Senator Tinee Furbert was appointed to the Senate in November 2016 and she is the Progressive Labour Party Spokesperson for Disability Affairs. She grew up in the Harris Bay area and has lived in Hamilton Parish for more than 12 years where she has served as a Branch Chairperson and Secretary. She is a former Deputy Chairperson of the PLP.
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, 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 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.
Tinee is a former Chairperson for the Council for Allied Health Professions and former Chairperson 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.
She currently serves on the Ministry of Education Ambassador Design Team to assist with services for children with disabilities. She was recently featured by Springfield College at the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reception American Occupational Therapy Conference in Philadelphia as an alumnus who has excelled in her chosen field. She is in her last semester to obtain her credentials in Healthcare Advocacy.
Tinee was educated at the Gilbert Institute, Whitney Institute and Springfield College in Massachusetts where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has post graduate training in neurodevelopment treatment, assistive technology and durable medical equipment.
Tinee is married to Shawn Furbert and is the proud mother of Brazil and Skyla Furbert.
Tinee currently serves as PLP Spokesperson for Disability Affairs.