The Bermuda Hospitals Board has the responsibility for the stewardship of the hospital and to oversee the conduct of the business of the Board. The Board’s fundamental objectives are to enhance and preserve long-term value, to ensure the hospital meets its obligations on an ongoing basis and that the hospital operates in a reliable and safe manner. In performing its functions, the Board should also consider the legitimate interests of others such as employees, and the members of the public may have in the hospital. In overseeing the conduct of the business, the Board, through the Chief Executive Officer, shall set the standards of conduct for the organisation.
Mr Everson was appointed chairman of the Board effective 1 July 2015. He is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is founder and president of PEConsultants Limited, a corporate finance advisory firm. Mr Everson has served as president of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce and vice chairman of the Association of Bermuda International Companies. He is a non-executive director of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Mr Everson was appointed to the Board in 2015 after serving as a community representative on the Finance Committee and the Financial Sustainability Steering Committee. He is also chair of BHB´s Finance Committee.
Committees: Executive Committee; Finance Committee; Pension Committee; Modernization Committee; Audit and Risk Committee
A registered nurse, Mrs Parker has been the registrar of the Bermuda Nursing Council since 2006. She was the director of nursing at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital from 1984-2002, and brings to the Board a wealth of experience and knowledge both of BHB and of healthcare in Bermuda.
Committees: Executive Committee; Clinical Governance Committee; Human Resources Committee; Pension Committee; Communications Committee; Modernization Committee
Sandy De Silva PsyD
Dr De Silva is director of services for the Family Centre. She joined BHB for her doctoral internship then continued as a clinical psychologist in Child and Adolescent Services. During her six years with BHB, Dr De Silva was co-chair of the Ethics Research Subcommittee and served on the High-Risk Interagency Committee and the Child Development Programme Interagency Team. She also represented MWI for the Well Bermuda Initiative. In 2009, Dr De Silva joined Family Centre as the director of clinical services, becoming director of services in 2013. She was chair of the Bermuda Psychologists Registration Council from 2013 to 2015 and has served on the Bermuda Health Council and the Bermuda Human Rights Commission.
Committees: Human Resources Committee
Mr Everett brings to BHB more than 45 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. For the last 15 years he has been a director of the Freisenbruch-Meyer Group of Companies, and president and co-owner of the IMG Group. Mr Everett has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Bermuda Insurance Institute, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce and the Insurance Advisory Committee for Bermuda Government. He chaired the Legislation Sub Committee responsible for drafting the 1978 Bermuda Insurance Act. Mr Everett served as a community representative on BHB Board committees before being appointed to the Board in 2016. He chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and the Insurance Subcommittee.
Committees: Executive Committee; Pension Committee; Modernization Committee; Audit and Risk Committee
Committees: Executive Committee; Finance Committee
Mrs Gibbons is a retired communications executive with broad experience in publishing, advertising and public relations. She worked for over a decade in the pharmaceutical industry, marketing antibiotic and cardiovascular drugs. While serving on the Bermuda Hospitals Board from 1994-98, she chaired the Strategic Planning Initiative for Bermuda’s Healthcare System, a joint project with the Bermuda Government, Bermuda Hospitals Board and Arthur Andersen. Mrs Gibbons was reappointed to the Board in 2013. She is the chair of BHB´s Communications Committee.
Committees: Executive Committee; Communications Committee; Human Resources Committee; Modernization Committee
Victor Scott MD
Dr Scott was a faculty member of Howard University College of Medicine from 1971 until he retired as professor of medicine in 2008. He was appointed interim senior vice president for Health Sciences in 2003, with oversight of all health-related activities within Howard University, including the Howard University Hospital, the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, and the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He assumed the role permanently in 2005 until he retired in 2007. Dr Scott also served as president and CEO of Howard University Physicians from 1996 to 2003. Dr Scott was BHB’s interim chief of staff in 2012 and was appointed to the Board in 2016.
Committees: Audit and Risk Committee
George Shaw MD
Dr Shaw was appointed to the Board in 2017, bringing almost four decades of experience as a general practitioner in Bermuda. A graduate of Dalhousie University School of Medicine, Dr Shaw is licensed by the Medical Council of Canada and a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He served as BHB’s president of active staff from 1990 to 1993, and as chair of the Bermuda Medical Council from 2014 to 2017. Dr Shaw is a board member of Bermuda SmartRisk, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Bermuda Medical Society and the Bermuda Road Safety Council.
Ex Officio (Voting)
Executive Director, Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust
Mr Richardson was appointed executive director of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) in 2014, bringing 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He retired in 2010 from his role as executive director of ACE Foundation-Bermuda. Mr Richardson has served on the board of the Centre on Philanthropy and was a member of the executive of the Donor Forum. He also volunteered as commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Mr Richardson currently serves on the board of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Argo Foundation Selection Committee, and is chairman of the Bermuda Water Safety Council.
Committees: Communications Committee
President, Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda
Ms Vesey is president of the Hospitals Auxiliary Board. She worked as a company director and buyer for H A & E Smith Ltd from 1972 to 2003, and continues to serve on their Board of Directors. Ms Vesey is also a member of the National Museum Board. After obtaining her degree in business and retailing, Ms Vesey worked for Lord and Taylor in New York before returning to Bermuda.
Committees: Human Resources Committee
Ex Officio (Non-Voting)
Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Seniors
Cheryl Peek-Ball MD
Dr Peek-Ball was appointed chief medical officer for the Department of Health in 2013 after several years as Government´s senior medical officer and eighteen months as acting chief medical officer. She leads Bermuda´s public health initiatives and international health communications. Dr Peek-Ball has a particular interest in addressing Bermuda´s emerging health problems.
Committees: Clinical Governance Committee
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Seniors
Jennifer Attride-Stirling PhD
Dr Attride-Stirling is the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Seniors. Prior to this she was chief executive officer of the Bermuda Health Council from 2009 to 2015. Dr Attride-Stirling has worked at the regulatory body for the National Health Service in England and Wales, and taught at the London School of Economics, where she obtained her doctoral degree in 1998. Dr Attride-Stirling has an executive diploma in strategic management from the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and has completed the Flagship Course on Health System Strengthening and Sustainable Financing from the Harvard School of Public Health & World Bank. She has published papers on health regulation, health promotion, mental health and research methodology.
Chief of Staff, Bermuda Hospitals Board
Keith Chiappa MD
Dr Chiappa was appointed interim Chief of Staff in April 2016, assuming responsibility for clinical care and quality at the hospitals. He leads BHB’s team of medical and support personnel. All BHB medical chiefs and the vice president of Quality & Risk Management report to this position. Dr Chiappa is also BHB’s consultant neurologist. Dr Chiappa was appointed as BHB’s Chief of Medicine and consultant neurologist in 2008 after a highly distinguished career at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he held increasingly senior positions from 1976 to 2011.
Committees: Executive Committee; Clinical Governance Committee