A retired Civil Servant with almost 50 years in the service of the Bermuda Government, Ms. Hall-Bean rose to the rank of Deputy Head of the Civil Service. In this position she had oversight of all government departments and her many responsibilities included recruitment, selection, disciplinary matters, retirement and training.
Ms. Hall-Bean also serves on the Juvenile Panel and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and is active in many other Bermuda charities and organisations. Her wealth of Public Service management experience will be invaluable in her role as Chair the Problem Gaming Council.
With 23 years of experience in the church ministry and over 15 years’ experience in the field of counseling, Dr. Ernest Peets Jr. brings considerable expertise to his role as a member of the Problem Gaming Council.
His roles as Drug Treatment Court Coordinator with the Department of Court Services, Program Coordinator or Focus Counselling Service, Family Therapist with Child and Adolescent Services and Executive Director of The Counseling Center all demonstrate a dedication to and knowledge of the field of Counselling. As a Bermudian who has seen the many sides of addiction, he is well placed to be an active and valuable member of the Problem Gaming Council.
As an executive with over 30 years’ success as a catalyst for positive change in individuals, families and organizations, Dr. Sharon A. Apopa brings a wealth of experience in mental health to the Problem Gaming Council.
Her work in Mental Health Services for children and adolescents along with her role as Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute prove her ability in the field of mental health. Dr. Apopas particular interest in the wellbeing of women will be of great importance in her role on the Problem Gaming Council.
After 30 years in the civil service where he served in the Ministries of Health, Health and Family Services, Social Rehabilitation, the Environment, Sports and Education Mr. Monkman has gained experience that will be extremely valuable in his role as a member of the Problem Gaming Council.
He is currently working as a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Seniors with particular focus on developing cost effective and sustainable long-term care, services and supports.