First director of new home for women and children announced
A former community support worker and nursing aide has been appointed to run a home for women and their children.
Edonna Bean will be the executive director of the soon-to-open Transformational Living Centre for Families.
Ms Bean said she was “delighted” to get the job.
She added: “The TLC has the opportunity to positively impact many lives within our community and I look forward to working with the board to fully execute the mandate of the mission, while additionally serving and advocating for an often under-represented sector within our community here in Bermuda.”
A spokeswoman for the home said that Ms Bean was a “qualified professional” with a BSc in community health.
She added: “Mrs Bean has more than 20 years combined experience as a case manager with the Ministry of Social Development and Seniors and leverages previous work experiences as a community support worker and nurse’s aide with the Bermuda Hospitals Board.
“Her areas of expertise include planning, organising and implementing facility- and community-based training, as well as assessments of behaviour management and social skills, vocational skills and communication skills for clients.”
Elaine Butterfield, the TLC project leader, said: “We are very pleased to appoint Mrs Bean to the position of executive director.
“She has a proven and progressive track record all of which are aligned with TLC’s mission and core values around the empowerment and support of women with families experiencing housing insecurity in Bermuda.
“We are confident that her experience, strategic focus and tremendous passion for the role, will prove invaluable towards achieving measurable outcomes for the programme.”
The spokeswoman explained that the TLC was designed to “heal, empower and transform” its clients with services that included educational and therapeutic programmes.
She added: “The intention is that, once our model is established, it can be replicated throughout Bermuda.”
* For more information on the centre, visit www.tlc.bm.