumni Board, and a Director of the EPOCH Foundation. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago, where she also facilitates SHRM examination preparation.
Ms. Joseph – St. Omer is a past member of the Board of Governors of NIHERST, and served as the Chairperson of the HR Committee. Additionally, she is a past member of the Industrial Relations Advisory Committee; a past Director, in the capacity of Treasurer and Chairperson of the HR Committee on the Board of Turtle Village Trust; the Past President of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago; the past Secretary of the Pest Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago; a past Director of the Gender Advisory Board, of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; and additionally, a past member of the Advisory Council of the World HRD Congress. She previously served on the Boards of South AIDS Support in the capacity of Secretary; and a member of the Sub-Committee for the Women’s City Centres Programme in Trinidad and Tobago, Design Module: Economic Empowerment and Design Module: Governance.
In February, 2016 Ms. Joseph – St. Omer was recognized as one of the top 100 Global HR Professionals by the World HRD Congress. She was acknowledged for her contribution to South AIDS Support at its 10th anniversary function in 2011. Additionally, she was also bestowed with the Spirit of AFETT award by the Association at the International Woman’s Day Function 2015.
Throughout her impressive career, she has proven successful at developing cultures of collaboration, and implementing change to affect workforce excellence. Ms. Joseph-St. Omer is a passionate champion of policies and laws that advance opportunities for women and girls. This desire to achieve gender parity has also inspired her to advocate for improved childcare solutions in the workplace, the abolishment of child marriage and most recently, the introduction of sexual harassment legislation and a workplace code in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2017 and 2018, she joined the Trinidad and Tobago civil society delegation at the 61st and 62nd sitting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York.
She is the holder of a Master’s of Business Administration with Distinction, specializing in Human Resources Management, from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Law (Double Major); Diploma in Labour Laws and earned her international certification with the Society for Human Resource Management as a SHRM – Senior Certified Profession