St. Thomas

St. John


POSTPONED, Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services

Please be advised that the Committee on Health, Hospitals & Human Services will be conducting a hearing on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas

 BLOCK I                                                                                                                        10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 The Committee will receive testimony on the status of “Mental Health”, from the departments, agencies, and organizations perspective here in the Territory. Testimonies should include, in part, the frequency and types of interactions with persons perceived to have mental disabilities.

Invited Testifiers:

Honorable Dionne Wells-Hedrington EdD, Commissioner, Department of Education

Honorable Averil E. George, Commissioner, Department of Human Services

Ms. Tina M. Comissiong, Esq., MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Regional Medical Center

Mr. Doug Koch, Chief Executive Officer, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center

Ms. Wynnie Testamark, Director, Bureau of Corrections

Dr. Tess G. Richards, Executive Director, St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corp

Ms. Junia John-Straker, Chief Executive Officer Lutheran Social Services

Mrs. Andrea Shillingford, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands

Ms. Anya Stuart, Executive Director, Family Resource Center Inc.

Ms. Lilli Cox, Director, Communications and Community Investments, St. Croix Foundation

Dr. Clema Lewis, Executive Director, Women’s Coalition of St. Croix

Mr. Troy A. de Chabert-Schuster, State Director, AARP of the Virgin Islands

LUNCH                                                                                                                                   1:05 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.

BLOCK II                                                                                                                                1:50 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 The Committee will continue to receive an update on the status of Mental Health in the Territory.





May 10 2024


10:00 am


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie


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