News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Duperreault Fellowship, an endowment fund that supports the professional development of Bermuda residents working or studying in the field of substance use disorder, announced that Ms Treasure Tannock has been chosen as the 2021 Duperreault Fellow.

Ms Treasure Tannock’s award of $50,000 will fund her studies, over two years, for a Master’s Degree in Drama Therapy at NYU’s Steinhardt. She is currently working at Solstice and will begin her studies in the fall of 2021.

“We are delighted to announce Treasure as our 2021 Fellow,” said Duperreault Fellowship Chair Katherine Watson.

“During her interview, our committee members, Dr. Christine Rhodes and Dr. Stephanie Guthman were impressed by her broad understanding of the complexity of substance use disorder, her awareness of current services available in Bermuda, the importance of understanding trauma, family dynamics, modes of therapy and working within cultural and societal norms in our small community”.

“We are pleased to support a talented Bermudian training in the field of drama therapy offering more pathways for individuals and family members impacted by substance use disorder to heal”.

“I am so appreciative of this award to assist me in developing my skills in drama therapy and to eventually offer them to people impacted by substance abuse disorder. I have seen first-hand, through my work at Solstice, the courage of individuals and family members committed to their own healing and the healing of our community – it motivates me to come back to the island with enhanced knowledge, practice and skills – thank you” stated Ms. Tannock.

The Duperreault Fellowship was established in 2004 when a $500,000 donation contributed by insurance industry veteran Brian Duperreault and his wife, Nancy, was supported by a $1 million donation from The ACE [now Chubb] Foundation.

More information about The Duperreault Fellowship is available at www.duperreaultfellowship.org.