Erin Brown, a short blonde haired, black female, wearing blue tinted glasses, Grand Bahama native. She is a bone cancer (Osteosarcoma) survivor who self identifies as a limb difference individual aka an above the knee amputee. Erin’s pronouns are she and her, she continues to represent The Bahamas , regionally and internationally through Disability Inclusion Strategies fostering inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities.
Erin serves as The Bahamas’ most influential Disability Inclusion Consultant, President of the only disability-led consulting business regionally; Erin Brown Connects, Disability Advocacy and Inclusion Management located in the capital providing national ministerial agencies, regional civil society and international bodies Disability Inclusion Strategies in areas of Inclusive Policy Reform , Inclusive Training , Disaster and Emergency, People with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities) Act 2014 Compliance, Paralympic Development , Inclusive Education and Health Systems.
Currently leading, The University of the Bahamas, Office of Disabilities and Compliance she continues to increase access, inclusion and opportunities for students with disabilities and educators through Inclusive Education implementation.
With over seventeen years of experience in developing national and regional Disability Inclusion strategies, trainings and programming, in diverse roles i.e. PAHO|WHO ; International Disability Inclusion Consultant for the Caribbean, National Women Advisory Council (NWAC); Disability Chair , Women United Bahamas: First Vice Disability Chair, Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWIL )Bahamas National Chapter, Disability Advocacy Chair and the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD),Commissioner and Accessibility Chair.
Erin’s specific focus includes women, youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities. Dubbed Erin ‘Bionic’ Brown she became The Bahamas first Para-athlete training in the US Olympic and Paralympic Center in Colorado Springs 2019. Classified as The Bahamas first PTS2 female Paratriathlete to compete in the 2020 Paralympic Tokyo Games ParaTriathlonQualifier leading the charge in establishment of the Bahamas Paralympic Committee.
In 2021 Erin was named the first Bahamian and Black Woman with a Disability the Godmother for Royal Caribbean International Odyssey of the Seas; a historical maritime tradition. She is the only daughter of Senator Edwin Wykee Brown J.P., MBE and Tangy Aillen Brown nee Armbrister (both deceased) and the proud mother of one boy and two girls.