During his three year sabbatical in Jamaica, serving as VP and President of the Port Antonio Rotary Club and focusing on the design and construction of Great Huts, Paul met Nickesha Christine Smith and was smitten! Paul and Nikki were married at Great Huts in 2005. Nikki graduated with a theater arts degree from Edna Manley College in Kingston and is currently pursuing her acting career in Washington, DC. Dr Rhodes, Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University is currently on Sabbatical overseeing Great Huts and serving as the Chairman and Administrator for the Port Antonio Homeless Shelter and Rehab Center. Dr Paul invites oversea’s medical students and residences for elective study at the Port Antonio infirmary and at the homeless shelter.
Dr. Rhodes through his charitable NGO (Non Government Organization), Jamaican and American Friends of Infirmaries and Shelters, provides minimally priced accommodations ($10 per night) for volunteers of one month or more. Preceptorships for interns/residents in medicine, psychiatry, social work, nursing, education and recreational therapy are offered by Dr. Rhodes and include voluntary work at the infirmary, or homeless shelter, rehabilitation center for the homeless, environmental protection agency, Red Cross, Salvation Army and local high schools.
For more information on "VOLUN-TOURISM", you can contact Dr. Paul Rhodes at email@example.com