Tinee Furbert was educated at the Gilbert Institute, Whitney Institute and Springfield College in Massachusetts, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services and Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
She has postgraduate training in neurodevelopmental treatment, assistive technology and durable medical equipment. She grew up in Harris Bay and has lived in Hamilton Parish for 16 years.
Tinee has been a Registered Occupational Therapist since 1999 and has served persons in the community in that capacity with experience in skilled nursing facilities, private and public school systems, a prison setting, and in general, psychiatric and senior-specific hospitals. She has wide and diverse experience working with populations of special needs pediatrics, adolescent and adult mental health, neurology and senior and adult health. Her strong and resilient advocacy on behalf of healthcare and disability needs is well known.
She is a member of the Bermuda Occupational Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, and National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants. She maintains her National Board of Occupational Therapy certification and Healthcare Advocacy certification.
Tinee is a former Chairperson for the Council for Allied Health Professions and for the Disability Advisory Council. She is a member of the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Committee and a former Broadcast Commissioner. She is the co-founder of Bermuda's Working Women Institute, established in 2013.
Tinee currently serves on the Board of Education, Board of Occupational Therapy, National Training Board, Environmental Authority, Bipartisan Immigration Committee, Disability Advisory Council and the Accessibility Working Group with the Bermuda Tourism Authority. She also served as a member on the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee investigating the events of December 2, 2016. She was featured by her alma mater, Springfield College, at the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reception at the American Occupational Therapy Conference in Philadelphia as an alumnus who has excelled in her chosen field.
Tinee was elected as a Member of Parliament on July 18, 2017 to represent St. George’s South. Prior to this, she served as a Senator from November 2016 to July 2017, and currently she is the Progressive Labour Party Spokesperson for Disability Affairs. She has served as a Branch Chairperson and Secretary. She is a former Deputy Chairperson of the PLP.
Tinee is married to Shawn Furbert and is the proud mother of Brazil and Skyla.