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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2016

USVI Department of Health Announces the
Appointment of Territorial Assistant Commissioner

Commissioner designee Michelle S. Davis, is happy to announce the promotion of Taetia Phillips-Dorsett to the position of Territorial Assistant Commissioner. Mrs. Dorsett has a strong background in Public Health; she holds a Masters of Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology and Immunology. Since Mrs. Dorsett’s return to the USVI in 2002, she has worked in the Public Health field, at many local public sector agencies, gaining practical experience to include project management, trainer of trainer programs, communicable disease management and surveillance management. 

Her experience spans from working at the St. Thomas East End Medical Center to working as a policy advisor to both Governor DeJongh and Governor Mapp. Ms. Dorsett is happy to accept the position and looks forward to working with Commissioner Designee Davis, on her goals and vision for the Department of Health. Dr. Davis expressed, “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Ms. Dorsett over the past 5 years during my capacity as HHS Regional Health Administrator. Mrs. Dorsett is intimately familiar with the functions and needs of the USVI Department of Health; the skills and knowledge she possesses is invaluable to the reorganizing of the department. 

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