We’re pleased to add a new, international perspective to the Conference this year. We will have presentations from two Bermudian healthcare leaders about the challenges of serving a growing aged population in Bermuda.
Dr. Claudette Fleming is the Executive Director of Age Concern Bermuda, the most important advocacy group for issues of persons of age in the island nation. She brings a wealth of experience and will discuss the demand, access, and challenges associated with the aging population in Bermuda.
She has served in this capacity since the year 2000. Dr. Fleming has a Doctorate in Diplomacy from Swiss Management Center University and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in administration and a joint certificate in Ageing and the Life Course from the University of Toronto. She holds bachelor degrees in Social Work and Sociology from Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Fleming is a co-founder and Executive Committee member of Cap-a-Laige, Charities House, a Bermuda registered charity and shared residence of 5 of Bermuda’s most visible charities. She currently serves as a Board member of the Bermuda National Standards Committee, a consortium of local government, private and non-profit leaders in partnership with the Council on Accreditation in the United States of America, that administers accreditation to the island’s non-profit and public human services. She is also currently a member of the Standard Health Benefits Committee of the Bermuda Health Council, recently formulated to provide the Ministry of Health and Seniors with recommendations to make healthcare more cost efficient for Bermudians.
Recognized in the year 2011 by the Bermuda Government’s, Ministry of Youth, Family and Sport, as one of Bermuda’s 100 most influential women of the century, Claudette is driven and dedicated to use her skills, influence and experience in service to humanity and her island-home of Bermuda.
Dr. Ricky Brathwaite is an internationally recognized healthcare economist. A native Bermudian, he splits his time among his home country and clients all over the world, while managing to spend significant time in Washington DC. A global thinker, he will share his perspectives on comparative health care systems, specifically as these relate to care and services for persons of age.
Dr. Braithwaite provides expert advice and research on Health Economic and health system structure components. Serves as lead on the regulation and licensing of health insurers; Produces the annual National Health Accounts Report; Commissions, evaluates, and utilizes actuarial reviews; Analyzes data sets to understand patterns of healthcare service utilization and cost; Designs and conducts publishable studies to meet the BHeC mandate including benefit incidence analyses, population surveys, cost effectiveness, and burden of disease; Manages BHeC deliverables on health financing and health insurance; and Manages relationships with external stakeholders and consultants working on projects