Ianthia Simmons-Wade, a proud Berkeleyite, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Howard University and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from George Washington University in Washington DC. The daughter of the late “Mr. Tennis” Allan Simmons and Grace Eileen Simmons, she hails from Somerset. Her great-grandfather, William Joell, was the first elected back Member of Parliament. She is the proud mother of adult triplets, Ceola, Kamela and Frederick, and grandmother of Suri.
Ianthia has spent her entire career in health care and long-term care in the private, charity and government sectors. As a Senator, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her roles as the Junior Minister of Health, Communications and Cabinet and also as the Chair of the Ageing Well Committee. Politics and service have always been significant in her life, as she worked closely with her late husband, L. Frederick Wade, and as an Executive Committee Member of Constituency 29.
Ianthia has served on numerous government and private boards, most notably as the Chair of the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Sustainable Development Board. Her volunteerism has spanned over 40 years locally and internationally. She was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award for her work with seniors and the disabled.
Ianthia is committed to serving Bermuda through the prioritization of the health and well-being agenda of every man, woman and child. She is a passionate advocate for seniors and the disabled citizens.