News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation [BHCF] announced the appointment of Kim Pratt as their new Executive Director.

“After an exhaustive search, the BHCF Board are pleased to welcome Ms. Pratt whose extensive charitable administration experience in Bermuda is especially essential post-pandemic as the BHCF plans an active fundraising year ahead,” stated Ms. Penny MacIntyre, BHCF Board Chairman.

Ms Pratt is successor to the outgoing ED, Ms Lisa Sheppard who joined the then Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (Trust) in 2016 and remained during the Trust’s transition into the Foundation in October 2018.

Ms MacIntyre expressed gratitude for Ms Sheppard’s tenure and impact, saying: “We are grateful to Ms Sheppard for her seven (7) years of service and dedication to our Board, the various BHCF initiatives, mandates and our donors.”

Ms Sheppard shall remain until March 31, 2023 to provide the BHCF Board and Ms Pratt with a suitable transition period.

“I am thrilled to have Ms Pratt take on the role of ED at the BHCF. She comes with a strong background in Trust and company administration, board experience and non-profit sector knowledge. The future of our organisation is in good and capable hands,” said Ms Sheppard.

A spokesperson said: “Ms Pratt brings with her a wealth of knowledge having over 18 years’ experience within the Trust industry as a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner, working directly with Centennial Bermuda Foundation (formerly Bank of Bermuda Foundation) and managing charitable structures and scholarship programmes.

“Since becoming the “Foundation”, the BHCF has provided over $5M in assistance to various BHB programmes from Scholarships, Learning and Development, special projects, a new laundry facility and assistance with various Covid-19 related expenses including a life-saving oxygen-generating machine.”

Ms Pratt shares: “I am excited for the opportunity to work with the BHCF and its Board of Directors and I look forward to nurturing our relationship with the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB), establishing strong connections within our community and advancing awareness of BHCF’s role in supporting the hospital through its mission to enhance Health and Healthcare in Bermuda.”