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Dr June M. Samuel appointed Interim CEO - Chief of Medical Staff @ BVHISA

May 14th, 2022 | Tags:
Dr June M. Samuel has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer (ag), Chief of Medical Staff at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to take effect from Monday, May 16, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word reaching our newsroom is that Dr June M. Samuel has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (ag), Chief of Medical Staff at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to take effect from Monday, May 16, 2022.

Financial Comptroller Angelina John held the post as acting CEO for a few months after former Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Cedorene Patricia Malone-Smith, and the Human Resources Manager, Levor A. H Lettsome were both reportedly sent home in December 2021. 

Dr  Samuels, a trained Psychiatrist is often regarded as the first female Psychiatrist in the BVI having attended the University of the West Indies in Barbados and then completed her MBBS in Jamaica.

As part of her accomplishment in the local mental health field in the VI, she oversaw the restructuring and reorganization of mental health services with staff who are capable of responding to a wide range of mental health disorders.

Dr Samuel also instituted observation of Mental Health Month in May for locals to focus on awareness and increased education around mental health.

She was also the lead on a comprehensive Modern Healthcare Act that is now recommended as a model to other islands in the Caribbean.

25 Responses to “Dr June M. Samuel appointed Interim CEO - Chief of Medical Staff @ BVHISA”

  • @ JUNE (14/05/2022, 14:12) Like (9) Dislike (30) Reply
  • Oh My (14/05/2022, 14:24) Like (40) Dislike (5) Reply
    Anything to keep she from dealing with patient on the mental ward cause she just makes them worst. Please keep her filled with extra duties please
  • Finally (14/05/2022, 14:40) Like (4) Dislike (23) Reply
    Big congratulations to you my dear. They are finally beginning to do things in the right way that they should. Why wait until you get a knee blowing drop to do things the right way.
  • one eye (14/05/2022, 15:12) Like (31) Dislike (7) Reply
    A step backwards
  • Until we find someone good. (14/05/2022, 15:20) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    The history of hiring people who live and came from America as a very bad one,. So please avoid doing that...This is not the best choice, We've got better choices living right here.. I like NHI Dr Vanterpool, good and honourable man.
  • Foriegn (14/05/2022, 15:50) Like (18) Dislike (19) Reply
    @Oh My I will not sit and allow you to trash talk on Dr Samuel. I can speak from personal experience how she help me tremendously while battling anxiety and depression. She was born to lead and takes her profession seriously and she is bless behond measures. I am standing strong and firm today all because of her. Dr Samuel there's a place for people like you so keep on doing what you do. I have much love and respect for you.
    • Ninja (16/05/2022, 18:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes she did great for you I could agree ,but you are only one of a population of 37 000.
      Even the devil stands out for a friend.
  • @OH MY (A*S (14/05/2022, 16:06) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    • Oh My (14/05/2022, 21:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      It’s factual, not a thing was wrong with u to begin with thats all. So I hope she do a good job while acting as CEO. BVIHSA needs a shake up all the Executives.
      • Yes (15/05/2022, 11:49) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        The whole hospital from the top to the bottom needs a good shaking up. All this sleeping on the job, talking patients business in the hallways, and what ever is going on needs to stop. Another thing, all those empty rooms in the hospital that is being used for sleeping and the nasty needs to be checked. First clue check the maintenance staff.
  • Peonia (14/05/2022, 17:19) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    Congratulations Dr Samuel,you are a good person love it.
  • Units shake up (14/05/2022, 18:20) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thanks for the leadership of a lady with some understanding about how the BVIHSA runs on a day to day. Firstly she needs to get meeting with all departmental staff to ask about how it is manage and their feed back on the supervisors cause some are just in that position because of sheer luck eg some comes to work have noneor very limited interaction with the staff work like them on a work to rule can't put in that e, Tra hr to help the staff when in crisis and love to be home every weekend knowing your staff working a 24hr shift not the Monday to Friday administratiive desk job but you can see them at all Tom dick and Harry side posting with friends but can't smile with them co workers or spend one hr overtime to help them unit run smoothly so Dr June let's get this place running as a health care facility especially that ER and EMS units where ppl are meet first every day morning noon and night

    Looking forward to seeing you in these areas to observe
  • Cbris (15/05/2022, 06:32) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Congrats ! Well deserved
  • hospital problems (15/05/2022, 09:14) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    hospital given a lots of wrong medications for all the wrong reasons, ThatS why people constanCE DIE FOR LACK OF RIGHT MEDICATION.
  • BVIslander, USA (15/05/2022, 10:09) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    They talking about BVISLANDERS COME BACK HOME. The only way I as a BVISLANDER COME BACK HOME IS IF ENGLAND STEP IN AND CLEAN UP THE MESS. This Unity Government is just scrambling to do damage control that is to big. To many family and friends is involved in the running of the territory.
  • lol (15/05/2022, 12:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bob Marley’s exodus of the people song comes to mind.
  • Lily Ann (15/05/2022, 17:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh look, another puppet !!!
  • Simplicity (15/05/2022, 19:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG! Another disaster to add to the existing disasters that BVI is currently facing. Let’s hope that the bad mindednesses has been completely erased and that a high level of professionalism will be demonstrated. We’ll wait and see.
  • Foreign med (16/05/2022, 13:23) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have met this Dr. Very Professional, smart, and humble. Barn Hay too
  • Yes (17/05/2022, 09:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    more foolishness it will not be no better to much friendships will be in this kitchen needs shaking up needs direction

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