Minister of State – Hon. Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, OD, MP

The Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn is a committed and passionate leader who has been serving her country with distinction since she was 16 years old. She is a five-time Olympian, a multiple track and field medalist, a businesswoman and the Member of Parliament for West Rural St Andrew since 2016.

As State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Minister Cuthbert-Flynn is primarily responsible for Maternal Health, HIV Prevention and the reduction of Drug Abuse.

She hails from Port Morant, St Thomas and attended Morant Bay High School before emigrating at 16 years old. She proudly represented the University of Texas, Austin where she studied Sociology while leading the university to a NCAA Championship in 1986. She was inducted in the university’s Hall of Fame in 2015.

Since 2005, Minister Cuthbert-Flynn has operated a fitness and wellness centre and has been a lifelong advocate for a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, exercise and a positive mindset. She is a certified personal trainer, media personality, motivational speaker, former physical trainer for the Arnett Gardens Football Club and served as Marketing Manager at Western Sports, where she was instrumental in having Puma International sign Usain Bolt in 2003. She is also a past board member of the Sports Development Foundation and the Institute of Sports, as well as a previous committee member for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission disciplinary panel. She was conferred with the Order of Distinction for her contribution to sports in 1992.

Mrs. Cuthbert-Flynn enjoys nature, interacting with and helping people and a good, hearty laugh. She is married to LeVaughn Flynn and has two children, Troy and Zara.