BHB Appoints Wedderburn As Clinical Director

December 4, 2019 | 3 Comments

Tawanna Wedderburn Bermuda Dec 2019The Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Dec 4] announced that Tawanna Wedderburn has been appointed as the new Clinical Director of Mental Health Services at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute.

She takes on the role from Monday December 9th 2019, as Mr Glenn Caisey who held the position for more than 20 years, is retiring from this post.

Reporting to the Vice President, Clinical Operations [MWI], Mr Preston Swan, the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services is responsible for the quality and direction of community and inpatient mental health services for adults and Child & Adolescent Services.

Mr Swan comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Ms Wedderburn back to MWI in this critical role. I would like to thank Mr Caisey for his leadership and dedicated service over many years.

“We expect a smooth transition of leadership with Ms Wedderburn’s experience and understanding of MWI and mental health in Bermuda and are looking forward to exciting times in the mental health arena.

“MWI employees are in the early stages of developing services with amazing partners such as Johns Hopkins and most recently East London NHS Trust who have shared their experiences on their quality improvement journey within mental health. Ms Wedderburn is well placed to lead the team in this process as we seek to improve outcomes for people in Bermuda suffering from mental illness.”

BHB said, “Ms Wedderburn worked at MWI in Child and Adolescent Services for six years between 2002 and 2008 as a family therapist and Acting Programme Manager following two years working as a crisis intervention worker in Toronto.

“She worked as an adoption worker then family consultant for the Department of Child and Family Services between 2002 and 2010. She has a keen interest in ethics and was a long serving member of the BHB Ethics Committee. From 2007 to 2018 she was employed by the Bermuda Health Council as Programme Manager from 2007, the Director of Health Regulation from 2011 and CEO from 2015.

“Ms Wedderburn achieved a Bachelor of Arts from York University in 1993, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1998 and gained a post graduate certificate in couple and family therapy from the University of Guelph in 2006. She has received additional training in health systems and health insurance from the World Bank, Harvard University’s School of Public Health and Schulich School of Business.

“She sits on the Board of the Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, and the Berkeley Institute Board of Governors. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and Bermuda Counselors Association.”

Ms Wedderburn comments: “I’m excited to be returning to MWI in this leadership role as we work to update the strategy for mental health services in Bermuda. I already know there is a wonderful team of professionals and support staff in place providing high quality services, and I look forward to working with them and our external partners to further develop mental health services.”

Click here banner of health related matters 3

Read More About

Category: All, News

Comments (3)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. frank says:

    I am so glad that this woman has got a job

  2. You says:

    Ok so a bait and switch? Fire her for one job and give her a job to keep her quiet?

  3. what's up? says:

    I am very happy for you. Remember this name!!!! remember that statement by you know who don’t you? So now another door has opened for you I am so glad that we have someone with the capacity to deal with our unfortunate ones who really do need your help. Thanks. I won’t forget your name.

Leave a Reply